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Development

Mozilla Labs TowTruck: Brand-new Real-Time Collaboration Tool Tested

April 18th, 2013
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Mozilla Labs TowTruck: Brand-new Real-Time Collaboration Tool Tested

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Mozilla Labs achieves amazing things. And this is more of an under- than an overstatement. The latest sprout from Mozilla's garden, interestingly named TowTruck, makes no exception and promises a lot. TowTruck lets you integrate collaboration features into any website with a mere two lines of code. Once done, people can communicate, collaborate, create together...

Design

Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

April 13th, 2013
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Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

Niice.co: The Homepage

Did your muses sneak out the back-door without even leaving a message on the bathroom mirror? Didn't you just have this wonderful idea for this next web project? No? I thought so. When the only thing running properly is your nose and the only sparks flying burn your skin, it is high time you...

Development

Sidr for jQuery: Modern Sidebar Navigation with an Edge

April 12th, 2013
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Sidr for jQuery: Modern Sidebar Navigation with an Edge

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We all came to love the so-called panel menu, or more correct off-canvas-menu, which saw a dramatic rise in popularity alongside the equally dramatic rise in popularity of smartphones and mobile clients in general. It’s getting hard to find one smartphone app that isn’t equipped with a navigation that slides in at swipe or tap....

Photography

Depositphotos and Noupe Give Away More Than 300 Professional Stock Files For Free

April 11th, 2013
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Depositphotos and Noupe Give Away More Than 300 Professional Stock Files For Free

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Today we have a very special and very attractive opportunity for you. Five of our readers are able to win a free 2 month subscription to Depositphoto's Standard Plan. This allows for the daily download of up to five professional photos or vector files for use in design projects. In a two month period...

Essentials

Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: 500 Icons in our Freepik Web Mega Bundle

April 8th, 2013
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Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: 500 Icons in our Freepik Web Mega Bundle

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Today, we have something to give away for free and we know you’ll like it. The creators of Freepik came up with a big icon-set of 500 symbols and decided to make it available exclusively through our lovely Noupe Magazine. We share it only with our German sister Dr. Web. Read on to learn how...

Essentials

CSS Matic – “What You See Is What You Get” for CSS Developers

April 4th, 2013
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CSS Matic – “What You See Is What You Get” for CSS Developers

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Long gone are the times where we had to code CSS entirely by hand. It's already been a while since more and more little helpers started to get created. These little helpers usually cover one single aspect of CSS and support it with a more or less elaborate graphical UI for visual development in the likes...

Development

Small Tools: 5 jQuery Plugins for Developer’s Daily Routine

April 3rd, 2013
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Small Tools: 5 jQuery Plugins for Developer’s Daily Routine

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Developers around jQuery are very active. At an hourly rate new plugins are brought up, that previously had not or not in this form been available. You can hardly keep track of the progress. There are big, disruptive projects, but lots more small helpers for various use-cases. We have dug up five of these little...

Business Online

CheckPanel: Fresh Task-Management App for Site Owners

April 1st, 2013
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CheckPanel: Fresh Task-Management App for Site Owners

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CheckPanel is a brand-new web app from Germany. It aims at the organization of recurring tasks around maintaining a website. One of the many use-cases could be the inevitable check whether an URL is reachable or not, the so-called web monitoring. But, as experienced admins will confirm, there are a lot more things to check...

Essentials

The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

March 30th, 2013
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The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

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"The Ambassador" is an excellent WordPress theme for business, resort, basically any type of hotel. The modern and intuitive design uses full-width photos to better highlight a hotel's beauty and style. There are 12 built-in color styles that you can build upon, so as to adapt the theme to your own taste. Best of all: While...

Essentials

PNG Optimization Online and Local: Can CompressPNG and ImageAlpha Dethrone TinyPNG?

March 28th, 2013
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PNG Optimization Online and Local: Can CompressPNG and ImageAlpha Dethrone TinyPNG?

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If you are a regular reader, you will certainly remember TinyPNG, a fresh service, created by Voormedia from the Netherlands, that lets you compress PNGs easily and to a noticeable extent. Many of you, I know I did, will have integrated TinyPNG into their daily workflows. Around 70% less weight than before is what TinyPNG...