Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

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...

Plugins

Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

June 11th, 2013
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Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

wordpress-hate-main Building our first plugin wasn’t an entirely smooth process - anyone thinking of doing something similar should consider several things before they get started. Below are the lessons we picked up.

Design

All You Need To Know About CSS3 Selectors, #1: Structural Pseudo-Classes

May 31st, 2013
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All You Need To Know About CSS3 Selectors, #1: Structural Pseudo-Classes

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Today’s front-end developers don’t just need to understand how to write CSS, we need to know how to write it efficiently. And what “efficiently” means can depend on your project and environment. Perhaps you have a team with several members working in the CSS and you need an efficient way to work...

Design

Book of Wisdom: 7 Things Web Designers Can Learn from Print

May 20th, 2013
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Book of Wisdom: 7 Things Web Designers Can Learn from Print

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Although the knowledge in effective web marketing has increased over the last decade or two, there is still a great deal that web designers can learn from print designers. After all, print marketing has been around since the invention of the printing press and roughly five-hundred years of successful designs can’t...

Development

HowTo: Build (Sort of) an Instagram Clone with HTML5

May 15th, 2013
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HowTo: Build (Sort of) an Instagram Clone with HTML5

instafuzz-home-550 When I started out on this app I was only really just interested in seeing if the web platform had really evolved to a point where an app like the hugely popular Instagram app could be built using just HTML, JavaScript and CSS.  As it turns out we can in fact do exactly that. ...

Photography

Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

May 2nd, 2013
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Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

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What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which separates the merely good from the truly magnificent? Many candidates immediately spring to mind, such as subject matter, light, mood, and moment. One aspect clearly rises above the rest, and is the thread which...

Development

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG #2: Text, Paths and Basic Animation

April 25th, 2013
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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG #2: Text, Paths and Basic Animation

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The first article in this series covered the basics of SVG, an overlooked, underappreciated aspect of HTML5. While different browsers implement SVG in different ways, the previous walkthrough described how to create text, incorporate SVG images and build basic shapes such as circles, polygons and paths in a way that all...