Dec 27 2012

We Love Icon Fonts: Open Source Directory for Free Icon Fonts

Tim Pietrusky, developer from Germany, has a big idea. His brand-new, free-of-charge web service called We Love Icon Fonts is supposed to become the equivalent to Google Web Fonts, but with a sole focus on icon fonts. The collection is steadily growing, quite a few are already integrated. If you want to embed the sets into your website, they get called in from the service as a third party hoster.

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Dec 26 2012

Calendario for jQuery Allows For A Flexible And Responsive Calendar On Your Website

If you need to publish events, anniversaries, anything that involves a date or date range, it is advisable to do this in the form of a visual calendar. That is exactly what the jQuery plugin Calendario promises to achieve. Calendario integrates a calendar with a month view into any website and is flexible customizable. The data to be displayed can easily be handed over via JavaScript.

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Dec 25 2012

Fresh and Free WordPress Themes Released In December 2012

We have come to the end of another fine month. For WordPress users, December 2012 marked the release of WordPress 3.5 Beyond that, many new themes were also released in December, and in this round-up, we shall be taking a look at them.

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Dec 24 2012

Photocat: Photo Editor Not Only For The Festive Season

Photocat is a very capable, yet also usable solution for photo editing. Did I mention it is free of charge, too? Especially to celebrate the festive season the creators added to the large feature set and provide you with a special creation to help you christmasize your photos. If you are late as always and urgently looking for a simple tool to aid you in putting together a last minute christmas card, I advise you to take a look at Photocat now. All others can relax for the time being, but should take a long hard look at Photocat any time soon.

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Dec 23 2012

35 Last Minute Christmas Wallpapers of 2012

Every year’s end we arrive at these special times when something seems to have changed everywhere: in the air, on the streets, in our houses, at work. The atmosphere is different: everybody is buying Christmas presents, Christmas trees, Christmas sweets and so on. Christmas wallpapers have their tradition as well. In this post we have prepared a selection of Christmas wallpapers to pep up your desktop just a bit. After all, it should fit into the overall decoration at home, shouldn’t it!

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Dec 20 2012

I Love You, WordPress! But…

…There are certain things that I hate about you, sadly. Yes, I know, many WordPress users will disagree (some will already have started cursing me, even without reading this article). On the other hand, many non-WP users might be passing those *I-knew-it* smiles while reading this text. Perhaps you are one of them? In any case, my point behind this article is not to trash-talk WordPress. Trust me: I love WordPress! As a matter of fact, I use WP on many of my websites. Plus, I’m currently writing this article for Noupe, an awesome website that uses WordPress. So read, what annoys me, what troubles me, what is inacceptable and then let’s start a discussion…

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Dec 19 2012

Lookfilter.com: Modern Photoshop Droplets Pimp Your Photos

Regular readers already know Lookfilter.com. Two months ago the service announced to provide several very interesting Photoshop actions for photographers with ambitions as well as Instagrammers and other fans of photo effects. In October Lookfilter.com gave away the very elegant action “The Wise Watson” for free. A lot has changed at Lookfilter.com since then. In the meantime the service has been launched officially. They still offer a freebie action, though…

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Dec 17 2012

The Mobile Book: Packed With Know-How, While Easy To Read

Specialist books are necessary, if you want to keep up with today’s knowledge in whatever field your profession lies. I have to force myself into reading these publications though, as these books tend to be written in such a dry and uninteresting way that it leaves me looking for the next distraction. Very rarely though, reading a specialist book can be fun. One of the most notable exceptions I found this year is The Mobile Book by Smashing Media. I spent this weekend with relaxed reading and got filled up with knowledge on responsive web design without even having the impression of strenuousness. What more could I have wanted?

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Dec 14 2012

Hotels in Phuket: 3 Awesome Design Concepts

Design is important. As you are readers of Noupe, one of the best design magazines this side of the milky way, you are certainly aware of that. Recently I had the chance to take a deeper look at three design-oriented hotel concepts over here in Thailand. And I saw that design sometimes just isn’t enough. For a hotel to be successful it must have a strong concept that appeals to an increasingly wide range of people from all over the world. I went to check the Millenium Resort, the Pimnara Hotel and the Color Kata Hotel, all three located in Phuket, Thailand. And this is my story…

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Dec 13 2012

An Easy Choice? WordPress and ExpressionEngine Compared

In a world full of multiple options, picking the right CMS can be quite a task at times. Each CMS comes with its own share of good and bad points, thus making the selection process even more difficult. How does one pick the ideal CMS? Which features does one require? These are only some of the questions that every user asks before he or she decides to use a particular CMS. Two of the most talked-about CMSs in the current computing scenario are WordPress and ExpressionEngine. Each has its own loyal user base, multitudes of extensions and features, as well as drawbacks. Both WP and EE are often compared, debated and discussed all across the internet. So, among WordPress and ExpressionEngine, which one beats the other? We shall attempt to answer this question in this article.

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