Development

Close Up: Decent Zoom Effects with elevateZoom for jQuery

February 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Close Up: Decent Zoom Effects with elevateZoom for jQuery

Onlineshops have them. I particularly like the product pictures over at Amazon. Hovering the pictures with your mouse enables a zoom effect that shows a larger portion of the original right beside the image. If you like these presentations you might also like to implement similar effects into your own web projects. The jQuery...

Design

Agile Designers: A Collection of Resources for Web Designers

February 2nd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
9
Agile Designers: A Collection of Resources for Web Designers

Agile Designers by Webalys is a platform for web designers, currently in beta. Up to now already around 1,900 designers have registered and put up 740 resources. This is massive, considering that the service just launched on the 7th of November of last year. Reason enough to take a closer look at what's in...

Development

New Era: Computation of Time with Moment.js

February 1st, 2013
by Denis Potschien
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New Era: Computation of Time with Moment.js

Calculating time values and displaying them correctly is not child's play. There are lots of different units (Year, Month, Day, Hour etc.) and - more disturbing - different systems of numeration, none of which is decimal. But you need not fall into despair. Moment.js is there to help you. The small JavaScript library comes...

Development

CSS4 Today: Address Parent Elements Using cssParentSelector.js

January 31st, 2013
by Denis Potschien
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CSS4 Today: Address Parent Elements Using cssParentSelector.js

CSS makes it easy to address child and sibling elements. Parent elements cannot be addressed by the use of CSS though, at least not today. CSS4 will introduce this possibility, but do not hope to see any browser supporting that any time soon. The jQuery plugin cssParentSelector allows the use of the new CSS4...

Design

The Accessibility Project – How To Integrate Accessibility Into Your Daily Designs

January 30th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
1
The Accessibility Project – How To Integrate Accessibility Into Your Daily Designs

A few days ago we brought HTML_CodeSniffer to your attention, a bookmarklet for testing websites in terms of accessibility. Today we encountered a brand-new project, that aims at the average designer and is set to be the starting point for everything around accessibility. Community-driven and crowdsourced, A11Y as the project abbreviates itself, wants to...

Business Online

International Download-Giant: An Interview with Softonic’s CEO Emilio Moreno

January 29th, 2013
by Lars Sobiraj
1
International Download-Giant: An Interview with Softonic’s CEO Emilio Moreno

Softonic is one of the world's largest internet portals. It currently achieves an Alexa rank 148 of the most popular websites. We've recently been able to speak with Emilio Moreno, who's one of the two directors of the company. He's been working in the telecommunications industry for almost 10 years, before he...

CMS

Habari – Minimal CMS For More Than Light-Weight Blogging

January 28th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
4
Habari – Minimal CMS For More Than Light-Weight Blogging

Here at Noupe, we evaluate content management systems frequently. Having covered MODX, Concrete5 and Joomla! just recently, we will now share a deeper look into Habari. Unlike previous CMSs covered at Noupe, Habari is a bloggers’ CMS -- in the purest sense of the term. While it is true that...

Essentials

Tear Down This Wall: HTML_CodeSniffer Checks Websites For Accessibility

January 27th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
1
Tear Down This Wall: HTML_CodeSniffer Checks Websites For Accessibility

Accessibility is a major societal task that is constantly gaining in importance. Websites are no exception here. Even more so, online services for some people are their sole possibility of taking part in social life. Thus accessibility is a vital precondition to allow handicapped people to claim their share of the information age. HTML_CodeSniffer...

Deals & Giveaways

Pixelglyph: 200 free PNG Icons for Developers of Mobile Websites and Apps (+ Giveaway)

January 25th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Pixelglyph: 200 free PNG Icons for Developers of Mobile Websites and Apps (+ Giveaway)

If you are into the development of mobile websites or apps for iOS, Android or - phew - Windows Phone even, you will not be able to do without icons. That's why icon sets are experiencing high demand. As with other areas in life the separation of the wheat from the chaff is what...

Development

Heyoffline.js Notifies Your Users When They Go Offline

January 25th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
0
Heyoffline.js Notifies Your Users When They Go Offline

The new features of HTML5 offer online and offline events that can be queried to check for an existing internet connection. Especially web apps need to be able to rely on the proper transmission of the state of the web connection to avoid losing data. The JavaScript library Heyoffline.js provides functionality to achieve just...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress vs. Concrete5 — A Comparative Review

January 24th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
21
WordPress vs. Concrete5 — A Comparative Review

Some time ago we published a review of Concrete5, wherein we evaluated the usability prospects of the CMS as a stand-alone software to power your website. Carrying on from the review, in this article, we will compare Concrete5 to the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress. Wanna know how the two CMSs fare in...

Essentials

In Finland, Street Art Is Catalyzing a Change in Law

January 23rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
3
In Finland, Street Art Is Catalyzing a Change in Law

Street art is a cultural phenomenon and has been around long-since. Actually I cannot think of times in my life where street art had not been present. What changed is the way it is done, techniques have been refined and today, street art is a valid form of art in itself. In the past...