Essentials

The Pattern Library: Free Seamless Patterns for Your Designs

February 4th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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The Pattern Library: Free Seamless Patterns for Your Designs

The Pattern Library is a fresh new project by New Yorker Tim Holman and Claudio Guglieri from San Francisco. The two, who both don’t stem from where they are currently located, established a repository of seamless website backgrounds called “The Pattern Library”. The concept of the site matches the content – it’s extraordinary… The Pattern Library: Established with a Growth mindset ;-) When you...

Deals & Giveaways

Social Polling by Opinion Stage: One-Year Pro-Account for Free

February 3rd, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Social Polling by Opinion Stage: One-Year Pro-Account for Free

Votes and polls are nothing new. But before you yawn and turn to the next article, give me two seconds. Votes and polls done with Opinion Stage are not the ole fashioned feedback tools your mind first thinks of. Opinion Stage integrates the social component as it lets you interact with Social Media. The deeper insights you are about to receive are beyond comparison....

Design

Not Up For Creative Cloud? 10 Professional Alternatives to Photoshop CC

January 31st, 2014
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Not Up For Creative Cloud? 10 Professional Alternatives to Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC is no longer for sale. You can only rent it and pay a monthly fee to be allowed to use it. This does not appeal to everybody and I personally know more former Photoshop users who reject that licensing model than those who embrace it. As I was a regular updater anyway, the new mode of operation saves me money. But I...

Development

Perfect Match: Adaptive Backgrounds for jQuery Colors Your Website Automagically

January 30th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Perfect Match: Adaptive Backgrounds for jQuery Colors Your Website Automagically

This plugin for jQuery is gas. Adaptive Backgrounds by Brian Gonzalez analyzes the colors of the images in your website, determines which ones are dominant and colors the background of the element containing the image accordingly. As Adaptive Backgrounds works with the nearest parent by default, you can have multiple different backgrounds on the same page. The effect is impressive. Adaptive Backgrounds for jQuery:...

(Free) Services

Free Stock Photos by Email: Little Visuals

January 29th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Free Stock Photos by Email: Little Visuals

If you follow Noupe closely, you know that we covered pic-poster Unsplash.com quite a few times. This Tumblr-based service sends out emails containing 10 images with varying topics every 10 days. All the images can be used freely under a CC0 license. This allows for commercial use also. The even younger service Little Visuals would certainly win a look-alike contest… Little Visuals: 7 Images...

(Free) Services

Splitshire: Even More Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use

January 28th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Splitshire: Even More Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use

Daniel Nanescu from Torino, Italy is a web and graphics designer as well as a passionate photographer. Traces of his photography can be tracked back almost ten years from now. Daniel does not only have a practiced eye. He also has the appropriate hardware as well as some solid photo editing skills – the whole package. All the better that he decided to publish...

Development

Slip.js: Small Script Touch-Optimizes Lists in Web Apps

January 27th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Slip.js: Small Script Touch-Optimizes Lists in Web Apps

Slip.js is not exactly new to me. I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago, yet didn’t get impressed at first sight. These days I had a real life usecase and faintly remembered Slip.js. Now, having worked through a real project with the help of that small script, I have to admit that Slip.js really is a clever tool for the creation of touch-sortable...

Design

Styling SVG with CSS: Capabilities and Limitations

January 23rd, 2014
by Denis Potschien
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Styling SVG with CSS: Capabilities and Limitations

SVG is the new standard for vector images in the browser. Vector editors such as Adobe Illustrator allow to directly save to that format and modern browsers have no problems to properly display SVG. As SVG graphics consist of markup, they can be created and maintained using your favorite text editor, just as you do with your HTML. It is even possible to style...

Development

SVG and JavaScript: What Is Possible, What To Consider?

January 22nd, 2014
by Denis Potschien
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SVG and JavaScript: What Is Possible, What To Consider?

SVG has been around for quite some time now, waiting. Waiting for proper browser support. The wait is now over as all modern browsers support the format today. With Flash being on the decline, SVG has grown even more popular. Just like the proprietary Flash format, SVG is vector-based and can even contain animations. You need not even miss out on scripting, as SVG...

Essentials

HTML, CSS, PSD and More: 22 Free Design Resources from December 2013

January 20th, 2014
by Noupe Editorial Team
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HTML, CSS, PSD and More: 22 Free Design Resources from December 2013

Design resources are great in many ways. Some of us might just use them as they are, building their next project upon them. Others simply take them as an inspiration to create their own. All of us collect these resources. There’s no denying, we are hunter-gatherers. In the face of this fact we’ve put together yet another set stuffed with HTML, CSS and PSD...

Themes

20 Inspiring Free WordPress Themes To Start Anew in 2014

January 17th, 2014
by Noupe Editorial Team
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20 Inspiring Free WordPress Themes To Start Anew in 2014

Christmas and New Year have been and gone. If reshaping your WordPress site is one of your New Year’s resolutions, the following article is for you. The following themes have all been created between December 2013 and today, thus can be called the freshest there are. 17 of our 20 newcomers work fully responsive, a trend that has been on the rise for quite...

Apps

Brandnew App for Mac OS: 2,800 Free Icons for Designers

January 16th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Brandnew App for Mac OS: 2,800 Free Icons for Designers

The name Ivan Boyko will sound familiar to quite a few designers out there. He is the creative head behind icons8. The website by the same name offers 2,800 icons to download for free. 1,600 of them are designed following the design style of Windows 8, while the other 1,200 fit into the version 7 redesign of iOS. Today, Boyko added a way to...