Sep 29 2012

Pimp Your New Twitter Profile Page with Free Header Images from TwitrCovers.com

It’s merely two weeks ago that Twitter announced the immediate availability of header images on profile pages, a functionality very similar to Facebook and Google+ offerings. Apply a header image and each time someone opens up your profile, be it on desktop or through mobile apps, your newly embedded image will be shown. We all know that this is not actually overwhelming but play kids as we all are, we won’t miss out on uploading our own headers, will we? You could of course unleash your creativity and build a great, earth-shaking header image for your followership or you could just download one of the nice headers they provide over at TwitrCovers.com. Actually that’s what I did…

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Sep 28 2012

Camera+ by Taptaptap: A Great Photography App And Now Native On iPad

Welcome to part two of our series with iOS Apps for Creative Professionals. I didn’t tell you, but I will now. I like the iOS app Camera+ by taptaptap so much, that I installed it on my new iPad. Even though I knew it was only optimized for iPhones. As the retina display double-sizes the iPhone apps nicely without showing visible pixelation I was happy enough with that solution. But taptaptap was obviously not content with me being just happy, they wanted to excite me. And they did with their release of Camera+ for iPad today.

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Sep 27 2012

Refracted: 34 Unusual Underwater Photographs

To celebrate the start of Google’s underwater Street View efforts, we have collected quite a few pictures we’re sure you’ll never find there. But wouldn’t it be a surprise if you did? We had that kind of bycatch a few years ago, when it came to the first iteration of Street View already. Perhaps they accidentally caught some fish with their pants down this time? We don’t know…

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Sep 26 2012

Source Code Pro: Adobe’s Second Open Source Font Just Released

Create The Web, Adobe’s conference jumpstarting new product lines and innovations for web developers, has debuted in San Francisco. In the next two weeks people in other parts of the world will have the chance to attend too, as the conference is moving from London to Tokyo to Sydney. What you will see there is a bunch of new tools seeking to make web design easier and faster. The whole suite of tools is called Edge and here at Noupe we will be taking closer looks at its parts in the coming days. Accompanying the release of Edge, Adobe introduces another font under the Open Font License. Again it has been designed by Paul D. Hunt and again it is freely available from its SourceForge repository.

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Sep 25 2012

Best Web Fonts – Implement Google Web Fonts Most Easily

The Google Font Directory has increased in size three-fold in the course of the last year and keeps on growing. More than 500 fonts leave you searching for the one and only, not all fonts are high-grade. While this partly depends on your, or your client’s taste, we won’t go fighting over that. Besides curating the 80 best fonts from Google’s directory, all of them subjectively chosen, but still representing a fair round-up of the whole, Best Web Fonts offers you testing options and code-snippets to make implementation of the fonts easier. You’ll end up saving quite a bit of time this way.

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Sep 24 2012

ConceptShare gives Collaboration that Push

ConceptShare

Virtually every designer out there has to collaborate at some point. Whether that’s with other designers, other creative pros or clients, you’ll need to share your work and get feedback or insight. Too many creatives are still dealing with these situations via email. But email is horribly inefficient, especially if you have multiple people you need to share with.

Instead, why not use ConceptShare? With ConceptShare, you can share your creative work with colleagues or clients, get feedback and have discussions.

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Sep 24 2012

All The Colours Of The Sun: 60 Perfectly Amazing Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

From time to time I need to get my thoughts clear. When I’m feeling stressed by deadlines, clients, people, life in general, all I have to do is look at a beautiful landscape with all the colours of the sun to it. Whenever I can, I try to experience these views in real life, but unfortunately vacations only last so long. So for the rest of the year, photography has to contribute to my wellbeing. The following 60 hand-picked photos are my personal favourites for the coming winter season. I hope they can keep you in good mood too.

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Sep 21 2012

Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

It’s only been a few weeks ago, that Adobe’s font developer Paul D. Hunt surprised us with the release of a modern, elegant font under the – gasp – open font license. You can even call this release a sensation as Adobe always has been radical in protecting its fonts. They were the inventors of the proprietary (and expensive) Type 1 format which flushed a lot of money into the company’s coffers. Adobe was so extremely keen on font protection, that they went so far as to encapsulate them into a font manager, that was not only able to ruin one financially but more so to gaslight its users. Fortunately the system went down the drain as the so-called font wars broke out. But well, let’s not bear grudges. Say a friendly hello to Source Sans Pro.

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Sep 20 2012

IzzoNet: Create Your Own Shop Easily

Selling things online is something I think a lot of us have considered doing. And even if you haven’t considered selling things yourself, it’s likely that you’ve had clients who were interested in doing so. But getting an ecommerce site setup, even for designers and developers, can be a pain. It’s often time-consuming, frustrating, and requires a lot of administrative-type work that’s not very much fun. Instead, a service like IzzoNet can really make it simple to get your online store up and running in just a few easy steps.

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Sep 19 2012

Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

business card

Business cards are a quite popular topic and, depending on your method of acquisition, a decidedly important one. The web is full of examples in a wide variety of layouts. Today there’s no shortage of creative business card designs to buy ready-made or get tailored by a designer. Therefore the bigger problem is, how to avoid getting a card design that is nothing special.

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