Mobile Web

  • Crocoblock: Disruptive WordPress Theme Club for the Rest of Us (Giveaway)

    The world of WordPress themes is monstrous, if you allow me to stay close to the animal wording the name of this new theme club suggests. Not only the sheer amount of free themes doesn’t allow anybody to stay atop of the development. Also the Premium offers have grown to an extent noone can by any means oversee. There’s quite some discussion going on, whether this oversupply of themes might be able to break WordPress and what to do against it. Crocoblock might be part of the solution. That’s worth a closer look, isn’t it? Oh, and you can win something. So read on…



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  • Solid: 30 Free GUI, Icons and Website PSD Templates Featuring Contour-style Graphics

    Trends in web as well as in mobile design tend to come and go like fashion. Truly devoted UI designers only catch on those that are worth it. Nowadays flat style runs the show. Microsoft’s Metro UI started the trend, while Apple’s iOS7 gave it the real boost.  Designers all over the world give preference to plain shapes, simple graphics, minimal coloring, bold typography and the absence of various lavish effects when it comes to prototyping website and mobile app interface designs. Flat style involves the use of various elements starting at icons with long shadows and not ending up at line-style graphics.



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  • Is your Responsive Design Mobile Website Delivering Acceptable Load Times?

    Google wants your mobile pages to load under a second! Yes, that’s how fast the load time of your website must be, irrespective of the fact whether it is a dedicated mobile site, responsively designed website or it isn’t optimized for mobile at all. So one thing is certain – it’s not enough to have a website with responsive website design that renders effectively on desktops, as well as, the smartphones and tablets of your target users. You must make sure that the site is fast and loads on their mobile web browsers in the blink of an eye. Google considers page load speed as an ideal marker for judging the user experience of a site. If your site has an acceptable load time, it is delivering the ideal user experience, which is taken into consideration when Google ranks your site.



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  • Responsive Images: Finally The Picture Element Arrives!

    This has taken quite a while. There was a lot of discussion, but now reality has it. The picture element as propagated by the W3C has finally arrived. If you are into the matter, you might know that the WhatWG had tried to standardize an additional attribute to the image element, named srcset as opposed to picture. Whoever believed in what WhatWG said, as they stated they’d stand for the "living standard" while W3C would be more an administrator of a static snapshot, got it wrong. W3C is alive and kicking.



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  • More Than 10 Million Users, But Why? Mobile Todo-List Any.do Adds Web App

    Wow, I admit, I didn’t know that Any.do already reached more than 10 million users. They can rightfully proclaim to be the largest mobile todo app worldwide. Their clients are available for both major platforms, Android and iOS. Lately they added a Chrome extension and now they decided to make a web version available, too. That version is not your usual web app.



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  • Google Web Fundamentals: Free Handbook for Multi-Device Web Design in the Making

    A few days ago, Google released a beta version of a stylish and comprehensive new online handbook for web designers and developers to the public. The project is a work in progress and will lead to a more polished version 1.0 in June. Yet, you shouldn’t wait until then, as Web Fundamentals is a fine collection of best practices in multi-device, responsive design just now. Work on the handbook is coordinated via Github, while the product itself has its own shiny website – a best practice example in itself…



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  • Create For The Next Big Thing: Free Android Wear UI PSD Mockups

    The new year suggests the new undertakings, new hopes and new expectations. In the beginning we are always full of enthusiasm that is bubbling up inside us, pushing us on creating something incredible. However, in order to channel this boundless energy we need a fresh start, something that will “turn on” our imagination. And this something appeared last month. Motorola unveiled the Moto 360 smart watch, a part of the Google smart wear series, that as befits is powered by the Android platform.



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  • No Second Chance For a First Impression: 50+ Free Design Resources to Create That Perfect Presentation

    Okay. So you’re designing this responsive website, but your client demands to see it on a variety of devices beforehand, before you even coded a single line. Or do you have a client who wants to right away start to market the app you have just begun working on? Or do you have a great concept for an app you want to raise funding for? Whatever your usecase is, you are in bitter need of a professional presentation. You need to show something that doesn’t already exist. You need magic. Keep calm and carry on. We here at Noupe are there for you. We took a deep dive into the web’s highest waves and came up with a massive list of almost 60 resources to help you get that presentation going.



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  • Powerange and Switchery: HTML5 Switches and Sliders in Flat Design

    Alexander Petkov creates ripples having developed two free HTML5 components following the popular flat design trend. The latest one, Powerange, allows you to create modern range sliders clearly inspired by iOS7 and the older Switchery does the same job for switches. Both components are designed as combinations of CSS and JavaScript without further dependencies and run in all modern browsers, even Internet Explorer (from 8+ in Switchery and 9+ in Powerange). You need not be a fan of iOS7 to enjoy the features of Petkov’s components as customization allows you to take the looks to wherever you want them to..



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  • Iconion: New Tool Converts Icon Fonts To Icon Files

    Icon fonts are the new craze lately. The advantages are clear. Instead of working with a load of files in different resolutions or large sprites to be controlled by CSS, we simply embed a special font. This font contains all the needed icons. Each icon looks crisp no matter the resolution. Everybody’s happy. But in prototyping things are less nice. Of course you can get desktop font variants of most popular icon fonts, yet the handling is not so easy, nor is it to edit them. Iconion is a new free tool, that converts pictograms from icon fonts into files. You can even edit them…



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