Design

A Look at Inspiring Website Designs of Musicians

February 8th, 2012
by Tom Ross
14
A Look at Inspiring Website Designs of Musicians

As with designer's, musician's websites are often some of the most creative, and for good reason. The website designs of musicians should ideally epitomize their sound in a visual medium. It should capture their brand in an online presence.

Inspiration

Time for Mail: Services That Improve Gmail Productivity

February 7th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
14
Time for Mail: Services That Improve Gmail Productivity

Gmail exploded onto the internet in 1994 offering users a whopping 1GB of storage. This was unheard of at the time with the largest email service Hotmail only offering a few megabytes of storage. Currently Gmail offers 7GB of free storage with competitors such as Hotmail offering 5GB of storage and Yahoo...

Inspiration

Gaining Perspective: A Showcase of 3D Digital Renders

February 6th, 2012
by Angie Bowen
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Gaining Perspective: A Showcase of 3D Digital Renders

With the design communities ever pressing pursuit of inspiration and the growing popularity of three dimensional digital renderings, we thought this was the perfect opportunity for these two paths to cross for Noupe's readers. So we went out across the internet in search of some truly inspired pieces of art that have...

IMHO

Incredible Hand-Drawn Works (With a Digital Twist)

February 3rd, 2012
by Tom Ross
12
Incredible Hand-Drawn Works (With a Digital Twist)

Within the creative community there seems to be an ongoing divide between the realms of digital art, and traditional (non-digital) art. Often traditional art is viewed as somewhat archaic, conjuring images of the Mona Lisa or a Monet landscape. Whilst these masterpieces, and much of traditional art is of course pivotal to our...

Inspiration

Fashion Forward: Showcase of Fashion and Editorial Photography

February 2nd, 2012
by Robert Bowen
6
Fashion Forward: Showcase of Fashion and Editorial Photography

As we have undoubtedly heard our entire lives, a picture speaks a thousand words. And while that may be true of most, there are those who seek to tell a bit of a story with their works. Editorial photography, and perhaps some would say to a lesser degree fashion photography, is an...

Design

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Disco Ball

February 1st, 2012
by Jasmina Stanojevic
14
Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Disco Ball

Creating an illustration of a sparkling disco ball might seem very complicated, and with good reason. In this new Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will try make it simple. We will be creating a really nice, shiny disco ball using only AI and our good taste in color selection. Overall, the coloring will be...

Business Online

Help Wanted: Websites For Finding Design And Programming Jobs

January 31st, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
21
Help Wanted: Websites For Finding Design And Programming Jobs

There are a lot of advantages to freelancing. You will have more flexibility over the hours you work, you won't have to commute to work any more and best of all, you are your own boss. It can be hard work landing a job. Not to mention making sure a project...

Inspiration

Send in the Toons: Collection of Creative Cartoons

January 30th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
5
Send in the Toons: Collection of Creative Cartoons

For most of us whether it was the Saturday morning programming, the Sunday morning comic strips, more, or all of the above cartoons have been a major part of our adolescent and adult lives. For whatever reason, we seem to be drawn to the often exaggerated drawings of cartoonist's pens. Be they...

Design

Useful CSS Snippets for Your Coding Arsenal

January 27th, 2012
by Kevin Muldoon
38

CSS is a beautiful language but it can also be frustrating at times. Certain CSS solutions don't work on certain browsers (cough Internet Explorer cough) and much of your time can be spent debugging code.

Design

Creative Uses of Illustration in Web Design

January 26th, 2012
by Nousheen Aquil
15
Creative Uses of Illustration in Web Design

Using illustration in web design has become quite trendy these days. People love to see beautifully designed illustration based websites because they stand out from the rest. Not only because of the beautiful illustrative art work and carefully crafted web designs but also because of the perfect balance struck between these two important...

Inspiration

Flashes in the Dark: Low light Photography

January 25th, 2012
by Noupe Editorial Team
11
Flashes in the Dark: Low light Photography

Photographers put a lot of focus and emphasis on the lighting for their pictures. After all, lighting is a powerful instrument in setting the overall tone and feel of the piece. Even when there is very little light to work with. In fact, it is in these situations that the lighting can create...

IMHO

The New Redesign Rules of the Web

January 24th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
11
The New Redesign Rules of the Web

With the ever-changing landscape that is the internet, web designers and developers are constantly tasked with redesigning some part of the web. Whether it be for our own sites or for those of a client, redesigning is a big part of working in the field right now. For whatever reasons, be it the...