Design

80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites

October 28th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites

We are always attracted to the outstanding design, layout or content when we click in a website, but seldom of us would notice the textures and patterns that are used. If there are only background colors, many websites would not be that eye-catching as they are now. Patterns can be simply repetition of simple stipes or polka-dots, others can be more complicated with complex...

Inspiration

60 Marvellous Wall Paintings And 3-D Street Art

October 26th, 2009
by Aquil Akhter
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60 Marvellous Wall Paintings And 3-D Street Art

Art grabs your attention whether it is displayed on paper or another material. As long as it conveys its message the right way, it will inspire people, irrespective of the canvas. Wall painting is one of these media of inspiring art that has attracted people since day one. Wall paintings are popular all over the world, and its popularity is increasing day by day...

Design

40 Adobe Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials

October 25th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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40 Adobe Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials

By Paul Andrew Which one is better for manipulating text, Photoshop or Illustrator? There is no clear and defined answer. What is clear is that Illustrator, being mainly used used for creating seamless vector images, allows the user a greater degree of accuracy, control, and precision. Of course this depends on the hand controlling the mouse. So, if you are looking to simply manipulate...

Inspiration

Six Creative Solutions in Online Advertising

October 22nd, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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Six Creative Solutions in Online Advertising

By Mike Takahashi Recently, there have been a lot of creative ideas and uses of online ads that have been pushing the traditional medium. Takeover ads, where ads takeover the entire site design have become more common. Apple has taken banner ads into a new dimension by creating ads that appear to interact within the design of a site. While others have been able...

Business Online

File Management and Organization Tools and Ideas

October 21st, 2009
by Cameron Chapman
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File Management and Organization Tools and Ideas

Managing the files and reference materials that you’ve compiled over the course of a project (or even your entire career) can be a daunting task. You need to organize invoices, proposals, creative files, mock-ups, research sources and a myriad of other folders and files for later reference. And let’s face it: most operating systems have inadequate file management tools for power users. Below are...

Development

35 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

October 20th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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35 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

Quick and powerful, jQuery can help designers and developers create awesome interactive websites that are appealing and accessible to the widest range of browsers. For your audience, the visit to your site will be both exciting and entertaining. Navigation, galleries and slideshows, are hot points for a site to shine. Here are 35 useful fresh jQuery plugins focusing on navigation, gallery and slideshows, calendars,...

Deals & Giveaways

Huge Books Giveaway: Comment and Win!

October 19th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Huge Books Giveaway: Comment and Win!

We are giving away 14 Web design-related books to the Noupe Community. The winners will be selected randomly among all commenters to this post. The winners will be announced this Friday, 23rd of October 2009 in this post. To participate, just pick the number of the book you are interested in and answer the question “What do you want to read in future posts...

Inspiration

50 Brilliant Bird’s-Eye Photos

October 18th, 2009
by Guest Posting
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50 Brilliant Bird’s-Eye Photos

By Dkumar M. We love beautiful photography. In photos, beauty doesn’t always come from an eye-catching combination of colors. Also crucial are perspective, angle, composition and, most importantly, the idea behind the shot or the situation in which the shot was taken. One interesting trend we have noticed recently is the use of a bird’s-eye view to take photographs. Modern photographers love to experiment...

Design

7 Key Principles That Make A Web Design Look Good

October 15th, 2009
by Guest Posting
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7 Key Principles That Make A Web Design Look Good

By Juul Coolen Everyone and their grandfather (and dog) seems to have a website these days. The Web is getting more crowded by the day, with literally dozens of websites being added as you read this article. It is becoming harder and harder to get noticed among the masses. “Fortunately” for us designers, not everyone seems to understand what makes or breaks a Web...

Design

Free Slideshow, Gallery And Lightboxes Scripts

October 14th, 2009
by Obaid ur Rehman
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Free Slideshow, Gallery And Lightboxes Scripts

For Web design projects, you may find yourself sometimes scrounging around for a simple yet useful image gallery and slideshow. But imagine having a huge collection of AJAX, JavaScript, Lightbox, CSS and Flash-based image galleries at your fingertips. Hopefully, this post will do the trick and provide all the resources you might need.

Design

Comment Form Styling: Examples and Best Practices

October 12th, 2009
by Guest Posting
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Comment Form Styling: Examples and Best Practices

by György Fekete Comment forms are an essential part of our blogs, social networks and websites. Comment forms are our websites’ communication channel. Through these forms we get feedback on our content; therefore, it’s necessary to design them in such a way that they are easy to understand by our user base. A good comment form should align with our website’s main design, but...

Essentials

45 Outstanding Free Vintage Fonts

October 11th, 2009
by Arden Stern
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45 Outstanding Free Vintage Fonts

In his famous 1908 essay, ‘Ornament and Crime,’ modern architect Adolf Loos wrote: “The evolution of culture marches with the elimination of ornament from useful objects.” This pronouncement banished many of the frilly, decorative fonts of centuries past from the realm of High Design. Fast forward to the present day: Web 3.0 is awash in enough sleek sans serif and classic roman typefaces to...