Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

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Games Galore: Building Atari with CreateJS

March 29th, 2013
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Games Galore: Building Atari with CreateJS

CreateJS + Atari + Internet Explorer 10

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80,000 Lines of Objective-C: Bringing Multi-Touch Physics to the HTML5 Browser

March 27th, 2013
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80,000 Lines of Objective-C: Bringing Multi-Touch Physics to the HTML5 Browser

"Contre Jour" is a video game that is "blurring the lines between interactive art and games". Made popular on iOS, and created by Maksym (Max) Hryniv, Contre Jour is known world-wide for its innovative gameplay, charming art style, and captivating soundtrack. With the debut of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft was looking...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Full Throttle: Cloudflare Promises To Boost Your Website’s Performance

March 26th, 2013
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Full Throttle: Cloudflare Promises To Boost Your Website’s Performance

cloudflare-logo-640px Websites nowadays should best be jack of all trades services. Extremely fast, secure against attackers, packed with lots of the most amazing features. This is not easy to accomplish. We could try to lock in dozens of web developers for weeks and not let them out before they offer a fitting solution or, we should...

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IE10 and Beyond: Unifying Touch and Mouse Made Easy with Pointer Events

March 22nd, 2013
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IE10 and Beyond: Unifying Touch and Mouse Made Easy with Pointer Events

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I often get questions from developers like, “with so many touch-enabled devices on phones and tablets, where do I start?” and “what is the easiest way to build for touch-input?” Short answer: “It’s complex.” Surely there’s a more unified way to handle multi-touch input on the web – in modern, touch-enabled browsers or as a...

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG

March 20th, 2013
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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5  and SVG

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As browser adoption of HTML5 continues apace, developers are finding more and more options for creating elegant, highly responsive UIs. In the case of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), what’s old is new again, and quite slick.

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A Deeper Dive into jQuery Mobile: Themes

March 18th, 2013
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A Deeper Dive into jQuery Mobile: Themes

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The first article (Introduction to jQuery Mobile), published over at MSDN, in this series looked at the subject of themes at a high level and at themes available in jQuery Mobile (jQM). In this, the third of three articles on jQM, I show how to build a custom theme using the Theme...

Essentials

Down with Boredom: 5 Pattern Generators for Background Designs

March 17th, 2013
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Down with Boredom: 5 Pattern Generators for Background Designs

patterngeneratoren_patterncooler-w550 If you want the background of your website to consist of more than a color, you'll be thinking about a background image. If there's no obvious image you should use or if you don't want to get determined by your imagery, while at the same time being able to serve different resolutions more or less...

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jQuery Custom Content Scroller Does Away With Ugly Scrollbars

March 16th, 2013
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jQuery Custom Content Scroller Does Away With Ugly Scrollbars

jquerycustomcontentscroller-w550 Scrollable elements in websites are not everywhere, but they are not seldom either. What makes designers avoid them, if possible, is their layout-breaking ugliness. Standard-scrollbars are pushed in according to your browser's unchangeable preference. Some guy in Redmond or Mountain View decides how scrollbars are presented. With the jQuery plugin Custom Content Scroller we need...

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How I Built the Paint 4 Kids Windows Store App Using Only HTML5 and SVG

March 15th, 2013
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How I Built the Paint 4 Kids Windows Store App Using Only HTML5 and SVG

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Paint 4 Kids is a Windows Store app, specifically designed for kids. A simple app for coloring and drawing. You can read of the consumer’s features directly from the Windows Store site, where you can also see some screen shots. For this article, you can simply think of an app...

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Varnish – Free Cache-Server Extraordinaire Speeds Up Your Website

March 13th, 2013
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Varnish – Free Cache-Server Extraordinaire Speeds Up Your Website

varnish_speed_up-w550 Complex web apps and high traffic spell doom to many a web server. Web as well as database server have to put together the right data at each new visit to deliver it as renderable HTML. No wonder caching solutions have become popular throughout the last few years. Caching means storing already deliverable content in...