Aug 14 2013

Moving Towards a Web without Plug-Ins

The Web began as markup only, and then some script and styling. For many developers, especially us veterans, it’s hard to imagine a Web without plug-ins. Since the earliest days, browser plug-ins like Flash and ActiveX have been the main way to create rich online experiences for more sophisticated Web experiences. And yet through the efforts of the industry and community, we have returned to a plug-in free Web once again. Much Web browsing today occurs on smart phones and tablets which have limited or no support for plug-ins. Modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 10/9 have embraced and implemented Web standards like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript which, in most cases, now reach feature parity with plug-ins (more on those differences later) and are more interoperable across browsers. With more than 75% of all browsers in North America now compatible with HTML5, market researcher Forrester recently said it’s time to say “so long” to plug-in. “The tide,” pronounced Forrester analyst Peter Sheldon, “is turning.”

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Aug 13 2013

And Again: 10 Fresh And Free Hi-Res-Images From Unsplash.com

A few weeks ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Over the weekend our inbox saw another update with 10 more photos by different photographers, we thought we should share with you. If you want to receive regular updates on new photos, subscribe to their mailing list. Yet, if the quality of their contributions stays at the recent quality level, you can expect to see the photos on Noupe, too.

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Aug 12 2013

Genesis 2.0 — This WordPress Framework Manages To Impress

When it comes to frameworks for WordPress themes, the options are plenty but few names stand out from the crowd. One such name is Genesis. Genesis is an extremely popular and well-loved WordPress theme framework from the stable of StudioPress. It has its own share of loyal followers and users, which range from theme creators, designers and developers to even the casual end users. Recently, Genesis Framework came out with its latest release, Genesis 2.0 In this article, I shall be taking a look at some of the salient features of this newest version of the popular theme framework.

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Aug 09 2013

MonstaFTP: FTP-Client as Cloud-App on Your Webspace

If there is a tiny little bit of space left on your webspace and you got that one sub-domain left to use, you should definitely take a look at MonstaFTP, a brand-new, free PHP script. MonstaFTP, released as Open Source under a GPL license, lets you access FTP servers comfortably from right inside your browser. In combination with Chrome you can even upload whole folder structures via drag & drop. Generally, all modern browsers are supported.

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Aug 08 2013

Bootstrap Happiness: 10 Premium Responsive HTML5/CSS3 Templates For ONE Dollar Each

You know that we love Bootstrap here at Noupe. Released in August of 2011, even Twitter may not have known how big it would get. As of Summer 2013, it is still the most popular GitHub development project with over 52k stars and over 16k forks. Building a responsive website based on Bootstrap takes a lot of the usual pains out of the process. You know what? You can take even more pain away by using and customizing a professionally built template. That’s what this week’s Mighty Deal is all about…

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Aug 07 2013

Design-Products by j-me: Winners plus Even More Winners

Last week we ran a little giveaway. Three bundles of four products each, manufactured by London-based design-shop j-me, were at stake. Now that the winners have been drawn, j-me decided to give a little back to everyone of our readers with a generous discount on all of their products…

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Aug 07 2013

Exclusive Vector Freebie: 250 Ultimate World Monuments Icon Pack by Freepik

Have you not been waiting for it? I bet you have. We are glad to be able to bring you another freebie, the team of Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain, put together exclusively for you, Noupe’s dear readers. Today we have 250 symbols compiled in an “Ultimate World Monuments Icons Pack” for you to download. All these little icons represent well-known monuments from somewhere around the world. They are completely vector-based and you can use them freely for any type of project, but you can only get them here (and our sis Dr. Web)…

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Aug 06 2013

20 Fresh WordPress Themes: Edition July 2013

WordPress keeps being the favorite content management system for startups. This has many reasons, not the least because it is a robust and easy to handle system. Also, you can show your content in a very elegant way with low or no budget required. No wonder, this sounds appealing to a lot of people. With more and more websites being powered by WordPress, theme developers go pedal to the metal to satisfy the needs even of those not easily satisfied in terms of design. Here are the new entries in the WordPress theme arena from the month of July 2013. Enjoy!

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Aug 05 2013

EWC Presenter: Free HTML5 Tool Lets You Create Great Presentations And More

Say farewell to Powerpoint, Flash or whatever tool you are currently using to create presentation slides, banner ads, infographics or product demos. EWC Presenter by HindSite Interactive is a powerful, web-based HTML5 editor that does not want any less than change the way you create professional content. The folks at HindSite say they are on a mission and you better believe them…

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Aug 02 2013

Comment To Win: Design Products by j-me for You

Design is what holds us together, Noupe and our dear readers. Design is what drives us, all of us. Design is what drives London-based manufacturer j-me, too. Started in 2000, they grew to become one of the leading outlets for everyday products with unique looks and styles. From today on you have the chance to win a bundle of four of their bestselling products.

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