Design

46 of the Web’s Most Creative 404 Error Pages (2015 Edition)

February 12th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
12
46 of the Web’s Most Creative 404 Error Pages (2015 Edition)

Entering a mistyped URL into your browser or clicking a link to a destination that no longer exists usually leads to a 404 error page. This 404 is generated by your server and if you do nothing about will look like a default server message looks – ugly and boring and unhelpful to the technically non-savvy. This needs not be that way, however. We...

Business Online

Six eCommerce Design Trends for 2015 to Level up Your Online Shop

February 11th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
9
Six eCommerce Design Trends for 2015 to Level up Your Online Shop

Just like any other type of web design, eCommerce design is subject to certain trends. If you have been planning to change your design, this is the right time. The trends of 2015 can turn your eCommerce website into a beautiful sales machine. You can put our examples on the next meeting agenda with your designer. With these trends, your site will be well-prepared...

Themes

Top 100: Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

February 10th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
15
Top 100: Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

Any website owner can relate to this. Sooner or later the design of your site starts to bore you, is outdated or lacks contemporary features. It’s then when it’s time for a damp wipe and fresh colors on the wall – in other words: bring on a new WordPress theme. As there are 2,975 themes in the official repository alone, plus a load of...

Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Prostitutes [004]

February 9th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Prostitutes [004]

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 6/2015: Vivaldi, Logo Design, Paper by 53, Swift for Designers and animated User Interfaces

February 8th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Links of the Week 6/2015: Vivaldi, Logo Design, Paper by 53, Swift for Designers and animated User Interfaces

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....

Design

Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

February 8th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
0
Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

Here we are again with part 4 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, we have equipped you with a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs and more than 100 free PSD website templates. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex...

Design

Blast from the Past #3: 100+ Best Free PSD Website Templates of 2014

February 7th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
0
Blast from the Past #3: 100+ Best Free PSD Website Templates of 2014

Welcome to part 3 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, you are already in possession of a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets and 100 icon packs. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex e-commerce sites becomes a little less challenging. Of course,...

Apps

Always on Top: Develop Immersive Android Apps with the Tooleap SDK

February 6th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
0
Always on Top: Develop Immersive Android Apps with the Tooleap SDK

Some Android developers might get excited about this new interesting addition to the Android app development. Tooleap is an always on top/floating UI for Android – an SDK, which brings your app to the forefront of the screen by adding a floating button. This makes your app accessible from any screen at any time. Your app will stand out from the mass on Google...

Freelance

Bad Client Dealings: What You Want to Say and What You Should Say [IMHO]

February 5th, 2015
by Speider Schneider
2
Bad Client Dealings: What You Want to Say and What You Should Say [IMHO]

Everyone loves the stupidity spilled out on sites like Clients From Hell and stories of designers telling off large companies that “invite” them to participate in crowdsourcing contests and the like. Unfortunately, if all clients were that stupid and sleazy, there would be no reason to keep working in the creative field. Now, I’m not saying the entries on websites, or self-generated stories of...

Design

Ghost Buttons – THE Minimalist Web Design Trend

February 4th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
5
Ghost Buttons – THE Minimalist Web Design Trend

The times of gloss and 3D effects are over – at least for now. The trend in web design goes towards minimalism which is also reflected in the style of buttons. The hot so-called ghost buttons fit perfectly with the reserved look of modern websites based on flat design or even more trendy material design. Ghost buttons basically consist only of a very thin...

Business Online

How To Improve Your Ranking: 5 Quick SEO Tips

February 4th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
6
How To Improve Your Ranking: 5 Quick SEO Tips

Your website has been online for quite a while now, but you are, however, not happy with its ranking? You are asking yourself what you can do to rank on the first page rather than the second one? Or how to get from the bottom of page 1 to the top? This is not as difficult as you may think. All you need to...

Apps

No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

February 3rd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
3
No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

Rukzuk out of Konstanz, Germany has come on the site-building scene and wants a piece of the ever-growing pie. To that end, Rukzuk doesn’t aim directly at individuals who want to build their own website. Instead, Rukzuk seeks to make a name for itself as a serious tool for professional web designers. Competition in this segment is certainly scarcer, but it exists nevertheless. We’ve...