Design

Revised Vintage: Collection of Free Stuff to Awaken Your Inner Hipster

August 12th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Revised Vintage: Collection of Free Stuff to Awaken Your Inner Hipster

The members of that subculture that is easily and uniquely recognizable by its Ray Ban glasses, skinny jeans/trousers, almost antique Holga photocamera, shaggy haircuts and deep love to vintage are called Hipsters. They are those who truly appreciate old-fashioned stuff and successfully manage to stay away from mainstream trends, while at the same time, look very stylish and voguish. Conquering the real world, they...

Tutorials

Action-packed: 40 After Effects Tutorials for Beginners and Pros

August 11th, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Action-packed: 40 After Effects Tutorials for Beginners and Pros

After Effects, Adobe’s tool for Hollywood-esque special effects, comes with that familiar Photoshop look, but is supercharged with a timeline and animation capabilities. Even 3D objects can be imported. All in all this gives us enough options to create stunning composings for movies and TV. Delve right in with these 40 After Effects tutorials for video editors and effects specialists. Even as a pro...

Essentials

Boring Work Made Easy: Free Templates for Creating Manuals

August 8th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Boring Work Made Easy: Free Templates for Creating Manuals

Whichever boring and insipid creating a manual usually is, whether you are a developer/manufacturer or an end-user, you simply cannot do without one. Perspective of poking a finger in the sky in order to figure out how to employ the product as well as leaving your arduous piece of work without a detailed description does not sound great at all. So like it or...

Essentials

Exclusive Freebie: Five Responsive HTML Email Templates for Noupe Readers (plus PSD)

August 7th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Exclusive Freebie: Five Responsive HTML Email Templates for Noupe Readers (plus PSD)

Today we are back with another amazing freebie for all our lovely readers! We teamed up with one of the industry’s most well-known PSD to HTML conversion companies, PSD2HTML.com, to give away a pack of responsive HTML email templates. The original PSD template was created by our second amazing partner in this giveaway, BestPSDFreebies.com. The PSD is available from here, too. So you can...

Business Online

It’s a Rat Race: 40+ Free SEO Tools Any Site Owner Needs to Know

August 6th, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
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It’s a Rat Race: 40+ Free SEO Tools Any Site Owner Needs to Know

Free SEO tools are a great way to get closer to that number one position without paying too much upfront. Dirty little secrets: even the average SEO specialist uses free tools, so why shouldn’t you? We have researched the following big list of free SEO tools anyone should at least know about. Even if you may have used one or two from the list...

Essentials

29 Great Free Business Card PSD Templates: The Ace up Your Sleeve

August 5th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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29 Great Free Business Card PSD Templates: The Ace up Your Sleeve

When it comes to promoting a business, we have become accustomed to resort to online means such as websites, social media profiles, Google ads and the like. In doing so we extremely underestimate the power that is hidden in print material. Take that profane business card as an example. Of course these days business cards are no longer necessary to convey your contact information....

Themes

July 2014: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes of the Month

August 4th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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July 2014: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes of the Month

We are back with our third month in a row, where all the new entries to the WordPress theme stage are being designed responsive. New ranking factors at Google take mobile usability into account, so building websites that are not mobile-ready today is shortsighted , to say the least. Don’t get caught that easy. Use one of our new entries instead. For another month...

Business Online

Why Having a Blog is so Important for Freelance Designers

August 1st, 2014
by Speider Schneider
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Why Having a Blog is so Important for Freelance Designers

With competition rising among designers, using social media is more important than ever, especially having your own blog to help spotlight your talent and abilities. A blog can not only show your work but your thought process, knowledge and professional demeanor… if it’s done correctly! The biggest question I get from freelance designers, illustrators and photographers is how they can find clients. My first...

Design

HTML5: More Flexibility in Form Design

July 31st, 2014
by Denis Potschien
5
HTML5: More Flexibility in Form Design

Forms have grown more versatile with HTML5. The input element is now able to contain email addresses and dates and marking input fields as mandatory or prepopulating them with content is no longer a case for JavaScript – just to name a few of the most valuable additions. But then, there’s even more to it. Did you know you can now have more than...

Essentials

24 Fresh and Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: July 2014 Edition

July 30th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
3
24 Fresh and Free HTML, PSD and GUI Templates: July 2014 Edition

Continuing with our monthly series, we bring a selection with the best quality items for webmasters and app developers looking for good interfaces to use in their projects. Our favorite this month is Kappe, but as always, there should be something for everybody. If you’re a first-time visitor to this series, scroll down to the bottom of the post where we have neatly listed...

Design

CSS3 Background Blends: Photoshop Background Effects in pure CSS3

July 29th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
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CSS3 Background Blends: Photoshop Background Effects in pure CSS3

With CSS3 we are able to add more than one background to an element. In doing so background images and/or colors are piled upon each other, just as you know from the layers concept of Photoshop. While transparencies exist, the underlying background file or color will shine through. The new CSS3 Background Blends allow for even more possibilities to combine several backgrounds into one...

Development

Better than Pure CSS3: Realistic and Complex Shadows with Shine.js

July 25th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
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Better than Pure CSS3: Realistic and Complex Shadows with Shine.js

Thanks to CSS3 there are several possibilities to apply shadows to elements. We have text as well as element shadows, and even a shadow filter exists. Unfortunately all CSS3 shadows are limited to simple drop shadows, where you can define its colour, its blur, the offset and the size. The new JavaScript library offers many more features to let you create much more realistic...