Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

Essentials

Designer’s Basic Toolset: 10 Awesome Freebies

July 25th, 2013
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Designer’s Basic Toolset: 10 Awesome Freebies

Every project is different, yet somehow the same. The latter makes it harder over time to fuel your creativity anew each time a client demands it. Things start to resemble more and more, the longer your designer’s career endures. This is because you are living in the boundaries of your own mindset. Of course you know that and have initiated strategies against it, e.g....

Design

HTML5 Datalist: What You Need To Know

July 23rd, 2013
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HTML5 Datalist: What You Need To Know

Autocompletion is a pattern that all web users are familiar with. When you do a search, your search engine suggests terms. When you type a new email message, your mail client suggest recipients. This functionality, however, has not been available to web developers without a nontrivial amount of JavaScript. One of the new HTML5 elements, the <datalist>, brings this autocomplete functionality to the Web...

Inspiration

Steampunk in 3D Design: 40 Fascinating Time Travels

July 15th, 2013
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Steampunk in 3D Design: 40 Fascinating Time Travels

Today we have true inspiration for 3D designers, or any designer even. We collected 40 Steampunk designs to send your mind on a time travel back to your childhood, when you were dreaming of becoming Han Solo, Darth Vader or – who knows – Chewbacca. Dreams can get hairy, can’t they? The following collection shows how much fantasy can be contained in one single...

Essentials

Summer 2013: The best HTML/PSD Themes & UI Elements of the Season

July 11th, 2013
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Summer 2013: The best  HTML/PSD Themes & UI Elements of the Season

If you develop websites and your environment is not WordPress, you still don’t need to live your online life in visual darkness or hide beneath the sheets. We curated a list of awesome templates layered in HTML and CSS to make your work easier, and with a lot of different grooves to find the appropriate one for your web. Or, if you are you...

Design

Create The Future: Common Techniques in Responsive Web Design

July 2nd, 2013
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Create The Future: Common Techniques in Responsive Web Design

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In this article, I’ll dive into some of the most common practices for building responsive site layouts and experiences. I’ll describe the emerging and available techniques for site layouts that flexibly resize based on screen real estate (referred to as “fluid grids”) so as to ensure that users get complete experiences across whatever screen size...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

10 Killer Resources To Rock Your Next Bootstrap Project

June 28th, 2013
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10 Killer Resources To Rock Your Next Bootstrap Project

Bootstrap is the young star that is getting all the attention lately. Released in August of 2011, even Twitter may not have known how big it would get. As of June 2013, it is still the most popular GitHub development project with over 52k stars and over 16k forks. Bootstrap can be mind-blowing when you consider how easily it incorporates so many complex things...

Business Online

Sit Down And Shut Up: How To Rescue Your Clients From Their Own Bad Taste

June 27th, 2013
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Sit Down And Shut Up: How To Rescue Your Clients From Their Own Bad Taste

brooms-57256_640-w550 We've all been there before: a client hires you to design something, let's say a website, for them. Work is good, right? But then as you start working on the spec with them, red flags start to crop up. Does your client proactively push you in directions you would never want to go? Does your...

Design

From 4-Inch Phones to 40-Inch TVs: Designing Responsive Websites

June 26th, 2013
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From 4-Inch Phones to 40-Inch TVs: Designing Responsive Websites

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It’s worth taking a step back, to think through your site’s experience and understand whether the device with which a user accesses your site changes the user’s expectations of the site’s functionality. Is the user checking your site for quick updates with her cellphone while she’s on the go? Is he sitting down, 10 feet away...

Business Online

Strategies For Brands: 10 Best Social Media Secrets for 2013

June 23rd, 2013
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Strategies For Brands: 10 Best Social Media Secrets for 2013

10bestsocialmediasecrets In a few short years social media has become an integral part of marketing worldwide and it’s not hard to see why. Social media provides the opportunity for direct contact with customers, and it’s a free, easy way to reach out to millions of new ones. But one of the most interesting things about social...

Design

Now Is The Time: Why the Web Is Ready for Responsive Web Design

June 19th, 2013
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Now Is The Time: Why the Web Is Ready for Responsive Web Design

amiresponsive-noupe Today, a large portion of site traffic comes from mobile devices — namely smart phones and tablets — in addition to traditional PCs. Across the globe, mobile devices now account for 12 percent of Internet traffic, and it’s scaling up faster than desktop Internet traffic. The fraction of mobile Web traffic is sufficiently...