Essentials

Awesome Dual Screen Wallpapers to Decorate Your Desktop

December 2nd, 2011
by Angie Bowen
17
Awesome Dual Screen Wallpapers to Decorate Your Desktop

Knowing how much of a hot commodity wallpapers are to the design and development community, and to anyone in general who tends to spend a large amount of time basking in the glow of a computer screen, we decided to collect more screen art for our readers. Given the number of users...

Essentials

40 Beautiful Free HTML5 & CSS3 Templates

December 1st, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
124
40 Beautiful Free HTML5 & CSS3 Templates

There have been some great free templates released over the last year so we thought it would be appropriate to share some of these great new designs with you all. In web development, it's important to move with the times and embrace the latest changes. As such, all of the templates listed in...

Inspiration

The Force of Inspiration: The Jedi

November 30th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
6
The Force of Inspiration: The Jedi

As we have done in the past, we have turned our inspirational eye towards a galaxy far, far away to help our readers recover some of their creative juices. Rather than bowing to the dark side, as we did in the last Star Wars related artwork post, this time we are shining our...

Development

40+ Useful and Fresh jQuery Plugins

November 29th, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
24
40+ Useful and Fresh jQuery Plugins

Plugins are there to assist you and let you perform the desired action in a more convenient and speedy manner. Therefore, today we decided to come up with an exciting and interesting collection of 40+ fresh and cool jQuery plugins for our reader's convenience. This compilation is targeted at the designers and developers who...

IMHO

How to Find Your Individual Design Voice

November 28th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
7
How to Find Your Individual Design Voice

In the design world, volumes have been written advising the newbs, and those with some established street cred, on the ins and outs of being a top shelf designer, and many of these posts will either be focused on or at least include a brief mention of finding your own voice. Your individual...

Essentials

50 Free Social Media Icon Sets

November 25th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
53
50 Free Social Media Icon Sets

Social media icons are integrated into every major website design today. They are frequently displayed prominently in sidebars and headers in order to promote such things as RSS feeds, Facebook fan pages and Twitter profiles. They are cropping up all over, creating a near endless demand for these resources.

IMHO

How to Improve as a Graphic Designer

November 24th, 2011
by Tom Ross
14
How to Improve as a Graphic Designer

One of the major threats to your career as a graphic designer is to let your work stagnate and your improvement slow down. It's very easy to fall into a comfort zone where you stop exploring new design techniques and simply stick with what you know. This is why most designers experience the...

Inspiration

A Showcase of Still Life Digital Paintings

November 23rd, 2011
by Angie Bowen
11
A Showcase of Still Life Digital Paintings

As our technology evolves, so do the industries and professionals driven by it. Painters, once only using brushes and canvas have seen so many amazing new strides in digital painting software over the years, have taken to these new applications like a fish to water. And so many brilliant and inspiring digital paintings...

Interviews

Designer Spotlight: Interview With Web and Graphic Designer Veerle Pieters

November 22nd, 2011
by Robert Bowen
3
Designer Spotlight: Interview With Web and Graphic Designer Veerle Pieters

One of the things that we hear a lot in the design/development field tends towards keeping that passion alive which first drove us to this arena. For when we keep that flame burning, our work will always remain vibrant and successful. This idea is exemplified in our interviewee here,

Design

Create a Business Icon from Scratch an Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

November 21st, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
25
Create a Business Icon from Scratch an Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Business icons are one of the most poplar vector illustrations. As with all vectors in general, business icons are scalable which makes them perfect for use in web design. The best way to create an icon is to use one of the vector based programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel...

Design

50 Free Photoshop Business Card Templates

November 18th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
104
50 Free Photoshop Business Card Templates

The business card remains one of the most effective ways of promoting yourself and your brand offline. Business cards are regularly exchanged at conferences, expos, meetings, interviews and more. With so many printing services offering fantastic deals (large quantities of cards at low rates); it is a relatively irrelevant expense for those who truly...

Development

Getting Started With jQuery: A Beginner’s Resource Guide

November 17th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
12
Getting Started With jQuery: A Beginner’s Resource Guide

Javascript is one of a web designer's best friends. Learning how to use this powerful tool to its fullest potential can prove invaluable to our work and our clients. jQuery helps make JS more accessible. jQuery is a free, fast, and concise JavaScript library that allows you to efficiently write cross-browser...