Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

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.

Design

15 Effective Tips and Tricks from the Masters of CSS

June 11th, 2009
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15 Effective Tips and Tricks from the Masters of CSS

There are thousands of sites out there offering tips and tricks for using CSS. But how do you know where that information is coming from? Who says the people writing these "tips" know what they're talking about? For all you know, it could be someone who has not clue what CSS...

Design

18 Absolutely Stylish Designs Using Photoshop Brushes and How to’s

June 8th, 2009
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18 Absolutely Stylish Designs Using Photoshop Brushes and How to’s

I think many people out there underestimate the power of well used Photoshop brushes. A good designer can use Photoshop brushes in a variety of ways to accomplish a plethora of results. If you thought the Photoshop brushes were just for those new to Photoshop or just to add a touch of grunge to a design, you are sadly mistaken. For some good examples...

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.