Inspiration

15 Amazing Interactive Installations

February 21st, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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15 Amazing Interactive Installations

By Romain Colin Here is something for a slow lousy Sunday: in this inspirational round-up we feature some outstanding interactive installations that explore the art of interaction between environment, users and machines. Extraordinary artworks. Take a look at 15 beautiful examples of interactive installations: experiments, motions, applications and more.

Design

Free Grunge Styles and Resources

February 19th, 2010
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Free Grunge Styles and Resources

Today we are glad to release five grunge styles for Adobe Photoshop. These styles were designed by the german Photoshop artist Dirk Metzmacher and released especially for Noupe and its readers, including resources for textures, fonts and brushes. You can load styles with the style palette. In case this window isn’t open yet, go to Window > Styles in the menu. Click on the...

Development

35 Useful jQuery Plugins for Slideshows, Graphs and Text Effects

February 18th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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35 Useful jQuery Plugins for Slideshows, Graphs and Text Effects

By Angel Wardriver jQuery can empower a developer with the tools required to create a rich user experience. The way in which we display images, text, charts and graphs can enhance functionality for the wide range of users. Let’s take a look at 35 powerful and effective jQuery plugins and techniques for slideshows, graphs and text effects. Also consider our previous articles: 50 Useful...

Inspiration

Showcase of City Tourism Website Designs

February 17th, 2010
by Cameron Chapman
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Showcase of City Tourism Website Designs

Tourism websites can be a tricky beast. For some areas, where there are very specific attractions, designing their site can be simple. But for areas that have a host of attractions that appeal to many different kinds of people, it can be difficult to design a site that’s representative of the area and appeals to everyone. After all, designing a site that appeals to...

Themes

Creating A Quality WordPress Theme: 12 Points to Consider

February 16th, 2010
by Cameron Chapman
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Creating A Quality WordPress Theme: 12 Points to Consider

Many designers enjoy creating WordPress themes. And creating a theme isn’t that difficult if you have a basic grasp of CSS and can follow directions (WordPress’s Codex has extensive documentation). But that doesn’t mean that every designer out there who can create a theme has created a good theme. In fact, really poor themes abound. But what exactly makes a WordPress theme great? How...

Inspiration

40 Amazing Examples of African Digital Artworks

February 15th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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40 Amazing Examples of African Digital Artworks

African art represents one of the most diverse legacies on Earth. Though many casual observers tend to generalize “traditional” African art, the continent is full of peoples, societies, and civilizations, each with a unique visual special culture. Africa is well known for its wonderful art and culture that we are going to showcase in this post. Here, we’re presenting some of the brilliant pieces...

Essentials

Rubber Font – Exclusive Free Font Download (For Private Use Only)

February 14th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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Rubber Font – Exclusive Free Font Download (For Private Use Only)

By Graham Smith In another free font exclusive on Noupe, we present Rubber Font, a neat display font created by Yiorgos Yiacos. Rubber Font is a working but limited version containing roman capitals, numerals and some of the points of punctuation. Rubber Font is available as a free download for personal use only below.

Inspiration

Beautiful Wrapping Gift Designs For Valentine’s Day

February 13th, 2010
by Obaid ur Rehman
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Beautiful Wrapping Gift Designs For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming and it’s just about time to give presents to your beloved ones. We took a look around and selected some memorable, eye-catching and appealing gift packages and wrappers. We also present some Saint Valentine’s Day inspired photos.

Tutorials

70 Ultimate Cinema 4D Tutorials & Techniques

February 12th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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70 Ultimate Cinema 4D Tutorials & Techniques

Today we share a very comprehensive round-up of Cinema 4D Tutorials. Cinema 4D is a modeling, animation and rendering application that is noted for its flexible interface and ease of use. It is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing and rendering. Movies like Monster House, Spiderman 3, Chronicles of Narnia, Beowulf and Polar Express are all examples of Cinema 4D Graphics...

Essentials

50 Gorgeous Wallpapers to Spice Up Your Desktop

February 11th, 2010
by Noupe Editorial Team
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50 Gorgeous Wallpapers to Spice Up Your Desktop

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Desktop wallpapers are the simplest and quickest way to personalize your desktop. With so many free designs to choose from, you can easily change your wallpaper to change your mood or rotate between a collection of your favorites. Wallpapers can inspire you, remind you to take a break or just...

Inspiration

40 Aggressive Examples of Waves Photography

February 10th, 2010
by Nousheen Aquil
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40 Aggressive Examples of Waves Photography

This post is dedicated to Waves and Surfing Waves Photography. Waves booming against the seashore can be a very soothing experience for anyone. Almost everyone loves the beauty of sea and ocean waves are the most attractive and appealing thing for everyone. However, waves do not have to look calm and nice. They can be aggressive, too. Ocean wave photos, pictures of wave curls,...

Design

Mobile Web Design: Tips and Best Practices

February 9th, 2010
by Cameron Chapman
132
Mobile Web Design: Tips and Best Practices

Last year, more than 63 million people in the United States accessed the Internet from a mobile device. It’s forecast that by 2013 there will be more than 1.7 billion mobile Internet users worldwide. With those kinds of numbers, it’s imperative that web designers and developers learn optimal development and design practices for mobile devices. For the most part you won’t need to learn...