Design

Essential CSS/HTML Lists Styling Techniques

November 4th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Essential CSS/HTML Lists Styling Techniques

Certain elements in HTML lend themselves to many situations when marking up a website, one of the more useful of these elements is the HTML list. Using lists, a developer can markup horizontal navigation, dropdown navigation, a list of links, and even scrolling content panels (with the help of Javascript). These features can help developers...

Design

The Future Of The Web: Where Will We Be In Five Years?

November 3rd, 2009
by Cameron Chapman
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The Future Of The Web: Where Will We Be In Five Years?

We’re approaching the end of 2009, and many people are wondering what the future will bring. While no one can predict for sure what the Internet holds in its future, there are indicators and trends that can point us in the right direction. A ton of technologies are ripe for further development in the coming few years. Social media and related apps are definitely...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

40 New Useful Web Development Tools and Resources

November 2nd, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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40 New Useful Web Development Tools and Resources

To become a professional web designer, you need effective tools that would help you implement beautiful designs with solid coding techniques. Handy ready-to-be-used solutions and smart design tools are always nice to have, but good ones are often quite hard to find. And this is where we come into play. In this post we have put together a useful collection of new web development...

Essentials

Web Typography: Font Embedding Services

October 30th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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Web Typography: Font Embedding Services

There are a lot of options out there for using other-than-websafe fonts in your website designs. Dynamic text replacement methods or resorting to very long fontstacks (where most of your visitors won’t see the font you wanted anyway) have long been the standard for using anything other than websafe fonts. But the @font-face function changes all that. With most major, modern browsers now compatible...

Development

35 More Useful jQuery Plugins and Techniques

October 29th, 2009
by Vitaly Friedman
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35 More Useful jQuery Plugins and Techniques

Do you ever think "Ugh" when it is time to update or redesign your site? jQuery has a fantastic library of plugins and tutorials that can speed the benefits of developing your site while demanding less time and improving workflow constraints. To present a better user experience, we often need to take good care of the little details like the functionality and interactivity of...

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...