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JavaScript-Turbo: Head.js Speeds Up Your Website
By Denis PotschienPosted in Javascript

Complex websites would not work well without JavaScript. Often there are several scripts residing in the head of your HTML document. The more you embed, the slower your website, potentially. Head.js is a JavaScript tool that calls itself the only script you need. We have put it to the test and found out that Head.js can really boost the performance on websites with several scripts. The more scripts you call in the head the higher the effect Head.js can provide.

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Endless Icons & Iconmonstr – Loads Of Free PNG-Icons And Growing Fast
By Dieter PetereitPosted in Freebie 

There is a fresh repository in town and it deals with icons. We all know everybody loves icons. That’s understandable as icons are necessary replacements or at least additions to traditional navigation concepts in the wake of the mobile era. Today we introduce to you a project by name of Endless Icons, created and maintained by web developer Min Kim, based in Orange County, as well as a slightly more established project from Germany. Alexander Kahlkopf has already gathered almost 900 symbols, while Endless Icons is still working towards its first 100 icons. Both projects are subject to continuous and steady growth.

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BookBlock And Windy: 2 jQuery-Plugins Provide Exceptional Content Navigation
By Denis PotschienPosted in jQuery 

Chances are, you are not looking for sliders, you have to watch your steps to avoid not trampling on them. There are more sliders on this planet than content for them to take care of. As this is the case, why do we introduce two more variants to our readership? It’s simple. BookBlock and Windy, the new jquery-plugins by Codrops, are extraordinary, totally fresh and new in their approach. They offer a variety of exciting effects to have you present your content in ways not seen before. I am impressed.

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Pixabay: More Than 40,000 Completely Free Photos And Illustrations
By Dieter PetereitPosted in Freebie

As designers we are always on the hunt for good pictures. Noupe certainly needs fitting imagery now and then and even more often. That’s where photo-services, stock image providers and the like come into play. There are big marketplaces, offering you high-grade imagery at more or less affordable rates. Then we find repositories with free usage policies but varying licenses, which at times are not easily comprehensible. I have certainly been in trouble with this kind of mine-seeking. Pixabay, a fresh repository with a quickly growing selection of excellent imagery, is different, dead-simple. All the pictures are free, no license conditions apply. Pixabay delivers pure public domain photos.

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Useful Tools, Scripts, and Resources for Front-End Developers


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If you’re a front-end developer mostly focused on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, then you’re probably always on the look out for ways to be more productive. In this post we’ll share sometools and other resources for front-end developers that you might find useful to include in your workflow.

Tools and Scripts and Resources, Oh My!

Font Stack Builder by Erin Lawrence

This font stack builder lets you select a font stack and will tell you, using percentages, how likely it is for the fonts to be present on users’ systems. It includes options for a number of different font category styles and summarizes how the different options size up for different operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux). Very easy to use, and, best of all, it gives you the necessary CSS to copy and paste into your projects.

Font Stack Builder by Erin Lawrence

Browser Support by Paul D. Waite

This simple tool lets you type in the name of any CSS feature (including properties, selectors, at-rules, values, and more) and it will display a simple graphic-based chart that outlines browser support. The individual results’ pages even have links to test cases and the official specification for the selected feature.

Browser Support

CSS Hat

This looks like quite a revolutionary tool. Although it might disturb purists who prefer to code everything by hand, it certainly looks like an excellent productivity tool. In a nutshell, CSS Hat is a Photoshop plugin that converts layer styles in Photoshop to CSS3 code. The site embedsa video review and demonstration that shows the tool in action, so be sure to check that out. The plugin adds conversion support for gradients, opacity, shadows, inner/outer glow, rounded corners, and more. It’s not free, but for $19.99, if it does what they claim it does, it’s well worth it.

CSS Hat

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Television Typography: Showcase of Memorable TV Show Logos


 

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TV show logos have become an art. They create recognizable brands that become an important part of a show’s off-air life and legacy. The eclipsing O of “Heroes”, the periodic elements of “Breaking Bad”, the film-negative “X-files”, these title pieces have become instantly recognizable, and help make their shows familiar across many mediums.

