CMS

Full Throttle: Rapid Development with CodeIgniter and FUEL CMS

August 28th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
8
Full Throttle: Rapid Development with CodeIgniter and FUEL CMS

In the last two installations of my CMS review articles, I had focused on CMSs such as ImpressPages and CouchCMS that catered primarily to designers or end users, that is, folks who are not developers. In order to have a balance of power, we shall now shift our attention towards a Content Management System that is entirely meant for web developers and coders. In...

Inspiration

Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

August 27th, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
2
Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

Vintage and retro effects, those that make images look dated, are common and beloved, while at the same time simple to create. It only takes a few steps in Adobe Photoshop to design that cool retro poster or that auld frame around the latest photo or to let that all too clean graphic age a few decades. The examples we dug up today will...

CMS

Picking The Ideal Open Source eCommerce Option: 5 Major Players Overview

August 26th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
6
Picking The Ideal Open Source eCommerce Option: 5 Major Players Overview

With the number of active users on the internet ever on the rise, more and more people are turning towards online shopping as compared to regular market shopping. As a result, several e-stores are coming up, including ones that function entirely as a web-based eCommerce store, or others that have both physical outlets and eCommerce solutions. If you are planning to start your own...

Design

Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

August 23rd, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
1
Pedal to the Metal: Websites should Drive like a BMW, Not a Barbie Car

What kid doesn’t lust after his or her own set of wheels? From an early age, kids want to get in the car and go – and for little girls, the ever-so-wonderful pink plastic Barbie car can provide hours of cul-de-sac circling and sidewalk cruising. The funny thing about children’s cars is that kids don’t realize how far from the real deal a plastic...

CMS

Potato-Proof: Content Management Uncomplicated with CouchCMS

August 22nd, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
31
Potato-Proof: Content Management Uncomplicated with CouchCMS

Back in June, I did a review of ImpressPages CMS, a popular drag and drop Content Management System that has been designed with the end-user in mind. Carrying from ImpressPages, today I shall be taking a closer look at another CMS meant for the end users — CouchCMS. CouchCMS: CMS Uncomplicated! CouchCMS is an open source CMS that caters to those folks who intend...

Inspiration

40 Extraordinary Package Designs For Your Inspiration

August 21st, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
1
40 Extraordinary Package Designs For Your Inspiration

Good package design does a great job. It urges customers to buy, it informs, sports a unique look and gives the product a memorable, at least recognizable face. What we are going to show you today are prototypes. Most of these didn’t yet make into your favorite shopping mall, but might do so any day soon. What do you think of these avantgarde designs?...

Development

AfterLogic WebMail Pro v7: The Future of Webmail-Frontends

August 20th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
3
AfterLogic WebMail Pro v7: The Future of Webmail-Frontends

I switched to Gmail. Do you know why? Not because of the features, partly because of the spam protection, but what really got me was the design. I was tired of the webmail interfaces of the 90s. Every service out there went 2.0 except for webmail interfaces. They got stuck in the last century. Had AfterLogic WebMail Pro v7 already existed a few years...

Development

Learn Something New: 20+ Top Online Learning Resources

August 19th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
3
Learn Something New: 20+ Top Online Learning Resources

There used to be a time when educational resources were limited to the boundaries of a library or university. However, the internet has changed all of that, and nowadays, it is really easy to find tutorials and helpful videos related to almost any niche or topic. In this article, we shall take a look at some of the most popular learning resources and websites. ...

Business Online

Leaving The Treadmill: The Five Biggest Advantages of Freelance Writing

August 16th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
4
Leaving The Treadmill: The Five Biggest Advantages of Freelance Writing

Writers are needed everywhere. It is one of the most ubiquitous professions of the world. Be it newspapers, magazines, comic books, websites, blogs – they all require writers. You can become a writer in two ways. One – Take up a full-time job in an office of your town that is recruiting writers. Yes, this will be a day job. Two – Offer your...

Deals & Giveaways

Fluid Mask 3: Luxurious Image Masking Tool Given Away

August 15th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
2
Fluid Mask 3: Luxurious Image Masking Tool Given Away

Masking images is a tedious task. Who would have thought that this bride decides to want a green background when we just shot a series of photos in front of a blue background? Who would have thought the photographer would leave so early? Now it’s your turn, again. Does this remind you of the smoke scenery from last year, where you were also asked...

Development

Moving Towards a Web without Plug-Ins

August 14th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
4
Moving Towards a Web without Plug-Ins

The Web began as markup only, and then some script and styling. For many developers, especially us veterans, it’s hard to imagine a Web without plug-ins. Since the earliest days, browser plug-ins like Flash and ActiveX have been the main way to create rich online experiences for more sophisticated Web experiences. And yet through the efforts of the industry and community, we have returned...

Essentials

And Again: 10 Fresh And Free Hi-Res-Images From Unsplash.com

August 13th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
1
And Again: 10 Fresh And Free Hi-Res-Images From Unsplash.com

A few weeks ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Over the weekend our inbox saw another update with 10 more photos by different photographers, we thought we should share with you. If you want to receive regular updates on new photos, subscribe to their mailing list. Yet, if the quality of their contributions stays at the recent quality level, you...