Development

HowTo: Build (Sort of) an Instagram Clone with HTML5

May 15th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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HowTo: Build (Sort of) an Instagram Clone with HTML5

instafuzz-home-550 When I started out on this app I was only really just interested in seeing if the web platform had really evolved to a point where an app like the hugely popular Instagram app could be built using just HTML, JavaScript and CSS.  As it turns out we can in fact do exactly that. ...

Deals & Giveaways

Decals Galore: Your MacBook Gets a Unique Look with our MacStickrs Giveaway

May 14th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Decals Galore: Your MacBook Gets a Unique Look with our MacStickrs Giveaway

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MacStickrs, a small company based in London, wants to help you make your MacBook feel more like it is yours and yours only. To achieve that, founders Aleksandr Karev and Jaroslav Urban designed a decent set of non-obtrusive stickers with a twist. Instead of taking the Apple face off and putting their own thing up,...

Essentials

SkyFonts: The Best Way to Use Google Fonts on Your Desktop

May 13th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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SkyFonts: The Best Way to Use Google Fonts on Your Desktop

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Google Fonts, this is the new name of the former Google Web Fonts, the well-known web font directory under Open Source license. There is nothing new to this announcement, other than the name change. You might associate the possibility to not only use Google Fonts on the web with the new name. Yet, this possibility...

Essentials

Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

May 10th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

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Mobile web development is lots more demanding than classical desktop design, because it extends the stage to screen sizes you usually do not have at hand while developing. Of course you might be able to do proper testing on target devices, but doing so on every step of the way would blow up the efforts...

IMHO

The Fireworks Lament [IMHO]

May 9th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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The Fireworks Lament [IMHO]

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A few days ago Adobe caused an outcry with its announcement to not develop Fireworks, their web design prototyper, further. Though they did not really call it quits, instead promised to make sure Fireworks would receive necessary updates in terms of security or OS adaptation, furious users started their campaigns to „save Fireworks“ from oblivion....

Deals & Giveaways

JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

May 8th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

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It's been one and a half years since ICVT, a startup from Israel, surprised us with the inception of a web service able to reduce uploaded JPG images to one fifth of their original size. Most remarkably, the pictures don't lose quality visibly. The larger the original file is, the higher the achievable reduction result....

Design

“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

May 7th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

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Creating retina-ready images from within Photoshop is no rocket-science. Still, it is a tedious task no designer is likely to associate the term fun with. Help in shortening the amount of life-time that has to be put therein will be much appreciated. Artiom Dashinsky from Tel-Aviv is the one to be thankful for as he...

Essentials

Map Icons Designer: 200 Map Symbols plus 10 Location Pins Free for Commercial Use

May 6th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Map Icons Designer: 200 Map Symbols plus 10 Location Pins Free for Commercial Use

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Icons, these sweet little thingies, you can never have enough of. If you are like me, you'll tend to collect each and every one you can find. The new set "Map Icons Designer" by WebIconSet.com represents a large collection of pictograms, especially useful for the design of maps. An additional ten location pins, intended to...

Design

No Matter of Luck: What To Consider In Mobile App Development [Infographic]

May 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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No Matter of Luck: What To Consider In Mobile App Development [Infographic]

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There are gazillions of mobile apps out there. If you are looking for a specific use case or - not - you won't see any shortage in what you will be able to find. Thus, releasing a mobile app is not without risks. You need to create something outstanding to attract the users. But how...

Photography

Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

May 2nd, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Enhance Your Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition

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What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which separates the merely good from the truly magnificent? Many candidates immediately spring to mind, such as subject matter, light, mood, and moment. One aspect clearly rises above the rest, and is the thread which...

Inspiration

Through The Years: Street Art That Got People Talking

May 1st, 2013
by Simon Arms
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Through The Years: Street Art That Got People Talking

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On toilet walls, on subway trains - both inside and out - on apartment doors, along alleyways and in children’s playgrounds - nowadays every major city in the world is plastered with hundreds of thousands of pieces of graffiti and street art. A piece may be good, excellent even, but if you don’t stand there...

Themes

11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

April 30th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

Demo | Download Another month lies behind us and here is April's edition of free WordPress themes for self-hosted websites! April did not see many new free themes being released -- there were several older ones that were updated, though. This can be attributed to the fact that WP 3.6 is just around the corner, and developers...