Development

HTML5: Native Dialogue Windows With the New Dialog Element

August 18th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
3
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
7
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...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress for Admins: 40 Essential Tutorials on Performance, Security, SEO and More

August 13th, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
3
WordPress for Admins: 40 Essential Tutorials on Performance, Security, SEO and More

WordPress is the most widely used blogging engine and CMS worldwide. As an admin of one or more such sites, you will want to keep a close focus at three critical topical areas: Performance, Security and SEO. We did some research to present you the 40 best tutorials that will give you a thorough and solid knowledge about each of these important areas. That’s...

Design

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

August 12th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
2
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
1
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
2
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
15
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
6
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
1
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
2
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
3
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...