Essentials

Street Fighter Characters: Beautiful Illustrations and Wallpapers

November 29th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Street Fighter Characters: Beautiful Illustrations and Wallpapers

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Street Fighter was unleashed 22 years ago by legendary video-game developer CAPCOM, becoming a worldwide phenomenon and the most popular game in its genre. It set trends in the video game industry, producing dozens of unforgettable characters that have entered pop culture.

Business Online

How To Create The Perfect Client Questionnaire

November 27th, 2009
by Cameron Chapman
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How To Create The Perfect Client Questionnaire

Discovering what your clients really want is one of the most fundamental steps in creating a good working relationship. If you can figure out exactly what your clients want for their website up front, it will save both of you time and frustration later. Creating a client questionnaire isn’t complicated, though it can be a bit time-consuming if you don’t know where to start....

Inspiration

Mind Blowing 3D Rendering Artworks

November 26th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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Mind Blowing 3D Rendering Artworks

By János Rácz Some may debate that architecture by itself is art, well, one thing is sure, when visual artists set their mind to illustrate something architectural, there’s no doubt that’s going to result in something incredible. 3D graphics opened a whole new way to architectural visualization, because it’s very intuitive. Thanks to the tools of modern 3D software, one can quickly and easily...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Fresh Web Development Goodies Bag

November 24th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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Fresh Web Development Goodies Bag

Over the last decade web designers managed to come up with a plethora of useful techniques and design solutions that make today’s web development process much more straightforward and simple. Some techniques were simply applied to the Web, while others were developed from scratch, helping developers to use off-the-shelf-solutions to problems quicker and in a more elegant way. However, finding little slick tricks to...

Inspiration

Showcase of Beautiful Typography in Web Design

November 23rd, 2009
by Callum Chapman
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Showcase of Beautiful Typography in Web Design

Everybody loves a nice bit of typography. This year we have seen some absolutely stunning typographic layouts used in print, web and game design. Using typography in web design can really help to spice things up, so take a look through these beautiful examples of typography used in modern web design to help inspire you when it comes to producing your own typography based...

Inspiration

50 Amazing Realistic CG Portraits

November 22nd, 2009
by Aquil Akhter
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50 Amazing Realistic CG Portraits

3-D computer graphics (CG) art is capable of generating the most eye-catching and incredible effects, and that’s why we love it. The extent to which 3-D CG can replicate human characteristics is simply unbelievable, It can generate graphic details that could easily be mistaken for live photography. For this post, we have looked for truly fantastic artwork that demonstrates the incredible rendering power of...

Apps

50 Interactive Silverlight Applications

November 20th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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50 Interactive Silverlight Applications

Microsoft Silverlight enables development of the next generation of Microsoft .NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web. Silverlight is delivered as a cross-platform and cross-browser plug-in that exposes a programming framework and features that are a subset of the .NET Framework and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Silverlight offers rapid creation and delivery of sophisticated internet applications through a Web browser....

Inspiration

50 Fresh Interactive Studio and Social Media Agency Websites

November 18th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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50 Fresh Interactive Studio and Social Media Agency Websites

By Catalin Zorzini As you might observe, social marketing is the new black. Tons of studies predict huge budgets for social media strategies from the top shots, so the agencies need to sharpen their interactive skills in order to separate clients from their money. Lots of big advertising and PR networks created digital marketing divisions but given the fact that this is such a...

Inspiration

Calligraphy and Handwriting Showcase

November 17th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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Calligraphy and Handwriting Showcase

By Steven Snell High-quality calligraphy can be an excellent source of inspiration for graphic designers. Those who are skilled with creativity are able to create beautiful and impressive results, such as the ones you will see below. In this post we will feature more than 40 excellent examples of calligraphy. This showcase includes pieces that have been created by hand as well as some...

Design

Web Design Trends: Testimonials Design

November 15th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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Web Design Trends: Testimonials Design

Testimonials from happy clients are an important part of any service business’s website, lending trustworthiness and experience to a business. Showing those testimonials in their best light is important, as you want visitors to see them without allowing them to dominate your site’s design. One great way to figure out how to design the testimonials on your own projects is to look at how...

Inspiration

The Ultimate Ugly Showcase of Current Government Websites

November 13th, 2009
by Callum Chapman
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The Ultimate Ugly Showcase of Current Government Websites

Something a little different today: a showcase of government websites. The biggest difference between this showcase and others you see here at Noupe is obvious; the majority of the web ‘designs’ (if you can call them that) in this showcase are tremendously awful and poorly coded. And, well, let’s be honest here: butt ugly! So, what is it all of these governments don’t quite...

Apps

20 Free Mac Apps For Web Designer’s Toolkit

November 12th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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20 Free Mac Apps For Web Designer’s Toolkit

Professional web designers on the Mac platform rely on commercial heavy-hitters like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and InDesign for their graphic design needs. And when it’s time to slice and dice, some depend on the excellent Dreamweaver CS4 for WYSIWYG design/development; while many Mac code jockeys swear only by editors like Coda, BBEdit or TextMate. Others prefer to mix, match or blend. Designers also...