Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

Tutorials

Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS

June 2nd, 2009
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Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS

Studies show that top navigations tend to get the most visual attention when a user first visits a site. Having organized and intuitive navigation is key — and while most drop down menus may look aesthetically pleasing, developing them to degrade gracefully is also essential. In this tutorial I would like to go over how to create a sexy drop down menu that can...

The Ultimate Drupal Toolbox: 150+ Themes, Modules & Resources

May 31st, 2009
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The Ultimate Drupal Toolbox: 150+ Themes, Modules & Resources

Drupal is one of the most popular CMSs out there, and it’s no surprise considering how extensible it is. You can customize almost every aspect of it through the use of themes, plugins, and a little custom coding. Below are more than 150 resources to help you do just that, from themes to plugins to examples of sites running on Drupal.

Development

5 CSS3 Techniques For Major Browsers using the Power of jQuery

May 30th, 2009
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5 CSS3 Techniques For Major Browsers using the Power of jQuery

Many exciting new functions and features are being thought up for CSS3: text-shadow, box-sizing, opacity, multiple backgrounds, border-radius, border-image, etc… CSS3 leads to greater flexibility and makes it much easier to recreate previously complex effects. Not all current browsers support CSS3, but it is however possible to create equivalent effects and serve it with the power of jQuery. This article presents 5 CSS3 techniques...

Plugins

40 Exceptional “CMS Enabling” WordPress Plugins

May 27th, 2009
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40 Exceptional “CMS Enabling” WordPress Plugins

WordPress is a great blogging platform with a potential of being an easy to use content management system. This is the third article of our three-part series, "The Comprehensive Guide for a Powerful CMS using WordPress". We are taking a look at 40+ quality and useful WordPress Plug-ins that will turn a simple...

Development

10 Intelligent Ways of using [FORM] Elements

May 24th, 2009
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10 Intelligent Ways of using [FORM] Elements

When you combine some neat functionality courtesy of PHP with the cleverness of javascript you can produce some pretty smart results using the <form> tag. In an effort to help you take it up a notch, we’d like to share some methods for helping your site anticipate a user’s next move.

Essentials

CSS3 Exciting Functions and Features: 30+ Useful Tutorials

May 21st, 2009
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CSS3 Exciting Functions and Features: 30+ Useful Tutorials

With version three of CSS, many exciting features will be implemented. CSS3 leads to greater flexibility and makes it much easier to recreate previously complex effects. Many time-saving rules are being thought up for CSS3: text-shadow, box-sizing, opacity, multiple backgrounds, border-radius, border-image ,multi-column layout, etc… Although only the most modern browsers currently support these effects, it’s still fun to see what’s around the corner!...

Design

Going Freelance: The Pros & Cons With “Top Web Designers”

May 19th, 2009
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Going Freelance: The Pros & Cons With “Top Web Designers”

Making the choice to go freelance (or independent as I prefer to call it) is a tough choice, I wish I had more knowledge about the pros vs cons when I made the decision to work independently. Many of us are big fans of top web designers and their work. Throughout the years these guys published many tutorials, websites, and scripts to help designers...

Essentials

40 (NEW) High-quality and Free Icon Sets

May 17th, 2009
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40 (NEW) High-quality and Free Icon Sets

Icons are everywhere on the web. In most modern designs it is used to not only complete our design but also to attract the user’s eye. Designers use Icons to create breath-taking designs and decorate their desktop as well. Today we’re going to take a look at 40 most beautiful icon sets that were freshly created. Some amazing Icon Sets are missing? Let us...

Design

20+ Wicked Proof of Concepts for Better use of jQuery/CSS

May 12th, 2009
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20+ Wicked Proof of Concepts for Better use of jQuery/CSS

The web is a perfect playground for lots of creative designers and developers. Static HTML is just boring and these days the user wants to see some more eye candy from/on the web. By using and/or combining awesome web techniques like JavaScript (and of course, jQuery), CSS(3) and Flash...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

25 Unique uses of WordPress as CMS

May 10th, 2009
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25 Unique uses of WordPress as CMS

WordPress is often thought of as little more than a blogging platform. But it's capable of so much more. Through a little customization and the use of plugins, WordPress can easily be transformed into a full-featured content management system. Here are more than 25 sites who have done just that (and done it...