Apps

Always on Top: Develop Immersive Android Apps with the Tooleap SDK

February 6th, 2015
by Noupe Editorial Team
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Always on Top: Develop Immersive Android Apps with the Tooleap SDK

Some Android developers might get excited about this new interesting addition to the Android app development. Tooleap is an always on top/floating UI for Android – an SDK, which brings your app to the forefront of the screen by adding a floating button. This makes your app accessible from any screen at any time. Your app will stand out from the mass on Google...

Freelance

Bad Client Dealings: What You Want to Say and What You Should Say [IMHO]

February 5th, 2015
by Speider Schneider
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Bad Client Dealings: What You Want to Say and What You Should Say [IMHO]

Everyone loves the stupidity spilled out on sites like Clients From Hell and stories of designers telling off large companies that “invite” them to participate in crowdsourcing contests and the like. Unfortunately, if all clients were that stupid and sleazy, there would be no reason to keep working in the creative field. Now, I’m not saying the entries on websites, or self-generated stories of...

Design

Ghost Buttons – THE Minimalist Web Design Trend

February 4th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
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Ghost Buttons – THE Minimalist Web Design Trend

The times of gloss and 3D effects are over – at least for now. The trend in web design goes towards minimalism which is also reflected in the style of buttons. The hot so-called ghost buttons fit perfectly with the reserved look of modern websites based on flat design or even more trendy material design. Ghost buttons basically consist only of a very thin...

Business Online

How To Improve Your Ranking: 5 Quick SEO Tips

February 4th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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How To Improve Your Ranking: 5 Quick SEO Tips

Your website has been online for quite a while now, but you are, however, not happy with its ranking? You are asking yourself what you can do to rank on the first page rather than the second one? Or how to get from the bottom of page 1 to the top? This is not as difficult as you may think. All you need to...

Apps

No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

February 3rd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

Rukzuk out of Konstanz, Germany has come on the site-building scene and wants a piece of the ever-growing pie. To that end, Rukzuk doesn’t aim directly at individuals who want to build their own website. Instead, Rukzuk seeks to make a name for itself as a serious tool for professional web designers. Competition in this segment is certainly scarcer, but it exists nevertheless. We’ve...

Deals & Giveaways

Exclusive Giveaway: WordPress Premium Themes by TeslaThemes

February 2nd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Exclusive Giveaway: WordPress Premium Themes by TeslaThemes

TeslaThemes is one of the better-known providers of WordPress Premium Themes. They are not the biggest, and they don’t have the largest themes collection. Instead, they have a clear focus and craft all their themes carefully and thoroughly along the latest standards. All their themes are based on their own Tesla Framework. This framework is all about simple customization; very user-friendly. Today we teamed...

Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Plumbers [#003]

February 2nd, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Plumbers [#003]

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...

Essentials

Links of the Week 05/2015: Japanese in Chocolate, 5 Tips for Best Twitter Covers, Best Time for Creativity, 11 Inevitable Typography Basics and the Hipster Logo Generator

February 1st, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Links of the Week 05/2015: Japanese in Chocolate, 5 Tips for Best Twitter Covers, Best Time for Creativity, 11 Inevitable Typography Basics and the Hipster Logo Generator

Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas....

Essentials

Blast from the Past #2: 100 Great Free Icon Packs of 2014

February 1st, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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Blast from the Past #2: 100 Great Free Icon Packs of 2014

While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule,...

Design

Blast from the Past #1: 90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

January 31st, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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Blast from the Past #1:  90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule,...

Apps

Atom.io: (Free) HTML Editor for the 21st Century or Copy-Cat?

January 30th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Atom.io: (Free) HTML Editor for the 21st Century or Copy-Cat?

Atom is a relatively new cross-platform open source HTML editor. According to its developers, Atom is a “hackable text editor for the 21st century”. We will test if there is any truth in this statement. Atom and Sublime Text 2 have, at first sight, a great deal in common; however, Atom’s high customizability is explicitly promoted. This article shows whether the editor really is so...

Infographics

Trends 2015: Five Brand-new Infographics for Website Operators

January 29th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Trends 2015: Five Brand-new Infographics for Website Operators

This article covers some of the latest infographics on hot topics of the new year. We will have a look at current trends in 2015 – not only in web design, but also digital branding and social marketing that are equally important if you want to be prepared for the future. One of the infographics gives some tips on how to protect yourself from...