Mar 19 2014

Everyday Helpers: Fresh Free CSS Tools GenerateCSS and Gradientoo

A good CSS generator is a valuable addition to any designer’s toolbox. As an avid reader of Noupe Magazine you already know of a good chunk of helper services. Today we want to introduce you to two more great apps. While one, GenerateCSS, is a full-fledged toolbox in its own right, the other, Gradientoo, only serves the task of creating gradients, but does this with an unknown flexibility. Both are worth a bookmark in your favorites collection…

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Mar 18 2014

Improve Yourself: WriteFull Helps Writers Get Better

A new app for Windows and Mac OS X helps writers improve their writing. As long as they are writing in English, that is. After having called it via its configurable keyboard shortcut, WriteFull sits in a small pop-over above your words, eager to help you find words, synonyms, correct phrases and more. In its free-to-use iteration, WriteFull uses the Google Books database. The app is available as a free download. All in all, we found that this is enough reason to take a closer look at it…

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Mar 17 2014

Powerange and Switchery: HTML5 Switches and Sliders in Flat Design

Alexander Petkov creates ripples having developed two free HTML5 components following the popular flat design trend. The latest one, Powerange, allows you to create modern range sliders clearly inspired by iOS7 and the older Switchery does the same job for switches. Both components are designed as combinations of CSS and JavaScript without further dependencies and run in all modern browsers, even Internet Explorer (from 8+ in Switchery and 9+ in Powerange). You need not be a fan of iOS7 to enjoy the features of Petkov’s components as customization allows you to take the looks to wherever you want them to..

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Mar 14 2014

Iconion: New Tool Converts Icon Fonts To Icon Files

Icon fonts are the new craze lately. The advantages are clear. Instead of working with a load of files in different resolutions or large sprites to be controlled by CSS, we simply embed a special font. This font contains all the needed icons. Each icon looks crisp no matter the resolution. Everybody’s happy. But in prototyping things are less nice. Of course you can get desktop font variants of most popular icon fonts, yet the handling is not so easy, nor is it to edit them. Iconion is a new free tool, that converts pictograms from icon fonts into files. You can even edit them…

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Mar 13 2014

Cerberus Makes Your HTML Email Work On Any Client

Ted Goas from New Jersey knows what he’s talking about. He calls his latest project Cerberus, which educated people surely know to be the three-headed dog from hell aka hell-hound. He thinks the naming to be appropriate for an ambitious project like his, that aims to make HTML email work (three-headed) over desktops, mobiles and – even – Outlook. Cerberus is a collection of patterns compiled into two templates for you to build your email newsletters upon.

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Mar 12 2014

Deal of the Week: Designmodo’s Fantastic Startup Design Framework Based on Bootstrap 3 and PSD

Who in the world of web design and development doesn’t know Designmodo? Active since 2010, these guys have brought useful resources to the design world and still keep on doing so. Their latest product aims at startups seeking to create a decent, flexible and unique website. Startup Design Framework is the only thing you need to achieve that. From today until the 20th of March 2014 our dear readers are entitled to claim a 25% discount on this fantastic product. Let’s take a closer look…

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Mar 11 2014

Total Recall #5: 45+ Great Web and Icon Fonts of 2013

A lot has been said about importance and possibilities of typography. Whether you are using it in a website design or a graphic design, it has always something to contribute. It is more than a simple instrument to display your content, taglines or headlines; it is a sort of visual art that enormously enhances aesthetics, laconically sets the tone of the website, greatly supports the chosen style and naturally adds a note of personality.

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Mar 10 2014

Pump up da Project: 5 Must-Have JavaScripts (March 2014 Edition)

Great to see you liked the first iteration of "5 Must-Have JavaScripts". This is a foundation to build upon, so I decided to give you a fresh shot of must-have JavaScripts on a monthly basis. Today I dug up another 5 most recommendable specimen…

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Mar 07 2014

A Snip-Snap: Background-Remover PhotoScissors For Half The Price (Win/Mac)

Photos without background are popular because they can be used basically in every environment. If you leave the background transparent, they will even adjust to the coloring of your web project without further effort. Especially in (but not limited to) online shops, objects without backgrounds are the first choice to focus on the product itself. Of course can you go for the full service package Photoshop and fire up the giant. Besides having to shell quite a load of money, cutting out with Photoshop is not for the beginners. Thankfully, there’s a much easier, faster and cheaper solution.

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Mar 06 2014

Total Recall #4: The Ultimate Collection of the 100 Best Free WordPress Themes of 2013

Thanks for voting our Total Recall series a success. A whole lot of people have been reading our first three parts, so we decided to give you all more of the good stuff and extend our series into other topics. Today we bring you the ultimate collection of the 100 best free WordPress themes of 2013, and hope you enjoy it as much as you did with icons, UI sets and HTML/PSD templates. You might think, choosing a premium theme guarantees for the best possible experience, when it comes to building a WordPress site. This is certainly true in a lot of cases, ye there are quite a few free templates that have much to offer when it comes to functionality. Along with basic features that are inherent to almost every modern theme, they are also rich in specific components that depending on the type of theme can of course vary. You can easily create a website that is populated with various widgets, sliders, carousels, galleries, lightboxes, even contact forms that are traditionally found only in paid versions. As for customization, it is also not a problem since each theme provides its owner with a small yet effective option panel that helps you change the background, set coloring, quickly upload logos and much more.

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