Design

40+ Websites with Unusual Navigation

July 26th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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40+ Websites with Unusual Navigation

Navigation is the most important part of a website without which no website can effectively operate. Achieving unique navigation that effectively fulfills its purpose is nearly akin to climbing Mount Everest. Having a unique navigation with perfect functionality makes the website easy to navigate, thus ensuring a better users experience.

Inspiration

Showcase of Web Design in Iceland

July 25th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Showcase of Web Design in Iceland

An island isolated right by the Arctic circle doesn't seem a likely arena for vivid Web design, but that is indeed the case with Iceland. Iceland is an exemplary Web market because no other country has higher Internet penetration: a whooping 92%! The good news for Web developers: more than 90% of Internet connections...

Design

Outstanding Text Effects Tutorials in Illustrator

July 22nd, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
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Outstanding Text Effects Tutorials in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool that you can create fluffy, vague, sparkling, gelatinous, glossy, glittery, retro and revolutionary effects with. Creating a particular text effect in Illustrator is not that difficult now; thanks to the availability of huge number of tutorials that guide you through each step.

Business Online

How To Sell Your Designs Without The Sales Pitch

July 21st, 2011
by Louis Camassa
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How To Sell Your Designs Without The Sales Pitch

Let’s face it: sales make the world go round. But as a Web designer, you’re concerned more with fonts, color, hierarchy and images than with the sales process. Some believe that designs sell themselves; while this may be true for a few designers, it is certainly not the case for most.

Business Online

A Roundup of Valuable Twitter Tools

July 20th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
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A Roundup of Valuable Twitter Tools

It is hard to argue against the value of Twitter these days, especially for businesses and professionals looking to network and stay ahead of the curve. Like the throngs of designers and developers that have flooded this social media outlet's streams and sapped its API since its inception. And with so many amazing tools...

Inspiration

A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Infographics

July 19th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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A Showcase of Beautifully Designed Infographics

In the past we have presented our readers with some inspiring and well designed infographics to demonstrate this useful presentational route that many are taking these days for content delivery. By taking statistical data that would normally be dry and otherwise lacking, and designing the information in such a way that it becomes not...

Inspiration

Global Web Design Trends: South America

July 18th, 2011
by Fabio Sasso
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Global Web Design Trends: South America

We live in a global world that has an overflow of information. The Internet has given us access to very different cultures and allowed us to share much more information than ever before. But do different regions have their own specific Web design trends?

Tutorials

How to Create a Knight’s Shield in Illustrator

July 17th, 2011
by Jasmina Stanojevic
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How to Create a Knight’s Shield in Illustrator

Today we will will go through creation process of a Medieval Knight Shield in Adobe Illustrator. We will try to create nice, shiny Shield that can be used as the website icon or a company  logo. Creation process is quite simple. All we have to do is to use simple shape as...

Design

The Secrets Behind Great Call To Action Buttons

July 14th, 2011
by Tom Ross
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The Secrets Behind Great Call To Action Buttons

Within web design 'calls to action' can be defined as any element of the page that prompt an action of the user. However, clearly some actions are more desirable than others. For example, any site owner would prefer users to click on a 'buy now' link than a 'twitter' link.

Business Online

Obscure and Valuable Keyboard Shortcuts

July 13th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Obscure and Valuable Keyboard Shortcuts

If there is one thing that many of us in the design and development fields love, it is shortcuts. Those lovely little timesavers and workflow improvers that quickly get us where we need to go in fewer motions. Effectively keeping us in stride, as we navigate our computers and various apps using the shortcuts that...

Design

A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

July 12th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
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A Collection of Retro & Vintage Design Resources

As summer hits and gets underway, many are drawn back to those summer days of our youth. Memories of summer breaks filled with vacation from school, home, and many other places or responsibilities get us in a sort of retrospective mindset. It is with that theme in hand that we have compiled...

Essentials

50+ Useful CSS Tools And Generators for Developers

July 11th, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
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50+ Useful CSS Tools And Generators for Developers

CSS tools are essential for web developers because they act like a sort of magic lamp that can simplify the job at hand. Most development tools are time savers that are there to help developers create stylish, functional and optimized websites with a few shortcuts.