Business Online

The Tools of Online Marketing (Basics #1)

March 6th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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The Tools of Online Marketing (Basics #1)

What is online marketing and how does it work? Our new series about online marketing explains the basics of this complex topic in easily digestible morsels. It’s not for nothing that single areas often are the work content of a whole agency. However, not every area fits every business sector. The reason for that and how a online marketing strategy may look like will...

Cartoons

The Book of Web Design Vol. 1: Clients’ Standard Quotes (Cartoon)

March 5th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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The Book of Web Design Vol. 1: Clients’ Standard Quotes (Cartoon)

Frequent readers know. Starting from January cartoons have found their place here at Noupe, too. Our series “If Web Designers Were …” has become popular quite quickly, and our readers keep submitting their favorite client situations. Thanks and keep going. Some of the submissions, while funny, cannot adequately be described in the format of “If Web Designers Were …”. That’s why we decided to...

Design

WordPress Developer With Noupe: Everything About Theme Creation

March 4th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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WordPress Developer With Noupe: Everything About Theme Creation

Developing WordPress themes on your own is a great thing to do. I remember well how I worked on my first theme, and how much fun it was. Though afterwards, I was in a cold sweat, doing much reworking and bugfixing in order to make it through WordPress´s theme testing procedures. After all, I was very keen to present it to the whole world....

Business Online

All You Need to Know About Email Marketing: Tips, Tricks and Resources

March 3rd, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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All You Need to Know About Email Marketing: Tips, Tricks and Resources

Only a couple of years ago, there was talk about email marketing’s heyday already being over. The rise of social media and mobile devices, the thinking went, would spell the end for email marketing since communicating via emails would become rare. But, as the saying goes, the report of the death of email marketing was an exaggeration – today, it is still one of...

Themes

Let’s Spring: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes for March 2015

March 2nd, 2015
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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Let’s Spring: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes for March 2015

Hero areas, ghost buttons, Material Design, parallax scrolling are the craze in 2015 and seamlessly combine with the ever-growing trend to responsive design. WordPress theme developers have taken the challenge and are constantly coming up with new and interesting interpretations of the latest design trends distilled into one heck of a theme. We have taken the challenge, too, and again curated another round of...

Essentials

20 Fresh Free Templates in HTML and PSD: March 2015 Edition

March 1st, 2015
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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20 Fresh Free Templates in HTML and PSD: March 2015 Edition

Material, grids, parallax, ghosts, heroes – it’s all there in our third iteration of 2015’s collections of free HTML, CSS, and PSD templates. These design elements will serve your next project perfectly no matter what. AS always we have roamed the web and came up with what we found the best resources in HTML, CSS, and PSD. Some of the following elements are templates...

IMHO

A Life Without Adobe: Possible, but Pointless (IMHO)

February 28th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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A Life Without Adobe: Possible, but Pointless (IMHO)

Adobe celebrates the 25th birthday of Photoshop. The first version of the image editing program came into market in 1990 and marked the beginning of the worldwide success of the Californian company. Photoshop is in all likelihood still the most famous product of Adobe; being popular and in use by a broader clientele than just the design industry. Throughout the last 25 years, Adobe...

Design

Affinity Photo Beta: The First REAL Alternative to Photoshop?

February 27th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Affinity Photo Beta: The First REAL Alternative to Photoshop?

On February 10 this year a new creative design software was unveiled: Affinity Photo by Serif debuted in beta and is currently available for free, exclusively for Mac OS X. The app claims to be a pro-level challenger to Adobe Photoshop, the undisputable top dog and standard in the publishing industry. After the beta phase, Affinity Photo will be available at the Mac App...

Design

Logo Design According to Zeitgeist: Not Only the Times are Changing

February 26th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Logo Design According to Zeitgeist: Not Only the Times are Changing

Logos, be it wordmarks or symbols, are rarely „timeless“. Instead, they are regularly adapted over time – sometimes tentatively, sometimes more radical. Apart from taking on style details such as gloss, 3D, and shadow effects which disappear with the fading of those design trends, there seems to be an underlying general direction in logo design: shapes get more simple, proportions more harmonious, and details...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Top 10 Best WordPress Hosting Reviews Sort the Wheat from the Chaff

February 26th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Top 10 Best WordPress Hosting Reviews Sort the Wheat from the Chaff

The web is a place where you cannot only never reach the horizon but can’t even see it. Your life span is too short to be able to ever visit all the places there are today. Now consider that each day more new places arise than you could possibly visit even in that one day. In doing this, you’ll soon come to the conclusion...

Design

The Hunger Games: Are Designers Cannibals?

February 25th, 2015
by Speider Schneider
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The Hunger Games: Are Designers Cannibals?

Sure, many designers scream that speculative work is bad. The major creative and design organizations have written articles out the whazoo about how bad it is for the industry and even have white papers, books and entire conference programs dedicated to the “NoSpec!” movement. Still, it’s increasing and guess who’s to blame? The very people it hurts! There are two parties of thought on...

(Free) Services

KeyCDN Giveaway: Win One of Three Accounts with 1 TB Traffic

February 24th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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KeyCDN Giveaway: Win One of Three Accounts with 1 TB Traffic

Earlier today we introduced you to KeyCDN from Switzerland, a cogent new content delivery network (CDN). They offer a solid performance boost with their twenty (and counting) globally distributed server locations. If you are unsure whether a CDN would really speed up your website, read on. To complete our introduction of the world’s most price-worthy CDN, we convinced them to offer three accounts with...