Inspiration

Food Design At Its Best: 40 Extraordinary Examples Of Edible Art

February 25th, 2010
by Tim Mercer
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Food Design At Its Best: 40 Extraordinary Examples Of Edible Art

Everybody knows you’re not supposed to play with your food but that doesn’t stop these artists from creating some rather extraordinary edible art. Far from the mountains you used to make with your mashed potatoes, these masterpieces could go on display in a museum. Mixing together a little food and a lot of talent is the perfect recipe for some mouth watering inspiration. Check...

Design

The AIDA Marketing Model in Web Design

February 24th, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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The AIDA Marketing Model in Web Design

By Louis Lazaris If you’ve been formally educated in marketing, more than likely you’ve learned about a marketing model called AIDA. AIDA is an acronym that represents the different steps involved in selling a product or service. Very often, the principles of AIDA are applied naturally when a useful product or service is being marketed. Being web designers and app developers, however, our personal...

Inspiration

50 Beautiful Examples of Flower Photography

February 23rd, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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50 Beautiful Examples of Flower Photography

Spring is the perfect time to rejoice and enjoy the beauty of nature; it is the time when beautiful flowers blossom and beautify the whole world around them with their delicate feel. The beautiful season of spring is about to come, so we decided to spark your inspiration with a showcase of flower photos. We hope that you will fall in love with these...

Inspiration

30 Amazing Semi-Photorealistic 3D Cartoon Characters

February 22nd, 2010
by Vitaly Friedman
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30 Amazing Semi-Photorealistic 3D Cartoon Characters

Since the origin of 3D graphics, designers attempts to create photo-realistic imagery. Although achieving genuine-looking graphics is a difficult challenge, some artists manage to achieve extraordinary results. Photorealism opens up new ways for creativity and innovation. In this collection we bring you some of the inspiring semi-photorealistic 3D cartoon characters from various artists across the globe. You’ll find famous cartoon characters, movie stars, celebrities...

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.