Aug 27 2014

Pexels and Travel Coffee Book: Two New Sources for Completely Free Photos

Oops, we did it again. Two more sources for completely free photos have been washed upon the shores of Noupe headquarters. I call them completely free, because both sources chose Creative Commons Zero as their license model. And as we all know, stuff licensed CC0 is free for any legal purpose, not even attribution is required. While Pexels is more of an aggregator of elsewhere already available material, Travel Coffee Book concentrates on collecting travel photography from all over the world. It resembles the popular Unsplash very closely. Both services deserve to be bookmarked. Here’s what you can expect…

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Aug 26 2014

HTML5 Canvas: Drawing Made Simpler with Fabric.js

Drawing with the HTML element Canvas doesn’t leave much to be desired. Complex shapes and animations are possible, the feature set is quite impressive. Yet we need to combine several methods when it comes to e.g. create a shape, rotate it and fill it with a color. The JavaScript library Fabric.js simplifies the possibilities Canvas has to offer and adds functionality to het work done faster. Animations and interactions are created and applied in next to no time.

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Aug 25 2014

Call to Action: 40 of the Best Button Tutorials the Web Has to Offer

A button is a small, but very important design element. Besides providing the overall functionality of any given website, buttons are often meant to spread a call to action. Equipped with this crucial task, buttons need to be visible and self-explanatory, no matter what. We have curated 40 of the best button tutorials the world-wide web has to offer to help your buttons achieve their goals. You’ll find trendy minimalistic specimen as well as elegant or playful examples. Add your own creativity and you’ll build that guarantor of success in no time.

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Aug 22 2014

Massive: 662 Free Web Resources for Designers by The DealFuel Crew

The good news about the Internet is that it’s a rich and powerful source of help, information and expertise. The bad news is that it provides an almost limitless amount of information and an ever-increasing supply of experts on just about every subject. So if you are searching for some web resources for your next project, how do you know they are reliable, licensed to use and of high quality? Well, we have a great solution for you. The following collection of freebies grants you reliability, no hassle use licenses and high quality all in one fell swoop. Did we mention, that all of the resources are free? No? They are all free…

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Aug 21 2014

Professional Logo Design: 50 Strong Examples and Making Ofs

Logo design is an art the average designer does not need to perform too often. Yet, every once in a while, even the designer around the corner will be asked to create one. Chances are, this will be giving him/her some sort of a hard time. Inspiration will be needed. In the following article we will deliver just that. But we will go further, and not only inspire, but also show you how logos evolve – from ideas to first sketches to production-ready. We hope you enjoy our little collection…

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Aug 20 2014

Sale as Seen: 44 Tutorials on How to Shoot Perfect Product Photos for Your Online Shop

Product photography is not your ordinary kind of photography. Product photography follows its own rules and has its own techniques to be learned. If you want to publish perfect and successful photos to your online shop, website or services such as eBay or Amazon, there’s quite a bit of know-how to gather. We dug up 44 of the best tutorials on the matter that we could find. Take good care of this astonishingly efficient knowledge base and better your photography skills. If you are into ecommerce of any kind this article is mandatory for you. Only perfect product photos will convert perfectly…

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Aug 18 2014

HTML5: Native Dialogue Windows With the New Dialog Element

New HTML5 elements and new JavaScript APIs allow us to create complex applications for the browser. Part of any modern application are one or more dialogue windows. These require users to confirm the execution of certain actions or simply issue a message. With the new „<dialog>“ element we can now markup these windows using pure HTML5.

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Aug 15 2014

Low Poly Trend: Six Free Generators for Backgrounds and Images

Low Poly is a growing trend. More and more websites make use of modified imagery, most commonly in backgrounds. Low Poly is no rocket science. Basically it is just a special form of mosaic. But instead of using rectangle shapes Low Poly uses polygonal forms. As triangular shapes are the most common, the trend is also known as Triangulation. In the following article we will introduce you to a variety of web services and apps that will enable you to generate these trendy shapes in no time.

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Aug 14 2014

Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

Wondering how to start working with Adobe Illustrator without getting overwhelmed by its endless possibilities? Then begin your acquaintance from tutorials that are aimed to fill the gaps of your knowledge. Nothing can be compared to this kind of educational material, especially when devoted graphic designers reveal their secrets and techniques. Of course, there are a considerable number of tutorials that cover everything from creating user interface templates to drawing character designs, and it is really difficult to make up your mind in which sphere to plunge in. However if you want to slowly but surely move in this direction, you should take your first steps with tutorials concerning text effects. These, at least as a rule, resort to simpler solutions based on basic tools and standard techniques. Besides, spending neither more nor less than an hour of your time you will be able to convert a plain lettering into something eccentric and innovative, having restyled the original typography completely. You can find tutorials that will help you obtain impressive results from a simple type by enlivening it with various mind-blowing yet easy-to-repeat effects. Ready? Let’s go…

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Aug 13 2014

WordPress for Admins: 40 Essential Tutorials on Performance, Security, SEO and More

WordPress is the most widely used blogging engine and CMS worldwide. As an admin of one or more such sites, you will want to keep a close focus at three critical topical areas: Performance, Security and SEO. We did some research to present you the 40 best tutorials that will give you a thorough and solid knowledge about each of these important areas. That’s what we came up with…

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