Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Car Salesmen [#002]

January 26th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Car Salesmen [#002]

People working in the web design and development industry need to become thick-skinned over the years if they intend to survive long term. I am in this business since web design got invented in the early Nineties, and I sure know what I’m talking about when it comes to the hidden secrets of client communication. My remedy these days is laughing. I refuse to...

Essentials

Links of the Week 04/2015: Logotypes, WiFi Signal, Polygons Galore, Prototyping with Sketch and Awesome Remote Jobs

January 25th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Links of the Week 04/2015: Logotypes, WiFi Signal, Polygons Galore, Prototyping with Sketch and Awesome Remote Jobs

Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas....

(Free) Services

A Look into a Web Designer’s Toolbox – Today: John Siebert

January 24th, 2015
by John Siebert
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A Look into a Web Designer’s Toolbox – Today: John Siebert

As a web designer, you must be well aware of how even a minuscule designing mistake can result in the failure of your website. One of the ways of avoiding the various pitfalls related to website design is using the right set of tools. The idea is to use such tools to simplify some of the more time consuming tasks related to web design...

Development

Ember.js: MVC Framework for JavaScript Web Apps

January 23rd, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Ember.js: MVC Framework for JavaScript Web Apps

The MVC framework Ember.js, which is gaining more and more popularity, combines best practices from different frameworks and programming languages. It is a mighty tool with a pretty steep learning curve. Today we want to take a closer look at the beginnings of Ember.js, its current status, and future development. It all started in November 2011 when Facebook bought the Strobe company, and Sproutsource...

Design

Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Ultimate Web Design Trends 2015

January 22nd, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Ultimate Web Design Trends 2015

Web workers wonder where web design is heading in 2015, as it is also subject to a trend – which is not a bad thing. Otherwise, the internet would still look like in its beginnings in the 1990s. This is surely not what we want, is it? So, what is the trend for 2015? Let us have a look into the crystal ball and...

Inspiration

For Your Blog Only? Think Again! These 35 Global Brands Use WordPress as CMS

January 21st, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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For Your Blog Only? Think Again! These 35 Global Brands Use WordPress as CMS

WordPress has become far more than just a blogging software. Even large and highly complex sites with millions of visitors each month can be realized with this flexible solution created by Automattic. The worldwide success of the free content management system seems unstoppable. About 60% of all websites using a CMS run on WordPress – with an upward tendency. WordPress is the only CMS...

Apps

The 9 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers (Windows Edition)

January 20th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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The 9 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers (Windows Edition)

If you want to develop a website, you’ll need an HTML editor. You could, of course, use the Windows Notepad to build a website, but that would hardly be convenient, comfortable, or pretty, for that matter. Crucially, a good HTML editor must do two things very well: syntax highlighting (coloration of the code) and autocompletion. Naturally an extra feature or two is welcome: a...

Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were … [#001]

January 19th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
2
Cartoon: If Web Designers Were … [#001]

People working in the web design and development industry need to become thick-skinned over the years if they intend to survive long term. I am in this business since web design got invented in the early Nineties, and I sure know what I’m talking about when it comes to the hidden secrets of client communication. My remedy these days is laughing. I refuse to...

Essentials

Links of the Week 03/2015: Your Mom, Crazy Furniture, Some BS and a Material Design Case Study

January 18th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Links of the Week 03/2015: Your Mom, Crazy Furniture, Some BS and a Material Design Case Study

Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas....

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

No Trespassing! Eight Essential .htaccess Tricks for WordPress

January 16th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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No Trespassing! Eight Essential .htaccess Tricks for WordPress

The .htaccess file is a powerful configuration tool for web servers or web hosting packages that should always be used when you host WordPress yourself. The file can be found in the root directory of a WordPress installation (where the folders wp-content, wp-admin, etc. are located). In this article, we will explain the basic file settings for a safer and better WordPress besides the...

Business Online

Give Your Online Shop Personality – or Even Better: a Smile

January 15th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Give Your Online Shop Personality – or Even Better: a Smile

Online stores have one big problem: They are anonymous, have no personality at all and lack in atmosphere and emotion. There is no smiling account manager who welcomes you (although, in the real world this is also an exception rather than a rule), instead product and advertising photographs, links, and buttons dominate the online shop. This affects Amazon as well as big fashion stores...

(Free) Services

5 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers on Mac OS X

January 14th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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5 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers on Mac OS X

Everyone, who wants to develop websites, needs an HTML editor or rather a development environment. There are, of course, several fee-based editors of high quality, but if you do not need your development environment every day, a free application will be perfectly fine. That an editor is free of charge does not mean that it is of low quality. One of the best development...