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....

Business Online

25+ Useful Document and File Comparison Tools

August 26th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
31
25+ Useful Document and File Comparison Tools

Figuring out how a document has changed from one version to another isn't always the simplest task. It's further complicated when that document is longer or more complex, like source code.

Inspiration

Showcase of Creative and Entertaining 404 Error Pages

August 25th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
35
Showcase of Creative and Entertaining 404 Error Pages

When designing a website, many of us just neglect the error pages considering them insignificant. But the fact is many visitors come across these 404 error pages either because of typing a wrong URL or due to any other number of technical reasons.

Business Online

Live Together or Die Alone : Spec Work vs the Community

August 24th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
14
Live Together or Die Alone : Spec Work vs the Community

For years the web design and development communities have had an enemy amongst the ranks. A wolf in sheep's clothing, parading through the communities as a friend of the game, when really it is more of a foe. Perhaps a well intentioned foe, as some might argue, but a...

Design

100 Great CSS Menu Tutorials

August 23rd, 2011
by Kevin Muldoon
118
100 Great CSS Menu Tutorials

Navigation is such an important part of your website. It's how your visitors navigate to the main areas of your site and makes it easy for them to find your good content.

Inspiration

Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.2

August 22nd, 2011
by Otba Mushaweh
18
Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.2

Last week we had a showcase of Italian web design from a member of the Italian web design community. This week we have a showcase from a different perspective. This week, we have a showcase and look at Italian web design from a designer outside of that community. Complete with interviews and more, this...

Photography

Traditional Darkroom Photography: Hipsters in the Darkroom

August 19th, 2011
by Angie Bowen
11
Traditional Darkroom Photography: Hipsters in the Darkroom

In these digital days of Hipstamatic and Instagram and any number of photography related apps, the world wide web is inundated with hipster shutterbugs and their galleries of enhanced, or filtered photos. So much so, that many people forget the traditional roots that these digital effects spawned from and the mastery so...

Essentials

40+ High Quality Free Icon Sets in PSD Format

August 18th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
43
40+ High Quality Free Icon Sets in PSD Format

It goes without saying that high-quality PSD files are some of the most precious resources for a designer. This is the reason why even the most skilled and experienced designers are constantly on the look out for new PSD files to add to their toolboxes so they are armed and ready...

Business Online

How To Spend Less Time With Social Media

August 17th, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
10
How To Spend Less Time With Social Media

With Google+ hitting the scene, many in the design and development communities have had their productivity schedules thrown up in the air. This latest development in the social media networking waters has caused many to once more, begin losing themselves and their time to that old familiar interloper. So we have had...

Business Online

Batch Processing: 25 Tools and Techniques for Images and Documents

August 16th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
14
Batch Processing: 25 Tools and Techniques for Images and Documents

Converting images or files by hand can be a hugely time-consuming process. But how often do clients send us files in formats that can't be directly used on their website or project? If you're like most designers, your answer is probably "pretty often."

Inspiration

Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.1

August 15th, 2011
by Fabio Paita
16
Showcase of Italian Web Design Pt.1

It all started in the middle 90s. The Internet in Italy was slowly coming out from its early age when it was somehow still synonymous with cyber-culture. World Wide Web was becoming larger known and young dudes with 14k remote modem connections were spending their nights updating rudimentary personal pages on Geocities all along...

Inspiration

Showcase of Gorgeous Black and White Websites

August 12th, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
13
Showcase of Gorgeous Black and White Websites

These days, black and white website designs are becoming a trend because of their simplicity and attractiveness. Black and white website layouts are especially elegant, efficient and effective for creating expansive typographic layouts that create a huge impact when partnered with the freshness and mystery these two simple colors bring to the design.