Andrew Blackman
Andrew Blackman is a former Wall Street Journal staff reporter, now living in Crete and working as a freelance writer.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn the Art of Calligraphy in Our Latest CourseCalligraphy
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    In this calligraphy course, you’ll learn the basic strokes that make up every letter in the Roundhand Script lower and uppercase alphabet. After you've practiced every letter, you'll then make a mock invitation. You’ll finish the course with a new appreciation for how easy calligraphy can be, and with the ability to create invitations, book plates, beautiful envelopes, and anything else you want to ink.Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Course: A/B Testing for Web DesignersAbtest
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    This course begins with the basics of A/B Testing. We’ll look at examples of how it works, and walk you through setting up tests using three major testing platforms. Then we’ll look at the best ways to conduct tests, the interpretation and validity of results, and some more advanced ideas such as testing email campaigns.Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: MongoDB and RubyMongoruby
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    MongoDB is a different kind of database. If you feel you have trouble maintaining your data because it's either too big or too slow or too expensive, then perhaps you should consider taking MongoDB for a spin. In this course you'll learn the basics of using MongoDB in a Ruby scenario. You'll build a small Sinatra application so you can understand the fundamentals of using this database system in a Ruby environment.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Protect Your Business With the Right InsuranceRisk insurance
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    In this final part of our series on risk management, we'll take a look at the different types of insurance your business needs. From general liability insurance to workers' compensation insurance, we'll look at how the different policies work, and how they can help protect your company in various worst-case scenarios.Read More…
  • Code
    Envato in 2014Unipen
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    Tuts+'s parent company Envato just put together a roundup of what happened in 2014, and here are some of the highlights. Read More…
  • Code
    New Course: The Swift Programming LanguageSwift
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    At Apple's annual WWDC in 2014, it announced the creation and release of a brand new programming language: Swift. The idea is to use this language going forward when creating apps that target both iOS and OS X operating systems. In our new course, you'll learn the basics of the language and get familiar with the fundamental concepts.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: Creating Custom Music Cues for VideoMusiccues
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    In video production, the process of selecting music for projects can be tedious and time consuming. You have to sift through thousands of generic tracks to find something uniquely suited to your project that hasn't been used in thousands of other projects. Sometimes, however, it can be just as fast to create a simple track that is 100% yours. This course will teach you to create simple, effective cues in a short amount of time.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Illustrating Personality in Character DesignIllust personality
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    In this course you will learn what makes or breaks a good illustrated character, and how to go about crafting the appearance and personality of such a character in practice. You will learn how the use of simple shapes and lines can illustrate who your character is, how to choose the right attributes for your character in relation to its purpose, and how to imbue it with something that all great characters have: a life of its own.Read More…
  • Web Design
    New Course: Responsive Web Design RevisitedResponsiverevisited
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    In our new course you’ll get up to speed with the very latest in Responsive Web Design. First you’ll learn what “responsive” really means today, and how a new “content first” approach lets you cater for all types of users from the ground up. Then you’ll create a complete responsive design using all the latest techniques.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Mastering Perspective in Adobe PhotoshopPerspectiveps
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    Our new course helps students to learn, practice, and apply the lessons of setting scenes in perspective using Adobe Photoshop. We will go over three different types of perspective scenes: one, two, and three-point perspective. You will learn how to recognize each type of perspective system, and develop scenes of your own to match.Read More…
  • Code
    New eBooks Available for SubscribersEbook preview
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    Do you want to make the Internet of Things a reality in your home? We've got four new eBooks on the popular Arduino open-source electronics platform, along with five others on topics like Magento theme development, Git version control, Redis applied design patterns, and more.Read More…
  • Business
    Effective Risk Management StrategiesRisk management
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    So far in this series on risk management, we’ve looked at the main types of risk a business can face, and how to measure risk in your business. The next logical step, of course, is to put together a plan for dealing with each risk you’ve identified, so that you can manage your risks on an ongoing basis. You’ll learn exactly how to do that in this tutorial.Read More…