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  • Hojoki: The (no longer) Missing Link Between Your Cloud Apps

    If you are anything like me, you will find it tedious to keep in sync with the dozen(s) of cloud apps you use on a daily basis. Some of the work is coordinated via Trello, texts and spreadsheets are written using Google Drive, creative work is stored in Dropbox, notes are captured in Evernote, short communication is done using Twitter. And this is only the beginning of my list. Would it not be great, if there were one service to rule them all? One stream to aggregate all the information scattered throughout loads of logins? Well, actually, there is…



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  • Progression.js: jQuery Plugin Takes the Pain out of Inescapable Web Forms

    From the UK, West Yorkshire county, city of Leeds stems a fresh jQuery plugin, that promises to help visitors fill out web forms by assisting them and providing progress updates. This is the more helpful the longer a form gets – and we all know, web forms can get reeaaallly looong. Two data attributes, added to the form fields, care for keeping track of where the visitor is and what he is supposed to do there.



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  • IM-Creator: Free HTML5 Homepage Builder for John Q. Public

    Homepage construction kits, website builders or whatever you might want to call them are not shrinking in numbers. Instead, their numbers grow constantly, and, what’s more, their feature sets improve, as do their visual approaches. Today we take a look at IM-Creator, one of the freshest specimen of its kind.



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  • Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: Freepik’s 200 Beautiful Flat Icons

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    We are back with another freebie, the team of Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain, put together exclusively for you, Noupe’s readership. Today we have 200 symbols compiled together in a “Flat Icon Set” for you to download. All these little pictograms stick to the principles of flat design, a major trend in design right now. You can use them freely for any type of project, but you can only get them here…



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  • Keeeb, The Free Next Generation Knowledge Management System for Everyone

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    Bookmarking services are a dime a dozen. So, I wasn’t too keen on checking out yet another iteration by the name of Keeeb. But, and I honestly mean it, I’m glad I did. Keeeb is not simply a social bookmarking service, it is a knowledge management system and it levels up the quality of my research on longer and more complicated articles easily. I am both an avid user of Pocket and Evernote Premium, yet Keeeb still closes a gap I didn’t even know existed. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?!



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  • SkyFonts: The Best Way to Use Google Fonts on Your Desktop

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    Google Fonts, this is the new name of the former Google Web Fonts, the well-known web font directory under Open Source license. There is nothing new to this announcement, other than the name change. You might associate the possibility to not only use Google Fonts on the web with the new name. Yet, this possibility has been there eversince. What I want to introduce you to today is the integration of Google Fonts into Skyfonts by Monotype. This definitely will interest you…



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  • Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

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    Mobile web development is lots more demanding than classical desktop design, because it extends the stage to screen sizes you usually do not have at hand while developing. Of course you might be able to do proper testing on target devices, but doing so on every step of the way would blow up the efforts unbearably. Glimpse, a Chrome extension, does especially come in handy in those frequently occurring cases where you just tweaked that tiny bit and want to see if it totally breaks things or not.



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  • JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

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    It’s been one and a half years since ICVT, a startup from Israel, surprised us with the inception of a web service able to reduce uploaded JPG images to one fifth of their original size. Most remarkably, the pictures don’t lose quality visibly. The larger the original file is, the higher the achievable reduction result. For months the service had only been available as a web app, then a Mac app was started. Two days ago, ICVT launched the long-awaited app for Windows users. We show you what JPEGmini is all about and have five licenses for the Windows and Mac versions to give away…



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  • “Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

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    Creating retina-ready images from within Photoshop is no rocket-science. Still, it is a tedious task no designer is likely to associate the term fun with. Help in shortening the amount of life-time that has to be put therein will be much appreciated. Artiom Dashinsky from Tel-Aviv is the one to be thankful for as he developed the freely usable Photoshop action Retinize It.



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  • Web Developer Checklist and Userium: 2 Useful Helpers for Oblivious Web Developers

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    I’ll admit, you need not be oblivious to benefit from the two services I am about to introduce you to. It is not easy to keep proper track of all important aspects of clean and modern web design. I’m sure you will have created your own notes, hints, checklists as your experience developed throughout the years. In my case only the painful experiences made me jot things down for future reference. Today’s article shows you Userium and Web Developer Checklist. The two can help developers with lesser experience, yet still be of value to more experienced ones who declare themselves a notes grouch.



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