Sep 19 2013

Ultimatum 2.5: Brand-new WordPress Theme Builder at a Fantastic Price

Only three weeks back, the brand-new version of the popular WordPress theme builder Ultimatum got published. This is not a simple update but a complete rewrite of the software with a much higher functionality level. The promise remains: Build a WordPress theme without knowledge of coding. The difference: In this latest version of Ultimatum, designers with coding knowledge are supported too ;-) Our Deal of the Week lets you get a hold of the latest Ultimatum 2.5 for less than half of the regular price…

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Sep 18 2013

Freelancers Rejoice: Billbooks Helps You Run Your Business Successfully

Invoicing is a task that does not appeal to a lot of people. Yet, if it is not done properly, you’ll never get paid for all the great work you’ve done. There is no getting round it. Whether it is Google Sheets or Excel or any other kind of solution, you need an easy and reliable way to administer your bills and expenses. Billbooks is a fairly new service that wants to help you get these things done. We here at Noupe have taken a deeper look at what you can expect…

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Sep 17 2013

Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Negotiating With a Late Paying Client

Have you ever been paid late for a freelance job? Chances are, it’s happened at least once, and that caused major headaches for you. You might very well have a contract that spells out payments, percentages, deadlines, milestones, and even penalties for late payment, but, in the end, the client pays when they want to pay, and you have little recourse… or do you?

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Sep 16 2013

The Themes of Summer 2013: 18 Fresh Free WordPress Themes

It’s almost a full year now that we showcase the freshest WordPress themes on a monthly basis. If you follow Noupe closely, hardly any new, free WordPress theme should slip your radar. This makes it easy not only to keep track of the latest and greatest, it also helps you decide for contemporary themes, where the official repository is dominated by thousands of outdated designs. Today we show you the new (and some re-issued) entries of August 2013, the themes of summer, all of which are free…

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Sep 13 2013

Hotter than August: 26 Fresh Templates, Themes and UI-Kits from Last Month

How was the month of August in your area of the globe? Over here in Europe we definitely had (and still have) some hot spots. So, if swimming is what you aim for, come over to the Mediterranean and be happy. If you’d rather refresh some web designs than your worn-out body stay with us and read on. Once again we roamed about the webs, searching for the freshest elements a web designer could be interested in. This is what we came up with.

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Sep 12 2013

Melany Lane Script Bargain: One of the Most Beautiful Fonts Out There

This is hands down one of the most beautiful font families I’ve ever come across. And I been here from the beginning of the 90s, so this does mean something. Melany Lane Script by Yellow Design Studio is one of these fonts no designer can do without. You’ll feel the need to possess it no matter the project. I actually fell in love. How about you?

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Sep 11 2013

Freebie: Three Noupe Wallpapers in Retina Resolution by WallpaperFX

Did you ever want to be reminded of your favorite design magazine each time you look at your computer desktop? Don’t deny, we know you did. WallpaperFX, our friends from Romania, took the challenge and created three great wallpapers in full Retina resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels. Use them freely and adjust them to your liking. It’s better to scale a large image down, then to scale a small image up.

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Sep 10 2013

How To Stay Cool When Your Client Wants To Maintain Their Own WordPress Site

So your client doesn’t want you to maintain their website for them. I encounter this a lot working with DIY-minded small business owners, and I used to dread it – I mean really dread it. Back in the day, allowing your client access to a website meant constantly fixing it after they broke it. Or worse, they would break it then try to fix it themselves after 3-hours of researching the error code on Google. Yikes.

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Sep 09 2013

Design Contests: The Pros and Cons

One of the biggest hot buttons for designers is the subject of design contests. The mere mention brings murderous comments from most, and the belief that these contests are devaluing the entire design industry. So, are these contests the death rattle for the average freelancer? Is there a bright side to the dark side, or does the design industry have to change to meet the same fate retailers faced when online shopping started gaining popularity? Here’s the pros and cons of the new crowdsourcing.

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Sep 06 2013

Value for Free: What to Give to Get Peoples’ Email Addresses

Your blog’s email subscribers are the life and blood of your online business. Your blog is, quite rightfully, judged by the number of subscribers it has. There are many ways to get more email subscribers. One of the most important one of them is giving away something in exchange of peoples’ email IDs. But the question is – what should you be giving?

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