Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

Design

Animating Design Elements: 7 Unique & Creative Practices

July 15th, 2009
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Animating Design Elements: 7 Unique & Creative Practices

We saw different methods and techniques that truly speak to the designer’s capabilities and creativity. A great way to distinguish yourself from the crowd is to have a truly unique user interface. Although there are many possibilities, you should carefully plan each project on its own. Not all techniques provide a solution for everything. Some of them are very helpful and easy to implement,...

Development

Ten Simple Rules for Choosing the Perfect CMS + Excellent Options

July 13th, 2009
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Ten Simple Rules for Choosing the Perfect CMS + Excellent Options

The content management system you choose can really make a huge difference in how much time you (or your clients) spend keeping a site updated and maintained. There’s a huge variety out there—some estimates put the number at around 1700 different options. Some are great…some, not so much. Below are ten useful guidelines to consider when choosing a CMS, followed by rundowns on ten...

Design

50 Best-Of Designer’s (NEW) Download Picks and Resources

July 9th, 2009
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50 Best-Of Designer’s (NEW) Download Picks and Resources

For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative resources every designer is looking for, so you can now rest assured that you will have the necessary tools to get the job done. Due to this phenomenally vast amount of vector packs, icons, fnts, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artwork and...

Development

PHP Security: Fortifying Your Website- Power Tips, Tools & How to’s

July 6th, 2009
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PHP Security:  Fortifying Your Website- Power Tips, Tools & How to’s

Defining PHP Security and It’s uses PHP is the most popular web programming languages in use today due in large part to the fact that it’s a highly flexible syntax that can perform many functions while working flawlessly in conjunction with html – Plus it’s relatively easy to learn for beginners, yet it’s powerful enough for advanced users as well. It also works exceptionally...

Essentials

50 Free High-Quality and “New” (X)HTML/CSS Templates

July 2nd, 2009
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50 Free High-Quality and “New” (X)HTML/CSS Templates

In this post, we’ll showcase 50 Free high-quality & New (X)HTML/CSS template (some of them include the PSD-source files). You will also find among these elegant templates a very well written step-by-step tutorials showing you how to create your own. Hopefully some of these will meet your expectations and come in handy in...

The Ultimate Joomla Toolbox: Themes, Extensions and Resources

June 29th, 2009
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The Ultimate Joomla Toolbox: Themes, Extensions and Resources

Joomla is one of the most popular CMSs out there, and it’s no surprise considering how extensible it is. The great thing about Joomla is the extensions (components, modules and plugins), that can be added to your Joomla website. This allows the average user to add more functionality and dynamic content to their website without being a developer or programmer. In this post you...

Development

A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – Messages With Ajax

June 24th, 2009
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A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – Messages With Ajax

Ruby on Rails is a web application framework that promotes rapid development. Clients' demands are ever increasing yet they still expect the same quality of output.

Design

7 Rich & Creative User Interfaces and How to Create Your Own

June 21st, 2009
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7 Rich & Creative User Interfaces and How to Create Your Own

There are plenty of perfectly acceptable and functional websites out there that don’t use dynamic content. But what if you want to give your site that little something extra that makes your visitors say “Wow”? What then? Maybe you’ll find your answer below. There are tons of great, creative user interface options featured below, from modal windows to live search to hover effects. But...

Development

How To Create Your Own Stats Program (JavaScript, AJAX, PHP)

June 17th, 2009
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How To Create Your Own Stats Program (JavaScript, AJAX, PHP)

When creating a website, one main goal is to attract visitors. Traffic generation is a necessity for monetary purposes, showing off your work, or just expressing your thoughts. There are many ways to create traffic for your website. Search engines, social bookmarking, and word of mouth are just a few examples. But how do you know whether this traffic is genuine? How do you...

Design

How AJAX Works: 10 Practical Uses For AJAX

June 14th, 2009
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How AJAX Works: 10 Practical Uses For AJAX

AJAX has gotten more and more popular over the years, and has allowed web applications to act more and more like desktop applications. AJAX can provide a lot of additional functionality that could not be accomplished any other way.