Plugins

25 Useful Free WordPress Plugins For Multi-Author Blogs

September 13th, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
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25 Useful Free WordPress Plugins For Multi-Author Blogs

There are successful bloggers who exclusively write all of the content on their blogs however the vast majority of the top blogs on the web have a number of writers producing content for them on a regular basis. When you manage a multi author blog you spend less of your time writing...

Photography

Photography in Motion : The Creativity of Cinemagraphs

September 12th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
51
Photography in Motion : The Creativity of Cinemagraphs

Animated gifs, while being considered the bane of certain one-time popular social networking sites, have long been criticized by the design community. Seen as mere throwbacks to a less mature stage in the life of the internet, and therefore written off by many in the field. However, a creative duo took these...

Tutorials

Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

September 9th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
6
Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will be creating a design fit for any number of St. Patrick's Day uses. In this tutorial you will find useful information on how to create a pile of golden coins and a Pilgrim hat. There is one very convenient way to create a hat in Adobe Illustrator. It...

Design

Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

September 8th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
5
Compilation of Well Designed Donation Pages

As web designers and developers we tend to view the web somewhat differently than most. Our work keeps our focus tuned to the finer points of the field as we browse, even in our time off. We tend to get inspiration from this way of seeing the web. Hints of techniques or approaches to...

Design

What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

September 7th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
23
What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

It's a pretty safe bet to say that the vast majority of people like movies. They're usually entertaining and sometimes even informative or thought-provoking. But most designers probably don't pay too much attention to how they might be able to offer inspiration for website or other designs.

Design

Traits of Successful Website Welcome Pages

September 6th, 2011
by Tom Ross
21
Traits of Successful Website Welcome Pages

Many websites these days have some form of welcome area on their homepage. Welcome pages generally act as an introduction for new visitors, explain the website and often prompt an action on the part of the user.

Essentials

Free Fonts : A Walk on the Grunge Side

September 5th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
4
Free Fonts : A Walk on the Grunge Side

With so many free fonts available on the web today, it is easy to miss out on some true gems in the typographic arena. It is hard to stay on top of the latest developments and releases when there are so many outlets to turn to find your fonts. Today we...

Business Online

Surviving Design Blog Saturation : Is The Future in the Niche?

September 2nd, 2011
by Robert Bowen
19
Surviving Design Blog Saturation : Is The Future in the Niche?

One of the topics that the design blogging community touches on from time to time, concerns the saturation levels of the blogosphere with regards to design blogs. There are so many design centric blogs filling the landscape that the chances of capturing enough of the available audience out there...

Design

Making Communication Valuable

September 1st, 2011
by Marcelino Ayala
3
Making Communication Valuable

Design without functionality is useless. With the resources needed to design websites, videos and graphics at the fingertips of those who crave them, the value of communication today is evident. Many factors will shape the future of the creative design industry, so the more we share ideas the better.

Photography

Photography in Action : Performing Arts

August 31st, 2011
by Angie Bowen
10
Photography in Action : Performing Arts

With so much of photography being focused on still life imagery, and using said imagery to evoke emotion, we wanted to shift gears. Turning our focus instead on some of the awesome captures of photography in action. Those perfect pics that freeze a moment, stealing it from its momentum and forward drive, while still...

Business Online

The Future of Mobile Marketing with Smartphones

August 30th, 2011
by Robert Hartland
11
The Future of Mobile Marketing with Smartphones

As the technology for mobile devices grows, so does the opportunity for development. Many companies are not creating their own apps, but instead utilizing HTML5, Javascript and CSS3 to aid in the creation of web apps and mobile websites. Reducing the initial investment, companies can get the most out of the money they...

Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Cute Halloween Ghost

August 29th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
16
Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Cute Halloween Ghost

Use of the Mesh Tool is one of the best techniques for achieving a semi-realistic look for an illustration. Today we will demonstrate how to use this great Adobe Illustrator feature for creating a cute little ghost. The only colors we are going to use are white and different shades of gray....