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Pretty Colorful: Webdesign for High-Context Cultures

January 13th, 2015
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Pretty Colorful: Webdesign for High-Context Cultures

Occasionally, Asian and Western webdesign are poles apart. If you want a proof, check out the German and Chinese websites of a famous fast-food chain, or the Chinese news portal Tom.com. With its animated sequence of images, it may put some Western viewers on edge. Websites are also part of the culture in which most viewers move. If you want to design a website for...

(Free) Services

JotForm Theme Store: New Marketplace for Professional Form Designs Opens

December 16th, 2014
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JotForm Theme Store: New Marketplace for Professional Form Designs Opens

Over the course of the past two months, we covered JotForm frequently. The form builders turned form designers from sunny California went through the launch of a game-changing new feature of their core product. Instead of just offering a form builder with a few simple beautifier options, they came up with a full-fledged Form Designer, giving you complete freedom over the look and feel...

Design

Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

December 11th, 2014
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Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

I don’t know how I could have missed this great project during the last two years. Invented in November of 2012, this project has grown to become a more than noteworthy exhibition of what open web technologies are able to do today, when used by skilled people. Christmas Experiments is not only an impressive collection of 24 outstanding works but also the best argument...

Apps

Best of SVG 2014: Icons, Tools and Resources

December 10th, 2014
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Best of SVG 2014:  Icons, Tools and Resources

With mobile devices taking over the world, so to speak, new technology for making websites and apps look pretty on mobile devices continues to emerge and evolve. One of those awesome mobile technologies to arrive on the scene in recent years is that of SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG takes vectors a step further beyond just a scalable image. In fact, an SVG...

Design

With and Without JS: SVG Loader and SVG Morpheus Beautify Your (Web) App

December 8th, 2014
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With and Without JS: SVG Loader and SVG Morpheus Beautify Your (Web) App

If you are into designing for multiple resolutions, SVG is the best option to turn to as far as the use of graphics is concerned. These small vector files can be scaled up and down as you like it without sacrificing quality. And with the two tools I am about to introduce you to, SVG will even move… SVG Morpheus: Morphing One Icon to...

Design

Put Straight! 8 Amazing Sites Created With: Webydo, a Code-free Platform for Professional Designers

December 4th, 2014
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Put Straight! 8 Amazing Sites Created With: Webydo, a Code-free Platform for Professional Designers

Tools are what drives the web design industry. I do know a handful of people who honestly tell me they design each and every site using just their vi: or Notepad Plus. But I know hundreds of people who embrace modern tools to get their work done without sacrificing quality. In a new series here at Noupe we’ll be taking a look at the...

Design

Homepage Builder Squarespace 7: The Revolution Will Be Televised

November 19th, 2014
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Homepage Builder Squarespace 7: The Revolution Will Be Televised

Squarespace is one of the leading brands in the online website design business. They don’t solely aim at end customers but also target designers, developers and their agencies. Squarespace is not a newcomer, but more a veteran in its field. With the experience of ten years of online site design behind them, they have now come up with their most radical innovation ever: Squarespace...

Design

900dpi: Hey Designer, Add a CMS to Any Website Easily!

November 18th, 2014
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900dpi: Hey Designer, Add a CMS to Any Website Easily!

Designers like lots of things, but first and foremost they like their freedom to design whatever they want in whichever way they see fit. That’s one of the reasons why homepage builders are not an option in most cases. They all limit in one way or another, though their compromises tend to get better and better. If you are more the traditional designer type,...

Deals & Giveaways

Retro Textpress for Illustrator: 20 Great Retro Text Effects Bargained Away

November 18th, 2014
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Retro Textpress for Illustrator: 20 Great Retro Text Effects Bargained Away

You know and (most likely) love the concept of one-click purchasing. This is a convenient way of buying something, isn’t it? Imagine the same principle ported to design work. One click and your plain text layout looks great. This is exactly what today’s Deal of the Week will bring you. Apply a plethora of retro text effects to even the most common (and boring)...

Apps

Top Tools and Resources for Hybrid App Development

November 6th, 2014
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Top Tools and Resources for Hybrid App Development

Do you remember when apps first appeared for smart phones? The TV commercial for the iPhone 3G’s tag-line, “There’s an app for that,” made it seem like there was an app for anything you’d ever want. It may not have been true at the time, but it certainly is now, especially with the emergence of hybrid app development in the past few years. With...

Deals & Giveaways

Sheer Madness: InkyDeals Bargains Away Thousands of Design Resources Worth Over 31,000 for 99 Dollars

November 5th, 2014
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Sheer Madness: InkyDeals Bargains Away Thousands of Design Resources Worth Over 31,000 for 99 Dollars

Sometimes we stumble upon offers that sound too good to be true. That’s also what our whole editorial office thought when we encountered InkyDeals’ "Colossal Birthday Bundle". To clarify whether this was most likely just a simple typo we contacted InkyDeals and asked them. No, did they assure us, this is not an error. We are totally serious about this. We really bargain away...

Deals & Giveaways

JotForm Runs the Web Form Design Awards – Create a Great Form Design and Win 7,500 Dollars

November 5th, 2014
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JotForm Runs the Web Form Design Awards – Create a Great Form Design and Win 7,500 Dollars

JotForm, form renovators from sunny California, are taking off. Having been a major player in the form builder business for quite a while now, they decided to add broader design support to their product. And came up with a new tool called "Form Designer". This tool is just grand. As you’d rightfully expect from your favorite WYSIWYG builder Form Designer is completely intuitive to...

Design

Visme.co: Swiss Knife for the Creation of Presentations, Infographics, Banner Ads and More (Comment to Win)

October 28th, 2014
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Visme.co: Swiss Knife for the Creation of Presentations, Infographics, Banner Ads and More (Comment to Win)

Visme.co is a recently relaunched and re-branded service loyal Noupe readers already know. We’ve covered the service under its former name EWC Presenter in August of 2013 already. At that time, our conclusion was entirely positive. We recommended to put PowerPoint and Keynote aside, and use EWC Presenter instead. A lot has happened behind the curtain since then, so we thought it would be...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

JotForm’s Latest Product is Hands Down the Best Form Designer You Can Get

October 15th, 2014
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JotForm’s Latest Product is Hands Down the Best Form Designer You Can Get

Forms – the inevitable, the unavoidable. Nobody actually loves them, yet no one can do without them. Be it in real life or on the net, forms are a necessary evil. Or should I say were a necessary evil? Today JotForm, the online forms creation service has introduced a new tool dedicated to making forms attractive with ease. This new tool is called "Form...