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...

Design

Fresh Web Development Goodies Bag

October 8th, 2009
by Angel Wardriver
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Fresh Web Development Goodies Bag

Web development is time consuming and quite challenging. There are many ways to help combat that challenge, helpful applications from security to traffic analysis as well as CSS-concepts to give us clean, condensed code and faster load times, reducing time efforts and assisting designers and developers with critical improvements to workflows. Below, we present 30 extremely useful development tools, templates, generators, and security suggestions,...

Tutorials

55 Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

October 6th, 2009
by Paul Andrew
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55 Adobe Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials

Every graphic designer will end up, at some point, with a client who needs an icon designed. Going into the project, your first idea would be to use your experience, training and creativity and dive straight into the project gung-ho. In some occasions, doing this could be disastrous. Ideally, you should learn the basic principles of icon design first, the importance and functions of...

Essentials

New & Free Social Media Icon Set For Your Blog

September 30th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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New & Free Social Media Icon Set For Your Blog

In this post we release a new and free Social Media Icon Set: A Custom Icon Set, specially designed in a high quality and unique style for our readers that will hopefully meet your expectations and will come in handy in your projects. 6 beautiful and clean icons: New RSS, Twitter, Del.icio.us, Stumble Upon, Facebook and Email. This set was designed by IconShock and...

Development

jQuery Tools: The missing UI library for the Web

September 28th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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jQuery Tools: The missing UI library for the Web

jQuery Tools is a collection of the most important user interface components for the web. These are tabs, accordions, tooltips, overlays and scrollables. They can dramatically improve the usability and responsiveness of your site. They mainly focus on presenting information and visual appeal. After all, this is exactly what most websites desperately want: to present their content to the reader in an easy and...