Boilerplates & Other Tools

Varnish – Free Cache-Server Extraordinaire Speeds Up Your Website

March 13th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Varnish – Free Cache-Server Extraordinaire Speeds Up Your Website

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CMS

CMS Made Simple: Best Choice For Developers?

March 12th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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CMS Made Simple: Best Choice For Developers?

*Image Source Alright folks, it is time once again for another CMS review. And today, I shall be taking a closer look at CMS Made Simple. Considering the fact, that CMS Made Simple believes in, well, simplicity, let us keep this introduction crisp, short and simple and head straight into discussion.

Essentials

How To: Genericons – 62 Vector Icons Webfont by WordPress Creators Automattic

March 11th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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How To: Genericons – 62 Vector Icons Webfont by WordPress Creators Automattic

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Not only do we see a massive growth in the number of mobile devices, also the capabilities of these little handsets improve with every new generation. It's an irreversible trend, commonly known as HiDPI, that causes lots of work not only, but also for web designers. If you have ever had the pleasure of looking...

Development

HTML5: Threesixty.js Generates 360 Views From Images

March 10th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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HTML5: Threesixty.js Generates 360 Views From Images

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360 degree walk-arounds, just as you know them from the major automobile brands: that is what you can expect the fresh jQuery plugin Threesixty.js to deliver. It does this using HTML5 data attributes, thus showing a very simple approach that has you fiddling together a nice 360 in a matter of minutes.

Tutorials

How To Pin Web Apps As Tiles To The Brand-New Startscreen Of Windows 8

March 9th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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How To Pin Web Apps As Tiles To The Brand-New Startscreen Of Windows 8

windows8tiles-w550 The new user interface of Windows 8 needs a lot of getting used to. The upside is, the introduction of the so-called tiles, which are intended as the main way of interacting between user and system, brought new possibilities to provide the user with additional information. Tiles are not limited to showing an icon, the...

Development

Hook.js für jQuery – Pull To Refresh For The Web

March 8th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Hook.js für jQuery – Pull To Refresh For The Web

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If my memory doesn't fool me, it was Apple who invented this. Or was it Loren Brichter for his Tweetie client? I really can't say for sure, but that does not matter anyway. "Pull to refresh" definitely is a functionality that can be seen as a standard nowadays, at least when we look at mobile...

Business Online

Google PageSpeed: Website Optimization Out Of The Box

March 7th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Google PageSpeed: Website Optimization Out Of The Box

pagespeed-rocket-w550 Rumor has it that there are literally countless aspects influencing the ranking of websites in Google. Besides the ever so valuable content and the still important backlinks to your site, our greatest search engine tends to throw long hard looks at the performance, the loading time of your digital subsidiary. Long loading times get on...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Typeplate: Starterkit Cares For Decent Typography – Doesn’t Care For Web Design

March 6th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Typeplate: Starterkit Cares For Decent Typography – Doesn’t Care For Web Design

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Typography and web design should go hand in hand. But since the possibilities to implement proper typography have only just emerged in the last few years, a lot of developers are stuck in their traditional mindset. Of course everybody will agree that typography is important, but when it comes down to fish or cut bait,...

CMS

Magento, osCommerce, OpenCart: Which Ecommerce CMS Should You Choose? [Infographic]

March 5th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Magento, osCommerce, OpenCart: Which Ecommerce CMS Should You Choose? [Infographic]

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According to retail researchers worldwide, the shopping revolution has only just begun. Although you sense almost everybody buying at Amazon already, this is just the tip of the iceberg. In the next three years, online shopping is about to explode. To keep your head above the water as a retailer you will need to take...

Design

40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop

March 4th, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
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40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop

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Infographics are popular. They help reduce complex coherences to simplified illustrations. Information gets visualized. The best infographics are self-explanatory, needing almost no text at all. A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. And it's true. In this collection, we share with you 40 entertaining infographics on popular topics...

Infographics

Serif vs. Sans: Typography Basics And Loads Of Free Fonts (Infographic)

March 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Serif vs. Sans: Typography Basics And Loads Of Free Fonts (Infographic)

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You are really telling me, you never heard of Urban Fonts before? Well, considered how large the web is, this might be true and not a matter of faulty memory. The good news is: you can always get to know them now. They have published a useful infographic and still offer around 8.000 freeware fonts....

Development

Peer.js Enhances WebRTC, Allows For Peer-To-Peer Connections In The Browser

March 2nd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
1
Peer.js Enhances WebRTC, Allows For Peer-To-Peer Connections In The Browser

Well, you could go pier to pier here. But that isn't what we are talking about...

WebRTC is a powerful idea. It aims at establishing real-time communication inside of a browser. Google, Mozilla and Opera carry the project, its API is supported in Chrome and the nightly versions of Firefox. Does this sound limited? It sure does....