Feb 13 2015

Valentine’s Gift to Our Dear Readers: 8 Typographic Valentine Cards as AI, EPS and JPG

It’s that time where people around the world show their love and appreciation to the most important persons around them. As our readers are the most important people to us, we decided to again team up with Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain and bring you a few exclusive and useful vector Valentine’s designs. Eight cards are there to choose from. Following the latest trends we decided to focus on more typographic creations. The outcome, though very trendy, is a timeless design that will surely fit for the coming years also. We hope you like the cards as much as we do…

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Feb 13 2015

Design Trend Hero Images: The Bold Way of Using Images

Currently there are two seemingly contrary trends in web design. On the one hand, websites become more minimalistic – less colors, clear fonts and simple shapes. On the other hand, large-sized, full page images – so called hero images – are becoming more and more popular. Sounds strange, but in the end only appears to be contradictory. At second glance, both trends complement each other very well. Of course, this only applies when they are used both in a sensible way and even more importantly with an expressive image.

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Feb 12 2015

Design Professionals – Go for the Green this St. Patrick’s Day and Take the Challenge

You don’t have to be Irish to design a great St. Patrick’s Day themed email template. If you can think creatively and design unique artwork that captures the spirit and revelry that is the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, then it’s time to enter the Mega Colossal Email Template Design Challenge brought to you by PSD2HTML, 99designs, Depositphotos, Designmodo and Noupe.

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Feb 12 2015

46 of the Web’s Most Creative 404 Error Pages (2015 Edition)

Entering a mistyped URL into your browser or clicking a link to a destination that no longer exists usually leads to a 404 error page. This 404 is generated by your server and if you do nothing about will look like a default server message looks – ugly and boring and unhelpful to the technically non-savvy. This needs not be that way, however. We have curated a collection of 46 creative approaches to offering a 404 that you actually want to see as a visitor. Be it because it is helpful, impressive, entertaining or simply cute. Have fun!

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Feb 11 2015

Six eCommerce Design Trends for 2015 to Level up Your Online Shop

Just like any other type of web design, eCommerce design is subject to certain trends. If you have been planning to change your design, this is the right time. The trends of 2015 can turn your eCommerce website into a beautiful sales machine. You can put our examples on the next meeting agenda with your designer. With these trends, your site will be well-prepared for the next two to three years. And the big advantage is that they are not only beautiful but also user-friendly and perfect for mobile use.

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Feb 10 2015

Top 100: Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

Any website owner can relate to this. Sooner or later the design of your site starts to bore you, is outdated or lacks contemporary features. It’s then when it’s time for a damp wipe and fresh colors on the wall – in other words: bring on a new WordPress theme. As there are 2,975 themes in the official repository alone, plus a load of free themes by the big premium theme providers, finding the right theme for you is not easily accomplished. We did all the work for you and created the following list containing the top 100 of the best free WordPress themes of 2014.

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Feb 09 2015

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Prostitutes [004]

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 get angry anymore. Instead, I make fun of the situations that only a few years ago made me want to hire a professional killer. There are quite a few people out there who are only still alive for the fact I couldn’t afford to pay one. Nah, just joking. As making fun of it all is the healthiest way to cope with it, we decided to start a new cartoon series titled “If Web Designers Were” here at Noupe. This is part three. Hope you enjoy it…

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Feb 08 2015

Links of the Week 6/2015: Vivaldi, Logo Design, Paper by 53, Swift for Designers and animated User Interfaces

Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas. Anyway, who am I to judge? Have it your own way. These are our Links of the Week 6 of 2015…

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Feb 08 2015

Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

Here we are again with part 4 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, we have equipped you with a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs and more than 100 free PSD website templates. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex e-commerce sites becomes a little less challenging. Of course, not every featured kit is a one-stop shop out of the box, but can nevertheless be a great groundwork to build upon. Still there are times when you have to go looking for something even more complete. If your deadline is approaching too fast, just like it always does, pull the following article from your toolbox and get up to speed. Today’s collection is all about complete website layouts, but not in the more inspirational form of a PSD layout. What we have here for you are the 100 best free HTML/CSS themes of 2014.

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Feb 07 2015

Blast from the Past #3: 100+ Best Free PSD Website Templates of 2014

Welcome to part 3 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, you are already in possession of a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets and 100 icon packs. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex e-commerce sites becomes a little less challenging. Of course, not every featured kit is a one-stop shop out of the box, but can nevertheless be a great groundwork to build upon. Still there are times when you have to go looking for something even more complete. Be it that the deadline is approaching too fast, or you simply need some inspiration. As usual, also for these situations you’ve come to the right place. Today’s collection is all about complete website layouts. We searched thoroughly and came up with the 100+ best free PSD website templates of 2014.

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