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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Jun 28 2013

10 Killer Resources To Rock Your Next Bootstrap Project

Bootstrap is the young star that is getting all the attention lately. Released in August of 2011, even Twitter may not have known how big it would get. As of June 2013, it is still the most popular GitHub development project with over 52k stars and over 16k forks. Bootstrap can be mind-blowing when you consider how easily it incorporates so many complex things on a website. But can it get improved upon? Are there tools to make it even more astounding? Yes. Here’s 10 resources to help you on your Bootstrap journey.

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Jun 27 2013

Sit Down And Shut Up: How To Rescue Your Clients From Their Own Bad Taste

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We’ve all been there before: a client hires you to design something, let’s say a website, for them. Work is good, right? But then as you start working on the spec with them, red flags start to crop up. Does your client proactively push you in directions you would never want to go? Does your client demand for the most aweful color palette that has ever been used in the history of web design? Let’s stop him. I’ll show you how..

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Jun 26 2013

From 4-Inch Phones to 40-Inch TVs: Designing Responsive Websites

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It’s worth taking a step back, to think through your site’s experience and understand whether the device with which a user accesses your site changes the user’s expectations of the site’s functionality. Is the user checking your site for quick updates with her cellphone while she’s on the go? Is he sitting down, 10 feet away from a large TV screen, looking to immerse himself in a relatively passive consumption experience of rich content, videos and games? Are other users sitting down at their PCs, looking to get the most from your site content? Most of all, how do these expectations affect the site layout and functionality that you provide at those corresponding screen sizes?

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Jun 25 2013

ImpressPages CMS: Drag and Drop All the Way!

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Last week, we covered ProcessWire as part of our regular CMS feature here on Noupe. Today, in this article, the CMS under consideration shall be ImpressPages. ImpressPages is an open source Content Management System with a drag and drop interface, designed with the end user in mind. We will be discussing its mode of operation, followed by additional details such as community, documentation and pros and cons.

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Jun 24 2013

Win Four Nexus 4 in Four Weeks #1

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To celebrate the relaunch of our official Google+ Page we decided to do you (and us) some good. You are able to win a high-grade smartphone, while we are able to strengthen and extend our followership over at G+: a classical win-win situation for the two of us. Conditions of partaking are easy to meet, so read on and secure your chance…

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Jun 23 2013

Strategies For Brands: 10 Best Social Media Secrets for 2013

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In a few short years social media has become an integral part of marketing worldwide and it’s not hard to see why. Social media provides the opportunity for direct contact with customers, and it’s a free, easy way to reach out to millions of new ones. But one of the most interesting things about social media is just how dynamic it is. It’s constantly changing, and notoriously unpredictable which makes predicting which new social media trend will take off next a little tricky. That said, there are certain ways to stay one step ahead of the game. One of the best ways to do this is to follow the example of successful individuals, those who are doing it right. Here are some of the top social media secrets for this year, any year – even.

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Jun 21 2013

Salmon & Cream: Fully Responsive WordPress Premium Theme with a Flat Design (Giveaway)

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Salmon & Cream is the first premium theme by the new label goodbye, agency! Its looks follow modern design principles, first and foremost responsiveness and flat UI. It will remind you of the formerly called Metro now known as Modern UI of Windows 8. The theme works fully responsive and supports retina devices. Various useful jQuery plugins are directly integrated. Salmon & Cream sure is one thing: exceptional…

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Jun 20 2013

Imperative: Mighty Deals Bargains Away Thirsty Rough Font Family for 9 Dollars

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You definitely know Mighty Deals, probably even better than we do here at Noupe, don’t you? Personally I keep getting surprised over and over seeing what these guys are able to come up with. If you are a web developer and don’t use Mighty Deals to curb expenses, you’re either rich or not in your right mind. I assume most of our readers are neither rich nor deranged. So don’t get too upset if this is actually the first time someone tells you about Mighty Deals. You know, it’s never too late. Fate has it that we are able to offer a mightier than mighty deal today. Get going with this 82% discount on a fabulous font family…

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Jun 19 2013

Now Is The Time: Why the Web Is Ready for Responsive Web Design

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Today, a large portion of site traffic comes from mobile devices — namely smart phones and tablets — in addition to traditional PCs. Across the globe, mobile devices now account for 12 percent of Internet traffic, and it’s scaling up faster than desktop Internet traffic. The fraction of mobile Web traffic is sufficiently higher in nations with high smartphone penetration (for example, 20 percent of US-based Web traffic is via mobile browsing). What’s more, this figure is expected to grow significantly over the next 10 years, as smartphones evolve and mature in terms of hardware and software and adoption picks up in South America, Asia and Africa.

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