May 09 2014

Waypoints.io: Collaborative Tumblr for Your Projects

Waypoints.io is a London based service aiming to help you with project management. They are currently in public beta, so for now accounts are free. We have taken a look at what to us looked like kind of Tumblr for projects. And you know, Tumblr’s developer will spend the rest of his life under palm trees, sipping caipirinha and getting off to the numbers on his bank accounts. Will this happen to the master mind behind Waypoints.io, too?

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May 08 2014

LG 34UM95: World’s First 34-inch Display for Creative Professionals

Wait. You say, the LG 34UM95 is actually not the world’s first 34-inch display? This is true. But it definitely is the world’s first 34-inch display for real creative professionals. Let me explain. It’s not only the size that matters here, it’s the resolution that’s the real game changer. The LG 34UM95 sports a mighty QHD resolution of 3,440 by 1,440 pixels. With a resolution like that, creative professionals might feel tempted to waive their two monitor configurations and go back to working without neck pain. Especially creative workers using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or those whose daily bread is the editing of audio and video, are certain to profit from the much larger width.

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May 07 2014

Google Web Fundamentals: Free Handbook for Multi-Device Web Design in the Making

A few days ago, Google released a beta version of a stylish and comprehensive new online handbook for web designers and developers to the public. The project is a work in progress and will lead to a more polished version 1.0 in June. Yet, you shouldn’t wait until then, as Web Fundamentals is a fine collection of best practices in multi-device, responsive design just now. Work on the handbook is coordinated via Github, while the product itself has its own shiny website – a best practice example in itself…

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May 06 2014

WP Job Manager: Free WordPress Plugin Lets You Build Your Own Job Board

Job boards have grown in popularity over the last few years. Due to the fact that more and more people work project-based rather than in lifetime occupations, searching for new jobs has become a frequent task to many of us. Especially in these cases, official job boards often fall short. Specialized boards are much better suited. So, if you maintain a service, say an online magazine, aiming at a certain industry, say designers and developers, you might have thought about integrating job board functionality already. We know, we at the Smashing family did. If you don’t have the same power to invest, a free job board plugin by the name of WP Job Manager might just be what you’re looking for.

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May 05 2014

Death To The Stock Photo and Good Free Photos – Two More Resources For Your Designer Toolbox

Images. We’ve talked about these often. Every designer needs them, a lot of resources exist. But the cost of a professional stock photo provider can easily exceed the budget of the average small business. That’s where free services come in handy. We here at Noupe have already showcased a lot of them, still we haven’t managed to cover each and every free photo provider out there. Today we want to introduce you to “Death To The Stock Photo” and “Good Free Photos”. Both are not the conventional kind…

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Apr 28 2014

Typography Lovers Rejoice: Font Town Offers More Than 30,000 Free Fonts

Australia-based Font Town is not exactly a brand-new service. In the game since 2009, Font Town has recently created ripples . This is mainly due to the service enhancements implemented as well as the rapid growth to over 30,000 fonts and the redesign of their UI. All the fonts hosted are free downloads and the user experience can well be called intuitive, while the actual use of the fonts is not always that straightforward. We have taken a closer look at Font Town and checked whether this is the new world capitol of free fonts.

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Apr 23 2014

Spring Cleaning: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes from April 2014

It’s us again, your deep web theme divers. Continuing with our monthly series, we bring forward a new list of 20 fresh themes for a variety of purposes. Although there is a lot of color in some of the designs, the minimalism is still the common denominator. The following themes are very simple, yet advanced and good to be used as is or to experiment with them to create something unique for your or your client’s site.

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Apr 22 2014

HTML, CSS, PSD and More: 22 Free and Fresh Design Resources from April 2014

How was your Easter, if you happened to celebrate it in your part of the world? We did not only find loads of eggs, but also a bunch of free resources for you all to enjoy. Today we are back with another round of HTML, CSS and PSD templates as well as some UI interfaces, all created in the course of the last few weeks. Frequent readers know that we collect the best new entries to the scene on a regular basis. So, add this post to your ever growing collection of design resources. If you’re a first-time visitor to this series, scroll down to the bottom of the post where we have neatly listed all the already published parts of our monthly collection.

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Apr 15 2014

Create For The Next Big Thing: Free Android Wear UI PSD Mockups

The new year suggests the new undertakings, new hopes and new expectations. In the beginning we are always full of enthusiasm that is bubbling up inside us, pushing us on creating something incredible. However, in order to channel this boundless energy we need a fresh start, something that will “turn on” our imagination. And this something appeared last month. Motorola unveiled the Moto 360 smart watch, a part of the Google smart wear series, that as befits is powered by the Android platform.

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Apr 09 2014

Exclusive Freebie on Noupe: 50 Funny Icons Out of The Ordinary

Oops, that shouldn’t have happened. Simply hold your breath for a minute and it will have faded. Yes, we find this hilarious. A few weeks ago, Nasty Icons created ripples, yet we found the set too drastic in some ways. So we contacted Freepik, our friends from Spain, and asked them if they’d be interested in creating a set, inspired by Nasty Icons, but more on the funny side. They agreed immediately and today, we are proud to be able to bring the 50 symbols to you. All of the icons are free to use for any type of project, but you can only get them here…

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