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Inspiration

Photography Trends That Will Rock 2016

January 25th, 2016
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Photography Trends That Will Rock 2016

Much like web design, photography too has its share of trends and techniques that keep coming in vogue or falling out of favor. With the role of photography rising, not just in a real-life capture of memories but as a viable medium for creating images for the web, certain photography trends seem to be dominating the scene. What are the major photography trends that...

Essentials

Things You Should Look for in a Web Host

January 13th, 2016
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Things You Should Look for in a Web Host

Web hosting is one of the most crucial aspects related to setting up a website, simply because you cannot go online if you have no place to host your site in the first place. As such, choosing the best web host for your needs and requirements becomes mandatory. However, since web hosting in itself is an extremely saturated market, how does one pick the...

IMHO

The Case of Viral Nova: Going Steep in a Month

March 20th, 2014
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The Case of Viral Nova: Going Steep in a Month

Business Insider recently published a provocative article titled “One Guy Figured Out How To Make Millions In 8 Months — Here’s Why He Might Auction His ‘Easy Money’ Startup Away”. The article discussed the story of Viral Nova, a website that hardly has any unique content, but gets millions of unique visitors every month. Thus, the news that it was on sale was both shocking and interesting...

Design

Common UX Mistakes That Are Killing Your Design

March 4th, 2014
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Common UX Mistakes That Are Killing Your Design

When it comes to product design and user experience, many companies are heads-down in the process. A good design is achieved due to a combination of multiple factors, such as the hard-work of the designers and the supportive collaboration across multiple teams within the firm. However, more often than not, many UX design projects suffer from some common mistakes. In this post, we shall...

CMS

Ionize CMS: Multilingual Developers Dreams Come True

September 2nd, 2013
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Ionize CMS: Multilingual Developers Dreams Come True

Moving on with our series of CMS reviews, today we will be focusing on another developer-friendly Content Management System: Ionize CMS. Ionize CMS is a flexible open source CMS, that uses PhpStorm and CodeIgniter. Managed by Studio Partikule of France, it has its own module engine and can be used to power a wide plethora of websites. Also, Ionize CMS is equipped with the...

CMS

Full Throttle: Rapid Development with CodeIgniter and FUEL CMS

August 28th, 2013
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Full Throttle: Rapid Development with CodeIgniter and FUEL CMS

In the last two installations of my CMS review articles, I had focused on CMSs such as ImpressPages and CouchCMS that catered primarily to designers or end users, that is, folks who are not developers. In order to have a balance of power, we shall now shift our attention towards a Content Management System that is entirely meant for web developers and coders. In...

CMS

Picking The Ideal Open Source eCommerce Option: 5 Major Players Overview

August 26th, 2013
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Picking The Ideal Open Source eCommerce Option: 5 Major Players Overview

With the number of active users on the internet ever on the rise, more and more people are turning towards online shopping as compared to regular market shopping. As a result, several e-stores are coming up, including ones that function entirely as a web-based eCommerce store, or others that have both physical outlets and eCommerce solutions. If you are planning to start your own...

CMS

Potato-Proof: Content Management Uncomplicated with CouchCMS

August 22nd, 2013
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Potato-Proof: Content Management Uncomplicated with CouchCMS

Back in June, I did a review of ImpressPages CMS, a popular drag and drop Content Management System that has been designed with the end-user in mind. Carrying from ImpressPages, today I shall be taking a closer look at another CMS meant for the end users — CouchCMS. CouchCMS: CMS Uncomplicated! CouchCMS is an open source CMS that caters to those folks who intend...

Themes

Genesis 2.0 — This WordPress Framework Manages To Impress

August 12th, 2013
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Genesis 2.0 — This WordPress Framework Manages To Impress

When it comes to frameworks for WordPress themes, the options are plenty but few names stand out from the crowd. One such name is Genesis. Genesis is an extremely popular and well-loved WordPress theme framework from the stable of StudioPress. It has its own share of loyal followers and users, which range from theme creators, designers and developers to even the casual end users....

Themes

13 Free WordPress Themes, Released in June 2013

June 30th, 2013
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13 Free WordPress Themes, Released in June 2013

Now that June is over, it is time to take a look at some of the best free WordPress themes that were released during this month. Most of the themes that were released during June were meant for personal blogs or corporate and portfolio websites. Quite surprisingly, there were not many based on Hybrid Core framework this time; though Twitter Bootstrap and _s did...

CMS

ImpressPages CMS: Drag and Drop All the Way!

June 25th, 2013
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ImpressPages CMS: Drag and Drop All the Way!

impresspages-main Last week, we covered ProcessWire as part of our regular CMS feature here on Noupe. Today, in this article, the CMS under consideration shall be ImpressPages. ImpressPages is an open source Content Management System with a drag and drop interface, designed with the end user in mind. We will be discussing its mode of operation,...

CMS

ProcessWire: CMS With A Difference

June 17th, 2013
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ProcessWire: CMS With A Difference

processwire-main If you have been following the previous CMS instalments here at Noupe, you must already be aware that every once in a while, we review a Content Management System. Today, we shall be taking a look at ProcessWire, a very straightforward and nifty open source CMS.

CMS

Joomla! Does WordPress Spell Doom For It?

June 10th, 2013
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Joomla! Does WordPress Spell Doom For It?

joomla1 Today we will discuss a question, fans of Joomla! will not want to investigate to far into. Joomla! tries to get on its feet again, yet shows weakness in doing so. Is there still a chance for the CMS or will WordPress sink it into oblivion? What is it that WordPress does so much better?...

Themes

11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

April 30th, 2013
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11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

Demo | Download Another month lies behind us and here is April's edition of free WordPress themes for self-hosted websites! April did not see many new free themes being released -- there were several older ones that were updated, though. This can be attributed to the fact that WP 3.6 is just around the corner, and developers...