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  • Code
    20 More Excellent AJAX Effects You Should KnowAjax thumb
    Back in October we wowed you with 20 Excellent Ajax Effects You Should Know. The post went on to become one of the most popular ever published at Nettuts+. This time around we have twenty more equally excellent Ajax effects for you to know and love.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits - Screencast252 cinematic portrait
    "There are a plethora of ways to treat a portrait for a myriad of uses, but that is for another feature. Let's tackle adding drama or a cinematic quality to a regular, humdrum portrait. Let's even throw in a little bit of faking HDR. That way if you work on a project that requires a stunning shot without the stunning photography, you'll be able to cobble something together using your mad skillz!" - James DaviesRead More…
  • Code
    AS3 Fullscreen ScrollbarScrollbar
    This scrollbar is coded in AS3 and will automatically resize according to the amount of content, unlike a lot of other Flash scrollbars. You can set the track color, grabber color, grabber press color, grip color, track thickness, grabber thickness, ease amount and whether or not the grabber is “shiny”.Read More…
  • Code
    Winners of the Nettuts+ Anniversary Competition Announced!Anniversary
    I'm both super excited and sad to announce the winners of our first annual Anniversary competition! Why sad, you might ask? This contest was extremely close - close enough to delay this announcement for two days! As our contestants are aware, I intentionally introduced a grand prize that was far beyond the second through fourth place prizes. Knowing that, it became essential to spend as much time as possible determining the true champion. Each of the templates listed below were deserving of the first place seat, but only one could be crowned. Many factors were considered when deciding: aesthetics, documentation, coding practices, average sales per day, etc. So without further ado, here are the best of the best. Thanks again to our sponsors: MediaTemple, E Text-Editor, and Packt Publishing. We're all huge fans of the services you offer. Read More…
  • Code
    How to Play Video Using an Open Source PlayerPreview
    Today, I will teach you how to display video on the web using an open source flash player. We will cover all steps, including converting a video into the flv file format, and embedding a customized player using SWFObject. The best part is that the retail Adobe Flash is not required.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock SaleDd995vmg 106dsx8g2gw b
    There are numerous micro-stock websites that vector designers can design for and make consistent earnings through. Envato runs a few stock sites, such as Graphic River, which you may be interested in participating in. You may find the article on Freelance Switch about making money through selling your work on stock sites enlightening as well. There are some great tips in that article. I have quite a bit of experience working with Shutterstock and iStockphoto. This tutorial details a professional workflow for creating vector illustrations and prepping the artwork for these sites. I've also included a bunch of time-saving tools and tips as well. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Dynamic Flash Gallery with Slider ControlPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll create a gallery which displays all image files in a given directory. A slider is used to browse easily through the images.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Dunk Your Logo in a Wave WorldPreview
    Adam brings back his charm in this tutorial that is all about the rarely used Wave World plugin. You will learn all the ins and outs about this plugin that can even do 3D!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create a Wide Synth String PatchThumb
    Following my recent tutorial on creating classic synth FX, I thought it may be helpful to some of you to see some other sounds constructed using the same basic format. This tutorial focuses on building a wide synth string sound, with some interesting modulation routing. First you will see the sound constructed step by step using the FAW 'Circle' soft synth and then the patch will be recreated using a number of instruments from popular DAWs. Obviously the recreations may not be exactly the same as the original patch but they should show that any synth can be used to create a good range of sounds.Read More…
  • Code
    Robot WalkcycleRobot ajay karat
    This Flash source file contains a rigged and animated robot walk cycle. Who doesn't like bots?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tim and Bram Vanhaeren InterviewP
    Tim and Bram Vanhaeren are in a very interesting situation. They are two brothers who are both interested in graphic design and both share an immense passion for art. They have a strong brotherly bond that shows off in their artwork, where one brother is weak the other will help. In this interview, the two brothers talk about their outlook on design and the positives and negatives of working with each other. This is an interesting read, so lets get to it!Read More…
  • Code
    A Crash-Course in WordPress Plugin Development200x200
    Despite an extensive codex, many WordPress users remain unfamiliar with how to create their own custom plugins. In today's screencast, we'll start from scratch and build our first usable plugin. For this example, we'll write a simple "tuts formatting" function that allows a blog editor to more easily format articles. Read More…