Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

Development

A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – Building Friendships

August 13th, 2009
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A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – Building Friendships

This is the third and final part of series on how to create a twitter style web application with Ruby on Rails. This part will cover how to add friendships between users.

Development

5 Sliding Content Techniques, Examples & jQuery How to’s

August 12th, 2009
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5 Sliding Content Techniques, Examples & jQuery How to’s

The more intuitive layout structure is designed, the better users can understand the content. Whatever content you have to present, you can present them in a more interactive & more responsive ways. Today we would like to focus on sliding effects and how i can change the structure of a page in a truly unique and creative way. There are many transition effects that...

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The Definitive Guide to htaccess Techniques: Do’s and Don’ts

August 10th, 2009
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The Definitive Guide to htaccess Techniques: Do’s and Don’ts

Of all the elements of web design and coding, htaccess can be one of the most intimidating. After all, it’s an incredibly powerful tool and one that has the potential to completely break your site if you’re not careful. Below are a dozen basic htaccess techniques and tips to get you started. They’re not nearly as intimidating as many people expect, and if you...

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Pre-Order The Smashing Book and Save 20%

August 7th, 2009
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Pre-Order The Smashing Book and Save 20%

I always read tons of design blogs as well as buying books and magazines to gain more knowledge on design and bring fresh ideas to Noupe. One of my favorite design resource is SmashingMagazine, which i had the pleasure writing for them this year. So when SmashingMagazine decided to publish their first book, i was so excited and thought many of you will be...

Design

40 (NEW) High Quality Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

August 6th, 2009
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40 (NEW) High Quality Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is probably one of the most popular graphic editing program used extensively. There is one simple reason for that. Photoshop is easy to learn and offer a variety of advanced tools to optimize and emphasize some impressive results. In today’s post, you’ll find an assortment of new & high quality Photoshop tutorials that others have freely contributed to the design community for...

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Javascript For Designers: Getting on Your Feet Fast

August 4th, 2009
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Javascript For Designers: Getting on Your Feet Fast

Web designers are a special breed – we’re one of a small group of professionals that actively seeks out to improve ourselves and our craft through any means possible. This generally means on our own, from each other, and through an awful lot of ‘guess, test and revise.’ Web design...

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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make

August 3rd, 2009
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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make

There are plenty of mistakes web designers (especially new ones) make when designing websites. Everything from poor design to simple oversight happen every day. But with a little diligence, they can easily be avoided. Below are ten of the most common mistakes web designers make, along with examples of sites who do things right. Some of these are easy to correct if you’re aware...

Design

35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs

July 29th, 2009
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35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs

Shopping carts are an integral part of the online shopping experience. E-commerce designers face challenges in creating an attractive, yet user-friendly, website that will provide customers with a pleasant purchasing experience. In this post we will feature 35 online shops that have well-designed and appealing shopping cart pages. These pages are what visitors will see after choosing the items that they want, and just...

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Discussing PHP Frameworks: What, When, Why and Which?

July 26th, 2009
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Discussing PHP Frameworks: What, When, Why and  Which?

What is a PHP Framework? PHP is the world’s most popular scripting language for many different reasons – flexibility, ease-of-use, among others – but often times coding in PHP, or any language for that matter, can get rather monotonous and repetitive. That’s where a PHP framework can help.

Tutorials

40+ Vector Characters Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials

July 23rd, 2009
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40+ Vector Characters Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials

Having a unique design is a must to get your visitor’s attention. Vector characters can establish a memorable image of your site in the reader’s mind. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop are great for a sketchy or hand-drawn feel. Creating these effects are relatively easy with Live Trace, Live Paint, Brushes and the ability to create you own brushes. This article contains a mixture of...