Jul 11 2013

Summer 2013: The best HTML/PSD Themes & UI Elements of the Season

If you develop websites and your environment is not WordPress, you still don’t need to live your online life in visual darkness or hide beneath the sheets. We curated a list of awesome templates layered in HTML and CSS to make your work easier, and with a lot of different grooves to find the appropriate one for your web. Or, if you are you more confortable developing your own theme based on some pre-built elements, here is the inspiration you need to create an awesome theme or application. Starting with the PSDs  and UIs shown below, you can create your own awesome design. Take a look!

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Jul 10 2013

Homepage Construction Kit: 40 Ready-made Elements for Web Design with Photoshop (+ how to create your own)

It is quite common to prototype web designs in Adobe Photoshop. Although the final product will consist of large amounts of CSS driven looks, it usually turns out to be faster to use an image-editor for the first drafts. Photoshop still is designer’s first choice in many cases. Using very few basic shapes and forms you are able to creative high-grade user logins, buttons, sliders, video-players or even whole web sites.

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Jul 09 2013

HTML5up: 14 Totally Free and Modern Templates Made With HTML5

If you happen to be looking for ready-made website-templates you need not search for long. Google brings up a bunch of sites, here at Noupe we don’t abandon you on that search either. When it comes to Google findings, chances are, you will, in most cases, not really be satisfied by the available quality of code or layout. In these case, read: in any case, you should visit the new service HTML5up. What you will find here are really elegant and modern templates for contemporary websites based entirely on HTML5 and CSS3, with a bit of JavaScript, obviously. These templates are not only entirely beautiful, they are also completely free.

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Jul 08 2013

Win Four Nexus 4 in Four Weeks #3

You remember: To celebrate the relaunch of our official Google+ Page we decided to do you (and us) some good. We decided you should be able to win a high-grade smartphone, while we hoped to strengthen and extend our followership over at G+: a classical win-win situation for the two of us. Last weeks winner has been drawn, so let’s go for the third of four N4. Conditions of partaking are easy to meet, so read on and secure your chance…

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Jul 04 2013

Grab Beautiful Samantha Script Font As Long As It’s Almost Free!

Fonts can make or break a project. Whether it’s on a T-shirt, an ad or a headline on a website, if a font is boring or really hard to read, you’ve already lost your audience. Finding the right elegant font can be particularly tricky, though, since the intricate detail can often render your words illegible. There’s no shortage of fonts on the web, yet the really good ones, the outstanding ones often come with price-tags that immediately raise your blood-pressure. On the other hand, pricy fonts are not used by everyone. Chances are, that you’ll not find them in each and every brochure or pizza menu out there.

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Jul 03 2013

Reclaim The Web: Win One Year of Free Web Hosting with Zyma.com

Zyma.com is a young and emerging hosting provider from the United Kingdom. They have a very clean product line, where you can freely choose between one product, the Zyma Web Hosting Plan. Zyma promises that you will not need any other choice. Looking at their feature lists, there’s little room to disagree. Today, three of our valued readers are able to get a year’s worth of time to judge for themselves as we are giving away three Zyma Web Hosting One Year Plans. Good luck!

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Jul 02 2013

Create The Future: Common Techniques in Responsive Web Design

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In this article, I’ll dive into some of the most common practices for building responsive site layouts and experiences. I’ll describe the emerging and available techniques for site layouts that flexibly resize based on screen real estate (referred to as “fluid grids”) so as to ensure that users get complete experiences across whatever screen size they are using. Additionally, I’ll show how to present rich media, especially images, and how developers can ensure that visitors on small-screen devices do not incur additional bandwidth costs for high-quality media.

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Jul 01 2013

Win Four Nexus 4 in Four Weeks #2

You remember: To celebrate the relaunch of our official Google+ Page we decided to do you (and us) some good. We decided you should be able to win a high-grade smartphone, while we hoped to strengthen and extend our followership over at G+: a classical win-win situation for the two of us. Last weeks winner has been drawn, so let’s go for the second of four N4. Conditions of partaking are easy to meet, so read on and secure your chance…

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Jun 30 2013

13 Free WordPress Themes, Released in June 2013

Now that June is over, it is time to take a look at some of the best free WordPress themes that were released during this month. Most of the themes that were released during June were meant for personal blogs or corporate and portfolio websites. Quite surprisingly, there were not many based on Hybrid Core framework this time; though Twitter Bootstrap and _s did find representation. WordPress 3.6 is just around the corner, so expect the number of themes to rise in the coming month! Until then, have fun browsing through this collection!

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Jun 29 2013

At A Glance: How To Secure Your WordPress Site [Infographic]

Securing your self-hosted WordPress site is absolutely essential. That’s the reason for our continuous coverage of this particular topic throughout the years. With WordPress becoming more and more dominant as the motor of today’s web, the topic stays at the top of our advice list. Throughout the last four years, the number of WordPress blogs having been hacked has more than doubled from 81,000 to over 170,000 per year. The fresh infographic by WPTemplate.com aggregates everything you need to know to properly secure your site and gives you a decent hint sheet to always keep your eyes on.

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