Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Florists … [007]

March 10th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Florists … [007]

People working in the web design and development industry need to become thick-skinned over the years if they intend to survive long term. I am in this business since web design got invented in the early Nineties, and I sure know what I’m talking about when it comes to the hidden secrets of client communication. My remedy these days is laughing. I refuse to...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

The Truth about WordPress Performance [#1/2]

March 9th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
18
The Truth about WordPress Performance [#1/2]

Since the loading performance of a website has become a Google ranking factor, you should give the performance optimization top priority. Not only Google will rejoice at a fast WordPress website, it will be your readers, above all, who will appreciate your efforts and, in the end, it all comes down to them. Studies show that 25% of the users leave a website with...

(Free) Services

The Ultimate List of Completely Free Images: 43 Handpicked Services

March 8th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
3
The Ultimate List of Completely Free Images: 43 Handpicked Services

Completely free images can be very useful. Unfortunately, they’re hard to find as you’re often confronted with fees or abstruse licenses. If you don’t follow the license terms, you might receive a cease-and-desist letter sooner than you’d wish to. And who’d ever wish for one?! That’s why, we searched the web for the best sources of completely free images which can be used without...

Essentials

Blast from the Past #7: 100 Free Photorealistic MockUps to Win the Pitch

March 7th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
2
Blast from the Past #7: 100 Free Photorealistic MockUps to Win the Pitch

In a global marketplace with gazillions of website themes, app interfaces and print designs created by gifted artists, it is quite difficult to fight off the competition. Winning customers is becoming harder and harder. Impressing the online audience with a visually stimulating presentation that demonstrates an upcoming product in its natural surrounding displaying it for its intended use, is probably a way out. Here,...

Business Online

The Tools of Online Marketing (Basics #1)

March 6th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
2
The Tools of Online Marketing (Basics #1)

What is online marketing and how does it work? Our new series about online marketing explains the basics of this complex topic in easily digestible morsels. It’s not for nothing that single areas often are the work content of a whole agency. However, not every area fits every business sector. The reason for that and how a online marketing strategy may look like will...

Cartoons

The Book of Web Design Vol. 1: Clients’ Standard Quotes (Cartoon)

March 5th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
0
The Book of Web Design Vol. 1: Clients’ Standard Quotes (Cartoon)

Frequent readers know. Starting from January cartoons have found their place here at Noupe, too. Our series “If Web Designers Were …” has become popular quite quickly, and our readers keep submitting their favorite client situations. Thanks and keep going. Some of the submissions, while funny, cannot adequately be described in the format of “If Web Designers Were …”. That’s why we decided to...

Design

WordPress Developer With Noupe: Everything About Theme Creation

March 4th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
3
WordPress Developer With Noupe: Everything About Theme Creation

Developing WordPress themes on your own is a great thing to do. I remember well how I worked on my first theme, and how much fun it was. Though afterwards, I was in a cold sweat, doing much reworking and bugfixing in order to make it through WordPress´s theme testing procedures. After all, I was very keen to present it to the whole world....

Business Online

All You Need to Know About Email Marketing: Tips, Tricks and Resources

March 3rd, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
3
All You Need to Know About Email Marketing: Tips, Tricks and Resources

Only a couple of years ago, there was talk about email marketing’s heyday already being over. The rise of social media and mobile devices, the thinking went, would spell the end for email marketing since communicating via emails would become rare. But, as the saying goes, the report of the death of email marketing was an exaggeration – today, it is still one of...

Themes

Let’s Spring: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes for March 2015

March 2nd, 2015
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
1
Let’s Spring: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes for March 2015

Hero areas, ghost buttons, Material Design, parallax scrolling are the craze in 2015 and seamlessly combine with the ever-growing trend to responsive design. WordPress theme developers have taken the challenge and are constantly coming up with new and interesting interpretations of the latest design trends distilled into one heck of a theme. We have taken the challenge, too, and again curated another round of...

Essentials

20 Fresh Free Templates in HTML and PSD: March 2015 Edition

March 1st, 2015
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
5
20 Fresh Free Templates in HTML and PSD: March 2015 Edition

Material, grids, parallax, ghosts, heroes – it’s all there in our third iteration of 2015’s collections of free HTML, CSS, and PSD templates. These design elements will serve your next project perfectly no matter what. AS always we have roamed the web and came up with what we found the best resources in HTML, CSS, and PSD. Some of the following elements are templates...

IMHO

A Life Without Adobe: Possible, but Pointless (IMHO)

February 28th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
4
A Life Without Adobe: Possible, but Pointless (IMHO)

Adobe celebrates the 25th birthday of Photoshop. The first version of the image editing program came into market in 1990 and marked the beginning of the worldwide success of the Californian company. Photoshop is in all likelihood still the most famous product of Adobe; being popular and in use by a broader clientele than just the design industry. Throughout the last 25 years, Adobe...

Design

Affinity Photo Beta: The First REAL Alternative to Photoshop?

February 27th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
8
Affinity Photo Beta: The First REAL Alternative to Photoshop?

On February 10 this year a new creative design software was unveiled: Affinity Photo by Serif debuted in beta and is currently available for free, exclusively for Mac OS X. The app claims to be a pro-level challenger to Adobe Photoshop, the undisputable top dog and standard in the publishing industry. After the beta phase, Affinity Photo will be available at the Mac App...