Dec 16 2014

JotForm Theme Store: New Marketplace for Professional Form Designs Opens

Over the course of the past two months, we covered JotForm frequently. The form builders turned form designers from sunny California went through the launch of a game-changing new feature of their core product. Instead of just offering a form builder with a few simple beautifier options, they came up with a full-fledged Form Designer, giving you complete freedom over the look and feel of your forms while at the same time assisting you as much as you like to get assisted. Yesterday they opened the door to their next big feature, the Theme Store. We have taken a look at it for you…

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Dec 15 2014

The Right Mood #1: Free Christmas Icons, Patterns and Mockups 2014

“Ho, Ho, Ho”,  Xmas is looming and Santa is coming to town. It is time to fetch the Christmas toys from the closet, buy the Christmas tree, and equip oneself with pleasant things that are capable of turning a simple room into a fairy-tale charged with a cheerful and festive mood. The, relax and enjoy the end of the year. Taking care of creating a proper atmosphere these days is of particular importance. The air of Christmas should be prevailing whether you intend to prettify the house, or you want to add a joyful and merry touch to your website, or you are up to creating a complementary celebratory artworks. Just everything looks more solemn, inspiring and uplifting when placed in a proper emotional environment. Today we begin with free instruments for designers and artists, who plan to create festive artworks, cards and invitations from scratch. We hope our list of themed icons, festive patterns and vector graphics come in handy.

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Dec 11 2014

Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

I don’t know how I could have missed this great project during the last two years. Invented in November of 2012, this project has grown to become a more than noteworthy exhibition of what open web technologies are able to do today, when used by skilled people. Christmas Experiments is not only an impressive collection of 24 outstanding works but also the best argument for lifelong learning. See what you can do when you commit yourself to staying up to date. Your clients will pay you with full hands, as if you were worth your weight in gold. Well, the latter might be a slight exaggeration. Look at these masterpieces, however, and see how much room for improvement you still got…

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Dec 10 2014

Best of SVG 2014: Icons, Tools and Resources

With mobile devices taking over the world, so to speak, new technology for making websites and apps look pretty on mobile devices continues to emerge and evolve. One of those awesome mobile technologies to arrive on the scene in recent years is that of SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG takes vectors a step further beyond just a scalable image. In fact, an SVG is actually XML-based, meaning that an SVG and its behaviors are definable for interaction and animation using CSS and/or Javascript.

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Dec 08 2014

With and Without JS: SVG Loader and SVG Morpheus Beautify Your (Web) App

If you are into designing for multiple resolutions, SVG is the best option to turn to as far as the use of graphics is concerned. These small vector files can be scaled up and down as you like it without sacrificing quality. And with the two tools I am about to introduce you to, SVG will even move…

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Dec 05 2014

27 Free Texture Packs for Your Next Design Project

Sometimes in order to take your website design from blah to bling, you do not have to put a great deal of additional effort into it. If the project fits, a texture can make a big difference. Thanks to a pretty rich assortment, textures are able to provide projects with absolutely different aesthetics. For example, if you adopt a more rough and grainy texture such as wood or paper then you are going to receive a strong rustic vibe that is well-suited for restaurant-related projects. If you opt for vibrant semi-transparent watercolor-esque textures you will be able to get a subtle appeal and stately elegance that is necessary on fashion-themed or womanish websites. Each project demands its matching texture.

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Dec 04 2014

Put Straight! 8 Amazing Sites Created With: Webydo, a Code-free Platform for Professional Designers

Tools are what drives the web design industry. I do know a handful of people who honestly tell me they design each and every site using just their vi: or Notepad Plus. But I know hundreds of people who embrace modern tools to get their work done without sacrificing quality. In a new series here at Noupe we’ll be taking a look at the various solutions available for those designers who don’t hide behind ideological walls and are open to evolve. These solutions have come along a way from the Geocities of the Nineties to the online design platforms some of them are today. They are no longer an overly simplistic way of getting sites online without even the slightest knowledge. Instead they have become elaborate, feature-rich design tools in their own right. Our little series will focus on sites created with the online branch of web design software. We will takle a look at how they look and how functional and modern and state of the art they are. We start with Webydo, the code-free online web design platform for professional designers.

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Dec 02 2014

ThemeFuse Exclusive Giveaway: Win Your WordPress-Site Complete With a Theme and a Domain

This is a brilliant way to set up your own WordPress site in a matter of 15 minutes. ThemeFuse lets you choose from more than 30 professional themes, will register your desired domain name and have the whole thing up and running on a one-year hosting plan for a total price of zero. At least as soon as you are one of the three people who can win just that in our little giveaway here. All the others will need to buy the (affordable) package…

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Dec 01 2014

Freelancers, Here’s Why Your Clients Hate You

Some freelancers are fast, clean, follow directions, and are on top of the freelance project every minute of every day. So why is your client so angry and upset with you? The truth is, THEY are not efficient and your abilities, which should be welcomed to make a project run smoothly, is just a reminder how screwed up the client side is and how you’re making them work harder to try to show you they are in charge… and smarter than you. It’s an odd power struggle but what can you do to make sure the project isn’t affected but not have the client feel like a total douche?

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Nov 27 2014

20+ Free HTML/CSS, PSD and GUI Templates from November 2014

Christmas is around the corner. In fact this roundup here is the last we’ll publish before the most important holiday season of the year. Are you already calming down, approaching the lazy days or are you under high pressure with each and every customer knocking, nagging and biting like a barn fly. If you’re a victim of the latter, the least thing you should use now are shitty templates that leave you with more work instead of less. We have the perfect list of resources for you. All of which are lightweight (not to be mixed with poorly created), with some of them including smart objects for you to include your logo or app design within a beautiful frame, and all of them being vector files. Sounds good? We bet it does…

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