Noupe Editorial Team

  • HTML5 Gaming: Benchmarking Sprites to Target All Browsers

    When I meet with game studios, I often have the same question put to me over and over: if I’m writing/porting my game in HTML5, will it run well on the various targeted devices? Will it be playable or will the gameplay suffer too much? To answer that question, I often use my own experience based on what I know and what worked well during my own tests. But I also had the feeling it wasn’t enough to just provide some good advice. In the meantime, there were some obvious facts. For instance, we all know that mobile devices can’t animate as many sprites as a desktop PC and preserve 60 FPS (frames per second).



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  • Plug-in Free #3: Building an Interactive Map

    Hello developers! I am back for part 3 in our series on plug-in free web development. While the first article was all about theory, the second showed you how to implement bar graphs with HTML5. Today we’ll focus on something even more common. Interactive maps aren’t particularly new; they’ve been around for years. What’s different about the map, we will be developing during the course of the following article is, that it will be plug-in free. No Flash, no Silverlight, no Java, nothing.



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  • Plug-in Free #2: Building Interactive Bar Graphs with HTML5

    Good morning, developers! I am back for part 2 in our series on plug-in free web development. While the first article was all about theory, we can now get rolling. In the following article, we’ll be developing plug-in free by creating bar graphs and similar graphics, using NASDAQ’s current web site as an example. But we won’t be creating merely a picture of a bar graph, but a real, interactive bar graph. We will go from Flash to HTML5.



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  • The Themes of Summer 2013: 18 Fresh Free WordPress Themes

    It’s almost a full year now that we showcase the freshest WordPress themes on a monthly basis. If you follow Noupe closely, hardly any new, free WordPress theme should slip your radar. This makes it easy not only to keep track of the latest and greatest, it also helps you decide for contemporary themes, where the official repository is dominated by thousands of outdated designs. Today we show you the new (and some re-issued) entries of August 2013, the themes of summer, all of which are free…



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  • Hotter than August: 26 Fresh Templates, Themes and UI-Kits from Last Month

    How was the month of August in your area of the globe? Over here in Europe we definitely had (and still have) some hot spots. So, if swimming is what you aim for, come over to the Mediterranean and be happy. If you’d rather refresh some web designs than your worn-out body stay with us and read on. Once again we roamed about the webs, searching for the freshest elements a web designer could be interested in. This is what we came up with.



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  • How To Stay Cool When Your Client Wants To Maintain Their Own WordPress Site

    So your client doesn’t want you to maintain their website for them. I encounter this a lot working with DIY-minded small business owners, and I used to dread it – I mean really dread it. Back in the day, allowing your client access to a website meant constantly fixing it after they broke it. Or worse, they would break it then try to fix it themselves after 3-hours of researching the error code on Google. Yikes.



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  • Value for Free: What to Give to Get Peoples’ Email Addresses

    Your blog’s email subscribers are the life and blood of your online business. Your blog is, quite rightfully, judged by the number of subscribers it has. There are many ways to get more email subscribers. One of the most important one of them is giving away something in exchange of peoples’ email IDs. But the question is – what should you be giving?



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  • Bootstrap 3 PSD: All The Elements of the New Version, Free and Fully Editable

    Our friends over at DesignShock have created an excellent new resource for web design lovers and people who want to get into the brand new Bootstrap 3 interface quickly. As you already know, Twitter overturned Bootstrap’s UI concept and totally renewed the interface. This brave move surprised almost everyone in the web developer community. To grant for a smooth transition, the guys at DesignShock released a free PSD package that’s really easy to use, helping designers and developers create models of themes, web pages, mobile and web apps. The file accurately emulates all the elements of the front-end interface. Inside it you will find a set of layers with all the elements you need to start designing.



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  • Building an Interactive Navigation Bar with HTML/CSS

    A straightforward navigation structure can increase the usability of your site, and make information easy to find. By using basic HTML and CSS, you can build a horizontal nav bar that provides interaction when a user hovers over a navigation link.



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  • Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

    What kid doesn’t lust after his or her own set of wheels? From an early age, kids want to get in the car and go – and for little girls, the ever-so-wonderful pink plastic Barbie car can provide hours of cul-de-sac circling and sidewalk cruising.



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