Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

Development

In choosing a CMS: 40+ Great CMS Theming Tutorials

July 21st, 2009
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In choosing a CMS: 40+ Great CMS Theming Tutorials

In choosing a CMS, one thing you should consider is the theming or templating process. While some CMSs have very simple and easy-to-use theming systems, others can be a real bear to use. Below are tutorials for some of the more popular CMSs out there. Some have tons of tutorials available (WordPress, Drupal, Concrete5) while others have limited documentation outside of the official site...

Design

50+ Fresh and Unique Personal Portfolio Websites

July 20th, 2009
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50+ Fresh and Unique Personal Portfolio Websites

Designers have an urge to stand out as unique, specially when building their own portfolio websites to showcase their work and skills to future employers. Building your online portfolio is almost the same as any other design project, the only difference is that you are your own client. In this article we will showcase 50 unique and impressive portfolio websites to inspire you to...

Development

A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – User Authentication

July 16th, 2009
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A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – User Authentication

This article is the second part in a three part series. In the first part we created some basic functionality to allow the user to post messages in a similar way to Twitter. If you have not completed the first part of this tutorial, please do so now.

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.