Apps

30 Free Mobile App UI PSDs for Developers: Summer 2014 Edition

September 1st, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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30 Free Mobile App UI PSDs for Developers: Summer 2014 Edition

While prototyping interface designs, we are always striving for the spur that will force our imagination to run riot. Inspiration gives us a boost, but when it comes to an actual workflow, we are in need of something more pragmatic and effective such as sets of pre-defined components. Even if you are a great supporter of creating everything from scratch, sometimes you can be...

Themes

Beach to Business: 20 Free WordPress Themes – Edition Summer 2014

August 29th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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Beach to Business: 20 Free WordPress Themes – Edition Summer 2014

Lament about it, but in the end you will find no other way than to face it. Summer is over. We all need to leave the beaches and get back to business. Fortunately some designers and developers have left the beach early to create some fresh and free WordPress themes to build upon. All we had to do was roam the web and find...

Essentials

20 Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: August 2014 Edition

August 28th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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20 Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: August 2014 Edition

Summer moves on, but we are here to stay, as reliable as always, bringing you the next bunch of free HTML, PSD and GUI templates developers and designers brought forth in the month of August 2014. Despite the hot days creativity didn’t dry up. My favorite this month is the HTML5 template Sublime, but there should be enough to choose from for everybody. If...

(Free) Services

Pexels and Travel Coffee Book: Two New Sources for Completely Free Photos

August 27th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Pexels and Travel Coffee Book: Two New Sources for Completely Free Photos

Oops, we did it again. Two more sources for completely free photos have been washed upon the shores of Noupe headquarters. I call them completely free, because both sources chose Creative Commons Zero as their license model. And as we all know, stuff licensed CC0 is free for any legal purpose, not even attribution is required. While Pexels is more of an aggregator of...

Development

HTML5 Canvas: Drawing Made Simpler with Fabric.js

August 26th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
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HTML5 Canvas: Drawing Made Simpler with Fabric.js

Drawing with the HTML element Canvas doesn’t leave much to be desired. Complex shapes and animations are possible, the feature set is quite impressive. Yet we need to combine several methods when it comes to e.g. create a shape, rotate it and fill it with a color. The JavaScript library Fabric.js simplifies the possibilities Canvas has to offer and adds functionality to het work...

Design

Call to Action: 40 of the Best Button Tutorials the Web Has to Offer

August 25th, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Call to Action: 40 of the Best Button Tutorials the Web Has to Offer

A button is a small, but very important design element. Besides providing the overall functionality of any given website, buttons are often meant to spread a call to action. Equipped with this crucial task, buttons need to be visible and self-explanatory, no matter what. We have curated 40 of the best button tutorials the world-wide web has to offer to help your buttons achieve...

Essentials

Massive: 662 Free Web Resources for Designers by The DealFuel Crew

August 22nd, 2014
by Megha Kendre
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Massive: 662 Free Web Resources for Designers by The DealFuel Crew

The good news about the Internet is that it’s a rich and powerful source of help, information and expertise. The bad news is that it provides an almost limitless amount of information and an ever-increasing supply of experts on just about every subject. So if you are searching for some web resources for your next project, how do you know they are reliable, licensed...

Design

Professional Logo Design: 50 Strong Examples and Making Ofs

August 21st, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Professional Logo Design: 50 Strong Examples and Making Ofs

Logo design is an art the average designer does not need to perform too often. Yet, every once in a while, even the designer around the corner will be asked to create one. Chances are, this will be giving him/her some sort of a hard time. Inspiration will be needed. In the following article we will deliver just that. But we will go further,...

Photography

Sale as Seen: 44 Tutorials on How to Shoot Perfect Product Photos for Your Online Shop

August 20th, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Sale as Seen: 44 Tutorials on How to Shoot Perfect Product Photos for Your Online Shop

Product photography is not your ordinary kind of photography. Product photography follows its own rules and has its own techniques to be learned. If you want to publish perfect and successful photos to your online shop, website or services such as eBay or Amazon, there’s quite a bit of know-how to gather. We dug up 44 of the best tutorials on the matter that...

Development

HTML5: Native Dialogue Windows With the New Dialog Element

August 18th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
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HTML5: Native Dialogue Windows With the New Dialog Element

New HTML5 elements and new JavaScript APIs allow us to create complex applications for the browser. Part of any modern application are one or more dialogue windows. These require users to confirm the execution of certain actions or simply issue a message. With the new „<dialog>“ element we can now markup these windows using pure HTML5. Simple Markup Without Stylesheets The „<dialog>“ element can...

Essentials

Low Poly Trend: Six Free Generators for Backgrounds and Images

August 15th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
3
Low Poly Trend: Six Free Generators for Backgrounds and Images

Low Poly is a growing trend. More and more websites make use of modified imagery, most commonly in backgrounds. Low Poly is no rocket science. Basically it is just a special form of mosaic. But instead of using rectangle shapes Low Poly uses polygonal forms. As triangular shapes are the most common, the trend is also known as Triangulation. In the following article we...

Design

Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

August 14th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Typography Without Limits: 40 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Text Effects

Wondering how to start working with Adobe Illustrator without getting overwhelmed by its endless possibilities? Then begin your acquaintance from tutorials that are aimed to fill the gaps of your knowledge. Nothing can be compared to this kind of educational material, especially when devoted graphic designers reveal their secrets and techniques. Of course, there are a considerable number of tutorials that cover everything from...