eCommerce

E-commerce with WordPress: Create Your Own Online Shop Easily

January 7th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
13
E-commerce with WordPress: Create Your Own Online Shop Easily

More and more people all over the world use WordPress to run their online shops. You can choose from various sophisticated plugins and themes. Some of them are even suitable for the legally difficult German market. Running an online shop in Germany can be still quite complicated. No one want’s to get a cease and desist letter just for overlooking an important detail. Therefore,...

Plugins

Stress-free WordPress Backup Strategies for Everyone

January 6th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
6
Stress-free WordPress Backup Strategies for Everyone

When you run your own website then there is practically nothing more important than a good backup strategy. If you have already once lost all of the work you’ve invested in your website then you will know exactly what I mean. If you carry out regular backups, then you will always enjoy the feeling that – regardless of what may come – you will...

(Free) Services

More Traffic, Less Noise: 15 Social News Websites You Must Know

January 5th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
4
More Traffic, Less Noise:  15 Social News Websites You Must Know

Social news websites are popular in the whole world, as they are an effective and time-saving way to drive more traffic to your own website, while at the same time keeping you up to date with current news on topics you are interested in. The principle is quite simple. A social news website lets readers write short articles and link them to the source...

Themes

How to Find the Perfect Free WordPress Theme

January 2nd, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
2
How to Find the Perfect Free WordPress Theme

The overwhelming number of free available themes on WordPress.org can be confusing. You can choose from almost 3,000 themes of more or less good quality. And here we’re faced with the dilemma: How can we separate the (small) set of high-quality themes from the “rest”, which is sometimes a catastrophe in design aspects? We’re going to show you how to separate the wheat from...

Themes

December 2014: 23 Versatile and Free WordPress Themes to Grow Your (Blog-)Business

December 31st, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
5
December 2014: 23 Versatile and Free WordPress Themes to Grow Your (Blog-)Business

The end of the year is always that time when I get into thinking about my sites. Are they on track? Is a design change needed? How can I refine and fine-tune them to better support my goals. A new design might not seem mandatory. But as design is what is seen I always end up implementing a fresh one anyway. If you can...

Essentials

20+ Fresh Free Templates in HTML/CSS and PSD: December 2014 Edition

December 30th, 2014
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
0
20+ Fresh Free Templates in HTML/CSS and PSD: December 2014 Edition

This is about it. 2014 is close to its end. One day left to go and we’re about to enter the 2015 endeavor. Minimalism and flat design will still be there the day after tomorrow. This trend will even grow with the new Material Design by Google gaining momentum not only in the world of mobile app developers. We have collected another assortment of...

Freelance

Up All Night to Get Lucky? Why Having Sex with a Freelance Client is a Good Idea…

December 29th, 2014
by Speider Schneider
8
Sex success

I hate to admit it, but I’ve had sex with a lot of my clients (female). Maybe it was just being young, in New York City where dating is strange, or it was the looser morals in the design and advertising world. I wasn’t alone, either. My peers seem to be having a shtupfest, also. We did question the possible problems sex with a...

Essentials

Merry Christmas: 10 Free Vector Xmas Cards as AI and EPS

December 24th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
4
Merry Christmas: 10 Free Vector Xmas Cards as AI and EPS

Do you remember Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain? The guys who bring you design elements en masse have again teamed up with Noupe to create a few exclusive and useful vector Christmas graphics. Ten designs are there to choose from. Relating to the special season we made no experiments, instead decided to stay close to the conventional motifs. We went for a modern...

Essentials

Late-breaking: 29 Free Vibrant Flat UI Packs

December 23rd, 2014
by Nataly Birch
4
Late-breaking: 29 Free Vibrant Flat UI Packs

Still working? It’s the last day before Christmas and this client keeps demanding a more vibrant look to the UI you designed for him? It needs more pop and sizzle, he told you on the phone. It’s boring like it is. Do something about or he’ll send you the ghosts of Christmas. As chances are, you’re not Ebeneezer Scrooge, who knows how their visits...

Inspiration

Creative Vandalism: Urban Street Art in Czech Republic

December 22nd, 2014
by Nataly Birch
0
Creative Vandalism: Urban Street Art in Czech Republic

Considered to be an act of vandalism, defacement and even a despicable crime, Graffiti is a controversial type of art that, as a matter of fact, has already managed to win over numerous artists and spectators and has amassed a large army of minions and fans. While authorities and communities hotly debate about pros and cons of this urban branch of creative activity, being...

Business Online

Online Marketing 2015: Why Your Facebook Page Isn’t Enough

December 19th, 2014
by Noupe Editorial Team
4
Online Marketing 2015: Why Your Facebook Page Isn’t Enough

Organic rather than generated content remains vital to maintaining an online presence. It used to be that having an active Facebook business page with rich organic content was enough to reach most of your customers, particularly if you targeted a niche that was located primarily on Facebook. But that’s no longer the case. Social media and online marketing evolves with each passing year, and...

(Free) Services

Smart Phones, Dumb Users: Funny and Sad at The Same Time

December 19th, 2014
by Dieter Petereit
0
Smart Phones, Dumb Users: Funny and Sad at The Same Time

We know you are always out for a good laugh. Designers and developers are the most humorous folks I know. They even like a good portion of self irony. But today we are not going to make fun of ourselves, at least not only of ourselves. Hopefully you are not one of the following species. But if you are you now know you are...