Design

A Gold Mine of Adobe Illustrator Resources

December 11th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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A Gold Mine of Adobe Illustrator Resources

By Melissa Scroggins What could be better than striking gold? How about a huge list of Adobe Illustrator resources? For many designers, a list of resources to help finish those design projects in a quick and easy fashion is like finding gold on the Web. In this article, there are over 200 (mostly) free resources for Adobe Illustrator. Since many designers have made these...

Design

The Smashing Book: Buy Yours Now!

December 10th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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The Smashing Book: Buy Yours Now!

If you are interested in web design and web-development, you’ve got to buy the brand new Smashing Book. Created by the editorial team of Noupe and developed together with the design community, this book is a printed book about best practices in modern Web design. The book shares technical tips and best practices on coding, usability and optimization and explores how to create successful...

Design

Usability Testing Toolkit: Resources, Articles, and Techniques

December 9th, 2009
by Cameron Chapman
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Usability Testing Toolkit: Resources, Articles, and Techniques

Usability is paramount in creating a good website or web app. If your site isn’t user-friendly, the majority of visitors won’t come back, regardless of how good your content is. You need to do everything in your power to make sure every website you design or web application you create is as user-friendly as it can be. So how do you do that, exactly?...

Inspiration

Impressive Gift Package Design Inspiration for Christmas

December 7th, 2009
by Obaid ur Rehman
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Impressive Gift Package Design Inspiration for Christmas

Christmas is on the doorstep and it’s just about time to come up with some nice gift ideas, purchase them and… well, package them one way or another. However, when it comes to packaging, sometimes it’s nice to have some good starting points in order to give the gift this special little detail that would make it memorable and personal. Therefore we decided to...

Photography

35 Powerful Photos That Tell A Story

December 5th, 2009
by Aquil Akhter
133
35 Powerful Photos That Tell A Story

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” That is the motto of a photojournalist. It is their objective to produce direct, truthful and bold images that tell the stories for those who have no voice. According to Mark M. Hancock, a professional photojournalist, “is a visual reporter of facts. The public places trust in its reporters to tell the truth. The same trust is...

Essentials

KnucklePuck Font – Exclusive Vector Font Download

December 4th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
16
KnucklePuck Font – Exclusive Vector Font Download

By Graham Smith In this font exclusive, we present KnucklePuck, a modular display font created by Austin Roesberg. In my ongoing search for new fonts, I find myself writing to many font designers to see if they would ‘part’ with their digital creation. Sometimes they don’t answer, sometimes they answer ‘no’, and on occasion a ‘yes’ comes my way. KnucklePuck was found on Behance....

Inspiration

17 Breathtaking Visual Effects Show Reels

December 3rd, 2009
by Aquil Akhter
15
17 Breathtaking Visual Effects Show Reels

In the film and motion picture industry, nearly every major release utilizes some form of special effects. Some movies make minimal use of such effects, while others present plots and storylines that depend almost entirely on computer generated images. Examples of movies that have captivated audiences with special effects include the well-known science-fiction film The Matrix and the fantasy-based Lord of the Rings. In...

Essentials

50+ Fresh CSS Techniques, Tutorials and Resources

December 2nd, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
56
50+ Fresh CSS Techniques, Tutorials and Resources

Learning CSS and how to use it effectively can be a reasonably easy thing to do for a beginning web developer. In the hands of a seasoned professional, CSS can be stretched and pushed it to its limits where it can seem complicated and yet perfect at the same time.

Business Online

15 Helpful Blogs No Freelancer Should Forget

December 1st, 2009
by Robert Bowen
27
15 Helpful Blogs No Freelancer Should Forget

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Compared to other professionals, freelancers seem to be a separate beast. They're even a different breed than the rest of the online community. They pay whatever costs are required to be their own boss. Most became freelancers after having evolved to the point that the corporate shackles became more than uncomfortable,...

Business Online

Ten Commandments of Social Media

November 30th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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Ten Commandments of Social Media

By Robb Clarke There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to social media. People seem to think that every day standards and decency get tossed out the window because of the anonymity of the Internet. Unfortunately for those people, that’s not always the case. First off, the Internet is getting smaller, and by that, I mean that it’s getting easier to find...

Essentials

Street Fighter Characters: Beautiful Illustrations and Wallpapers

November 29th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
22
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
26
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....