Jun 14 2013

Useful Helper: Freebbble Curates Dribbble’s Best Download Freebies

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Dribbble is great, but that filled with contributions, you simply cannot stay on top of things. Many members make their designs and other resources available for free downloading, while most members don’t. Dribble in itself does not offer simple access to the many download resources the platform contains. So, if you are one of the seekers looking for ready-made designs or UI components, you will need to rely on third parties. Fortunately there are a few. Making use of the Dribbble API, Freebbble is one of these little helpers.

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Jun 13 2013

To Hope Beyond Hope: iOS 7 Concepts Jony Ive Should Definitely Draw Inspiration From

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Flat and very, very colorful is Apple’s new approach to iOS. Reactions are partly flat, partly very colorful, too. “Love it or leave it” seems to be the only option. Yet, iOS 7 is only a beta version, nothing needs to be carved in stone by now, Jony. We have collected numerous different concepts to show you and our readers, how iOS could turn out to become. Some are somewhat resemblant, some are totally different, but all are – much more beautiful! Please, draw some inspiration from these creations, if only a little…

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Jun 12 2013

Webdesigner’s Basics: 10 Questions You Need To Be Able To Answer

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Wouldn’t it be fun to let our readers test their knowledge through a quiz once in a while, we thought over here at Noupe HQ. As we like to play these kinds of games, we assume you might too. Our first quiz covers some of the basics of HTML from past to present. Don’t expect full coverage, we only got 10 questions to go. Have a try!

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Jun 11 2013

Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

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Building our first plugin wasn’t an entirely smooth process – anyone thinking of doing something similar should consider several things before they get started. Below are the lessons we picked up.

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Jun 10 2013

Joomla! Does WordPress Spell Doom For It?

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Today we will discuss a question, fans of Joomla! will not want to investigate to far into. Joomla! tries to get on its feet again, yet shows weakness in doing so. Is there still a chance for the CMS or will WordPress sink it into oblivion? What is it that WordPress does so much better? Sufyan Bin Uzayr thought things through…

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Jun 07 2013

Tayasui Sketches – Creative iPad App for the Paper Lover

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It’s been quite a while since we last published an article in our series of iPad apps for the creative professional. As we all know there is no shortage of apps for the Apple tablet in general. Hundreds of thousands can be downloaded. All in all more than 50 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since its inception, which allows us to roughly estimate, that each human being walking this earth must own 8 apps on average. Hey, the numbers never lie. The app we want to introduce to you today is called Tayasui Sketches and at first sight it will remind you of Paper by FiftyThree, closely. At second, too…

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Jun 06 2013

Information Overload: A Great Infographic Is Worth a Thousand Words

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The web is crammed full of words. There is enough content to keep you reading until you take your last breath, even if that moment is still 100 years from now. So far for the good news ;-) The bad news is, the web grows faster than you could ever possibly keep up with. Sooner or later, any netizen will suffer from information overload. I know I do already. This will become a growing problem for brands and their communication strategies as they will need to cut their messages short or risk to not get noticed. If you ask me, one of the best ways to deal with this necessity is the infographic…

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Jun 05 2013

Freebie of the Day: Spice Up Your Website With Live HTML5 Device Mockups

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This is great, I promise. We know Finland for a lot of things, rubber boots for instance or – ehm – Helsinki. Angelos Arnis and Tomi Hiltunen want to add to this ample variety. They just published a set of device mockups, all in PNG and CSS, that you can actually bring to life with real content. You’ve got a web app for mobile clients you want to show on your website? Not very impressive, unless you present it inside the frames of its mobile boundaries. That’s what Arnis and Hiltunen have built…

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Jun 04 2013

Better than Photoshop Tutorials: 50 Free, Detailed PSDs with Open Layers (+ Tips)

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Today we are going to look over the shoulders of quite a few professional designers. Using their original PSDs with open layers, we will be able to exactly reconstruct, what has been done and how. If you are like me, this way of learning by doing proves more effective than working through step-by-step tutorials. The following files come with lots of layers to be examined, as we are going to dissect a camera, a sports shoe, a cell phone and lots more. Have fun looking through the eyes of the most able Photoshop professionals. Before I forget: watch out for some layer-related Photoshop tips, I may have left for you throughout the collection…

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Jun 03 2013

Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: Freepik’s 200 Beautiful Flat Icons

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We are back with another freebie, the team of Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain, put together exclusively for you, Noupe’s readership. Today we have 200 symbols compiled together in a “Flat Icon Set” for you to download. All these little pictograms stick to the principles of flat design, a major trend in design right now. You can use them freely for any type of project, but you can only get them here…

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