Nov 28 2013

Infographics Galore: Worth a Thousand Words, But Costs Only $27!

Infographics are the new craze these days. Run a blog and publish an infographic almost regardless of its topic: People will come running. Never before have infographics become viral so easily and in these numbers. I personally feel a little fatigue, when being confronted with yet another infographic. Still, a well-made one gets me easily and sucks me in. The advantages of infographics are clear. They offer information in a format that is best supported by both halfs of your brain. That’s why these pieces of content appeal to everybody, the logical thinkers and the creative chaotics alike. Are infographics a viable way to gain traffic to your site? Absolutely.

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Nov 26 2013

Marvel: Free Website Prototyping Tool for Photoshop-Dropboxers

If you are anything like me, you fire up your Photoshop to create a first visual prototype of your next client’s website. And if you’re anything like me, you’re not bound to change that in the foreseeable future. All the clients I had over the last 20 years wanted to see a visual prototype before coding started. If you could create a clickable one, the better. A fresh web app named Marvel enters the stage with the promise to achieve just that. Are you a user of Photoshop, Fireworks, Gimp or any other pixel-editor and do you rely on Dropbox? Great, still, if you don’t design websites, you need not read further ;-)

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Nov 25 2013

Freebie of the Week: Jungle-Artwork, Noupe Exclusive by FreeVector.com

Today we have something really special for our dear readers. Instead of giving away icons or other more or less everyday freebies, we have decided to team up with the nice people from freevector.com, to create unique artwork fitting the overall thematic of our lovely little jungle magazine Noupe. We went ahead and came up with 30 vector elements representing jungle life. You cannot download these pieces anywhere else. Read on…

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Nov 22 2013

Design Faves: New Wellspring of Inspiration for Designers

In the design world nothing gets created without the initial spark of inspiration. Sometimes you as a designer sit down and inspiration is all around you. Most of the time it’s not. To make it through these hard times, all of us have a bunch of bookmarks at hand, with sites focusing on getting the ideas flowing. Now the makers of WebDesigner Depot, Mighty Deals, Techi and Brushlovers have entered the scene with their inspiration-dedicated and in itself beautiful website Design Faves. Let’s have a look…

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Nov 21 2013

Gratisography: Fresh Service for Free Photos

Ryan McGuire of Bells Design is a designer with a delightful sense of humor. Soaked with mirth he seemingly started out on mission awesomeness. Besides running his design firm Bells Design, Ryan spent the last three weeks of his time building his new project labeled Gratisography. Similar to what the guys at Unsplash do, Ryan curates free photos licensed under Creative Commons Zero. Gratisography grows slowly, but steadily.

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Nov 20 2013

From Scratch: Writing a 3D Soft Engine 1/6

I’d to like to share with you how I’ve learned to build what’s known as a “3D soft engine” through a series of tutorials. “Software engine” means that we will use only the CPU to build a 3D engine in an old school way (remember Doom on your 80386 ?).

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Nov 19 2013

Thou Shalt Not Steal: Free Music for Your Videos and Websites

Photos, videos, music – all these types of content come with strings attached. There are legions of lawyers just waiting for you to make that tiny mistake. So, if you are looking for multimedia content to use in your own projects, you cannot be too careful. That’s why we constantly scour the web for sources of free content. Today, we want to introduce you to a variety of services for free music. Don’t be afraid. We’re not talking about borderline content such as Midi tootling. In the following article you’ll find high-grade contemporary music. Promised…

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Nov 18 2013

Fall Cleaning Pt. 2: 26 Free Design Resources, Fresh from October 2013

Hello global design community!. We are back with another edition of our monthly collection of the freshest design resources. Today, we’ll show you, what October 2013 had to offer. If you know our series already, you know you can expect the best HTML, CSS and PSD templates, as well as UI-kits for your next great web or native app. All of the resources showcased here are fresh, free and easy to download, suitable for experienced and amateur web designers, so be sure to download the ones you love and share them with everyone you know!

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Nov 15 2013

HTML5: Using IndexedDB with WebGL and Babylon.JS

In this article, I’d like to share everything I’ve been learning while developing the support for IndexedDB inside our 3D WebGL Babylon.JS game engine. Indeed, since 1.4.x, we’re now supporting storing & loading the JSON scenes containing our 3d meshes and their .PNG or .JPG textures as blobs from IndexedDB.

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Nov 14 2013

Fall Cleaning: 20 Free WordPress Themes from October 2013 to Brush the Dust Off Your Website

This is the season where nature gets more colorful than during any other time of the year. Before things get white, cold and – well – colorless, nature takes a stand. Why don’t you, too? Your site could well need a little dusting. We know you’ve been promising that to yourself many times throughout the year. Do it like nature does, prepare your blog, magazine, whatever you maintain, for winter tristesse.

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