All Posts in Tuts+

  • Music & Audio
    Beginner's Guide to Acoustic TreatmentThumb
    After touching on the critical subject of acoustics and room treatment in a few recent tutorials, I felt it was fitting to create a basic guide to acoustically treating your work space. I get asked about this subject a lot so I'm hoping a run down of the essential technique and kit needed will be of some help to readers. Of course this is an extremely technical subject and this tutorial in no way claims to be the definitive guide to acoustic treatment, but these tips and guidelines should get beginners up and running and generally help to clarify the whole subject of room acoustics. I'll run through the basics of choosing the right space, positioning your kit and then look at different types of treatment techniques and materials.Read More…
  • Code
    Learn How to Style Articles for Print and EmailImage
    When designing websites, a commonly desired feature is the ability to dynamically print or email any section of a webpage. Unfortunately, this idea is usually scrapped later in the project due to a lack of time or knowledge. Formatting the text for printing is more difficult than it might initially seem. Today, we will use JavaScript to automatically search for certain page elements and format them correctly for a printing. Read More…
  • Code
    Friday Freebies: "Sexy Web Design"200x200
    This week, I have five copies of "Sexy Web Design" to raffle off, courtesy of SitePoint! Written by Elliot Jay Stock, this beautifully laid out guide will teach you how to create stunning web designs. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Chandra Michaels, aka SugarluxeTn
    Today I took the opportunity to interview Chandra Michaels, artist and illustrator based in Austin, US, who is also a successful entrepreneur and the creative force behind the Sugarluxe brand. This talented artist and designer has proven to be a successful businesswoman since starting her own company and creating a growing demand for her signature style. Her vector art is brilliant and has the perfect balance of color and line, which could easily be a inspiration for any aspiring vector artist. Here she shares with us how she started her career, the challenges involved and how she overcame the obstacles along her path. She seems to be a perfect example of a fiercely independent lady, determined to follow her dreams and goals despite the overwhelming odds with her heart in the right place. She hopes that she will some day pave the way for more artists to make a living doing what they love.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Richard Roberts InterviewP
    The use of nature and animals is sort of a signature style for 18 year old designer Richard Roberts, a fairly young designer who has excelled in the field of photo manipulation. Richard goes through the process of designing one of his best pieces and urges us not to be so impatient with our art.Read More…
  • Code
    Build an XML Driven Contact List Using Flex 3Preview
    The goal in this tutorial is to built a contact list which loads dynamically from an external XML file. When the user selects a different contact, the data will automatically update to display properly. We'll also be applying some basic stylesheet changes to the results and give the project a more customized touch.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    11 Frequently Asked Questions about After EffectsThumbnail
    People love After Effects and for the most part After Effects loves you back. But sometimes you just want to throw it out of the window because you can't understand why something is not working the way you were hoping. In this week's article, Topher attempts to answer some of the more frequent questions that appear in forums and comments. Read More…
  • Code
    PHP FormPicture4
    A simple php form.Read More…
  • Code
    Fun With CSS Shapes200x200
    I bet a bunch of you don't realize that we can create the illusion of shapes by using 100% CSS. By utilizing the border property in creative ways, we can make some really interesting polygons. In this week's screencast, we'll figure out a way to create speech-bubbles without resorting to background images. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory15
    While many of us can create something that looks good in Photoshop or attractive when spliced into CSS, but do we actually understand the design theory behind what we create? Theory is the missing link for many un-trained but otherwise talented designers. Here are 50 excellent graphic design theory lessons to help you understand the 'Whys', not just the 'Hows'.Read More…
  • Code
    AS3 Dotted Line ClassDotted line preview
    Here is an ActionScript 3 class I use all the time to draw pixel perfect dotted lines in Flash. Free for any use other than reselling.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Better Tooltip with jQuery Awesomeness200x200
    Browsers will automatically display a tooltip when you provide a title attribute. Internet Explorer will also use the alt attribute. But, in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to quickly write a jQuery plugin that will replace the typical browser tooltip with something a little flashier.Read More…