What makes these logos so unforgettable and remarkable? The answer is tied up in the shows themselves. The most memorable TV show logos are those which are both beautiful and evocative, using design to tell us something about the show we’re about to see. They use typography and color to set the scene, and imagery to make themselves memorable.

Some of the TV show logos in this showcase use classic fonts and simple black and white color schemes (Lost), others create their own characteristic typography in bold, striking colors (Monty Python). Some use photographic flairs that draw out key themes of the show (Glee), while others are part of graphics that tell a story (Batman). All give us a clue about the show itself, evincing theme, feel, and story. All demonstrate some of the best of logo design.

See how these 30 TV show logos use design, typography, and imagery to capture the feel of their shows.

[Note: Have you already pre-ordered your copy of our Printed Smashing Book #3? The book is a professional guide on how to redesign websites and it also introduces a whole new mindset for progressive Web design, written by experts for you.]

Television Typography

Modern Family

The “Modern Family” logo differentiates nicely between its two parts, with a clean, black sans serif imparting modernity, and a serif font in a warm color welcoming you into the family.

Dexter

“Dexter” looks put together and normal at the outset, but the more you get to know him, and the further into the logo you read, the more bloodstained and splattered he becomes.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Monty Python’s comedy sketch series on the BBC often features Terry Gilliam’s cutout animations. The foot in the logo is appropriated from Agnolo Bronzino’s painting “Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time”. The surreal, Dadaist nature of these cutouts are perfect for the show’s frequent dalliances into something completely different.

That 70’s Show

The “That 70′s Show” logo uses bright colors and bold, clean lines to hearken back to 1970′s design aesthetics. The font was selected specifically to make us feel like we’re looking into the past; too far, in fact. It’s Arnold Böcklin, the most well-known Art Nouveau typeface, designed in 1904.

The Sopranos

“The Sopranos” logo is killer. Literally. The gun detail and striking blood red color in most of the promotional designs tell you right off the bat that the show is going to be violent, though the clean lines and simple font softens the impact. The font, called Mobster, is available from Sharkshock.

Batman

This wonderful cloaked logo is a re-purposing of the already recognizable Bat Signal, which first appeared in the DC Comics in 1942. Best of all, the font gives each letter bat ear serifs.

Glee

Glee’s clever “L” reflects the show’s preoccupation with losers, and the jocks that torment them. It might even bring back uncomfortable memories of your own high school days.

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Exceptional Dribbble Invite Shots

What To Do To Become a Player?

First of all, prepare several mind-blowing designs or make screenshots of your best of the best previous works. Type of design does not matter. Your samples can be dedicated to website design, graphic design, icons design, typography, illustrations etc.

Secondly, sign up as a prospect and surf for a spare invitation in order to enter into the game. Be prepared, there will be a plenty of people who want to become a Dribbble player so you have to be very quick since invitations tend to go like hotcakes.

But never fear, members give away at least one invitation fairly often so you can bump into it anytime and someday become a proud part of all the action.

So What Should You Look For?

In order to facilitate your search we want to give you an idea of what these Dribbble invite shots tend to look like. With so many talented people involved in the community it should be no surprise that they create really unique and remarkable “invite to give away” shots. Many of them use this opportunity to create something special and show their creativity. Below is a showcase of some of these fantastic designs.


 

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Dribbble is one of the most famous online designers community. It’s an amazing gallery where people can show screenshots of their recent or upcoming works and share high-quality freebies with others. But Dribbble is not only place where you can show off your skills, it is also a source for inspiration, and a place where you can ask for an opinion or help from professionals in the field. Thus, this community can help you to become a more mature designer.

Since this site is a concentration of serious people not everyone can become a part of it. This is an invite only community, so the only way to get in is to earn a special invitation that can come either from players (invited members) or team.

[Note: Have you already pre-ordered your copy of our Printed Smashing Book #3? The book is a professional guide on how to redesign websites and it also introduces a whole new mindset for progressive Web design, written by experts for you.]

What To Do To Become a Player?

First of all, prepare several mind-blowing designs or make screenshots of your best of the best previous works. Type of design does not matter. Your samples can be dedicated to website design, graphic design, icons design, typography, illustrations etc.

Secondly, sign up as a prospect and surf for a spare invitation in order to enter into the game. Be prepared, there will be a plenty of people who want to become a Dribbble player so you have to be very quick since invitations tend to go like hotcakes.

