Design

20 Free Top Shelf UI Kits for Web Designers

June 6th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
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20 Free Top Shelf UI Kits for Web Designers

When it comes to web design, the UI elements that are included can, at times, make or effectively break (in more ways than one) the overall piece. Compromising the aesthetics and even the functionality of the design rendering it virtually useless. So we have to choose the UI elements carefully.

Design

80+ Time Saving and Free Photoshop Action Sets To Enhance your Photos

June 3rd, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
25
80+ Time Saving and Free Photoshop Action Sets To Enhance your Photos

Photoshop is a wonderful tool that not only lets you create amazing graphics but also automate your work and improve your workflow. With Photoshop Actions, you can perform your repetitive tasks with a simple click that not only saves you time but helps improving your efficiency.

IMHO

Community Roundtable: Who Makes Up Your Web Design Dream Team?

June 2nd, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
19
Community Roundtable: Who Makes Up Your Web Design Dream Team?

Many of us in the web design and development fields have worked, are currently working, or will work as part of a team on a project. This can provide invaluable insight for how we ourselves would build a team of our own, were we the ones calling those shots. Make...

Design

CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

June 1st, 2011
by Vitaly Friedman
28
CSS3 and HTML5 Toolbox Starter

As designers and developers we tend to always be on the look out for awesome resources to add to our virtual toolboxes. With the web design landscape moving in the direction of CSS3 and HTML5 we thought that we would help our readers find a few choice tools to start building up their toolboxes.

IMHO

Developing the Strategy for Your Content: A Roundtable Wrap-up!

May 31st, 2011
by Noupe Editorial Team
5
Developing the Strategy for Your Content: A Roundtable Wrap-up!

Earlier in the month we posed a question to our readers. We got some great responses to the query, and as the month wraps up, so does this discussion about the importance of content strategy. Here we have taken the replies that we got to the post and the discussion...

Design

Inspiration Shift: Tilt-Shift Photos and Effects

May 30th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
18
Inspiration Shift: Tilt-Shift Photos and Effects

With all of the various techniques and lenses that photographers use to create over the years in the development of their craft, we see many spring to the forefront of the industry to take hold. Of these that are popular with the public, several have been adopted by graphic artists who attempt to replicate...

Design

Designing the Airwaves: Podcast’s Part in Design

May 27th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
9
Designing the Airwaves: Podcast’s Part in Design

One powerful outlet that many designers have been turning to over the recent years, which in turn has allowed for a further evolution of the design community and conversation, is podcasting. This completely accessible, and open format for extending the design dialog is proving a viable solution for many seeking to lend their...

Design

100+ Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets

May 26th, 2011
by Aquil Akhter
17
100+ Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets

Designers all over the world are on a constant search to find useful Photoshop brushes. This is because they know having a good collection of Photoshop brushes can save them in their time of need. Although there are countless brush sets are available for Adobe Photoshop that make finding Brush sets an easier...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Speeding Up WordPress

May 25th, 2011
by Alex Denning
57
Speeding Up WordPress

Whether you’re using WordPress as a CMS, a blog or somewhere between the two, as a portfolio site, making sure your site runs quickly is absolutely paramount in this day and age. This article and screencast combo takes you through how to use a variety of tips, tricks and techniques in order to make your WordPress...

Photography

40+ Inspiring Grunge Ridden Photos of Ruins

May 24th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
7
40+ Inspiring Grunge Ridden Photos of Ruins

As we move forward leaving our history behind us, time takes its toll upon that which we have left there. For centuries people have been building structures that have weathered and ruined over time, and in those ruins is more than a rich reminder of our past. There lies an abundance of inspiration...

Development

Cool and Useful jQuery Image and Content Sliders and Slideshows

May 23rd, 2011
by Nousheen Aquil
51
Cool and Useful jQuery Image and Content Sliders and Slideshows

Looking for some cool new (and free) jQuery slider plug-ins and scripts? Then here is the perfect round-up created just for you. Here, we have collected the best of the freshest jQuery plug-ins for creating amazing image and content sliders. Because all of these plug-ins come with different functionality, this...

Business Online

Distraction Management: How To NOT Procrastinate or Get Distracted

May 20th, 2011
by Robert Bowen
21
Distraction Management: How To NOT Procrastinate or Get Distracted

Whenever we are working on a design, facing a deadline, it is of the utmost importance that we stay on track and power through til the end. Doing whatever is necessary to keep us walking with progress over stalling with digression.