Development

Sequence.js: Responsive Content Slider with CSS3 Transitions and Gesture Control

September 12th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
4
Sequence.js: Responsive Content Slider with CSS3 Transitions and Gesture Control

Plugins for content sliders are a dime a dozen, fish in the sea, you name it. Fewer, but still many are supporting CSS3 transitions and working responsively. Anyway „Sequence.js“ is something special. This JavaScript does not only support animations on the transition of slides as a whole. Instead all of the content of a slide, be it headlines or images, can be animated individually....

Development

SVG Fallback in Older Browsers: Alternatives to JavaScript

September 11th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
3
SVG Fallback in Older Browsers: Alternatives to JavaScript

SVG sees widespread support by recent browsers these days. Still plenty of people do not surf the web using one of these modern browsers. Especially the older versions of Internet Explorer are used in relevant numbers worldwide. And these older versions cause problems, not only, but also when it comes to SVG. IE simply doesn’t know SVG, so we need to offer PNG or...

Essentials

Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

September 8th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
6
Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

The modern way of emphasizing cleanliness, sharpness and objectivity in your designs is by trying to avoid all lavish stylistic choices such as textures, fake feeling of 3d dimension, illusory decorations, shiny/glossy effects and giving the flat style a shot. Being here not just since yesterday, it certainly becomes obvious that this trend not only has put down its roots but also has matured...

Deals & Giveaways

Medialoot, Crocoblock, Filter Forge and InVision: Prizes and Winners

September 5th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
4
Medialoot, Crocoblock, Filter Forge and InVision: Prizes and Winners

Just before the Summer vacation we ran a row of giveaways. We had very interesting prizes to be won. In the meantime, all the winners should have received their notifications. Here’s what we gave away and whom we gave it to. Make sure to check out these sponsors. Their offerings are great, even if you have to pay for them. Their products are worth...

Essentials

Cutting-edge: 40 Free Futuristic Fonts of Today

September 4th, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
6
Cutting-edge: 40 Free Futuristic Fonts of Today

Today we have a stack of 40 fonts for you. And although these fonts all look like they will be created sometime in the future, they are actually available in the world of today. Most of the fonts are equipped with special characters from several languages. More than half of all the fonts are suitable for commercial use right away. Concerning the other half,...

Essentials

Exclusive Freebie: Ten Beautiful Facebook Covers as PSD, AI and EPS

September 3rd, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
8
Exclusive Freebie: Ten Beautiful Facebook Covers as PSD, AI and EPS

Facebook covers are the only design you can add to your Facebook page. If your profile or fan page is supposed to sport a professional look, you shouldn’t simply go scaling your website header or any random image you were able to find. Instead you should put proper effort into making your Facebook cover look as professional as your services are, well hopefully. Ain’t...

Infographics

10 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics and Visualize Data

September 2nd, 2014
by Payman Taei
4
10 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics and Visualize Data

They used to say content is king. But what really makes up content? Gone are the days when “content” meant purely text. Today, if you want to engage and enchant your customers, your content must have some visual cues. The human brain processes visual information much quicker than text. And with web 2.0 visuals like infographics, you can convey complex, boring data in a...

Apps

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

September 1st, 2014
by Nataly Birch
2
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
3
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
0
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
2
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
4
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...