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  • 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…
  • Code
    Build Your Own T-Shirt Shop With the Spreadshirt WordPress PluginPreview
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    A step by step guide to building your own WordPress-powered T-shirt shop with Spreadshirt. Learn how to get started selling T-shirts, following the example of a real startup.Read More…
  • Code
    An Introduction to Adaptive DesignPreview image@2x
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    Xcode 6 and iOS 8 marked the release of several new technologies to help design your app for any device. Adaptive design makes development easier to account for all screen sizes, devices, and orientations. In this tutorial, you'll learn what exactly adaptive design is and how to start using it today.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Let Them Play: Don’t Lock Your Players Out of PlayingLet them play dont lock players out
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    Interactivity is a fundamental aspect of game design. Without it, a game isn't a game: it's a TV show, or a book, or an instance of some other static medium. So why is it so often overlooked?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Historical Fiction Book Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    You’ll notice that most book covers will fit into a particular design template—a look or style that defines what genre of fiction they belong to. In this tutorial, we’ll be designing a cover for a historical fiction title. This is a fantastic genre for cover design; ornate borders and typefaces merge with vintage-look images and moody, romantic colors to create a nostalgic, mystical atmosphere.Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    How to Make Your Own Chalk PaintChalkpaint preview
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    Give your old furniture a fantastic chalky matte effect by making your own chalk paint in just five minutes! This super simple paint will make it even easier to distress your pieces.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Getting to Know LibSassLibsass
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    LibSass is getting more and more popular every day. Not a day goes by without someone claiming they have proudly moved their codebase over to LibSass. Oh, great. Do you feel a bit lost? Not quite sure what LibSass is, how it works and what the main differences are compared to the original Sass? Well worry not my friend, I have you covered.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a Custom Payment Method in OpenCart: Part 3Opencart
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    In this series, you're learning how to set up a custom payment method in OpenCart. In the previous article, we created the back-end module for the custom payment method in which we created the configuration form for setting up the custom parameters. In this final part, we'll extend this by creating the front-end module.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Tea Party Seamless Pattern From a Sketch in Adobe IllustratorTea pattern trace yuzach pattern400
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to make a detailed seamless pattern without using a graphic tablet. Arm yourself with your paper sketchbook and a pen or an ink liner to create a set of elements for your seamless pattern. Then we’ll go through the process of turning our image into vector shapes, coloring them in Adobe Illustrator, and combining them into a colorful and whimsical pattern. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating Clock Hand Animations in After EffectsClock
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    In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to animate a clock hands in After Effects with the help of simple expressions. This tutorial builds on the tutorial: Creating An Animated Clock In 3ds Max Using Expressions & Custom Attributes.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Surreal Ramen Bowl Illustration in Adobe PhotoshopRamen preview
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    Ramen is a delicious Japanese noodle dish enjoyed by many around the world. In today's tutorial, we're going to show you how to illustrate a surrealistic ramen bowl using Adobe Photoshop and a pen tablet. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Pixel Art Icons in Adobe IllustratorPixelcute002
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    In this beginner tutorial, you'll learn techniques for creating forever scalable pixel art in Adobe Illustrator. With the use of the Rectangular Grid Tool and the Live Paint Bucket Tool, we'll create simple, cute little pixel art icons, and then I'll show you how to bust them out of the grid, creating lossless icons, pixel art patterns, and more.Read More…