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...

Inspiration

40 Breathtaking & Creative Logo Designs Just to Inspire

September 23rd, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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40 Breathtaking & Creative Logo Designs Just to Inspire

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...

Design

Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to

September 21st, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to

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.

Design

7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build Process

September 17th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build Process

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. So how can you systemize the design & build of websites? The day to day nuts and bolts of your business? Below are 7 steps you will need to create systems to...

Design

12 Tips for Creating a Great Portfolio Site

September 15th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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12 Tips for Creating a Great Portfolio Site

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. Below are twelve tips for creating a better portfolio site. These suggestions apply to all kinds of portfolios, no matter what your particular...

Business Online

Book Review—Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity

September 12th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Book Review—Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity

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,...

Design

40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

September 8th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

Web designers compete to impress visitors with distinctive and appealing visual elements. Background images are one of those visual elements that when designed properly, can create an amazing atmosphere and convey the style the designer has chosen. In this post you will see how web designers carefully created background images to achieve their goals in engaging and facilitating the design elements and content.