Sep 22 2014

World of Design No. 1: Ukraine

From Sevastopol to Kiev, from Lviv to Donetsk – the Ukraine is a huge country with a long, rich history as well as dramatic landscapes and seascapes. Under its wings live various ethnic groups with a wide and diverse cultural background. The Ukraine or better the Ukrainians definitely have something to show off. It is a motherland of splendid embroidery, lavish traditional costumes, and highly decorative arts and crafts. It is no wonder that it is the home of a great deal of virtuosos who not only are engaged in traditional types of art but also in modern ones including website design, mobile app design, typeface design and others. Sharing common roots with both Eastern European and Western European civilizations, its cultural heritage is a unique blend that bears remarkable and exceptional elements that couldn’t but help to encourage talented folks on eloquently expressing themselves through creating projects that can be hailed as real masterpieces. Ukrainian designers and agencies are active participants of different trendy mainstreams. They work inside the world arena and compete with others on high levels, making their own incomparable contribution as well as blessing the web with matchless high-end projects. Today we are going to shed some light on several Ukraine-based and really talented individuals as well as creative companies that have already managed to leave their mark.

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Sep 19 2014

For the Love of Typography: 30 Free Decorative TypeFaces for Graphic Designers

Typography in the world of web design is only still growing in importance, while in the world of print design noone doubts the importance of great type choices and craftsmenship. Every artist understands that this is able to either make or break your design, no matter how lavish or unique it looks. Harmony in design aesthetics is what really matters, and typography plays a crucial role here. There is no more powerful tool than a properly-selected typeface that will help to harmoniously blend text into composition, and at the same time, make its presence felt.

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Sep 18 2014

Noteworthy: 8 New Incredible Illustrators of the Future

Whether you are an admirer and lover of illustration or in need of a fantastic illustrator who has a fresh look, you may find exactly what you need in one of the following eight illustrators of the future. All are fairly new to the online scene, and most of them are still students. A few have already built up somewhat of a following, even on the small portfolio they currently have. Some even have a couple of mentions on inspirational blogs.

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Sep 17 2014

30+ Free GUIs for Website Builders: Late Summer 2014 Edition

Of course could you delve into flat style design digging through informative aka dry articles that cover fundamental principles and basic techniques and let you know all of the principles and theory behind what you are about to do. Or you could go studying real world examples. This will let you get the hang of prototyping flat style projects quickly and effectively. What we found for you today is not only suitable in terms of education, but can also be used to speed up your workflow by giving you predefined and ready-to-use elements for the next-gen user interface you were just about to create. Moreover, all the following packs are free to use…

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Sep 16 2014

Corporate Design Made Easy: 30 Free Stationery Mockup Templates

Establishing your company in the real as well as the virtual world is an essential step towards success. While websites, profiles in social media, and mobile apps help to conquer the internet, in the real world things are less simple and straightforward. Still you are blessed with a wide selection of choices. You can go for press/television advertisements or various public campaigns, but before that you should take care of creating a corporate identity design that will clearly and attractively stand for what you are standing for. Logotype, tagline and coloring will form your brand in users’ minds. To achieve this, printed material is simply irreplaceable. And that’s where we want to help you with today. Get inspired by our 30 free stationery mockup templates in PSD format…

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Sep 15 2014

Exclusive Giveaway: Six Licenses of the Visual MotoPress Content Editor for WordPress (Comment to Win)

Today we got a fantastic opportunity for our dear readers here at Noupe Magazine. We teamed up with MotoPress and came up with the idea to give away six licenses of their visual editor for WordPress. MotoPress Content Editor for WordPress lets you build your posts and pages in WYSIWYG mode. Forget about TinyMCE and its shortcomings and turn to the easiest and most powerful way to create with WordPress. All you need to do to secure your chance to win is leave a comment below this article. Easy, isn’t it?

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Sep 12 2014

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. Being a top-notch web tool, „Sequence.js“ even supports gesture control to be intuitively usable on smartphones and tablets as well. Now tell me, doesn’t this set that responsive content slider far enough apart to justify a closer look?

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Sep 11 2014

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 JPEG as a fallback. Of course we have JavaScript with its numerous possibilities to care for proper fallback solutions, but what if JavaScript is not an option? Keep calm and read on. We have a row of alternatives for you. Some of which mean even lesser effort than coming forth with a full-fledged JavaScript…

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Sep 08 2014

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 dramatically in a short period of time. The concept implies getting the most out of minimalism, harmoniously marrying Swiss style with a bright coloring and some interesting solutions (such as a long 5 o’clock shadow). It sticks to simple shapes, solid color backdrops, neat sharp typography, generous portions of whitespace, intuitive glyphs, gorgeous bright coloring in order to provide designs with an absolutely clean, crisp, brilliantly simple, properly-balanced and highly enticing look. Not only the large-scale artworks are able to gain considerable advantages from it, but basic GUI elements such as buttons, icons, and controls can benefit as well.

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Sep 05 2014

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 each and every cent…

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