Inspiration

Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

March 31st, 2013
by Simon Arms
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Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

What do I care for the symbolism of it all? What do I care if the castle's heart is sound or not? I don't want to be sound anyway! Anybody can be sound if they're always doing what they're told. I want to live! Can't you see? Oh, can't you see? I want to be myself, and become...

Essentials

The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

March 30th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

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"The Ambassador" is an excellent WordPress theme for business, resort, basically any type of hotel. The modern and intuitive design uses full-width photos to better highlight a hotel's beauty and style. There are 12 built-in color styles that you can build upon, so as to adapt the theme to your own taste. Best of all: While...

Development

Games Galore: Building Atari with CreateJS

March 29th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Games Galore: Building Atari with CreateJS

CreateJS + Atari + Internet Explorer 10

Essentials

PNG Optimization Online and Local: Can CompressPNG and ImageAlpha Dethrone TinyPNG?

March 28th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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PNG Optimization Online and Local: Can CompressPNG and ImageAlpha Dethrone TinyPNG?

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If you are a regular reader, you will certainly remember TinyPNG, a fresh service, created by Voormedia from the Netherlands, that lets you compress PNGs easily and to a noticeable extent. Many of you, I know I did, will have integrated TinyPNG into their daily workflows. Around 70% less weight than before is what TinyPNG...

Development

80,000 Lines of Objective-C: Bringing Multi-Touch Physics to the HTML5 Browser

March 27th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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80,000 Lines of Objective-C: Bringing Multi-Touch Physics to the HTML5 Browser

"Contre Jour" is a video game that is "blurring the lines between interactive art and games". Made popular on iOS, and created by Maksym (Max) Hryniv, Contre Jour is known world-wide for its innovative gameplay, charming art style, and captivating soundtrack. With the debut of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft was looking...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Full Throttle: Cloudflare Promises To Boost Your Website’s Performance

March 26th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Full Throttle: Cloudflare Promises To Boost Your Website’s Performance

cloudflare-logo-640px Websites nowadays should best be jack of all trades services. Extremely fast, secure against attackers, packed with lots of the most amazing features. This is not easy to accomplish. We could try to lock in dozens of web developers for weeks and not let them out before they offer a fitting solution or, we should...

Tutorials

Mandatory for Web Developers: Free Video Tutorials on Chrome DevTools by Code School

March 25th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Mandatory for Web Developers: Free Video Tutorials on Chrome DevTools by Code School

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Are there web developers who have never heard of Chrome DevTools? I don't know of one single example. Chrome DevTools are a developer's friend. Directly implemented into the browser, they deliver tools that are inescapable when it comes to web programming, especially the debugging part of it. Getting started with DevTools is not exactly complicated,...

IMHO

Facebook? I Don’t Care!

March 24th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Facebook? I Don’t Care!

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The Maple Kind is a website with a distinct claim that reads "Where infographics meet comics and bullshit!" What urges its creators is to make you chuckle. This sure does sound much simpler than it is, but it definitely implies, how the following infoographic shall be read. Therein, the Maple Kind argues, why we need...

Design

uiFaces: Placeholder Service for Avatars in Design Mock-ups

March 23rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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uiFaces: Placeholder Service for Avatars in Design Mock-ups

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We have been introducing you to placeholder services frequently. This new app by the name of uiFaces, that we want to show you today, does not stand in line, though. It covers a rather unique aspect of modern design, the integration of Social Media. With uiFaces you can easily integrate social network areas into your...

Development

IE10 and Beyond: Unifying Touch and Mouse Made Easy with Pointer Events

March 22nd, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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IE10 and Beyond: Unifying Touch and Mouse Made Easy with Pointer Events

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I often get questions from developers like, “with so many touch-enabled devices on phones and tablets, where do I start?” and “what is the easiest way to build for touch-input?” Short answer: “It’s complex.” Surely there’s a more unified way to handle multi-touch input on the web – in modern, touch-enabled browsers or as a...

Business Online

Social Media Image Maker: Photo-Editing One-Stop-Shop for Social Media Networkers

March 21st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Social Media Image Maker: Photo-Editing One-Stop-Shop for Social Media Networkers

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Facebook, Twitter, Google+, then Pinterest, Tumblr, Xing or LinkedIn and what do I know where all you've set your flag, and are networking as networking can. All these services want you to maintain a proper profile and, if you really do think you should register practically anywhere, you should try your best to make a...

Development

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5 and SVG

March 20th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with HTML5  and SVG

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As browser adoption of HTML5 continues apace, developers are finding more and more options for creating elegant, highly responsive UIs. In the case of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), what’s old is new again, and quite slick.