Essentials

Best of 2015: 100 Free Resources for Sketch App

April 14th, 2016
by Nataly Birch
0
100 Free Resources for Sketch App

Lightweight, handy, cost-effective and powerful – Sketch App was a dark horse that took the web by storm not so many years ago and became an alternative to goliaths such as Photoshop or Illustrator. Although it is available just for aficionados and lucky owners of Macs, this does not stop it from conquering the creative offices around the world. The majority of the premium...

Essentials

Typography Heaven: 43 Free Serif Fonts to Dream of

April 13th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
0
Typography Heaven: 43 Free Serif Fonts to Dream of

Designers never own too many fonts. Serif fonts are the most popular when it comes to print projects. So why not stack up a decent stock? I have carefully selected a bunch of the prettiest types I could find. If you need support for other languages than English, most of these will have your back. Before using one of the more vaguely licenced fonts...

Design

The Most Beautiful Layer Fonts and How to Use Them in Web Design

April 12th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
3
The Most Beautiful Layer Fonts and

Multi-colored text is no invention of digital typography. In the 19th century already, there were some fonts that were divided into two or more cuts so that they can be printed above each other in different colors. The OpenType Format provides these so-called layer fonts for digital use as well. Especially for 3D and shadow effects, plenty of fonts that allow for multi-colored display...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

No Nonsense: What Really Accelerates WordPress Websites – [#1]

April 11th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
5
WordPress Performance

Have you ever asked yourself, why there are websites with a ton of pictures on the landing page that still load in significantly less than a second? You read that correctly. Considerably less than a second. That’s possible, however, it requires a lot of expertise and, above all else, effort. For example, you can’t use a theme that updates automatically. A child theme is...

Technology

Securityheaders.io: How Safe is Your Web Space?

April 10th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
0
Securityheaders.io: How Safe is Your Web Space?

Security is often neglected by website owners. Everything is cared for, new features are implemented and a neat design is created. Then one day, your website gets hacked. To prevent this unpleasant scenario, a strategy and some effort is necessary. If you happen to own your own server, that’s just another reason to take care of security. In many cases, this is rather simple....

Essentials

Comparison: Font Subscription Services for the Web

April 8th, 2016
by Denis Potschien
1
Comparison: Font Subscription Services for the Web

Subscriptions are becoming more and more popular when it comes to digital content and applications. Whether it’s about music, software or fonts: Instead of buying or licensing once, offers are provided as some flat monthly rate. When it comes to web fonts, providers have been using a subscription model since the beginning, mainly to prevent font data from loading on foreign servers. By now,...

Design

Adobe XD: What Can You Expect?

April 7th, 2016
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
2
adobe-xd-main

Last year, Adobe announced what might be its most ambitious venture till date: Project Comet, an end to end prototyping, user experience and design tool that claims to be capable enough to solve all your designing needs. Under steady development, Project Comet is finally ready, and it is now known as Adobe Experience Design, or Adobe XD. That said, what exactly is Adobe XD...

Business Online

404: How to Create the Perfect Error Page

April 6th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
4
404: How to Create the Perfect Error Page

When the server doesn’t find a requested page, it displays the error 404. It’s only a matter of time until this error pops up, as it’s the most popular error message on the internet. A single typo in the URL can already cause a 404. However, many websites forget about this important page and have the server default sight be displayed instead. Unfortunately, you...

Inspiration

Inspiration: 20 Websites with Great Typography

April 5th, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
0
Inspiration: 20 Websites with Great Typography

Being a webdesigner is a creative and amazing profession. We create and build and invent on a daily basis. To achieve this we need a solid base of knowledge but even more so a never-ending flow of inspiration. Dipping one’s toe in the flow of other people’s work is one of the better and easier variants of gaining new insights and inspiration. In the...

Development

11 Minimal JavaScript Frameworks You Need To Know

April 4th, 2016
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
0
11 Minimal JavaScript Frameworks You Need To Know

JavaScript is extremely popular nowadays, and with the right set of tools and expertise, there is no limit to what you can achieve. Speaking of tools, JavaScript frameworks are really handy and useful for developers, as they can lessen the burden and make the development process easy. Some of the JavaScript frameworks are truly popular, such as AngularJS, React, and so on. However, there are...

Business Online

Content is King: 5 Criteria of Good Content

April 3rd, 2016
by Noupe Editorial Team
4
Content is King: 5 Criteria of Good Content

The first thing visitors to an unknown website see is the design. If it meets the visitor’s expectations after the first couple seconds, they will stay on the website for longer. But here comes the decisive factor: the design can’t compensate poor content. If the visitor doesn’t find what he’s looking for, he’ll soon leave the website, and that is just what you want...

Business Online

Varvy.com: The All-in-One Website Optimization Tool

April 2nd, 2016
by Andreas Hecht
2
Varvy.com: The All-in-One Website Optimization Tool

From time to time, I come across true gems on my strolls through the internet. Some of these tools ease my life as a webmaster, for instance. Today’s web sites need to meet plenty of requirements. They need to load fast, meet the newest Google webmaster guidelines, and also need to be optimized for search engines. Additionally, in many cases, optimization of the view...