Essentials

LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom

October 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom

If you want to do quick everyday photo manipulations on a bunch of images, you will usually not go for Photoshop. Adobe Lightroom is what people inside the Photoshop universe will recommend you. A while ago, we already introduced you to a free competitor of Adobe’s commercial solution, Darktable (which is great). Today we have an even greater solution for you. The formerly commercial,...

Essentials

Flaticon.com: Use 11,000+ Free Icons from within Adobe Photoshop

October 2nd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Flaticon.com: Use 11,000+ Free Icons from within Adobe Photoshop

Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain just did it again. They pushed out a new project by the name of flaticon.com. Flaticon.com is a platform hosting more than 11,000 icons, all in the looks of the ever so popular flat design trend. This week they added a brand-new Photoshop plugin to the free service. This makes it possible to access each and every icon...

Essentials

September 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

October 1st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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September 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

A few months ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Since then they kept promise and regularly released new images. Quality varies though. That’s why we decided to help separate the wheat from the chaff by publishing only the 10 best images released in September 2013. Have fun and do whatever you want with these gorgeous photos… Reminder: Unsplash.com is a timeline-oriented image project,...

Design

10 Beginner Tips for Unique Product Photography

September 30th, 2013
by Tara Hornor
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10 Beginner Tips for Unique Product Photography

Most photographers know the basics to good product photos – using a tripod, setting your camera to the widest aperture, using a white background, creating an out-of-focus background, and more. But what about those really unique product photographs? You know the ones. They simply don’t look like a normal product photo you’d see in a regular catalog. These are usually used for full page...

Business Online

Google Static Map Maker: Static Maps on Steroids

September 27th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Google Static Map Maker: Static Maps on Steroids

True. Google Maps lets you generate maps, which can fairly easily be integrated into any given website. If you’ve done that frequently, you might have asked yourself if things could not be that little bit easier here and there. Working on the website for the butcher around the corner a static little map would be absolutely sufficient, wouldn’t it? You don’t need to be...

Development

Flat, Mobile, Responsive: Fresh JavaScripts and jQuery Plugins Made in September 2013

September 25th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Flat, Mobile, Responsive: Fresh JavaScripts and jQuery Plugins Made in September 2013

jQuery plugins and JavaScript tools are collectibles you can’t get enough of. Just like WordPress themes, fonts, icons, basically any resource for designers and developers, they are available in masses. To separate the wheat from the chaff is harder than simply finding them. Regarding JavaScript tools keeping up with development is especially important. If you choose to integrate a third-party tool you should not...

Development

Plug-in Free #3: Building an Interactive Map

September 24th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Plug-in Free #3: Building an Interactive Map

Hello developers! I am back for part 3 in our series on plug-in free web development. While the first article was all about theory, the second showed you how to implement bar graphs with HTML5. Today we’ll focus on something even more common. Interactive maps aren’t particularly new; they’ve been around for years. What’s different about the map, we will be developing during the course...

Inspiration

There We Go: 25+ Incredible Sites Created Using Website Builders

September 23rd, 2013
by Tara Hornor
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There We Go: 25+ Incredible Sites Created Using Website Builders

It seems that website builders are on the rise lately. These sites boast the capability of helping anyone create a professional website, with no technical experience at all. While not all website builders are all that they claim to be, many do provide everything needed for even those with a blind design eye to end up with a fairly nice-looking website. Some of the...

Development

Plug-in Free #2: Building Interactive Bar Graphs with HTML5

September 20th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Plug-in Free #2: Building Interactive Bar Graphs with HTML5

Good morning, developers! I am back for part 2 in our series on plug-in free web development. While the first article was all about theory, we can now get rolling. In the following article, we’ll be developing plug-in free by creating bar graphs and similar graphics, using NASDAQ’s current web site as an example. But we won’t be creating merely a picture of a bar graph, but a real, interactive bar...

Deals & Giveaways

Ultimatum 2.5: Brand-new WordPress Theme Builder at a Fantastic Price

September 19th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Ultimatum 2.5: Brand-new WordPress Theme Builder at a Fantastic Price

Only three weeks back, the brand-new version of the popular WordPress theme builder Ultimatum got published. This is not a simple update but a complete rewrite of the software with a much higher functionality level. The promise remains: Build a WordPress theme without knowledge of coding. The difference: In this latest version of Ultimatum, designers with coding knowledge are supported too ;-) Our Deal...

Business Online

Freelancers Rejoice: Billbooks Helps You Run Your Business Successfully

September 18th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Freelancers Rejoice: Billbooks Helps You Run Your Business Successfully

Invoicing is a task that does not appeal to a lot of people. Yet, if it is not done properly, you’ll never get paid for all the great work you’ve done. There is no getting round it. Whether it is Google Sheets or Excel or any other kind of solution, you need an easy and reliable way to administer your bills and expenses. Billbooks...

IMHO

Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiating With a Late Paying Client

September 17th, 2013
by Speider Schneider
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Have you ever been paid late for a freelance job? Chances are, it’s happened at least once, and that caused major headaches for you. You might very well have a contract that spells out payments, percentages, deadlines, milestones, and even penalties for late payment, but, in the end, the client pays when they want to pay, and you have little recourse… or do you?...