But never fear, members give away at least one invitation fairly often so you can bump into it anytime and someday become a proud part of all the action.

So What Should You Look For?

In order to facilitate your search we want to give you an idea of what these Dribbble invite shots tend to look like. With so many talented people involved in the community it should be no surprise that they create really unique and remarkable “invite to give away” shots. Many of them use this opportunity to create something special and show their creativity. Below is a showcase of some of these fantastic designs.

The Invite Shots

Lots of designers use brand colors and logos to draw attention.

1. By Eddie Lobanovskiy
Dribbble invite shot by Eddie Lobanovskiy

2. By Mike
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Useful Icon Packs for Your Creativity

For all of you out there who can’t get enough of icons, we have compiled another round-up of 35+ very creative icon packs which will most probably come handy and useful for your personal as well as commercial projects. If there is an icon set you’d like to share, please do so in the comment section below. Enjoy!


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For all of you out there who can’t get enough of icons, we have compiled another round-up of 35+ very creative icon packs which will most probably come handy and useful for your personal as well as commercial projects. If there is an icon set you’d like to share, please do so in the comment section below. Enjoy!

UI Sweet Icons
YummyGum designed 60 free vector Photoshop icons with care. Perfectly suitable for iPhone & iPad apps or your new web project:

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Vector 3D Social Icons
This set of social icons is an original and fully editable set of social media icons, with a great 3 dimensional look:

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Isometrica Social Media Icons
This is another social icon set to soak up your precious bandwidth, royally entitled, Isometrica. It contains icons with popular social media services, available in 2 sizes:

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Tutorials for Making Your Website Mobile Friendly

Mobiles have become a necessity in our lives and are being used worldwide. Today’s phone set has the capability to browse the web, listen to songs, watch videos or even download any required information. This is the main reason why many companies have considered rebuilding their sites to make them mobile compatible.

With the introduction of iPhone there has been a massive demand of mobile web services. Today we present to you 25 tutorials and articles to help you understand and develop sites for achieving mobile presence on websites:

How to Create a Mobile Site
This article shows you the way of creating a mobile site that is good for old cellphones and stunning for iPhones:


by Bhanu Ahluwalia
http://www.noupe.com/how-tos/tutorials-for-making-your-website-mobile-friendly.html

Mobiles have become a necessity in our lives and are being used worldwide. Today’s phone set has the capability to browse the web, listen to songs, watch videos or even download any required information. This is the main reason why many companies have considered rebuilding their sites to make them mobile compatible.

With the introduction of iPhone there has been a massive demand of mobile web services. Today we present to you 25 tutorials and articles to help you understand and develop sites for achieving mobile presence on websites:

How to Create a Mobile Site
This article shows you the way of creating a mobile site that is good for old cellphones and stunning for iPhones:

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Infographics to Enrich Your Knowledge

Over the past few years, social media networking sites have been growing rapidly — this is something we all might have obviously noticed already. The question is whether we’re aware of how many users there are out there across the world who cannot imagine their lives without their social media networks.

Here is a collection of forty useful and appealing social media infographics that will enrich our knowledge, our lives and thoughts about the advantages and disadvantages of such networks. If you have found an infographic you’ve found useful, feel free to share it with us!


by Aquil Akhter
http://www.noupe.com/graphics/infographics-to-enrich-your-knowledge.html

Over the past few years, social media networking sites have been growing rapidly — this is something we all might have obviously noticed already. The question is whether we’re aware of how many users there are out there across the world who cannot imagine their lives without their social media networks.

Here is a collection of forty useful and appealing social media infographics that will enrich our knowledge, our lives and thoughts about the advantages and disadvantages of such networks. If you have found an infographic you’ve found useful, feel free to share it with us!

Useful Social Media Infographics

The Boom of Social Sites
The explosion of social networking sites over the past decade has facilitated a transformation in the way we communicate with each other. Here we look at some of these communities with over 1 million users, both active and defunct:

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Facebook’s World
Facebook is the most dominant brand in the world of social media. Ever wonder how? Click the image below to view a comprehensive infographic:

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Age Distribution on Social Networking Sites
Here’s some interesting statistics regarding the age distribution across many of the popular social networking websites:

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