Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: Create Immersive Light Effects with Amberlight for Mac and Windows

March 26th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Deal of the Week: Create Immersive Light Effects with Amberlight for Mac and Windows

If you like yourself a good Hollywood blockbuster you know that nothing there happens without impressive lighting and effects. The fascination of thunder and lightning is in our genes. And whenever we want to show off something greater than this world, light will be involved. So why not use the psychological effect of blinding lights for your web and graphic design projects, too? That’s...

Themes

March 2015: Top 10 Free WordPress Themes

March 26th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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March 2015: Top 10 Free WordPress Themes

This March has been a fertile month in terms of WordPress theme creation. March even saw a few new magazine themes of great quality, which is not too common at least not in the free sector. Today’s Top 10 list carries two themes of this type. Both are fantastic in their own right and come fully customizable. That doesn’t mean that the other eight...

Business Online

Paymill and Your Online Shop: Safe Payment Made Easy

March 25th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Paymill and Your Online Shop: Safe Payment Made Easy

Online shopping has gone mainstream. The local retail business fights for survival. Unsurprisingly, the number of online shops is increasing day by day. But beware, not all online shops are created equal. It’s not enough just taking a ready-made e-commerce software and waiting for some customers to come. You need to think about some success metrics first. Sure enough, you need to neatly arrange...

Design

International Language: The Emergence of Icons and Pictograms

March 24th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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International Language: The Emergence of Icons and Pictograms

Symbols and pictograms have been used since the beginning of history, in every stage of the evolution of the many forms of human communication, from the use of visual signs and figures to convey the meaning of concepts, words and sounds, to the development of spoken language to writing. As a communication form, pictograms have maintained their varied functions which have now become more...

Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Butchers… [008]

March 23rd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Butchers… [008]

People working in the web design and development industry need to become thick-skinned over the years if they intend to survive long term. I am in this business since web design got invented in the early Nineties, and I sure know what I’m talking about when it comes to the hidden secrets of client communication. My remedy these days is laughing. I refuse to...

Business Online

WordPress: How to Retain Customers and Promote Reader Loyalty

March 22nd, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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WordPress: How to Retain Customers and Promote Reader Loyalty

If you want to develop a successful blog or website, there is nothing more important than getting and retaining the loyalty of your readers. If a visitor comes to your website and never comes by again, something went terribly wrong. In that case, you need to act. The preferred scenario is that every visitor becomes a regular – a fan, if you will. Someone...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress and Social Media: Static Share Buttons for a Faster Website

March 21st, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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WordPress and Social Media: Static Share Buttons for a Faster Website

Nowadays, a website can not possibly be fast enough. Particularly because loading speed now constitutes a ranking factor for Google, optimizing the performance is a major task. There are a number of performance drags. One of the bigger ones is the often popular “share button” of the big social networks. These usually load a considerable amount of JavaScript from their home servers, thus bloating...

Development

The Decline of Script Directories: Modern Times Dinosaurs [IMHO]

March 20th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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The Decline of Script Directories: Modern Times Dinosaurs [IMHO]

Websites don’t exist forever. Through the years I have seen a number of websites that continuously grew bigger and more popular, while others started to decay. Today, the latter are not relevant anymore. Several blogs I have read haven’t been provided with fresh articles for years. This is the natural evolution of the web. Owners of websites are quick to abandon websites that are...

Essentials

OCR on Images with Project Naptha – a Clever Chrome Extension

March 19th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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OCR on Images with Project Naptha – a Clever Chrome Extension

You rarely come across bitmap-based image formats like JPG or PNG that have longer texts in them. However, titles and additional information in images are quite common. Often you’ll find longer texts in screenshots. This text information can’t be highlighted and read by your browser, however. The Chrome extension Project Naptha allows you to highlight and read texts thanks to its built-in OCR. And...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: Colossal Web Development Bundle with 60 or 158 Elements for Small Money

March 19th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Deal of the Week: Colossal Web Development Bundle with 60 or 158 Elements for Small Money

This one is for all the web designers, developers and all the other people who like to build themselves a nice web site. Inky Deals has curated a massive bundle in two flavors. The smaller one consists of 60 Premium WordPress themes, HTML5 and Bootstrap templates, and much more for 49 dollars. And the larger one consists of even more of the same goodness...

Business Online

Fit for Google Search: Using Rich Snippets in WordPress

March 18th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Fit for Google Search: Using Rich Snippets in WordPress

Schema.org is a joint project by Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to structure and markup the content of websites in a way that it can easily be recognized and indexed by search engines. This principle makes work easier for webmasters as they can concentrate on one single method and take as much advantage as possible of it. Furthermore, Schema.org is also very important for SEO....

Deals & Giveaways

Exclusive Giveaway: Three Copies of WooPress, 8themes’ Premium WordPress Theme for WooCommerce

March 18th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Exclusive Giveaway: Three Copies of WooPress,  8themes’ Premium WordPress Theme for WooCommerce

This is one – err – three for our readers. We teamed up with 8theme to give three of our readers the chance to win one copy of WooPress each. WooPress is a recently launched premium WordPress theme bringing together WordPress and WooCommerce. WooPress was created by Themeforest’s Power Elite Author 8theme. Interested in winning? Securing your chance is easy, just read on… WooPress...