Deals & Giveaways

These Are Special Times: Win A Logo Design Bundle by LogoBee.com

December 9th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
23
These Are Special Times: Win A Logo Design Bundle by LogoBee.com

Are you on the lookout for a new logo? One that represents your company best and gives it a progressive, yet likeable look? The only problem is, that money is short these Christmas times? If so, today’s game is for you! We teamed up with the specialists over at LogoBee.com to bring you your free logo design to save your festive season. The only...

Development

From Scratch: Writing a 3D Soft Engine 2/6

December 6th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
3
From Scratch: Writing a 3D Soft Engine 2/6

Now that we have built the core of our 3D engine along the lines of our previous tutorial #1, we will now work on enhancing the rendering. The next step is then to connect the dots to draw some lines in order to render what you probably know as a “wireframe” rendering. In today’s tutorial, you will learn how to draw lines, what a face is...

Essentials

November 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

December 4th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
2
November 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

A few months ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Since then they kept promise and regularly released new images. Quality varies though. That’s why we decided to help separate the wheat from the chaff by publishing only the 10 best images released in November 2013. We do not necessarily choose those photos with the highest level of photographic artistry, but our...

Business Online

Brand-new Topic Reports + Top Charts: Google Trends Finally Becomes Useful

December 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
0
Brand-new Topic Reports + Top Charts: Google Trends Finally Becomes Useful

Google Trends is a tool to measure people’s interest in a certain topic. To decide which articles to write, which products to offer or at least how to properly describe your offerings, you need insight in what it is, that raises people’s attention. If you’re into internet marketing you know that Google offers a tool for that use case. Google Trends wants to do...

CMS

Pico: Free, File-based Content Management System for PHP-Developers

December 2nd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
1
Pico: Free, File-based Content Management System for PHP-Developers

Pico is the name of a fairly new CMS, which doesn’t need any database connection at all. Its developer Gilbert Pellegrom calls the system "stupidly simple". I’d object and say, that this is only true for developers. If you are a PHP aficionado and like to write your posts using Markdown, Pico might just be the CMS for you. Pico: No Database, Pages are...

Deals & Giveaways

Infographics Galore: Worth a Thousand Words, But Costs Only $27!

November 28th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
0
Infographics Galore: Worth a Thousand Words, But Costs Only $27!

Infographics are the new craze these days. Run a blog and publish an infographic almost regardless of its topic: People will come running. Never before have infographics become viral so easily and in these numbers. I personally feel a little fatigue, when being confronted with yet another infographic. Still, a well-made one gets me easily and sucks me in. The advantages of infographics are...

Business Online

Marvel: Free Website Prototyping Tool for Photoshop-Dropboxers

November 26th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
5
Marvel: Free Website Prototyping Tool for Photoshop-Dropboxers

If you are anything like me, you fire up your Photoshop to create a first visual prototype of your next client’s website. And if you’re anything like me, you’re not bound to change that in the foreseeable future. All the clients I had over the last 20 years wanted to see a visual prototype before coding started. If you could create a clickable one,...

Essentials

Freebie of the Week: Jungle-Artwork, Noupe Exclusive by FreeVector.com

November 25th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
2
Freebie of the Week: Jungle-Artwork, Noupe Exclusive by FreeVector.com

Today we have something really special for our dear readers. Instead of giving away icons or other more or less everyday freebies, we have decided to team up with the nice people from freevector.com, to create unique artwork fitting the overall thematic of our lovely little jungle magazine Noupe. We went ahead and came up with 30 vector elements representing jungle life. You cannot...

Inspiration

Design Faves: New Wellspring of Inspiration for Designers

November 22nd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
0
Design Faves: New Wellspring of Inspiration for Designers

In the design world nothing gets created without the initial spark of inspiration. Sometimes you as a designer sit down and inspiration is all around you. Most of the time it’s not. To make it through these hard times, all of us have a bunch of bookmarks at hand, with sites focusing on getting the ideas flowing. Now the makers of WebDesigner Depot, Mighty...

Photography

Gratisography: Fresh Service for Free Photos

November 21st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
2
Gratisography: Fresh Service for Free Photos

Ryan McGuire of Bells Design is a designer with a delightful sense of humor. Soaked with mirth he seemingly started out on mission awesomeness. Besides running his design firm Bells Design, Ryan spent the last three weeks of his time building his new project labeled Gratisography. Similar to what the guys at Unsplash do, Ryan curates free photos licensed under Creative Commons Zero. Gratisography...

Development

From Scratch: Writing a 3D Soft Engine 1/6

November 20th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
0
From Scratch: Writing a 3D Soft Engine 1/6

I’d to like to share with you how I’ve learned to build what’s known as a “3D soft engine” through a series of tutorials. “Software engine” means that we will use only the CPU to build a 3D engine in an old school way (remember Doom on your 80386 ?). I’ll share with you the C#, TypeScript and JavaScript versions of the code. In...

(Free) Services

Thou Shalt Not Steal: Free Music for Your Videos and Websites

November 19th, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
4
Thou Shalt Not Steal: Free Music for Your Videos and Websites

Photos, videos, music – all these types of content come with strings attached. There are legions of lawyers just waiting for you to make that tiny mistake. So, if you are looking for multimedia content to use in your own projects, you cannot be too careful. That’s why we constantly scour the web for sources of free content. Today, we want to introduce you...