Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Big Time Saver: Becoming a WordPress Pro (Near-)Instantly

February 27th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Big Time Saver: Becoming a WordPress Pro (Near-)Instantly

WordPress powers a massive amount of websites and has rightfully become the go-to solution for most small to medium businesses. It is easy to comprehend, easy to install and easy to administer. Yet, it isn’t as easy as 1-2-3. Getting to know one’s ways around the system is not to be done intuitively. So you’ll need to do a bit of learning – one...

Essentials

Total Recall #2: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Pro GUI Sets of 2013

February 25th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Total Recall #2: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Pro GUI Sets of 2013

In part one of our Total Recall series we featured an extensive collection of the best free website layout HTML/CSS themes and PSD templates from 2013, aimed to quickly and effectively give you a solid foundation for creating your own theme or website. However, not everyone can find a design that will fully meet his design requirements and satisfy customer’s preferences. So for those who prefer...

(Free) Services

IM FREE: Curated Collections of Free Commercial Use Photos No Designer Can Do Without

February 24th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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IM FREE: Curated Collections of Free Commercial Use Photos No Designer Can Do Without

Okay, this is new. At least that’s how I decided to apologize why I didn’t notice this service by IM-Creator earlier. Remember IM-Creator? The homepage builder equipped with templates made by freelance designers itself targets freelance designers and not the DIY thirteen year old son of the CEO’s golf mate. It was this same homepage builder that secretly (well almost…) introduced a new offering...

(Free) Services

DesignerCandies: Brand-new Service Offers Free Design Resources in the Public Domain

February 21st, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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DesignerCandies: Brand-new Service Offers Free Design Resources in the Public Domain

DesignerCandies is a five weeks old side-project maintained by designer Adam McIntyre. At the time of this writing, DesignerCandies hosts 25 freebies, suitable for both web and print design. Given the current pace, the collection grows by five freebies weekly. To date the focus lies on 3D renders, yet textures and brushes can also be found. The most interesting point: all the resources are...

Deals & Giveaways

Almost for Free: 17 Premium Responsive WordPress Themes

February 20th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Almost for Free: 17 Premium Responsive WordPress Themes

Premium responsive WordPress themes. Does that not sound like your favorite tune? I know it does to my ears. And from our analytics backend we know that WordPress themes are among the top ten most wanted article topics here at Noupe, your wonderful design magazine. While free themes are always a solid traffic magnet, premium themes usually fall behind a little. Which is due...

Deals & Giveaways

Hosting, Polling, Logos: And The Winner Is…

February 19th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Hosting, Polling, Logos: And The Winner Is…

During the past weeks we ran a few giveaways. The winners have yet to be announced. That’s what this post will be all about. So, if you have been taking part in any of our giveaways, check whether you won by reading on… Pixeno: Web Designers Hosting for Free (with Luck) Having teamed up with Pixeno we were looking for six winners. Taking part...

Essentials

Total Recall #1: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Templates 2013 in PSD and HTML/CSS

February 17th, 2014
by Nataly Birch
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Total Recall #1: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Templates 2013 in PSD and HTML/CSS

The past leaves its own mark, so it is very useful to look back early in the year, and put up a best-of-collection of remarkable things and resources. May be you have missed something valuable that might come in handy in the near future, probably something that will make your working process more efficient, time-saving and cost-effective. Or be it something that can help...

Design

Get Prepared: 40+ Top Free Vectors for Spring Holidays

February 14th, 2014
by Tara Hornor
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Get Prepared: 40+ Top Free Vectors for Spring Holidays

Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Thanksgiving (in the US) are such big holidays in the winter that it can be easy to forget the smaller holiday that occur at the end of winter and into spring. Valentine’s Day is today, so we are little late for that, but we still have St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and even Memorial Day...

Deals & Giveaways

Snap That Chance: Royalty-free Stock Photos for Less than One Dollar each

February 13th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Snap That Chance: Royalty-free Stock Photos for Less than One Dollar each

Our Deal of this Week is straight-forward mighty. It is the comeback of a deal already run. There were so many requests to run it again, that Mighty Deals tried their best to be granted permission and just do it. Today’s deal brings you another round of stock photos by one of the largest repositories out there. You can save up to 90 %...

Themes

Minimal is the New Black: 20 Fresh Free WordPress Themes from January 2014

February 12th, 2014
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Minimal is the New Black: 20 Fresh Free WordPress Themes from January 2014

Continuing with our monthly series, today we bring you a new edition of the most recent and beautiful themes available. All our new entries sport a minimal style, which is undoubtedly growing in popularity. In order to improve their websites’ speed, to ensure that visitors focus on content and – not least – granting a perfect experience on mobile devices, many website creators are...

Essentials

HTML, CSS, PSD and More: 24 Free Design Resources from January 2014

February 11th, 2014
by Noupe Editorial Team
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HTML, CSS, PSD and More: 24 Free Design Resources from January 2014

Creativity is like a cat. Sometimes it gives you head butts and rubs against you. Then it delivers you nothing but dead prey or stays away completely for days. As a creative professional you need to find ways to get creativity back, while your cat just needs you to patiently wait as long as it takes. Sparking your creativity is best done by inspiration...

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New Old Stock: Public Domain Photos from Institutional Archives Worldwide

February 10th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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New Old Stock: Public Domain Photos from Institutional Archives Worldwide

Many institutions create and collect photos and make them available as Public Domain or licenses closest to that. As we all know, public institutions don’t really care to make their services comfortably usable. On top of that these collections contain loads more chaff than wheat. Cole Townsend from Buffalo, New York has come to our rescue. His Tumblr project “New Old Stock” curates the...