Development

Textures.js: SVG Textures in All Shapes and Colors

June 26th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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The SVG format provides various options for realizing complex graphical content. Among other things, you can create textures and add them to shapes using the <pattern> element. Especially when using simple and common textures, the effort marking them up via SVG is, compared to the result, unreasonably high. Hence, the JavaScript library Texture.js provides such textures that mostly consist of lines and dots for...

Development

WebDev: How to Access Member Functions in Polymer Elements

June 25th, 2015
by David Voyles
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I’m working on a silly Polymer project right now, which parses a Pokémon database and returns a picture of a Pokémon, then speaks the creature’s name over your speakers. Here’s the source code for my project. It’s my first time using Polymer, and I’m certainly getting snagged in a few spots. Most recently, it was trying to return member functions of a Polymer object...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Infragistics Indigo Studio: Real Rapid Prototyping for Web, Mobile, and Desktop

June 24th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Rapid prototyping is an essential way of saving time in our modern age where billions of apps compete for the customer’s attention. Is the great idea you had for just another app actually that great or is it just another failure among the millions of failures in app stores and the web worldwide? Apart from that angle rapid prototyping has always been the easiest...

Development

Why we Made Vorlon.js and How to Use it to Debug Your JavaScript Remotely

June 23rd, 2015
by David Catuhe
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Recently at //BUILD/ 2015 we announced vorlon.js – an open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript. I had the opportunity to create vorlon.JS with the help of some talented engineers and tech evangelists at Microsoft (the same guys that brought you http://www.babylonjs.com/). Vorlon.js is powered by node.JS, socket.io, and late-night coffee. I would like to share with you why...

(Free) Services

GraphicStock Offers Affordable Stock Photography and Design Elements

June 22nd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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As creative professionals, we always need proper stock material. Time does not allow to shoot all necessary photos ourselves, nor does it allow to create all required design elements from scratch. If you do you will run into problems sooner or later as either your projects take too long to come to an end or your clients don’t want to pay all that extra...

(Free) Services

Jotform Rescues Your Web Forms and Grows Further

June 19th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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It comes without further explanation that we here at Noupe are big fans of JotForm. If you are one of our hundreds of thousands of frequent readers, you were unable to get around the praises we shared. The year 2015 is another good year in the history of the service as they continue to innovate. Furthermore, Adobe has added its part to the continuous...

(Free) Services

Webdesigner News: Focused News Aggregator Saves Your Time

June 19th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Staying afloat the news stream is not easy. If you manage to you can be confident that you are not too far away from recent developments in our industry. And you can make an educated decision which topics are worth digging in deeper and which ones are not. As reading is not bringing in any money, you need to cut that down to the...

Apps

Manifold.JS: How to Build a Hosted Web App on Android, iOS, and Windows

June 18th, 2015
by Jeff Burtoft
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Recently at //BUILD/ 2015, Microsoft announced manifoldJS – the simplest way to build hosted apps across platforms. While John Shewchuk, Technical Fellow and the CTO for the Microsoft Developer Platform, did a great job building a hosted web app right on-stage (you can see the recap here), I’d like to go into a bit more detail: why hosted web apps and how to build...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Inside WordPress: An Introduction to Custom Post Types

June 17th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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Most people who work with WordPress have already heard of custom post types. Unfortunately, only a few web designers and bloggers know what this function actually is and how to make use of it. Custom post types are something like the icing on the cake and one of the reasons for WordPress’ popularity. Let’s have a look at custom post types and see what...

Inspiration

Blob Storage: How I Used it to Host my Podcast MP3 Files

June 16th, 2015
by David Voyles
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I host a podcast called The Indie Dev Podcast where I interview game developers from around the world in 30 minute segments. I’m always fascinated by what people are able to create, and I’m even more curious about how they make these games happen. I store the most recent episodes of the podcast on PodOmatic, which allows them to be picked up by iTunes...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: Beautiful Hand-drawn Calligraphy Font Makes You Wonder

June 16th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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This is a promise. Our beautiful hand-drawn calligraphy font will really make you wonder. It will make you wonder how you could get along without it for all these years. No wonder that its name is Wonder, too. Find a classic modern calligraphy font crossed with a sexy style to offer you an alternative to those everyday fonts. Besides 400 glyphs, two icon packs...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Pantheon: The Next Dimension of WordPress and Drupal Hosting and Management

June 15th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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As a freelancer or even more so as an agency in the field of web design and development you have to cope with a plethora of challenges. Pantheon cannot take all the burdens off your shoulder but substantially relieve the pains of your everyday life. With Pantheon, you need not worry about the technical part of a website development project anymore. The service not...