Design

Good Sliders, Bad Sliders: Things to Consider Using Them

November 17th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Good Sliders, Bad Sliders: Things to Consider Using Them

The way websites are developed and are being visited changed drastically over the past years. Mobile usage is growing, and technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3 make things possible that were impossible or difficult to achieve before. But one thing has proven its value for years: good ole content sliders. They have two major advantages. For one, content can be placed in an efficient...

Development

Modify Fonts With JavaScript and Plumin.js

November 16th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Modify Fonts With JavaScript and Plumin.js

Thanks to CSS, there are plenty of options to edit text. You can also use custom fonts via web fonts. The JavaScript library Plumin.js goes one step further. It allows you to manipulate a font within a website. Symbols can be replaced by individual shapes. Choosing a Font and Manipulating Letters While most JavaScript libraries require you to access the HTML elements that you...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Now, Could We Make the Logo Bigger?

November 15th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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People love a lot of things. But what they love most is the sound of their voice, their name being spoken by others, their stories being told by themselves – generally anything that is closely related to them. A company owner loves the name of his company, its logo – generally anything that is closely related to it. Is it any wonder that he...

Inspiration

State of Web Design: Chile

November 14th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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State of Web Design: Chile

In our series on the state of web design in countries throughout the globe, we are proud to present you the design industry of Chile today. We always focus nations that wouldn’t immediately spring to mind when one thinks about design competence. I had never heard anything about Chilean design before we decided to check their assets for our article series. Be surprised or...

Business Online

How to Optimise PDF Files for Search Engines – and Visitors Alike

November 13th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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HTML pages are not always better than PDFs. In certain areas of application, PDF files are generally preferable. When it comes to allowing the user to print something or scrolling through a catalogue, PDF files have their advantages. However, there is the problem that search engines are having a hard time crawling through PDF files. Additionally, the readers sometimes don’t know how to react...

(Free) Services

15 Free Google Tools You Should Use

November 12th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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15 Free Google Tools You Should Use

Google offers much more than just its well-known search engine. A wide range of free tools can make your life as a blogger or webmaster a lot easier. Google offers tools to improve the SEO characteristics of your website, others to improve your productivity and some even to earn money. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the best free Google tools...

Business Online

Social Media Self-hosted: Neosmart Stream

November 11th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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A website without an integration of multiple social media channels is hard to imagine nowadays. Facebook and Twitter offer interfaces and plugins that allow users to integrate profiles and pages into their own website. Furthermore, there is a number of services that incorporate a multitude of social media channels at once without a lot of effort. The service neosmart STREAM is one of them....

Design

Tridiv: Useful CSS3 Editor for 3D Objects

November 10th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Tridiv: Useful CSS3 Editor for 3D Objects

The design possibilities of CSS3 are diverse. Thanks to the “transform”-feature, not only animations, but also elements can be displayed three-dimensionally. With a few tweaks, three-dimensional objects can be drawn and arranged in space. With a little JavaScript, 3D animations are possible as well. The web application Tridiv provides a graphical user interface that allows for the creation of these three-dimensional CSS3 objects. Creating...

Design

CSSgram: Instagram Image Effects in Plain CSS

November 9th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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CSSgram is a tiny CSS library that allows you to apply 15 filters that you already know from Instagram to any image you want. If you like this type of image modification, you can grab it without hesitating. Using neat image effects doesn’t get easier than that. CSSgram: 1kb Small Powerhouse for Your Images Una Kravets from Austin, Texas is responsible for the small...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Always Someone Cheaper

November 8th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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As a freelancer, you have made this experience more often than you liked to. No matter what you offer and to whom you offer it to. There is ALWAYS someone cheaper. It is like a law of nature. As sure as day follows night each of your offers is doubled by a cheaper one. Keep calm. I know that the other offer is not...

Design

Instead of Bezier Curves: Beautiful Drawings using Spiral Tools

November 7th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Those using Illustrator or a different vector program can’t avoid bezier curves. They allow the user to draw curves in any form or shape. However, it needs practice to be able to draw well-shaped curves. Especially when drawing letters like the curvy S, it is not easy to set the starting point so that the curves are proportioned correctly. That’s why there are drawing...

(Free) Services

Fast and Free: How to Create Images for Social Media – Using Pablo v2

November 6th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Fast and Free: How to Create Images for Social Media - Using Pablo v2

Small helpers that allow you to create social media images fast and easy are in high demand. Very recently, we introduced you to a lot of these tools. Of course, Pablo, developed by Buffer, was on that list as well. Recently version two of this convenient image service has gone online. Today I want to show you all there is to know. By the...