Noupe Has A New Owner: Smashing Magazine

By Noupe

Today, I have some very big news at Noupe. I am thrilled to announce that Noupe has been acquired by Smashing Magazine. This is certainly both a good move for Noupe and a benefit to our readers.

I am very happy that Smashing Magazine wants to invest in growing the vision that I believe so strongly in. Smashing Magazine will bring many exciting things to Noupe in the next few months as this relationship takes form. Right now, we are still finalizing the acquisition, making sure our current readers won’t be disappointed. Most importantly, I think most of you guys will be happy, because Smashing Magazine will continue to smash Web designers and developers with even more good stories and quality material.

Noupe Has A New Owner: Smashing Magazine

The reason for this move is my personal situation: I have to take care of some issues right now, and I don’t want to compromise the quality of articles on Noupe or let the website slowly fade away. But stay tuned cause i’ll come back with something new in 2010. I love the Noupe community and will miss you all.

Also you will find me at my other blog, i will start putting more time and posts there very soon.

As a loyal reader of Noupe, you do not have to worry about anything. You won’t be disappointed, and you don’t have to be afraid of weird changes: Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz of Smashing Magazine are not going to turn Noupe into something completely different. Noupe will remain a high-quality blog for designers and Web developers. In fact, from now on, even more time and resources will be invested in well-researched high-quality articles; Smashing Magazine will develop it further, doing its best to serve the global Web design community. And of course, Noupe readers will be able to help guide that development: your comments, feedback and interests will be listened to and taken into consideration.

Two years have passed since we launched. It actually feels longer than that sometimes because of how far the website and I have come. As most of you know, Noupe has been run by me, Noura Yehia, and at times over the past couple of years, I have been pushed to the edge by various growth spurts.

We’ve been busy bringing you tips, techniques and tutorials about anything related to Web Design. About 300 articles have been delivered to over 33,000 readers of our RSS feed. I am really happy to have such an intelligent audience.

A big “thank you” goes to:

Every one of you for your great suggestions and contributions. We wouldn’t have done it without you.

Cameron Chapman (our regular author), and Kawsar Ali, Steven Snell and Soh Tanaka for writing useful, quality posts for our readers.

Todd Garland of for getting us some of the biggest sponsors out there to fill all of our ad spots without any effort from my side. Thank you, Todd.

We really appreciate your continued support and understanding. Thanks so much for being a part of the Noupe community, and please continue to do so now and in the future.

Noura Yehia

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.