Oct 25 2013

Noupe’s Favorites 43/2013: The Best Links of the Week

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If you follow our accounts in the various social networks out and about, you’re certainly aware that we are posting loads of additional content there. Be it links to freebies, tutorials, interesting articles or other things worth mentioning. We dig up a lot in the widths and depths of the web. And we do actually share content, that hasn’t been created by our own team. These days we got a friendly email by one of our dear readers, asking us to not only publish these additionals in the social networks as this reader as well as many others are refusing to get engaged in socializing. In times of Prism and Tempora we can perfectly understand this approach. So we decided to curate the best links of each past week into one weekly article, starting today. Here you go…

The best Links of the Week from 19th to 25th of October 2013

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1. Abstract Artwork in Pixelmator

How to create impressive abstract wallpapers using Pixelmator (Tutorial)

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2. CSS Specificity

Scary, but memorable. Only for Web designers!

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3. 500+ Million More…Mailbird Launches IMAP Support

Mailbird now with IMAP support. The free tool starts to become interesting!

mailbird

4. Dancing Robot in Pure HTML5/CSS on LiveWeave

Famous Futurama robot Bender dancing, made with pure HTML5/CSS3 (incl. code)

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5. Adobe: Using CSS Shapes to Enhance Visual Storytelling

GREAT! If you only have time to read one article today, read this one by Adobe and learn about CSS Shapes using a visually impressive example of "Alice in Wonderland".

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6. Creating geometric patterns in Illustrator

Veerle Pieters with one heck of a tutorial on how to create geometric patterns in Illustrator

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7. Mapicons – A free collection of maps for every country in the world, available in 11 sizes or in SVG

Free overall maps of almost every country of the globe in 11 sizes and as SVG | Mapsicons (Github)

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8. Freebie: The Flat Design UI Pack (PSD)

Great freebie offered by our colleagues over at Speckyboy | 125 mb heavy Flat Design UI Pack

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9. Font Awesome Game: What was the name of that icon again?

Kill your time with Font Awesome and become a Pro with this quiz

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10. Ionicons

345 free, minimal icons as a font under MIT license

ionicons

About the Author

Dieter Petereit is Noupe's Editor-In-Chief and a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called webdesign and has carried on ever since. Almost a decade ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. Dieter is a heavy G-Plusser, so why not meet him over there?

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Comments and Discussions
  • Arbaz K, 28 October 2013

    Nice Roundup.
    Liked the CSS shapes article on the Adobe blog, and the minimal icons set.
    Great share mate :)

  • Dare, 29 October 2013

    It a Good Selections.
    I liked the CSS Shape to Enhance Visual Storytelling on the adobe blog, it a nice creativity. I think it the best among the favorite links.

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