Essentials

Maximum Quality: 44 Free Fonts for Creative Designers

May 22nd, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Maximum Quality: 44 Free Fonts for Creative Designers

font1 We did it again. We curated more than 40 high-grade fonts for your designing pleasure. Each one is equipped with additional info as to whether the font is private and commercially usable and in which format it will be delivered. Most fonts contain special characters from several languages, but as our audience is international, we...

Design

Book of Wisdom: 7 Things Web Designers Can Learn from Print

May 20th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Book of Wisdom: 7 Things Web Designers Can Learn from Print

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Although the knowledge in effective web marketing has increased over the last decade or two, there is still a great deal that web designers can learn from print designers. After all, print marketing has been around since the invention of the printing press and roughly five-hundred years of successful designs can’t...

Design

CSS3: InDesign-Like Text Formatting with Exclusions and Regions

May 17th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
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CSS3: InDesign-Like Text Formatting with Exclusions and Regions

css-regions-exclusions-w550 It's Adobe again. They made two proposals to a coming standard, which would lead to the possibility to format and present texts on websites just as we already know it from DTP software such as InDesign. With Exclusions we will be able to let text flow in any shapes and forms, while Regions will allow...

Inspiration

Back from the Shoe Box: Audio Cassette Revival Art Work by Benoit Jammes

May 16th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Back from the Shoe Box: Audio Cassette Revival Art Work by Benoit Jammes

Children of the Seventies and the Eighties are likely to be particularly interested in what we want to show you today. French artist Benoit Jammes found a bunch of audio cassettes in his basement, yet did no longer own the appropriate player hardware. So he went ahead and sculptured the former sound sources to something more...

Development

HowTo: Build (Sort of) an Instagram Clone with HTML5

May 15th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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HowTo: Build (Sort of) an Instagram Clone with HTML5

instafuzz-home-550 When I started out on this app I was only really just interested in seeing if the web platform had really evolved to a point where an app like the hugely popular Instagram app could be built using just HTML, JavaScript and CSS.  As it turns out we can in fact do exactly that. ...

Deals & Giveaways

Decals Galore: Your MacBook Gets a Unique Look with our MacStickrs Giveaway

May 14th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Decals Galore: Your MacBook Gets a Unique Look with our MacStickrs Giveaway

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MacStickrs, a small company based in London, wants to help you make your MacBook feel more like it is yours and yours only. To achieve that, founders Aleksandr Karev and Jaroslav Urban designed a decent set of non-obtrusive stickers with a twist. Instead of taking the Apple face off and putting their own thing up,...

Essentials

SkyFonts: The Best Way to Use Google Fonts on Your Desktop

May 13th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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SkyFonts: The Best Way to Use Google Fonts on Your Desktop

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Google Fonts, this is the new name of the former Google Web Fonts, the well-known web font directory under Open Source license. There is nothing new to this announcement, other than the name change. You might associate the possibility to not only use Google Fonts on the web with the new name. Yet, this possibility...

Essentials

Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

May 10th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

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Mobile web development is lots more demanding than classical desktop design, because it extends the stage to screen sizes you usually do not have at hand while developing. Of course you might be able to do proper testing on target devices, but doing so on every step of the way would blow up the efforts...

IMHO

The Fireworks Lament [IMHO]

May 9th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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The Fireworks Lament [IMHO]

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A few days ago Adobe caused an outcry with its announcement to not develop Fireworks, their web design prototyper, further. Though they did not really call it quits, instead promised to make sure Fireworks would receive necessary updates in terms of security or OS adaptation, furious users started their campaigns to „save Fireworks“ from oblivion....

Deals & Giveaways

JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

May 8th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

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It's been one and a half years since ICVT, a startup from Israel, surprised us with the inception of a web service able to reduce uploaded JPG images to one fifth of their original size. Most remarkably, the pictures don't lose quality visibly. The larger the original file is, the higher the achievable reduction result....

Design

“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

May 7th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

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Creating retina-ready images from within Photoshop is no rocket-science. Still, it is a tedious task no designer is likely to associate the term fun with. Help in shortening the amount of life-time that has to be put therein will be much appreciated. Artiom Dashinsky from Tel-Aviv is the one to be thankful for as he...

Essentials

Map Icons Designer: 200 Map Symbols plus 10 Location Pins Free for Commercial Use

May 6th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Map Icons Designer: 200 Map Symbols plus 10 Location Pins Free for Commercial Use

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Icons, these sweet little thingies, you can never have enough of. If you are like me, you'll tend to collect each and every one you can find. The new set "Map Icons Designer" by WebIconSet.com represents a large collection of pictograms, especially useful for the design of maps. An additional ten location pins, intended to...