Plugins

Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

June 11th, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Developer Thoughts: Four Lessons We Learned While Creating our First WordPress Plugin

wordpress-hate-main Building our first plugin wasn’t an entirely smooth process - anyone thinking of doing something similar should consider several things before they get started. Below are the lessons we picked up.

CMS

Joomla! Does WordPress Spell Doom For It?

June 10th, 2013
by Sufyan bin Uzayr
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Joomla! Does WordPress Spell Doom For It?

joomla1 Today we will discuss a question, fans of Joomla! will not want to investigate to far into. Joomla! tries to get on its feet again, yet shows weakness in doing so. Is there still a chance for the CMS or will WordPress sink it into oblivion? What is it that WordPress does so much better?...

Apps

Tayasui Sketches – Creative iPad App for the Paper Lover

June 7th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Tayasui Sketches – Creative iPad App for the Paper Lover

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It's been quite a while since we last published an article in our series of iPad apps for the creative professional. As we all know there is no shortage of apps for the Apple tablet in general. Hundreds of thousands can be downloaded. All in all more than 50 billion apps have been downloaded from...

Infographics

Information Overload: A Great Infographic Is Worth a Thousand Words

June 6th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Information Overload: A Great Infographic Is Worth a Thousand Words

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The web is crammed full of words. There is enough content to keep you reading until you take your last breath, even if that moment is still 100 years from now. So far for the good news ;-) The bad news is, the web grows faster than you could ever possibly keep up with. Sooner...

Essentials

Freebie of the Day: Spice Up Your Website With Live HTML5 Device Mockups

June 5th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Freebie of the Day: Spice Up Your Website With Live HTML5 Device Mockups

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This is great, I promise. We know Finland for a lot of things, rubber boots for instance or - ehm - Helsinki. Angelos Arnis and Tomi Hiltunen want to add to this ample variety. They just published a set of device mockups, all in PNG and CSS, that you can actually bring to life with...

Design

Better than Photoshop Tutorials: 50 Free, Detailed PSDs with Open Layers (+ Tips)

June 4th, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Better than Photoshop Tutorials: 50 Free, Detailed PSDs with Open Layers (+ Tips)

psd-datei1 Today we are going to look over the shoulders of quite a few professional designers. Using their original PSDs with open layers, we will be able to exactly reconstruct, what has been done and how. If you are like me, this way of learning by doing proves more effective than working through step-by-step tutorials. The following files come...

Essentials

Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: Freepik’s 200 Beautiful Flat Icons

June 3rd, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: Freepik’s 200 Beautiful Flat Icons

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We are back with another freebie, the team of Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain, put together exclusively for you, Noupe's readership. Today we have 200 symbols compiled together in a "Flat Icon Set" for you to download. All these little pictograms stick to the principles of flat design, a major trend in design...

Design

All You Need To Know About CSS3 Selectors, #1: Structural Pseudo-Classes

May 31st, 2013
by Noupe Editorial Team
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All You Need To Know About CSS3 Selectors, #1: Structural Pseudo-Classes

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Today’s front-end developers don’t just need to understand how to write CSS, we need to know how to write it efficiently. And what “efficiently” means can depend on your project and environment. Perhaps you have a team with several members working in the CSS and you need an efficient way to work...

Apps

Fries: Free Framework for Developing Android Apps Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

May 30th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Fries: Free Framework for Developing Android Apps Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

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Fries by Jaune Sarmiento just reached version number 1.0. The project offers a framework for the development of web apps in the look and feel of native Android apps. If you are familiar with Android’s UI from version 4 on, you will definitely know your ways around, once you get a hold of Fries. In...

Essentials

Icons Galore – 48 Beautiful and Unusual Icon Sets Free for Commercial Use

May 29th, 2013
by Dirk Metzmacher
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Icons Galore – 48 Beautiful and Unusual Icon Sets Free for Commercial Use

iconset1 The smallest, yet very important part of a graphical user interface is the icon. We have curated a large collection of hundreds of symbols in 50 sets. Only two sets are limited to private usage only, the rest is free for commercial use. From minimalistic and flat to photo-realistic and three-dimensional, any shape and color is represented. In...

Business Online

Keeeb, The Free Next Generation Knowledge Management System for Everyone

May 28th, 2013
by Dieter Petereit
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Keeeb, The Free Next Generation Knowledge Management System for Everyone

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Bookmarking services are a dime a dozen. So, I wasn't too keen on checking out yet another iteration by the name of Keeeb. But, and I honestly mean it, I'm glad I did. Keeeb is not simply a social bookmarking service, it is a knowledge management system and it levels up the quality of my...

Design

Learning by Pulling Apart: An Interview with UI/UX Designer Matt Dempsey

May 27th, 2013
by Tara Hornor
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Learning by Pulling Apart: An Interview with UI/UX Designer Matt Dempsey

Every once in awhile, we come across an amazing story of someone in the design world who seems somewhat hidden or insignificant. Matt Dempsey is such a someone. His career as a web and graphic designer begins at the very young age of 13 and includes such inspirational highlights as hiring a developer to build an app that was acquired...