Inspiration

40 Breathtaking & Creative Logo Designs Just to Inspire

September 23rd, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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40 Breathtaking & Creative Logo Designs Just to Inspire

Designers have an urge to stand out as unique, specially when it comes to logo design. Designing a memorable logo is not easy, it requires paying a lot of attention to details when using typography, colors & shapes to convey the style the designer has chosen. Designers excelled in using shadows, contrast and transparency to represent the brand they are working on. Today we...

Design

Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to

September 21st, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Simplicity in Good Web Design : Advantages & How -to

Simplicity in website design doesn’t necessarily equate with a minimalist design aesthetic. Simple sites just remove all unnecessary elements from the design, content, and code. While minimalist sites generally fit this criteria, there are plenty of sites that wouldn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, be considered “minimalist” that still fit the definition of simple.

Design

7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build Process

September 17th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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7 Steps for Systematizing The Design & Build Process

Systemization is basically what it says on the tin, i.e creating a series of processes or a pre-defined set of steps to speed up and quicken a laborious and or repetitive task. So how can you systemize the design & build of websites? The day to day nuts and bolts of your business? Below are 7 steps you will need to create systems to...

Design

12 Tips for Creating a Great Portfolio Site

September 15th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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12 Tips for Creating a Great Portfolio Site

If you’re a designer, artist, or photographer, chances are you need to display your work online. And while there are sites out there that will host your portfolio for you, their solutions are often not quite what you were looking for. Below are twelve tips for creating a better portfolio site. These suggestions apply to all kinds of portfolios, no matter what your particular...

Business Online

Book Review—Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity

September 12th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Book Review—Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity

Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity is the perfect book for those of us who dream of fame, but have absolutely no idea how to go about getting it! The author, Cameron Chapman (who you may recognize as a regular contributor to Noupe), explains all of the components of social networking in a relaxed, conversational manner that makes you think,...

Design

40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

September 8th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

Web designers compete to impress visitors with distinctive and appealing visual elements. Background images are one of those visual elements that when designed properly, can create an amazing atmosphere and convey the style the designer has chosen. In this post you will see how web designers carefully created background images to achieve their goals in engaging and facilitating the design elements and content.

Essentials

7 Rules for Mixing Multiple Fonts in Good Web Design

September 7th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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7 Rules for Mixing Multiple Fonts in Good Web Design

Typography can be one of the most creatively rewarding parts of web design, but it can also be one of the most frustrating. Working with just one or two fonts can be challenging enough for most web designers, yet some still insist on using three, four, seven, or even more fonts in their designs. Some people excel at creating sites with complicated typography, while...

Design

45 Brilliant Examples of Photo Manipulation Art

September 2nd, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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45 Brilliant Examples of Photo Manipulation Art

Photo manipulation is probably one of the most popular application areas in which Adobe Photoshop is used extensively. One of the main reasons for that is its ability to blend real photos with vibrant colors and digital painting to emphasize some beautiful details which makes this software ideal for this kind of work. Here are 45 incredible examples of Photo manipulated images from extremely...

Design

20 Vital Techniques & Best Practices For Effective Web Design

August 31st, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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20 Vital Techniques & Best Practices For Effective Web Design

Creating beautiful, unique websites seems to get harder every day. There are so many amazing website designs out there that coming up with something fresh and different is getting close to impossible. And even if you’re not looking for something entirely unique, creating beautiful designs that don’t look dated is a constant challenge. Below are twenty excellent techniques and design elements you can incorporate...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

10 WordPress ‘HOW-TO’ to Give Your Blog the Quality it Deserves

August 26th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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10 WordPress ‘HOW-TO’ to Give Your Blog the Quality it Deserves

As a web developer, you can broaden your potential client base and add value for existing clients by listing 'WordPress' as an area of expertise. WordPress is incredibly versatile, it can be tweaked to add many non traditional features to run a more effective blog.

Development

Getting Started with PHP Regular Expressions

August 24th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Getting Started with PHP Regular Expressions

1. What are Regular Expressions The main purpose of regular expressions, also called regex or regexp, is to efficiently search for patterns in a given text. These search patterns are written using a special format which a regular expression parser understands.

Design

60+ Unusual Business Card Ideas & Designs

August 20th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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60+ Unusual Business Card Ideas & Designs

Most business cards tend to be forgotten, which is why they are not effective. Business cards can become great interactive elements with the added ability to have custom shapes, different materials and matte finishing along with a great design idea. In today’s article, we would like to present a collection of 60+ Creative Business Cards ideas that say a lot about a person.