(Free) Services

Splitshire: Even More Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use

January 28th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
6
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
1
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
4
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
2
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
6
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
13
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
2
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...

Development

HTML 5 and SVG: Providing a PNG Fallback with PHP and ImageMagick

January 15th, 2014
by Denis Potschien
1
HTML 5 and SVG: Providing a PNG Fallback with PHP and ImageMagick

Using SVG in web design has many advantages. Being a vector format is the biggest and has it standing out from the crowd of other image formats. You could have guessed, though, that while modern browsers do already support SVG, the good ole Internet Exploder doesn’t, at least not below version 9. As older versions of Internet Explorer are still out there in the...

(Free) Services

Picjumbo: A New Collection of High-quality, Commercial-use Photos for Totally Free

January 13th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
2
Picjumbo: A New Collection of High-quality, Commercial-use Photos for Totally Free

Photos are what web designers need in massive amounts. Yet, shooting each and every needed photo by yourself would soon become a full-time occupation in itself. Compromises are to be made. Thus, it’s no wonder that we see loads of stock libraries around. Who wants to use the same images, competitor X already uses? The need for heaps of fresh images is permanently rising....

Development

Wallpaper for jQuery Adds Image or Video Backgrounds to Any Website Easily

January 10th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
5
Wallpaper for jQuery Adds Image or Video Backgrounds to Any Website Easily

Such is life. Client X needs a landing page within the next 15 minutes. It’s a rather simple page with not a lot more than a full-screen background image. Now, how can I achieve that in the quickest and easiest way? Having evaluated a few alternatives I decide to go with Ben Plum’s newest jQuery plugin Wallpaper. This lets me do the job in...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

DevDocs: The Ultimate Work of Reference for Web Developers

January 8th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
4
DevDocs: The Ultimate Work of Reference for Web Developers

Thibaut Courouble is back. The philosopher and front-end developer from France created yet another useful web service for developers. His new project DevDocs has the potential to become the ultimate work of reference for anybody building web apps. DevDocs integrates a plethora of different documentations and equips them with a spanned search function. This is a very good idea… Courouble: No Stranger to The...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Summernote: Powerful WYSIWYG-Editor for Bootstrap 3

January 6th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
4
Summernote: Powerful WYSIWYG-Editor for Bootstrap 3

Today I stumbled upon a fresh JavaScript, which I think you will like, too. This little tool helps you integrate a feature-rich WYSIWYG editor into your next Bootstrap project. And it is entirely free. Summernote – say hi – is under ambitious development and bound to reach version 1 in the course of the next few weeks. You need not wait, though, as Summernote...