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 make designers long for the typographic indulgences of yesteryear.Read more
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.Read more
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 icons on web sites and in user interfaces, the difference between icon and logo designs, and most importantly, how to use your imagination and creativity to reflect the characteristics of the icon effectively.Read more
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 released exclusively for Noupe and its readers.
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 visually pleasing manner.Read more
Designers have an urge to stand out as unique, specially when it comes to logo design. Designing a memorable logo is not easy, it requires paying a lot of attention to details when using typography, colors & shapes to convey the style the designer has chosen. Designers excelled in using shadows, contrast and transparency to represent the brand they are working on.
Today we would like to share a compilation of 40 beautiful and creative logo designs of different variety that will hopefully inspire you.
Simplicity in website design doesn’t necessarily equate with a minimalist design aesthetic. Simple sites just remove all unnecessary elements from the design, content, and code. While minimalist sites generally fit this criteria, there are plenty of sites that wouldn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, be considered “minimalist” that still fit the definition of simple.Read more
Systemization is basically what it says on the tin, i.e creating a series of processes or a pre-defined set of steps to speed up and quicken a laborious and or repetitive task.Read more
If you’re a designer, artist, or photographer, chances are you need to display your work online. And while there are sites out there that will host your portfolio for you, their solutions are often not quite what you were looking for.Read more
Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity is the perfect book for those of us who dream of fame, but have absolutely no idea how to go about getting it! The author, Cameron Chapman (who you may recognize as a regular contributor to Noupe), explains all of the components of social networking in a relaxed, conversational manner that makes you think, “Hm, this isn’t so complicated after all!” The book opens with a basic overview of what social media is and how it started, and then quickly moves on to why Internet fame might be desirable for everyone from business owners looking to promote a product or service to activists pushing a cause to individuals who just want to get their name out there.Read more