Development

The Definitive Guide to htaccess Techniques: Do’s and Don’ts

August 10th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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The Definitive Guide to htaccess Techniques: Do’s and Don’ts

Of all the elements of web design and coding, htaccess can be one of the most intimidating. After all, it’s an incredibly powerful tool and one that has the potential to completely break your site if you’re not careful. Below are a dozen basic htaccess techniques and tips to get you started. They’re not nearly as intimidating as many people expect, and if you...

Development

Pre-Order The Smashing Book and Save 20%

August 7th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Pre-Order The Smashing Book and Save 20%

I always read tons of design blogs as well as buying books and magazines to gain more knowledge on design and bring fresh ideas to Noupe. One of my favorite design resource is SmashingMagazine, which i had the pleasure writing for them this year. So when SmashingMagazine decided to publish their first book, i was so excited and thought many of you will be...

Design

40 (NEW) High Quality Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

August 6th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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40 (NEW) High Quality Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is probably one of the most popular graphic editing program used extensively. There is one simple reason for that. Photoshop is easy to learn and offer a variety of advanced tools to optimize and emphasize some impressive results. In today’s post, you’ll find an assortment of new & high quality Photoshop tutorials that others have freely contributed to the design community for...

Development

Javascript For Designers: Getting on Your Feet Fast

August 4th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Javascript For Designers: Getting on Your Feet Fast

Web designers are a special breed – we’re one of a small group of professionals that actively seeks out to improve ourselves and our craft through any means possible. This generally means on our own, from each other, and through an awful lot of ‘guess, test and revise.’ Web design...

Design

The 10 Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make

August 3rd, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make

There are plenty of mistakes web designers (especially new ones) make when designing websites. Everything from poor design to simple oversight happen every day. But with a little diligence, they can easily be avoided. Below are ten of the most common mistakes web designers make, along with examples of sites who do things right. Some of these are easy to correct if you’re aware...

Design

35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs

July 29th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs

Shopping carts are an integral part of the online shopping experience. E-commerce designers face challenges in creating an attractive, yet user-friendly, website that will provide customers with a pleasant purchasing experience. In this post we will feature 35 online shops that have well-designed and appealing shopping cart pages. These pages are what visitors will see after choosing the items that they want, and just...

Development

Discussing PHP Frameworks: What, When, Why and Which?

July 26th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Discussing PHP Frameworks: What, When, Why and  Which?

What is a PHP Framework? PHP is the world’s most popular scripting language for many different reasons – flexibility, ease-of-use, among others – but often times coding in PHP, or any language for that matter, can get rather monotonous and repetitive. That’s where a PHP framework can help.

Tutorials

40+ Vector Characters Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials

July 23rd, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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40+ Vector Characters Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials

Having a unique design is a must to get your visitor’s attention. Vector characters can establish a memorable image of your site in the reader’s mind. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop are great for a sketchy or hand-drawn feel. Creating these effects are relatively easy with Live Trace, Live Paint, Brushes and the ability to create you own brushes. This article contains a mixture of...

Development

In choosing a CMS: 40+ Great CMS Theming Tutorials

July 21st, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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In choosing a CMS: 40+ Great CMS Theming Tutorials

In choosing a CMS, one thing you should consider is the theming or templating process. While some CMSs have very simple and easy-to-use theming systems, others can be a real bear to use. Below are tutorials for some of the more popular CMSs out there. Some have tons of tutorials available (WordPress, Drupal, Concrete5) while others have limited documentation outside of the official site...

Design

50+ Fresh and Unique Personal Portfolio Websites

July 20th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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50+ Fresh and Unique Personal Portfolio Websites

Designers have an urge to stand out as unique, specially when building their own portfolio websites to showcase their work and skills to future employers. Building your online portfolio is almost the same as any other design project, the only difference is that you are your own client. In this article we will showcase 50 unique and impressive portfolio websites to inspire you to...

Development

A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – User Authentication

July 16th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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A Simple Twitter App with Ruby on Rails – User Authentication

This article is the second part in a three part series. In the first part we created some basic functionality to allow the user to post messages in a similar way to Twitter. If you have not completed the first part of this tutorial, please do so now.

Design

Animating Design Elements: 7 Unique & Creative Practices

July 15th, 2009
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Animating Design Elements: 7 Unique & Creative Practices

We saw different methods and techniques that truly speak to the designer’s capabilities and creativity. A great way to distinguish yourself from the crowd is to have a truly unique user interface. Although there are many possibilities, you should carefully plan each project on its own. Not all techniques provide a solution for everything. Some of them are very helpful and easy to implement,...