Development

Building with Polymer and Web Components Using a DB of Pokémon Characters

August 6th, 2015
by David Voyles
0
23-polymer-pic01

I’ve been recently experimenting with Polymer to get a feel for what it was all about. While it’s still experimental and only available currently in some of the browsers, it’s also among the more innovative technologies to come to the web in recent memory. Source code: GitHub  Live demo: http://pokémonwebaudio.azurewebsites.net/ Let’s start with how Google describes it:   Web Components usher in a new era...

Business Online

Online Marketing Basics #11: New Customers with Content Marketing

August 5th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
1
onlinemarketingbasics11-teaser

Content marketing has become a buzzword in online marketing. But what is it actually all about? And how do you use content marketing effectively? This post will explain this tool, show why content marketing is not only part of every other online marketing measure but also basically required for them to be successful in the first place. Furthermore, we present a sample of an...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress Multisite Tutorial: Multiple Blogs on a Single Installation

August 4th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
4
wordpress-multisite-teaser_EN

One of the most fascinating WordPress features is its multisite functionality. While in the past multiple WordPress websites required multiple installations, today you only need one with multisite. All it needs are multiple websites that use either subdomains or subdirectories of one domain. If you have different domains, you can’t use the WordPress network function without further ado – you’ll need an additional plugin....

Essentials

Behance: 19 Inspiring and Free Anti-Boredom Typefaces

August 3rd, 2015
by Denis Potschien
1
behancefonts-teaser_EN

Behance, the creative network operated by Adobe, has always been a great place to find inspiration. Many designers and illustrators present free and contract work, including typefaces that can be used productively. Many of these are free, and some are even quite elaborate. Typefaces for Everyday Use Especially free typefaces for daily needs are not always easy to find – and this applies in...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: Millions of Radically Priced Stock Photos

July 31st, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
0
depositphotos-dotw-teaser

Today’s Deal of the Week is one that has been before and before and before. Each time Mighty Deals closes it, customers flood their inboxes demanding to bring it back. So, by public demand, here it is again. Grab yourself some stock material by DepositPhotos before you’ll have to wait for the next iteration of that deal. And you can never be sure that...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

WebDev: How to Grunt and Gulp Your Way to Workflow Automation

July 31st, 2015
by Etienne Margraff
0
34_gruntgulp-teaser_EN

When you are new to front-end development and start mastering HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, the obvious next step is to put your hands on tools that most developers use to stay sane in this complex space. You too deserve to have more flexibility and features while writing your CSS sheets by using less. You too deserve to optimize bandwidth by minifying your JS code....

Development

True Gaming Experience: Going Full Throttle with the Gamepad API in Microsoft Flight Simulator Arcade

July 30th, 2015
by Robby Ingebretsen
0
33_gamepadapi-teaser_EN

Gaming on the Web has come a long way with HTML5 technologies like Canvas, WebGL, and WebAudio. It’s now possible to produce high-fidelity graphics and sound within the browser. However, to provide a true gaming experience, you need input devices designed for gaming. The Gamepad API is a proposed standard of the W3C, and is designed to provide a consistent API across browsers. The...

Business Online

Online Marketing Basics #10: The Pros and Cons of Online Coupon Campaigns

July 29th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
0
onlinemarketingbasics10-teaser

Digital coupons are the online cousins of the tried and tested discount stamps. Both work the same way. But instead of scissors to cut them out you just use the copy-paste function. In this part of our online marketing series, we will show you how entrepreneurs can successfully use this tool. What is Digital Couponing? Online coupon campaigns take a more than 100 years...

Business Online

Three Technical SEO Basics You Should Keep in Mind

July 24th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
3
seogrundlagen-teaser_EN

A good Google ranking is essential for the success of a website. In the past years, we’ve witnessed continuous updates in the Google algorithm that brought several SEO changes. Three technical requirements for websites have emerged since the “Hummingbird” update you should take into consideration. These technical SEO basics are easy to realize and can boost your ranking. 1. Avoid Duplicate Content Here’s the...

Development

Vorlon.js: How to Create a Plug-in to Test Your JavaScript Remotely

July 23rd, 2015
by Etienne Margraff
0
32_vorlonjsplugin-teaser_EN

During the keynote at the recent //BUILD 2015 conference, our team at Microsoft released Vorlon.js, a tool to debug your website. Vorlon.js is mainly composed of a dashboard which displays data coming from your site. To make it work, you only have to reference a script in your site code. We (Pierre Lagarde, David Catuhe, David Rousset and myself) built this primarily to help...

Business Online

Online Marketing Basics #9: How to Make the Most Out of Banner Ads

July 22nd, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
1
onlinemarketingbasics9-teaser

Banner ads have been around for quite a while. In fact, in internet terms, they have been with us forever, the first ones starting to appear in the mid-90s. Advertising banners are specific areas on a website where ads are placed, just like print ads in a magazine. Clicking on a banner usually takes you to the website of the advertiser. With this post,...

Design

How we Created Dynamic Sound with the Web Audio API in Microsoft Flight Simulator Arcade

July 21st, 2015
by Robby Ingebretsen
0
31-webaudioapi-teaser_EN

Before the Web Audio API, HTML5 gave us the <audio> element. It might seem hard to remember now, but prior to the <audio> element, our best option for sound in a browser was a plugin! The <audio> element was, indeed, exciting but it had a pretty singular focus. It was essentially a video player without the video, good for long audio like music or...