Technology

CDN: When do You Really Need One?

August 2nd, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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CDN: Do you really need one?

Content delivery networks – CDN for short – are on everyone’s lips, and are often on the wishlist of bloggers. You’ll often read that a CDN will make your website insanely fast and that you just have to get one. The only question is: do you really need it or are there other, possibly better, ways? What is a CDN? A CDN is a...

Essentials

Ornate and Florid: 20 Free Texture Packs

August 1st, 2016
by Nataly Birch
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Although the interfaces around us still look flat, it does not mean that there is no space for some dose of artistry achieved through skillfully applied textures. Of course, overall usage of these high-quality crafty images or pixel-perfect close-up photos has been decreased and the technique slightly fell back into the shadow. But, they did not disappear entirely nor became obsolete whatsoever. There are...

Development

PHP7 and WordPress: Can You Already Spark the Turbo? [Infographic]

July 31st, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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Since the third of December 2015, the latest version of PHP, carrying the number seven, is available. To remove legacy waste, the developers decided to partially give up on backward compatibility. For WordPress users, this brings up the question whether PHP7 is already usable, and which advantages can come with using it if any. Therefore, let’s take a short look at these important questions....

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Datamaps.co: Quickly Create Maps as PNG or SVG

July 30th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Maps are commonly used to visualize statistical data. Yet, these maps are not always available. Above all else, however, the editing of such datamaps always requires effort. The service Datamaps.co not only provides vector-based maps, but also makes it easy for you to add statistical data as well as adjust the design. Choosing a Map First, choose a map from Datamaps.co. Aside from a...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Blogging for Beginners Vol. 2: Plugin Basics, Theme Choice

July 29th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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Blogging for Beginners

In the first part of our small series “Blogging for Beginners”, you’ve picked your web host and decided on a domain. In this second part, we’ll help you install the most important plugins, as well as find a theme, so you can start blogging soon. Plugins and a suitable theme are very important parts of any WordPress blog. They determine what your blog looks...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Easy: How to Switch Your WordPress to HTTPS

July 28th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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Easy: How to Switch Your WordPress to HTTPS

Switching WordPress to HTTPS, meaning an SSL certificate, is often determined as being difficult on the internet. However, as always when it comes to things said on the web, be careful. The truth is that it is rather easy, and everyone that has at least some experience with WordPress, and can install the CMS can do it. In this article, I’ll guide you through...

Design

MapSVG: Vector-Based Maps for jQuery and WordPress

July 27th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Maps are always needed, either for the visual extension of statistics or for the display of location. MapSVG is a service that allows you to easily integrate vector-based, interactive maps in SVG format into your website. MapSVG is available as a plugin for both jQuery and WordPress. State Maps Including Divisions MapSVG gives you access to far more than 100 different maps. Among them...

Design

How Poorly Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Work

July 26th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Small display, little room – on smartphones, it’s always a challenge to fit in all the content and the navigation of a website. That’s why hiding the navigation and only placing a hamburger menu which displays the navigation after a tap has established itself. For a long time already, there have been discussions whether you should hide something as important as the navigation. In...

Business Online

WebEngage: Feedback, Surveys and Notifications for Your Website

July 25th, 2016
by Noupe Editorial Team
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WebEngage: Feedback, Surveys and Notifications for Your Website

Visitor interaction is an important means to determine user happiness. And that is the key to win loyal customers. Especially those that practice e-commerce, taking care of an online shop know how important a “direct connection” to their customers and visitors aka potential clients is. WebEngage allows you to add forms for simple feedback, as well as complex surveys to your website with little...

Themes

Best of July 2016: 10 Free WordPress Themes

July 24th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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free wordpress themes

Each month, we look for the most beautiful, fresh, and above all else, free WordPress themes for your blog revamp. This month is very generous when it comes to newly published templates for our favorite CMS. We have found a couple of very appealing themes that can freshen up and embellish your website from now on. Have fun while discovering the new themes. Free...

Development

Anime.js Makes Animating CSS and SVG Easy

July 23rd, 2016
by Denis Potschien
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Anime.js is another one in an already impressive row of frameworks for animations. In contrast to all the other ones, anime.js does not only allow for the animation via CSS attributes. You can also alter SVG and HTML attributes with animations. It’s hard to image modern web design without the SVG format. This framework came at the right time. Simple CSS Animations Once you’ve...

Plugins

WP Staging: Cloning WordPress Websites per Click

July 22nd, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
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WP Staging, WordPress Cloner

WP Staging is one of the most interesting WordPress plugins I tested recently. With just a few clicks, you can create an exact clone of an entire website. You need a developer page to test plugins and themes? You want to create a new design for your website? Then, this plugin is the one for you. A pure developer page is useful for many...