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...

Development

Responsive Images: Still Waiting for a Standard? Try Rwd.Images.Js Instead!

February 7th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Responsive Images: Still Waiting for a Standard? Try Rwd.Images.Js Instead!

Responsive Images is a topic far from resolved. Will it be the picture element as proposed by the W3C or will it be the srcset attribute as proposed by WHATWG in the end? No matter what time will bring, responsive images are a problem that needs to be solved today and not sometime in the future. No wonder that JavaScript is the remedy of...

Photography

Time Lapse Videos: How to Quicken the Pace of Your Movies

February 6th, 2014
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Time Lapse Videos: How to Quicken the Pace of Your Movies

You can choose between two equally great methods to let videos run faster than in real-time. One is doing it directly from your camera, the other is postprocessing them in a suitable software such as Adobe Premiere. Both methods reduce long hours to a mere few minutes or seconds, even, while needing a speedy eye. Yet, nothing falls through the grid that way… Step...

Deals & Giveaways

Pixeno: Web Designers Hosting for Free (with Luck)

February 5th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
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Pixeno: Web Designers Hosting for Free (with Luck)

Today we are back with another special giveaway. Pixeno, a company offering web hosting for web designers and developers by web designers and developers, gave us six of their annual hosting plans, which we don’t want to keep but raffle off to our dear readers. Participating is easy. Simply answer the questions at the end of the article correctly and you are in the...

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...

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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...