Themes

Blast from the Past #9: 100 Best Free WordPress Themes – Responsive, Huge Images, Flat Style, and More

March 14th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
3
Blast from the Past #9: 100 Best Free WordPress Themes – Responsive, Huge Images, Flat Style, and More

With more than 3,000 themes available in the official repository and hundreds available on third-party websites, to say nothing about plugins for extending functionality, WordPress is the leading content management system that provides power to large parts of the web. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the latest offerings of the eco system. That’s why we focused on free themesfollowing closely along the...

Development

JavaScript: Create Circular Navigation Menus With Wheelnav.js

March 13th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
1
JavaScript: Create Circular Navigation Menus With Wheelnav.js

Navigations don’t always have to be arranged horizontally or vertically. They can indeed go round in circles. And that’s where Wheelnav.js comes into play. This smart little tool allows you to arrange menus in circles. Selections are made by spinning the wheel. Wheelnav.js is based on Raphaël.js, which allows you to draw SVGs using JavaScript. Kick-start: Incorporate Libraries and Mark Elements Before we start,...

Apps

Blast from the Past #8: 90 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

March 12th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
1
Blast from the Past #8: 90 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

Smart navicons, chic slide out menus, heavily blurred backgrounds, sophisticated control centers, elegant outline graphics, splash screens – these clever solutions were incepted to improve mobile application interfaces in the first place. They also work well when it comes to refining website designs, unintentionally. Smart concepts successfully migrate from one platform to another, reinventing traditional layouts. Last year the integration of principles of mobile...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: 326 Vintage Logos, Labels and Badges Templates (PSD, EPS, AI)

March 11th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Deal of the Week: 326 Vintage Logos, Labels and Badges Templates (PSD, EPS, AI)

Hey there. We are back with our Deal of the Week, once again powered by Mighty Deals. Vintage, the return to the designs of the past, is one of the largest trends of the last years. Vintage design comes across as elegant, valuable, even high-priced. This doesn’t mean the necessary elements need to be high-priced, too, however. And to prove that, Mighty Deals has...

Themes

Be Theme: An Efficient Approach to Your Web Design Projects

March 11th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
0
Be Theme: An Efficient Approach to Your Web Design Projects

What would you say if we had some tips for you on how to become a better-organized designer and how to gain a productivity edge? Developing and keeping an entrepreneurial perspective that will help you be in the spotlight, get more clients and extra free time on your hands is easy. Stick with us through the end of this article and see how you...

Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Florists … [007]

March 10th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
0
Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Florists … [007]

People working in the web design and development industry need to become thick-skinned over the years if they intend to survive long term. I am in this business since web design got invented in the early Nineties, and I sure know what I’m talking about when it comes to the hidden secrets of client communication. My remedy these days is laughing. I refuse to...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

The Truth about WordPress Performance [#1/2]

March 9th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
23
The Truth about WordPress Performance [#1/2]

Since the loading performance of a website has become a Google ranking factor, you should give the performance optimization top priority. Not only Google will rejoice at a fast WordPress website, it will be your readers, above all, who will appreciate your efforts and, in the end, it all comes down to them. Studies show that 25% of the users leave a website with...

(Free) Services

The Ultimate List of Completely Free Images: 43 Handpicked Services

March 8th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
5
The Ultimate List of Completely Free Images: 43 Handpicked Services

Completely free images can be very useful. Unfortunately, they’re hard to find as you’re often confronted with fees or abstruse licenses. If you don’t follow the license terms, you might receive a cease-and-desist letter sooner than you’d wish to. And who’d ever wish for one?! That’s why, we searched the web for the best sources of completely free images which can be used without...

Essentials

Blast from the Past #7: 100 Free Photorealistic MockUps to Win the Pitch

March 7th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
3
Blast from the Past #7: 100 Free Photorealistic MockUps to Win the Pitch

In a global marketplace with gazillions of website themes, app interfaces and print designs created by gifted artists, it is quite difficult to fight off the competition. Winning customers is becoming harder and harder. Impressing the online audience with a visually stimulating presentation that demonstrates an upcoming product in its natural surrounding displaying it for its intended use, is probably a way out. Here,...

Business Online

The Tools of Online Marketing (Basics #1)

March 6th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
2
The Tools of Online Marketing (Basics #1)

What is online marketing and how does it work? Our new series about online marketing explains the basics of this complex topic in easily digestible morsels. It’s not for nothing that single areas often are the work content of a whole agency. However, not every area fits every business sector. The reason for that and how a online marketing strategy may look like will...

Cartoons

The Book of Web Design Vol. 1: Clients’ Standard Quotes (Cartoon)

March 5th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
0
The Book of Web Design Vol. 1: Clients’ Standard Quotes (Cartoon)

Frequent readers know. Starting from January cartoons have found their place here at Noupe, too. Our series “If Web Designers Were …” has become popular quite quickly, and our readers keep submitting their favorite client situations. Thanks and keep going. Some of the submissions, while funny, cannot adequately be described in the format of “If Web Designers Were …”. That’s why we decided to...

Design

WordPress Developer With Noupe: Everything About Theme Creation

March 4th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
3
WordPress Developer With Noupe: Everything About Theme Creation

Developing WordPress themes on your own is a great thing to do. I remember well how I worked on my first theme, and how much fun it was. Though afterwards, I was in a cold sweat, doing much reworking and bugfixing in order to make it through WordPress´s theme testing procedures. After all, I was very keen to present it to the whole world....