Development

The Decline of Script Directories: Modern Times Dinosaurs [IMHO]

March 20th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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The Decline of Script Directories: Modern Times Dinosaurs [IMHO]

Websites don’t exist forever. Through the years I have seen a number of websites that continuously grew bigger and more popular, while others started to decay. Today, the latter are not relevant anymore. Several blogs I have read haven’t been provided with fresh articles for years. This is the natural evolution of the web. Owners of websites are quick to abandon websites that are...

Essentials

OCR on Images with Project Naptha – a Clever Chrome Extension

March 19th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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OCR on Images with Project Naptha – a Clever Chrome Extension

You rarely come across bitmap-based image formats like JPG or PNG that have longer texts in them. However, titles and additional information in images are quite common. Often you’ll find longer texts in screenshots. This text information can’t be highlighted and read by your browser, however. The Chrome extension Project Naptha allows you to highlight and read texts thanks to its built-in OCR. And...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: Colossal Web Development Bundle with 60 or 158 Elements for Small Money

March 19th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Deal of the Week: Colossal Web Development Bundle with 60 or 158 Elements for Small Money

This one is for all the web designers, developers and all the other people who like to build themselves a nice web site. Inky Deals has curated a massive bundle in two flavors. The smaller one consists of 60 Premium WordPress themes, HTML5 and Bootstrap templates, and much more for 49 dollars. And the larger one consists of even more of the same goodness...

Business Online

Fit for Google Search: Using Rich Snippets in WordPress

March 18th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Fit for Google Search: Using Rich Snippets in WordPress

Schema.org is a joint project by Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to structure and markup the content of websites in a way that it can easily be recognized and indexed by search engines. This principle makes work easier for webmasters as they can concentrate on one single method and take as much advantage as possible of it. Furthermore, Schema.org is also very important for SEO....

Deals & Giveaways

Exclusive Giveaway: Three Copies of WooPress, 8themes’ Premium WordPress Theme for WooCommerce

March 18th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Exclusive Giveaway: Three Copies of WooPress,  8themes’ Premium WordPress Theme for WooCommerce

This is one – err – three for our readers. We teamed up with 8theme to give three of our readers the chance to win one copy of WooPress each. WooPress is a recently launched premium WordPress theme bringing together WordPress and WooCommerce. WooPress was created by Themeforest’s Power Elite Author 8theme. Interested in winning? Securing your chance is easy, just read on… WooPress...

Design

Design Trends in Responsive Navigation: Best Practices 2015

March 17th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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Design Trends in Responsive Navigation: Best Practices 2015

Responsive websites have become standard. More and more people switch from their desktop devices to mobile clients like smartphones and tablets to consume websites. If you don’t want to fall behind and lose valuable visitors, it’s about time to optimize your website for mobile view. Such a website provides a good and accessible navigation on mobile devices. Practically speaking, mobile navigation is one of...

Plugins

New and Unspent: 10 Fresh Free WordPress Plugins (Edition: March 2015)

March 16th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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New and Unspent: 10 Fresh Free WordPress Plugins (Edition: March 2015)

The great popularity of WordPress stems in large parts from its almost unlimited expandability with plugins. No matter what you want to create with WordPress, with almost absolute certainty a plugin for it already exists. However, it is not easy to find the proper one out of the 35.959 currently listed plugins. This problem tends to intensify when it comes to niche plugins that...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress 4.1 for Theme Developers: Life Became Easier

March 16th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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WordPress 4.1 for Theme Developers: Life Became Easier

WordPress 4.1 was a version long waited for by theme developers. Especially for this target audience there is lots of innovation. Not only the new standard theme “Twenty Fifteen” has become available but also several more new functions and features. This new functionality reduces the difficulty of theme development considerably. In the following article, we will look at the new features closely and show...

Inspiration

Say Cheeeese: Seven of the Best WordPress Plugins for Photo Blogs

March 15th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Say Cheeeese: Seven of the Best WordPress Plugins for Photo Blogs

Which photographer hasn’t ever thought about running a photo blog with WordPress for the sake of simplicity? WordPress provides a gallery function since version 2.5. However, this is very basic and surely doesn’t meet the requirements of more than semi-amateur photographers. Those who want to pursue their hobby in a more professional way expect more than that. Therefore, we’ll show you some really useful...

Themes

Blast from the Past #9: 100 Best Free WordPress Themes – Responsive, Huge Images, Flat Style, and More

March 14th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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Blast from the Past #9: 100 Best Free WordPress Themes – Responsive, Huge Images, Flat Style, and More

With more than 3,000 themes available in the official repository and hundreds available on third-party websites, to say nothing about plugins for extending functionality, WordPress is the leading content management system that provides power to large parts of the web. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the latest offerings of the eco system. That’s why we focused on free themesfollowing closely along the...

Development

JavaScript: Create Circular Navigation Menus With Wheelnav.js

March 13th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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JavaScript: Create Circular Navigation Menus With Wheelnav.js

Navigations don’t always have to be arranged horizontally or vertically. They can indeed go round in circles. And that’s where Wheelnav.js comes into play. This smart little tool allows you to arrange menus in circles. Selections are made by spinning the wheel. Wheelnav.js is based on Raphaël.js, which allows you to draw SVGs using JavaScript. Kick-start: Incorporate Libraries and Mark Elements Before we start,...

Apps

Blast from the Past #8: 90 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

March 12th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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Blast from the Past #8: 90 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

Smart navicons, chic slide out menus, heavily blurred backgrounds, sophisticated control centers, elegant outline graphics, splash screens – these clever solutions were incepted to improve mobile application interfaces in the first place. They also work well when it comes to refining website designs, unintentionally. Smart concepts successfully migrate from one platform to another, reinventing traditional layouts. Last year the integration of principles of mobile...