Development

ZingTouch: Extensive Gesture Recognition Via JavaScript

August 16th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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The chance of your website being accessed via smartphone or tablet is constantly increasing. Mobile internet usage is growing, which makes it increasingly more important that you keep usability via touch display in mind when designing your website. Aside from simple taps, plenty of gestures used to control mobile devices have established themselves. ZingTouch is an extensive JavaScript library that you can use to...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

10 Free Bootstrap PSD Grids for Excellent Webdesign

August 15th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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In web development, there are many factors that can optimize work processes. It’s not just the final result that counts, but also the amount of time that is put into the development of a website or a reusable template. Good PSD grids are still indispensable when it comes to designing a website and making your work flow more efficient. Thus, today, we’ll show you...

Business Online

Blogging for Beginners Vol. 3: Tips for Addictive Content

August 3rd, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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"Just Write"?

While the first part of our series dealt with the right domain and a suitable web host, the second part was about essential equipment, plugins and the choice of good themes for your blog. Today, we’ll talk about the thing that makes you a blogger: content. Well, not only content but addictive content! Good content is what makes the internet, and turns blogs into...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

XPRS: Responsive, Modular, Feature-Rich Website Builder

August 2nd, 2016
by Noupe Editorial Team
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The XPRS Editor sets itself apart from the plenty of other website builders mainly due to its elegant and coherent design. The user interface is very appealing, and easy to use. Those that prefer contemporary design, as well as contemporary technology, are likely to fall in love with XPRS. In any case they will be able to create very beautiful websites. Additionally, features like...

Technology

CDN: When do You Really Need One?

August 2nd, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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CDN: Do you really need one?

Content delivery networks – CDN for short – are on everyone’s lips, and are often on the wishlist of bloggers. You’ll often read that a CDN will make your website insanely fast and that you just have to get one. The only question is: do you really need it or are there other, possibly better, ways? What is a CDN? A CDN is a...

Essentials

Ornate and Florid: 20 Free Texture Packs

August 1st, 2016
by Nataly Birch
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Although the interfaces around us still look flat, it does not mean that there is no space for some dose of artistry achieved through skillfully applied textures. Of course, overall usage of these high-quality crafty images or pixel-perfect close-up photos has been decreased and the technique slightly fell back into the shadow. But, they did not disappear entirely nor became obsolete whatsoever. There are...

Development

PHP7 and WordPress: Can You Already Spark the Turbo? [Infographic]

July 31st, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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Since the third of December 2015, the latest version of PHP, carrying the number seven, is available. To remove legacy waste, the developers decided to partially give up on backward compatibility. For WordPress users, this brings up the question whether PHP7 is already usable, and which advantages can come with using it if any. Therefore, let’s take a short look at these important questions....

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Datamaps.co: Quickly Create Maps as PNG or SVG

July 30th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Maps are commonly used to visualize statistical data. Yet, these maps are not always available. Above all else, however, the editing of such datamaps always requires effort. The service Datamaps.co not only provides vector-based maps, but also makes it easy for you to add statistical data as well as adjust the design. Choosing a Map First, choose a map from Datamaps.co. Aside from a...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Blogging for Beginners Vol. 2: Plugin Basics, Theme Choice

July 29th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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In the first part of our small series “Blogging for Beginners”, you’ve picked your web host and decided on a domain. In this second part, we’ll help you install the most important plugins, as well as find a theme, so you can start blogging soon. Plugins and a suitable theme are very important parts of any WordPress blog. They determine what your blog looks...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Easy: How to Switch Your WordPress to HTTPS

July 28th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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Easy: How to Switch Your WordPress to HTTPS

Switching WordPress to HTTPS, meaning an SSL certificate, is often determined as being difficult on the internet. However, as always when it comes to things said on the web, be careful. The truth is that it is rather easy, and everyone that has at least some experience with WordPress, and can install the CMS can do it. In this article, I’ll guide you through...

Design

MapSVG: Vector-Based Maps for jQuery and WordPress

July 27th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Maps are always needed, either for the visual extension of statistics or for the display of location. MapSVG is a service that allows you to easily integrate vector-based, interactive maps in SVG format into your website. MapSVG is available as a plugin for both jQuery and WordPress. State Maps Including Divisions MapSVG gives you access to far more than 100 different maps. Among them...

Design

How Poorly Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Work

July 26th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Small display, little room – on smartphones, it’s always a challenge to fit in all the content and the navigation of a website. That’s why hiding the navigation and only placing a hamburger menu which displays the navigation after a tap has established itself. For a long time already, there have been discussions whether you should hide something as important as the navigation. In...