Inspiration

Best Practice: 30 Websites with Video Backgrounds

June 8th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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Video backgrounds are growing in popularity. Now with the first services offering HD videos for free commercial use popularity will increase further and faster. Pexels, known for its free imgaes, has entered the market that before had only had Mazwai as a source for free video material. Other than Mazwai where backlinks are mandatory, Pexels offers its material under CC0. While we will also...

Cartoons

Sunday Cartoon: Vintage People from the CMYK

June 7th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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It's fun to stay at the CMYK

A web designer’s reputation in all things social is not overwhelmingly positive. I guess we could agree on that. A designer’s humor is a bit special, too. Sometimes as special as in “Noone else will understand that”. This cartoon definitely belongs in that category. Besides having to have some experience in design you’ll also need to be just that little bit older than most...

Plugins

Mobile WordPress: Turn Your Website into an App with These Plugins

June 5th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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More and more people use mobile devices like smartphones or tablets rather than Notebooks or PCs to surf the web and read their favorite websites. Even though responsive web design is a step in the right direction – because it makes web content readable on any device – many people prefer a mobile app where articles can be enjoyed even better. Today we will,...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: Panton Font Family for (Almost) Free

June 5th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Constantly looking for great fonts? If so, you should check out this Mighty Deal. Dozens of possibilities to support your next Material Design or other modern geometric design project are there to explore. This great font family at this great price is a no-brainer. As with any Deal of the Week make sure to be quick to decide as it is for a limited...

Development

JavaScript Like a Boss: Understanding Fluent APIs

June 4th, 2015
by David Catuhe
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While designing babylon.js v2.0 (a library for building 3D on the web), I recently found myself wishing that more APIs were fluent – that is, I wish the community could more easily read, understand, and build upon the work while spending less time in the tech docs. In this tutorial, I’ll walk through Fluent APIs – what to consider, how to write it, and...

Inspiration

30 Best Practices in 3D Typography

June 3rd, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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Next in our infrequent series of typography setups is splendid multi-faceted 3d typography. For sculptural type artists opt in favor of Cinema 4D or Zbrush, while for creating an illusion of dimension, designers move heaven and earth resorting to all sorts of tools and material. From rendering in Cinema 4d as a primary instrument for building a simulating environment to manipulations with Illustrator’s toolbox...

Business Online

HTML5 Video: Understanding Compression and DRM with Azure Media Services, AES, PlayReady, and Video Transports

June 2nd, 2015
by David Voyles
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HTML5 Video: Understanding Compression and DRM with Azure Media Services, AES, PlayReady, and Video Transports

In a previous tutorial, I gave a high-level overview of HTML5 video and many of the transport standards that we can use. In this tutorial—the second in a series on using Azure Media Services to create and consume HTML5 video—I’ll cover the way we can ingest our content using a video recording tool, as well as ways to encrypt or protect our video so...

(Free) Services

Cybrary Online Training: Sophisticated IT Learning Made Easy

June 1st, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Training routes can be long and winding and sometimes lead to nowhere. At the very least conventional training routes in the field of information technology are time-consuming and demand your undivided attention. In our world of tomorrow, learning methods from yesterday will no longer work effectively. We need ways to qualify that don’t make us sit down in a classroom on questionable furniture while listening...

Themes

The Six Best Strategies to Market Your Free WordPress Theme

June 1st, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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You have worked hard on your WordPress theme, followed all best practices, and now want your theme to exist in the WordPress directory, framed by almost 2k other themes. The sheer number of themes raises the question of how to bring your theme to the fore because at the end you want as many downloads as possible. How do you describe a theme in...

Inspiration

Pure Inspiration: 33 New and Award-Winning Websites

May 31st, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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Creativity needs inspiration. Even the greatest designers on earth are nothing without some inspiration from here or there. Look at Android and iOS for example. Armies of designers work on both and yet – isn’t there a slight similarity? Anyway, that’s not the point. To fuel your creativity we have roamed the web fpr new and award-winning piecesof web craftsmanship. Look what we have...

Design

Lining.js: Controlling Text Lines per CSS Selector

May 30th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Lining.js: Controlling Text Lines per CSS Selector

The numerous available CSS selectors let us easily access almost each and every HTML element on any given page. The pseudo-element ::first-line even allows us to apply CSS properties to the first line of text in a document, no matter whether the line is automatically or manually wrapped. Unfortunately, besides ::first-line there are no selevtors to manipulate the second, third, last or whichever line. The...

Business Online

How Does Google’s New Ranking Factor Mobile-Friendly Affect Your Website?

May 29th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Google has been changing its search algorithm time and again to deliver better search results. Factors like keywords, link building, and loading performance play a key role in how Google ranks a website. On April 21st Google officially issued a new ranking factor: the mobile-friendliness of a website. How is this going to affect site operators and what does mobile-friendliness mean from Google’s point...