Development

GA Dash: Newcomer teaches Newcomers HTML5 for Free

October 17th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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GA Dash: Newcomer teaches Newcomers HTML5 for Free

Online-learning resources are great ways to gain knowledge at your own pace and in topics you are truly interested in, unlike typical school education. There are quite a few institutes promising to help you evolve your skills in whatever field you like. If you are about to embark the web design or development ship, just recently a fresh alternative came to life. It’s name...

Essentials

Colors of Fall 2013: 21 Fresh and Free Design Resources

October 16th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Colors of Fall 2013: 21 Fresh and Free Design Resources

Hello designers, developers, web enthusiasts of the globe. We are back with another edition of our monthly collection of the freshest design resources the month of September had to offer. If you know our series already, you know you can expect the best HTML, CSS and PSD templates, as well as UI-kits for your next great web or native app. All of the resources...

Development

One-Stop Shop: PHP-Tool Munee Cares for All your Website’s Assets

October 15th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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One-Stop Shop: PHP-Tool Munee Cares for All your Website’s Assets

Cody Lundquist, Australian with a Swedish sounding name, created a free asset-management based on PHP 5.3. Its feature-set is astounding, yet demands a special preliminary treatment of the websites, it’s supposed to be working on. Munee is able to manage any kind of possible asset, be it images or other files, JavaScript, CSS, LESS, SCSS or even CoffeeScript. Munee’s Heart is its Caching Munee...

Themes

September 2013 Edition: 18 Just Released, Fresh and Free WordPress Themes

October 14th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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September 2013 Edition: 18 Just Released, Fresh and Free WordPress Themes

Congratulation selfies. It’s a full year now that we showcase the freshest WordPress themes on a monthly basis. If you follow Noupe closely, hardly any new, free WordPress theme should slip your radar. This makes it easy not only to keep track of the latest and greatest, it also helps you decide for contemporary themes from a smaller, well curated number of designs, where...

Essentials

Google Web Designer: No Less than No More Flash in Banner Ads

October 11th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Google Web Designer: No Less than No More Flash in Banner Ads

Google’s newest free project carries a promising title. With a name like that, what would you expect? Will it be a competitor to Dreamweaver or any other classical HTML editor? Well, theoretically you could create HTML content of any purpose. Practically you’ll rather sooner than later return to your former solution. Yet, if you’re into creating banner ad campaigns, Google Web Designer is the...

Essentials

IcoMoon, Fontello and Fontastic.me: Best of Icon Fonts

October 10th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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IcoMoon, Fontello and Fontastic.me: Best of Icon Fonts

Icons are the best invention since canned beer, at least designers might agree. They are definitely on the rise in popularity. Mobile devices with their comparably small screens boost the use of icons as natural choices for navigation menus in modern web design. New icon sets get created by the hour. Especially mobile design is the trigger for a new breed of icons. These...

Development

HTML5 Gaming: Benchmarking Sprites to Target All Browsers

October 9th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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HTML5 Gaming: Benchmarking Sprites to Target All Browsers

When I meet with game studios, I often have the same question put to me over and over: if I’m writing/porting my game in HTML5, will it run well on the various targeted devices? Will it be playable or will the gameplay suffer too much? To answer that question, I often use my own experience based on what I know and what worked well...

Inspiration

Best of GIMP: 40 Professional Tutorials to Level Up your Skills

October 8th, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Best of GIMP: 40 Professional Tutorials to Level Up your Skills

The Gimp is where you go, if you don’t go for Photoshop. There is no other free alternative with such a grand feature-set. There is only little that can’t be done using Gimp. The large community behind the project works on getting this little even smaller. Did you know that there are really great tutorials out there, not only to help you get started?...

Business Online

Best Practice: How to Make Your Business Card Work

October 7th, 2013
by Speider Schneider
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We all love articles that show cool and amazing business cards. They are creative, well-designed, and inspire us to do better with our own cards. The problem is; do they work? Do people keep them, share them with others, but most importantly — do they encourage clients to call you? Naturally, any article on business cards has to show some really creative work, so...

Inspiration

Street Creativity: The Art of Japanese Manhole Covers

October 4th, 2013
by Speider Schneider
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Of all the complaints you’ll hear from creatives about disrespectful clients, on all of the websites dedicated to crazy, and rude clients, you’ll never see the name of a Japanese creative, complaining about a client. Why is that? Perhaps because in a country that values creativity, that entitles creatives as “living treasures,” clients don’t try to talk jobs worth thousands, down to $50, or...

Essentials

LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom

October 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom

If you want to do quick everyday photo manipulations on a bunch of images, you will usually not go for Photoshop. Adobe Lightroom is what people inside the Photoshop universe will recommend you. A while ago, we already introduced you to a free competitor of Adobe’s commercial solution, Darktable (which is great). Today we have an even greater solution for you. The formerly commercial,...

Essentials

Flaticon.com: Use 11,000+ Free Icons from within Adobe Photoshop

October 2nd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Flaticon.com: Use 11,000+ Free Icons from within Adobe Photoshop

Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain just did it again. They pushed out a new project by the name of flaticon.com. Flaticon.com is a platform hosting more than 11,000 icons, all in the looks of the ever so popular flat design trend. This week they added a brand-new Photoshop plugin to the free service. This makes it possible to access each and every icon...