Articles by Noupe Editorial Team

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...

Development

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...

Development

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...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

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...

Tutorials

How To Pin Web Apps As Tiles To The Brand-New Startscreen Of Windows 8

March 9th, 2013
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How To Pin Web Apps As Tiles To The Brand-New Startscreen Of Windows 8

windows8tiles-w550 The new user interface of Windows 8 needs a lot of getting used to. The upside is, the introduction of the so-called tiles, which are intended as the main way of interacting between user and system, brought new possibilities to provide the user with additional information. Tiles are not limited to showing an icon, the...

Business Online

Google PageSpeed: Website Optimization Out Of The Box

March 7th, 2013
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Google PageSpeed: Website Optimization Out Of The Box

pagespeed-rocket-w550 Rumor has it that there are literally countless aspects influencing the ranking of websites in Google. Besides the ever so valuable content and the still important backlinks to your site, our greatest search engine tends to throw long hard looks at the performance, the loading time of your digital subsidiary. Long loading times get on...

Design

CSS3 Lifelike: A Slightly Different Box Model with {box-sizing:border-box}

February 20th, 2013
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CSS3 Lifelike: A Slightly Different Box Model with {box-sizing:border-box}

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The classical box model in CSS has never been the most intuitive. Thanks to CSS3, we now have an alternative to consider: {box-sizing:border-box}. This model has lots of advantages, especially when it comes to flexible layouts.

Design

CSS Rooted: Flexible Type Sizes With REM

February 12th, 2013
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CSS Rooted: Flexible Type Sizes With REM

Best practices of defining font sizes are discussed throughout the web since its inception. Besides the traditional candidates, such as px, em and %, rem represents a fairly new alternative, taking the best of the other units and combining them into one.

Tutorials

30 Elaborate Tutorials To Teach You PSD to HTML Conversion

December 12th, 2012
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30 Elaborate Tutorials To Teach You PSD to HTML Conversion

Screenshot Designing in PSD and then porting to HTML is still common these days. Responsive design will probably alter the ways of the design industry, but up to today it hasn't. In the following post we gather some useful and highly elaborate tutorials on PSD to HTML conversion. Each tutorial in this collection provides information in an easy to...

Inspiration

The World in Black and White: Showcase of B&W Photography

August 27th, 2012
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The World in Black and White: Showcase of B&W Photography

So often the world around us can feel somewhat overwhelming. Coming at all of our senses so unforgivably as we move about in it. Which does help us make sense of those photographers who work in black and white. Stripping away the colors to get to even more of an...