Cartoons

Cartoon: Spec Work

December 27th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Cartoon: Spec Work

Spec Pizzas. Need I say more? The absurdity is so obvious that it is hard to understand why thoughts of spec work being positive prevail. I have never done that. And as much as these pizza guys will never visit that potential customer again I want to encourage you that you also walk away from people who show no respect for your professionality. No...

Design

HTML5: Plyr is a Responsive and Accessible Video Player

December 26th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
2
HTML5: Plyr is a Responsive and Accessible Video Player

Today, those that want to integrate video and audio files in a website, rely on HTML5. Plyr is an extensive tool to help with that, allowing you to create a custom interface for HTML5 video and audio. As Plyr is a contemporary piece of web technology, it is both responsive and accessible. Simple Operation, Freely Configurable Coming to results with the Plyr is easy....

(Free) Services

Adobe Portfolio: New Website Builder for Creatives

December 25th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
1
New Website Builder for Creatives

Adobe has already established a social network for designers and illustrators with its creative network Behance. The new service Adobe Portfolio allows you to easily set up a website to present your work on. The service is free to all subscribers of the Creative Cloud. If you already have a profile on Behance, you can import your work in Adobe Portfolio. Homepage Building Kit...

Design

Noupe says “Merry Christmas”

December 24th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Merry Christmas

Whether you are celebrating Christmas or not. We wish you all the best no matter what. Take the days until year’s end to reflect on what has been and what is there to come. Foremost, spend time with your loved ones. No matter the colour of your skin, your religion, your sexual orientation – we are all world’s citizens. We here at Noupe live...

Development

Truffle Pig: Knwl.JS Finds Data Snippets Automatically

December 23rd, 2015
by Denis Potschien
1
Truffle Pig: Knwl.JS Finds Data Snippets Automatically

What if important information, such as time or location information, email addresses, phone numbers, links and other data snippets, are hidden in plain text? If you’d want to mine these valuable fragments a lot of manual work would be necessary. Wait. Not anymore.  The JavaScript library Knwl.JS can automatically find this information, filter it and make it available for further use. With some creativity,...

Plugins

December 2015: Ten Free WordPress Plugins to Revamp Your Blog

December 22nd, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
4
Ten Free WordPress Plugins to Revamp Your Blog

This monthly article on new free WordPress plugins is always fascinating to me. More often than not, there are absorbing plugins among them. I have found exciting features since I run this series. You can revamp your blog in no time and offer functionality to your readers (and yourself) that make your blog stick out of the thousands of others. That’s why I dug...

Themes

Top 10: Free WordPress Themes of December 2015

December 21st, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
0
Free WordPress Themes of December 2015

December brings us some fresh and free WordPress themes. That might not be surprising considering December is the single most important month for all the givers out there. Have you been waiting for a new design to deliever your content in, waiting time is over now. As usual we have looked for the most beautiful themes of the past month. As always, all the...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Disruptive Design

December 20th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Cartoon: Disruptive Design

Sometimes I do look at our industry and ask myself: WTF? A design is not only about the looks but also about the function. That’s what Steve Jobs said, and it is true. Unfortunately, there are too many designers out there who think their task is to reinvent everything. Not even the wheel is secure from these radicals. The outcome is products such as...

Business Online

Why Web Designers and Developers Need to Cooperate

December 19th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
3
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Web designers and web developers should always work hand in hand on a project. This sounds like pure logic, and you could think that this is the way it usually goes. Sadly, this is too often not the case. The designer creates the layout, works on new buttons or an elegant typography. The web developer, however, works on the execution of the designs using...

Business Online

16 Fresh Free eBooks for Designers and Developers

December 18th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
7
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Being a designer or developer means that you’ll never be able to stop learning. Learning is like your second leg. You can still move with only one but won’t win any contests any longer. Free eBooks are perfect in helping you staying updated as they usually offer knowledge in a very compact form. That way they don’t take up too much of your time,...

Essentials

Give it to Someone Special: Free Christmas Design Resources by Freepik

December 17th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
0
Free Christmas Design Resources

You are likely working on your Christmas designs now: websites, banners, presentations, magazines, leaflets, advertising, Christmas greetings and what not. How are you planning to decorate your newsletters, season offers, brochures and Christmas cards? Have you made up your mind yet? If you want to be original and surprise everyone with your designs, you can download thousands of Christmas vectors from Freepik. The guys from Spain...

Business Online

Four Tools for Creating HTML5 Banners in Seconds

December 17th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
5

Banner ads are delivered in Flash less and less often. HTML5 has become the standard for online advertising as well. Thanks to CSS3 animations are possible without any issues and interactions are made possible with JavaScript. Of course, HTML5 banners can also be created manually. But there are plenty of free and paid tools that are specialised in the creation of HTML5 based banners....