Oct 14 2012

Moqups: HTML5-Based Mockups On Steroids

Before you detail the design of your next website project you need to determine where should be what. You will have to place your navigation, images, texts, forms, whatever will be part of your site. Especially essential parts such as the navigational concept have to be planned very thoroughly. The information architecture decides if your project will be usable or not. Also important in your early concept is that nothing should be forgotten. The established way to deal with all of these challenges is creating one or more mockups of the project. Mockups are small models, sometimes even prototypes, sometimes only scribbles of the website under construction. They do not determine the design aka looks of a site but they define its structure and the navigational concepts. The brand-new web-app Moqups has been created to help you do just that, build early mockups of your next big web-thing.

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Oct 13 2012

Delta – A Free, Modern Theme For jQuery UI

Kiandra IT is one of the bigger companies in the field of software development and the likes in Australia. In 2012 they were declared Microsoft Partner Of The Year. Pushing ahead their own software development efforts Kiandra created a theme for jQuery UI which they used internally for almost a year. Then they decided to open source it under the name of Delta. Kiandra did and put it under the liberal MIT/GPL-license, so everybody can use Delta free of charge for any purpose, be it for private, educational or commercial use.

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Oct 12 2012

What You Do Not Know About Bangkok’s Colors But Should…

If you can fight your way through Bangkok’s crowds and traffic, its sweltering heat and black smoke you will find colors so bright, so alien that you will think you have found  Marioland. The Thais’ love for colors is deep and omnipresent wherever you look. The following showcase is a tribute to one of the most colorful cultures throughout the world. It will provide you not only with pictures in bright colors, bit also information about the meaning behind it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing and photographing it.

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Oct 11 2012

Exploring Geometry: 30 Exceptional Polygonal Art Illustrations

Polygons by Dave Murray

Now and then different modern artists create artworks that force you to look at ordinary pictures in a whole new way. With a strong hint at the cubist style, polygonal art illustrations become extremely popular nowadays. Just like the old-school video games, this art direction inspires by exceptional interconnection between simple geometric forms, mainly with sharp corners and offbeat color combination. At first sight, every artwork is a giant collection of triangular shapes which recreates a feeling of depth and volume by means of light and dark tone of the same color that is used as a background. But if you take a closer look, you can definitely find circles, irregular polyhedra and segments with smooth lines that harmoniously complement each other and add slight touches of multilayerness.

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Oct 10 2012

Presentations With Reveal.js and HTML5: Better Than PowerPoint

Presentations are PowerPoint, you say? Well, think again. Most people I know start yawning as soon as PowerPoint gets mentioned. You don’t want your clients to yawn. If you are into presenting using your Android or iPad, you’ll even need additional tools to get a PPT up and running. As we are web developers, why not use the fine JavaScript framework Reveal.js, that just caught my eye? Reveal.js lets you build your presentations as a website, so all you need to – well – present is a browser.

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Oct 09 2012

26 of The Best Premium WordPress Themes For Creative Businesses, Agencies and Freelancers

If you are working as a freelance designer or a creative artist, having a proper online portfolio is absolutely mandatory. Most of the time, clients not only expect you to have a website showcasing your works, but also expect that website to be impressive beyond imagination. Trust me, a client will think twice before even considering you for a project if your own website lacks a proper sense of design. Furthermore, if you are running a creative business such as a design agency, your website is not just your space on the internet; it is your identity and a testimony of your works. A good website not only attracts potential customers, but also impresses others in the community, thereby winning you both financial profit and community respect. In this article, we take a look at some of the best premium WordPress themes for creative businesses (freelancers and agencies alike). So without further ado, here is the list!

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Oct 08 2012

Win Your Set of Die-Cut Business Cards Made by UPrinting

Online business card printing at UPrinting

We are always interested in bringing you value. Be it in the form of articles that dig deeper than elsewhere or in the form of long inspirational lists that are longer than elsewhere. Or be it in the form of a give-away like we’ll do today. Online printing company UPrinting was kind enough to offer two sets of die-cut business cards for our readers to win. Here’s what you need to know…

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Oct 08 2012

Productivity-Powerhouse: 40 Perfect Photoshop-Actions To Speed Up Your Workflow

Adobe Photoshop offers a very simple option to record a sequence of commands in the form of so-called Actions. These Actions can be stored and distributed. That way we have the possibility to use command-sequences other Photoshop artists developed and execute them on mouse click. Actions can speed up your workflow and even push your work to quality levels you probably wouldn’t have reached left to your own devices. The following article collects 40 high-grade Actions you won’t want to miss.

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Oct 07 2012

Test Your WordPress Themes Live With Theme Test Drive

So you found that new great WordPress theme and are eager to activate it. Lots of bloggers see the search for new themes as a sport. But if you are out of the niche where only you and your best friend reads your blog, spontaneous theme-switching might have become a little dangerous. What if things go wrong? What if not all sections of your blog really look as expected. Probably there are glitches in translation that are not so obvious or other problems persist. Vladimir Prelovac is here to help…

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Oct 06 2012

Collaborative Writing for Teams Enhanced by Brand-New WordPress-Plugin Post Forking

A brand-new plugin for the ever so popular CMS WordPress enhances the workflow to a GitHub-like experience. It allows for several authors to work on the same article simultaneously. Even contributors without any rights can participate in the workflow. This could be a solution to several common problems not only editorial teams regularly face.

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