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  • Music & Audio
    6 Most Idiotic Publicity Stunts In Rock Music HistoryPubprev
    Imagine if you will, your band is sitting at the very edge of rock greatness. All those years spent in cramped vans touring the sleaziest of clubs have finally paid off. You've signed the big money contract and recorded what, most everyone involved tells you, may be the greatest damn album ever made. But there is one problem. Nobody is paying attention. So what do you do to get yourself some much needed publicity? No idea, but here are six things you may want to avoid, if that helps.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Create a Wordpress Theme from Scratch: Part 2200x200
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    It's time for the good stuff now. We'll be adding the comments system, a sidebar with widgets and an archive for all the old posts. This will cover all that you need for a simple but well functioning WordPress theme, and hopefully you be able to apply this to all sorts of theming projects. Read More…
  • Code
    Learn How to Create a jQuery Plugin200x200
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    You might think to yourself, "What is all the fuss with jQuery? You have to download a bunch of plugins to even make the library worth while.". First, that isn't true. Second, the jQuery library was specifically designed for that very purpose. By keeping the core library as small as possible - about 16 kb - users can then apply additional plugins at their own discretion. Today, I'll teach you how to build your first "Center" plugin from scratch. Let's get started! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make an Inspiring Artistic Poster with Drawn ElementsPreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll create drawn elements, use design brushes, bring them into Photoshop, and merge them into a unique poster composition that feels hand-made, stylistically unified, and personalized. The techniques here are focused on creating an original artistic illustration. Let's see how this poster design was created.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Colorful USB Flash Stick with Tattoo Style Decals200usb
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    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a semi-realistic flash stick with gradients and simple shapes. We will make our own custom brush to create tattoo style swooshes. Also, we'll review how to use Global Colors in Illustrator, which allows us to flexibly change the colors of an object on the fly.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    30 Brilliant Vector Logo Designs, DeconstructedLogoprev
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    A kick-butt logo design is of great importance to any business. Often seen as the first impression of a company, its logo must be tailored to communicate specific values and ideals in an instant. However, logos not only have the look good, they should also be thoughtfully designed and capable of taking on a variety of uses. This could include being scaled to a range of sizes, being reproduced in flat color and being printable on paper stock. In this post we look at 30 contemporary examples of great vector logo design and find out what makes them work.Read More…
  • Code
    10 Smart Javascript Techniques to Improve Your UIRarecleverprev
    Javascript can add a lot of special effects that can really improve the user's experience. Here are 10 simple and clever Javascript techniques that add an extra dose of usability to any webpage. Javascript is typically used as an aesthetic language in web development. This means that web developers should almost always be using Javascript for one thing only: Improving the visitor's experience. There are many clever and useful ways to improve a site from the user interface perspective. A developer can find nearly any snippet of Javascript to achieve what he or she wants to accomplish.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Regal Sword and Shield DesignPreview
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    Learn to create a strong, yet sleek shield design complete with battle scars, blood, and swords. We'll use various shapes and effects to create a strong illustration and provide a wallpaper as well. Learn how to apply cutting slashes and glowing highlights to this triumphant composition.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a PHP5 Framework - Part 2200x200
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    With the basic structure for our Framework in place, it is time to start adding functionality to it. In this tutorial we will create a template manager and database handler, bringing us a step closer to a powerful Framework fit for use for almost any project. If you haven't already, be sure to review Part 1 of this series first!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use the Sound Cube to Plan Your RecordingGuitarist
    If you don’t lay down plans before you get into the studio, you’re asking for trouble. If you don't, the sounds are going to end up clashing for attention and the song is going to sound like it was thrown together unless you figure out what you’re doing in advance and plan accordingly. Which instruments will be up close, in your face, in the mix? Which ones will be far back? Which instruments will dominate the high frequency spectrum and which ones belong in the bottom? These are just a few opening thoughts, and by no means the whole shebang. But don’t despair, because today we’re going to go through a planning process that could save you hours (or days, or weeks) in the studio trying to fix problems that could have easily been avoided.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with EnjinInterviewpre
    Peter Maciocha, AKA Enjin, is a designer from Poland. He's an incredibility talented artist that makes amazing illustrations. He finds his inspiration from music. Peter makes the majority of his designs in Photoshop. His illustrations are a mix of photo manipulation, 3D elements, and more. Let's jump into the interview with Enjin.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Box Cutter Style Vector KnifePreview
    Pathfinder is an excellent tool in Illustrator to build objects in a simple and fast way. In this tutorial, learn how to create a box cutter knife by using geometric forms, the Pathfinder tools, and adding volume and highlights with the use of gradients.Read More…