Development

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

March 8th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
2
Hook.js für jQuery – Pull To Refresh For The Web

hookjs-homepage-w550

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
1
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
0
Typeplate: Starterkit Cares For Decent Typography – Doesn’t Care For Web Design

typeplate-homepage-w550

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
21
Magento, osCommerce, OpenCart: Which Ecommerce CMS Should You Choose? [Infographic]

teaser-MagentoVSosCommerceVSOpenCart1-w550

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
2
40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop

Photo Credits: Lauren Manning via photopin cc

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
7
Serif vs. Sans: Typography Basics And Loads Of Free Fonts (Infographic)

serif-vs-sans-serif-teaser-w550

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....

Development

Typeahead.js for jQuery – Twitter’s Flexible Autocomplete

March 1st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
4
Typeahead.js for jQuery – Twitter’s Flexible Autocomplete

typeahead-homepage-w550

Is Twitter enjoying Open Source more and more? For years they weren't to be seen, then they released Bootstrap to the community and now they are pushing out new projects regularly. The newest addition is titled Typeahead.js. This plugin for jQuery adds autocompletion to any input element you want to enhance that way. The autocompletion...

Themes

Free WordPress Themes Fresh From January and February 2013

February 28th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
4
Free WordPress Themes Fresh From January and February 2013

Demo | Download Our goal is to round up the new theme releases for self-hosted WordPress installations monthly. With January being a rather weak month in terms of numbers we decided to accumulate the themes from the first two months. From experience we can assume that now, after the cold months pass developer's enthusiasm comes back and...

Business Online

WebEngage Interactivates Your Website

February 27th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
3
WebEngage Interactivates Your Website

webengage-homepage-teaser

Your main goal in running a commercial website may be set to high profitability. Especially when you are running an online shop, you will want to generate the highest revenue possible, the more buyers you attract the better. In ecommerce one strong handicap exists. You cannot interact with the prospective buyer in a way you...

CMS

When To Build a Site with SilverStripe CMS (and when not to)

February 26th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
7
When To Build a Site with SilverStripe CMS (and when not to)

silverstripe-main Alright folks, we are back with yet another Content Management System review. As always, I shall be reviewing a CMS and assessing its usability and performance for creating a website. And which CMS is it going to be this month? None other than SilverStripe! SilverStripe is an extremely popular open source CMS that...

Design

40 Matte Paintings To Push You To Real Photoshop Artistry

February 25th, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
3
40 Matte Paintings To Push You To Real Photoshop Artistry

matte1 Traditionally, matte paintings stem from the movie industry. Used as extensions of a film setting, they provide more depth to the whole scene and removing the limitations of a studio location. Today, with green and blue screen techiques, these paintings are still in heavy use, while - certainly - digitally created backgrounds took over the heritage from their...