Design

What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

September 7th, 2011
by Cameron Chapman
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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....

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.