Essentials

Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

May 10th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

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Mobile web development is lots more demanding than classical desktop design, because it extends the stage to screen sizes you usually do not have at hand while developing. Of course you might be able to do proper testing on target devices, but doing so on every step of the way would blow up the efforts...

IMHO

The Fireworks Lament [IMHO]

May 9th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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The Fireworks Lament [IMHO]

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A few days ago Adobe caused an outcry with its announcement to not develop Fireworks, their web design prototyper, further. Though they did not really call it quits, instead promised to make sure Fireworks would receive necessary updates in terms of security or OS adaptation, furious users started their campaigns to „save Fireworks“ from oblivion....

Deals & Giveaways

JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

May 8th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

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It's been one and a half years since ICVT, a startup from Israel, surprised us with the inception of a web service able to reduce uploaded JPG images to one fifth of their original size. Most remarkably, the pictures don't lose quality visibly. The larger the original file is, the higher the achievable reduction result....

Design

“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

May 7th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

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Creating retina-ready images from within Photoshop is no rocket-science. Still, it is a tedious task no designer is likely to associate the term fun with. Help in shortening the amount of life-time that has to be put therein will be much appreciated. Artiom Dashinsky from Tel-Aviv is the one to be thankful for as he...

Essentials

Map Icons Designer: 200 Map Symbols plus 10 Location Pins Free for Commercial Use

May 6th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Map Icons Designer: 200 Map Symbols plus 10 Location Pins Free for Commercial Use

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Icons, these sweet little thingies, you can never have enough of. If you are like me, you'll tend to collect each and every one you can find. The new set "Map Icons Designer" by WebIconSet.com represents a large collection of pictograms, especially useful for the design of maps. An additional ten location pins, intended to...

Design

No Matter of Luck: What To Consider In Mobile App Development [Infographic]

May 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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No Matter of Luck: What To Consider In Mobile App Development [Infographic]

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There are gazillions of mobile apps out there. If you are looking for a specific use case or - not - you won't see any shortage in what you will be able to find. Thus, releasing a mobile app is not without risks. You need to create something outstanding to attract the users. But how...

Photography

Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

May 2nd, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

"Light is Life" by Ian Plant

What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which separates the merely good from the truly magnificent? Many candidates immediately spring to mind, such as subject matter, light, mood, and moment. One aspect clearly rises above the rest, and is the thread which...

Inspiration

Through The Years: Street Art That Got People Talking

May 1st, 2013
by Simon Arms
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Through The Years: Street Art That Got People Talking

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On toilet walls, on subway trains - both inside and out - on apartment doors, along alleyways and in children’s playgrounds - nowadays every major city in the world is plastered with hundreds of thousands of pieces of graffiti and street art. A piece may be good, excellent even, but if you don’t stand there...

Themes

11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

April 30th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

Demo | Download Another month lies behind us and here is April's edition of free WordPress themes for self-hosted websites! April did not see many new free themes being released -- there were several older ones that were updated, though. This can be attributed to the fact that WP 3.6 is just around the corner, and developers...

Design

The Future Is Now: GinWiz Mobilizes Your Website [Review]

April 29th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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The Future Is Now: GinWiz Mobilizes Your Website [Review]

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We all know it. Mobile is the future. There are studies all over the place that tell you there are more smartphones than toilets out there, more smartphones than humans even (well, not yet). Android phones are registered at a whopping pace of 1.5 million devices per day - according to Google's Eric Schmidt....

Design

Photoshop in Web Design: 5 Plugins to Make your Workday More Pleasant

April 28th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
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Photoshop in Web Design: 5 Plugins to Make your Workday More Pleasant

GuideGuide Still nowadays lots of web designs start as a Photoshop draft. This gets more and more elaborate and has to be converted to HTML and CSS during the late stages of the project. No wonder, that services for PSD to HTML conversion still face no shortage of orders. A lot of developers have created a flood...

Development

Fast and Easy: Create HTML Mockups with RoughDraft.js

April 27th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Fast and Easy: Create HTML Mockups with RoughDraft.js

RoughDraft in Action In the process of the development of the next client's website it comes inescapably - the moment, where you will have to present a design that does look real, though you almost always don't have any real content at that time. The urgent need for placeholder content lies in the air and you go...