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.

Development

A Deeper Dive into jQuery Mobile: Themes

March 18th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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A Deeper Dive into jQuery Mobile: Themes

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The first article (Introduction to jQuery Mobile), published over at MSDN, in this series looked at the subject of themes at a high level and at themes available in jQuery Mobile (jQM). In this, the third of three articles on jQM, I show how to build a custom theme using the Theme...

Essentials

Down with Boredom: 5 Pattern Generators for Background Designs

March 17th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Down with Boredom: 5 Pattern Generators for Background Designs

patterngeneratoren_patterncooler-w550 If you want the background of your website to consist of more than a color, you'll be thinking about a background image. If there's no obvious image you should use or if you don't want to get determined by your imagery, while at the same time being able to serve different resolutions more or less...

Development

jQuery Custom Content Scroller Does Away With Ugly Scrollbars

March 16th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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jQuery Custom Content Scroller Does Away With Ugly Scrollbars

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Development

How I Built the Paint 4 Kids Windows Store App Using Only HTML5 and SVG

March 15th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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How I Built the Paint 4 Kids Windows Store App Using Only HTML5 and SVG

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Paint 4 Kids is a Windows Store app, specifically designed for kids. A simple app for coloring and drawing. You can read of the consumer’s features directly from the Windows Store site, where you can also see some screen shots. For this article, you can simply think of an app...

Inspiration

Let It Flow – 26 Awesome Examples of Responsive Web Design

March 14th, 2013
by Josh Chan
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Let It Flow – 26 Awesome Examples of Responsive Web Design

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Responsive web design is undoubtedly a rapidly growing trend right now, the increasing tablet and mobile device usage has definitely been an ingredient in the success of web responsiveness. It would not be surprising to see the majority of popular websites adapt responsive web designs in the near future. Responsive websites not only enhance the...

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

varnish_speed_up-w550 Complex web apps and high traffic spell doom to many a web server. Web as well as database server have to put together the right data at each new visit to deliver it as renderable HTML. No wonder caching solutions have become popular throughout the last few years. Caching means storing already deliverable content in...