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Reviews Of Blog Designs In The Wild

November 1st, 2011
by Stephen Lovell
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Reviews Of Blog Designs In The Wild

Like any designer, no website is without its merits and flaws. It is through critical analysis and thoughtful conversation that we grow as individuals. If we do not talk about our work and the work of others, then we will not grow as creatives.

Inspiration

Photography Inspiration: Color Palettes of Fall

October 31st, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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Photography Inspiration: Color Palettes of Fall

Over the summer we put together a couple of photography posts where we created color palettes to accompany each of the pics. With the fall kicking off a sweeping change of nature's color palette, we thought we would turn our inspirational spotlight once more in this direction. So with this mission in mind, we...

Themes

50 Great Free WordPress Themes From 2011

October 28th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
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50 Great Free WordPress Themes From 2011

There are probably a good amount of Noupe readers who would think little to nothing of paying money for a high quality WordPress theme if it was exactly what they were looking for. When compared to spending thousands of dollars on a unique design, a $40 investment in a premium theme for your...

Essentials

The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts

October 27th, 2011
by Tom Ross
32
The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts

As designers we're always looking for new fonts to integrate into our designs. Adding new fonts to your library can often help inspire you, giving a fresh feel to your designs. Unfortunately it can be really hard to locate quality free fonts amidst the thousands of mediocre ones.

Essentials

Spooky and Fun Halloween Wallpapers

October 26th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
10
Spooky and Fun Halloween Wallpapers

With Halloween right around the corner, one of the year's spookiest and most playful seasonal celebrations, we thought it would be somewhat appropriate if we put together a collection of desktop wallpapers for our readers to use to decorate their backgrounds. While some may think that this time of year is all about the horror...

Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Christmas Greeting Card

October 25th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
6
Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Christmas Greeting Card

Today's Adobe Illustrator tutorial will walk you through creating a nice greeting card for the upcoming Christmas holiday. In order to create nice, colorful presents to stuff a Christmas sock we will combine different kinds of tools, such as; the Pen Tool, Mesh Tool, Ellipse Tool and the Rectangle Tool.

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Focusing on Good Design, Not (Just) Good Decoration

October 24th, 2011
by Kendra Gaines
21
Focusing on Good Design, Not (Just) Good Decoration

Time and time again, we mistake good decoration for good design. When we are looking for inspiration, we go to the same websites and the same showcases trying to get that added push necessary to create something we love. Now this isn't a huge deal (especially if we are looking for a...

Inspiration

A Collection of Innovative and Inspiring Typography

October 21st, 2011
by Tom Ross
14
A Collection of Innovative and Inspiring Typography

Typography is the art or technique of arranging type. It's a broad medium, covering areas such as typeface selection, line length, line spacing, kerning, tracking, and of course wider design features such as color, lighting etc...

Interviews

Designer Spotlight: Interview with MoGraph & Branding Designer Fraser Davidson

October 20th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
8
Designer Spotlight: Interview with MoGraph & Branding Designer Fraser Davidson

Today we have a new designer spotlight, where we interview and feature a member of the design and development community. In this installment, we shine that light on talented motion graphic designer and sports branding specialist Fraser Davidson. If you are not familiar with his work, then you are...

Photography

A Showcase of Infrared Photography

October 19th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
13
A Showcase of Infrared Photography

In almost any problem solving situation, one tends to be told to think outside the box to find a solution. Basically asking us to look beyond the ordinary to find the extraordinary. One creative field that seems to shine as a beacon for taking this approach, and seeing the world in a very different way...

Essentials

Ultimate Round Up of Free and Fresh Photoshop Patterns

October 18th, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
11
Ultimate Round Up of Free and Fresh Photoshop Patterns

In today’s session, we are bringing a collection of some amazing and useful Photoshop resources that will help you in creating your own dulcet patterns in your designs. With Photoshop, designers can save themselves plenty of time and wind up with improved results by taking advantage of readily available freebies. Which...

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Flash Isn’t Dead Yet!

October 17th, 2011
by Kendra Gaines
51
Flash Isn’t Dead Yet!

It's been really popular lately for many professionals to dismiss the use of Flash. Many designers and developers push the idea to discontinue use of the almost 20 year old technology. There are a range of what seems to be problems from the heaviness of Flash projects, the inability to frequently update without tearing everything apart...