Essentials

Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: 500 Icons in our Freepik Web Mega Bundle

April 8th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: 500 Icons in our Freepik Web Mega Bundle

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Today, we have something to give away for free and we know you’ll like it. The creators of Freepik came up with a big icon-set of 500 symbols and decided to make it available exclusively through our lovely Noupe Magazine. We share it only with our German sister Dr. Web. Read on to learn how...

Development

Unobtrusive Helper: Intro.js Guides Visitors Around Your Website

April 7th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
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Unobtrusive Helper: Intro.js Guides Visitors Around Your Website

introjs1-w550 You know it. A website should be self-explanatory, navigation should be obvious. "Don't make me think!" If you need a manual to tell your visitors how to use your website, you're a dead man designer walking. This is generally true. But! Imagine you changed your website, but ever so slightly that your regular visitors won't...

Essentials

Unusual Code Checker: Holmes Validates HTML, Uses CSS To Do So

April 6th, 2013
by Denis Potschien
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Unusual Code Checker: Holmes Validates HTML, Uses CSS To Do So

holmes-w550 Of course it is advisable, no, mandatory to have your source code checked, double-checked and validated to avoid errors and to ensure standards compliance. Instead of having your project run through one of the many validators out there, you can opt to use the brand-new diagnostic tool by the clever name of Holmes to achieve...

Themes

14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

April 5th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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14 Free WordPress Themes, Fresh from March 2013

Clippy Each month, I bring to you a roundup of some of the best free themes released for self-hosted WordPress websites. Now that March has ended, here is this month's edition!

Essentials

CSS Matic – “What You See Is What You Get” for CSS Developers

April 4th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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CSS Matic – “What You See Is What You Get” for CSS Developers

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Long gone are the times where we had to code CSS entirely by hand. It's already been a while since more and more little helpers started to get created. These little helpers usually cover one single aspect of CSS and support it with a more or less elaborate graphical UI for visual development in the likes...

Development

Small Tools: 5 jQuery Plugins for Developer’s Daily Routine

April 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Small Tools: 5 jQuery Plugins for Developer’s Daily Routine

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Developers around jQuery are very active. At an hourly rate new plugins are brought up, that previously had not or not in this form been available. You can hardly keep track of the progress. There are big, disruptive projects, but lots more small helpers for various use-cases. We have dug up five of these little...

Business Online

CheckPanel: Fresh Task-Management App for Site Owners

April 1st, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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CheckPanel: Fresh Task-Management App for Site Owners

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CheckPanel is a brand-new web app from Germany. It aims at the organization of recurring tasks around maintaining a website. One of the many use-cases could be the inevitable check whether an URL is reachable or not, the so-called web monitoring. But, as experienced admins will confirm, there are a lot more things to check...

Inspiration

Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

March 31st, 2013
by Simon Arms
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Mervyn Peake: An Illustrator and Writer Ahead of his Time

What do I care for the symbolism of it all? What do I care if the castle's heart is sound or not? I don't want to be sound anyway! Anybody can be sound if they're always doing what they're told. I want to live! Can't you see? Oh, can't you see? I want to be myself, and become...

Essentials

The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

March 30th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

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"The Ambassador" is an excellent WordPress theme for business, resort, basically any type of hotel. The modern and intuitive design uses full-width photos to better highlight a hotel's beauty and style. There are 12 built-in color styles that you can build upon, so as to adapt the theme to your own taste. Best of all: While...

Development

Games Galore: Building Atari with CreateJS

March 29th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Games Galore: Building Atari with CreateJS

CreateJS + Atari + Internet Explorer 10

Essentials

PNG Optimization Online and Local: Can CompressPNG and ImageAlpha Dethrone TinyPNG?

March 28th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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PNG Optimization Online and Local: Can CompressPNG and ImageAlpha Dethrone TinyPNG?

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If you are a regular reader, you will certainly remember TinyPNG, a fresh service, created by Voormedia from the Netherlands, that lets you compress PNGs easily and to a noticeable extent. Many of you, I know I did, will have integrated TinyPNG into their daily workflows. Around 70% less weight than before is what TinyPNG...

Development

80,000 Lines of Objective-C: Bringing Multi-Touch Physics to the HTML5 Browser

March 27th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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80,000 Lines of Objective-C: Bringing Multi-Touch Physics to the HTML5 Browser

"Contre Jour" is a video game that is "blurring the lines between interactive art and games". Made popular on iOS, and created by Maksym (Max) Hryniv, Contre Jour is known world-wide for its innovative gameplay, charming art style, and captivating soundtrack. With the debut of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft was looking...