April 2011

Web Design in Greece.

Most people know Greece because of its glorious past, however present times are quite stressful for the vast majority of its population due to global recession. But let’s remain optimistic while Noupe takes a look at the past times of Greek tradition in art and design and then see the state of Web design — an area where things keep evolving.

March 2011

Speeding up your Website’s Database.

This article at SmashingMagazine describes some simple ways to speed up your website by optimizing your database. It starts with common knowledge but includes more complex techniques at the end, with links to further reading throughout. The article is intended for fearless database beginners and designers who have been thrown in at the deep end.

Introducing: RubySource.

RubySource is armed with a team of talented, informed, and passionate bloggers. These Ruby practitioners want to share their knowledge in order to help bring Ruby to everyone in the web development community.

The current state of HTML5 Forms.

Wufoo presents a web developer’s quick reference guide detailing today’s browser support for HTML5 form technologies.

100 Best Free Tumblr Themes.

If you want to start blogging but don’t have much time to write long articles then Tumblr is the best place for you. TripwireMagazine presents a collection of beautiful and free Tumblr themes to help you  choose the best Tumblr theme for your Tumblr blog.

Dear Web Design Community, where have you gone?

There are many issues that require a thorough, profound discussion within our industry, yet they are not properly discussed for one reason or the other. This article at SmashingMagazine is based on their recent, often unrelated, observations of our community. It features their personal opinion on the problems we need to tackle and conversations we need to start to ensure its healthy evolution.

The Process of Planning a Perfect Website.

Although it’s bold to pop open Adobe Photoshop and get right into designing, there are many steps which can enhance a website when taken into consideration. WDL outlines a few ideas here which can be applied towards designing fresh web interfaces.

Free Magazine Style WordPress Themes.

Slodive have collected 20 Free Magazine Style WordPress Themes which looks like premium, but they are not. However you can always go for a pro version if you like to have additional features missing in the free version.

The Pros and Cons of Art Directed Blogs.

There are a lot of pros and cons to designing each and every post on your blog. WebDesignerDepot have covered the most important advantages and disadvantages to creating custom designs for your blog posts and included a collection of some great examples.

Ruby for Newbies: Working with Gems.

Ruby is a one of the most popular languages used on the web. This is the final (of eight) tutorial at NetTutsPlus, and they look at the awesome packaging system that Ruby provides for distributing programs and libraries: Gems.