All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    TUTS is looking for a designer!16
    Normally I post all my jobs on our FreelanceSwitch job board but since today I'm looking for a designer I thought I would open this up to the entire Psdtuts+ audience. In short, we're looking for a freelance designer to work on our growing list of Eden projects with me! If you think that might be you, then read on.Read More…
  • Business
    The Secret to Landing Clients Nearly 100% of the TimeSuccesskey
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    And How a Little Experiment Turned into a Multi-Million Dollar Enterprise Sure, pushing papers for the Big Boss mortifies us. But every freelancer knows that calling our own shots isn’t pure bliss either. I don’t know about you, but on at least two occasions, I’ve nervously looked “bankruptcy” in the face and by pure luck or karma, bypassed it by mere centimeters. In my more cautious years, I’ve learned to develop systems, test them, then expand them. Yes, this even applies to freelancing. How? Because turning a prospect into a client is a process-based on a system. Identifying deliverables and executing campaigns for a client is a series of tasks based on a system. Create the right system and you can almost flawlessly guarantee success and satisfaction every time. It was in the spirit of such experimentation that I stumbled upon the singular system largely responsible for turning my struggling personal consultancy into a multi-million dollar venture that is scheduled to land and manage over 100 projects every month and has won clients like the NFL, BlogTalkRadio, and best selling authors like Christine Comaford-Lynch.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Vector Lifesaver From Scratch200thumb
    In this tutorial, we'll create a unique lifesaver that can be used as an icon or design element. We'll be working with the Pathfinder Tools to create the shapes. The Mesh Tool will help us to apply the color and highlights to give our object the desired "realistic" look. We'll also take advantage of the Duplicate and Rotate Tools, so we get a balanced look.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Contributions are Open + Meet the AT Editor!Shield general
    For the last few weeks we've been busily preparing for the launch of our fourth TUTS site and I'm happy to say it's imminent! The site is now all unwrapped and ready, contributions are open and I thought I would take a moment to introduce your editor extraordinairre and AUDIOTUTS host - Skellie!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Tutorial Suggestions / RequestsShield suggest
    We're always open to suggestions for tutorials here at AUDIOTUTS. In fact tutorial writers often ask for ideas for what to write tutorials on! We can't promise every suggestion will be used, but if you'd like to make a request/suggestion, then please do so here in the comments.Read More…
  • Code
    Suggestions for Creating Step-by-Step Web Development Tutorials for Nettuts+Write
    This article discusses one approach to writing step-by-step tutorials. While the focus here is for NETTUTS, much of the approach can be applied for any site. If you plan to write tutorials for NETTUTS, you should read/browse this article. There's also a parallel article at PSDTUTS that Editor Sean Hodge wrote, which actually inspired this one.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - JunePreview
    There are great Illustrator tutorials, design articles, and freebies across the web this month. There are more places on the web then you may realize that cover vector graphics and teach how to create them. I'm excited to put together this first monthly roundup showcasing this material elsewhere on the web.Read More…
  • Code
    Nettuts+ Demo/ Source Buttons, New Voting Buttons and More Tuts+ Sites?Shield general
    This is just a short roundup post to touch base with our NETTUTS readers. Just a few tidbits of info, including unofficial announcements of new TUTS sites and a link to an interview with our very own Collis Ta'eed.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating an XP Style Monitor IconComputer icon tutorial prev
    Let's go back in time and look at Windows XP system icons. We'll get inspired by an old computer icon. Then we'll create a simple monitor icon in that style. Icon Factory is the company that created the icons for both Vista and XP Windows operating systems. Their works serves as inspiration for not only this tutorial, but many icons created today.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Vectortuts Flickr Group is Growing Fast!Shield general
    The Vectortuts Flickr Group is taking off. People are submitting great entries to the group based on tutorials on the site. We've also seen some inspiring vector work submitted as well. It's great to see the group growing and all the vector art submitted.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - JunePreview
    There are great Photoshop tutorials, design articles, and freebies across the web this month. We've got some big changes coming with Plus soon. Collis gives a sneak peek at some of these changes in an interview. Also, the AudioJungle Wallpaper Contest is wrapping up. We should have the winners announced before the end of the week. Let's check out the best of this month across the web!Read More…
  • Code
    Prototype a Magazine-Style Home Page Template with the Blueprint CSS FrameworkFilmscenic thumb 200x200
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    When Collis launched this site and asked readers for tutorial requests, a common one was for a "magazine themes" how-to for blog platforms. This tutorial focuses on the first part of the process: applying a CSS grid to the design to prototype a home page template.Read More…