Design

Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

April 13th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

Niice.co: The Homepage

Did your muses sneak out the back-door without even leaving a message on the bathroom mirror? Didn't you just have this wonderful idea for this next web project? No? I thought so. When the only thing running properly is your nose and the only sparks flying burn your skin, it is high time you...

Development

Sidr for jQuery: Modern Sidebar Navigation with an Edge

April 12th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Sidr for jQuery: Modern Sidebar Navigation with an Edge

Project's Homepage

We all came to love the so-called panel menu, or more correct off-canvas-menu, which saw a dramatic rise in popularity alongside the equally dramatic rise in popularity of smartphones and mobile clients in general. It’s getting hard to find one smartphone app that isn’t equipped with a navigation that slides in at swipe or tap....

Photography

Depositphotos and Noupe Give Away More Than 300 Professional Stock Files For Free

April 11th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Depositphotos and Noupe Give Away More Than 300 Professional Stock Files For Free

Depositphotos.com | Homepage

Today we have a very special and very attractive opportunity for you. Five of our readers are able to win a free 2 month subscription to Depositphoto's Standard Plan. This allows for the daily download of up to five professional photos or vector files for use in design projects. In a two month period...

Themes

Envato Moves to 100% GPL, and WooThemes Joins ThemeForest — What’s Next?

April 9th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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Envato Moves to 100% GPL, and WooThemes Joins ThemeForest — What’s Next?

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It all started in late 2012 and the early part of 2013 -- WordPress Foundation requested that developers who are selling their WP-related works via Envato marketplaces should not speak at, volunteer for, sponsor or organize WordCamps. Obviously, things got heated (and personal) -- you don’t tell one of the biggest communities of WP developers...

Essentials

Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: 500 Icons in our Freepik Web Mega Bundle

April 8th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: 500 Icons in our Freepik Web Mega Bundle

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Today, we have something to give away for free and we know you’ll like it. The creators of Freepik came up with a big icon-set of 500 symbols and decided to make it available exclusively through our lovely Noupe Magazine. We share it only with our German sister Dr. Web. Read on to learn how...

Development

Unobtrusive Helper: Intro.js Guides Visitors Around Your Website

April 7th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
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Unobtrusive Helper: Intro.js Guides Visitors Around Your Website

introjs1-w550 You know it. A website should be self-explanatory, navigation should be obvious. "Don't make me think!" If you need a manual to tell your visitors how to use your website, you're a dead man designer walking. This is generally true. But! Imagine you changed your website, but ever so slightly that your regular visitors won't...

Essentials

Unusual Code Checker: Holmes Validates HTML, Uses CSS To Do So

April 6th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
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Unusual Code Checker: Holmes Validates HTML, Uses CSS To Do So

holmes-w550 Of course it is advisable, no, mandatory to have your source code checked, double-checked and validated to avoid errors and to ensure standards compliance. Instead of having your project run through one of the many validators out there, you can opt to use the brand-new diagnostic tool by the clever name of Holmes to achieve...

Themes

14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

April 5th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

Clippy Each month, I bring to you a roundup of some of the best free themes released for self-hosted WordPress websites. Now that March has ended, here is this month's edition!

Essentials

CSS Matic – “What You See Is What You Get” for CSS Developers

April 4th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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CSS Matic – “What You See Is What You Get” for CSS Developers

Homepage

Long gone are the times where we had to code CSS entirely by hand. It's already been a while since more and more little helpers started to get created. These little helpers usually cover one single aspect of CSS and support it with a more or less elaborate graphical UI for visual development in the likes...

Development

Small Tools: 5 jQuery Plugins for Developer’s Daily Routine

April 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Small Tools: 5 jQuery Plugins for Developer’s Daily Routine

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Developers around jQuery are very active. At an hourly rate new plugins are brought up, that previously had not or not in this form been available. You can hardly keep track of the progress. There are big, disruptive projects, but lots more small helpers for various use-cases. We have dug up five of these little...

Business Online

CheckPanel: Fresh Task-Management App for Site Owners

April 1st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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CheckPanel: Fresh Task-Management App for Site Owners

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CheckPanel is a brand-new web app from Germany. It aims at the organization of recurring tasks around maintaining a website. One of the many use-cases could be the inevitable check whether an URL is reachable or not, the so-called web monitoring. But, as experienced admins will confirm, there are a lot more things to check...

Inspiration

Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

March 31st, 2013
by Simon Arms
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Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

What do I care for the symbolism of it all? What do I care if the castle's heart is sound or not? I don't want to be sound anyway! Anybody can be sound if they're always doing what they're told. I want to live! Can't you see? Oh, can't you see? I want to be myself, and become...