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  • Design & Illustration
    50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory15
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    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
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    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    Free Vector Grunge SplatsVectorsplatsdesignnerd
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    File Type: Illustrator EPS and AILicense: Derivative Works for Commercial UseRead More…
  • Code
    WordPress: Beginner to Master, Part 6Code
    Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we'll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today we'll tie everything together.Read More…
  • Code
    WordPress: Beginner to Master, Part 4Code
    Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we'll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today, we'll work on the Portfolio itself.Read More…
  • Code
    WordPress: Beginner to Master, Part 5Code
    Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we'll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today, we'll deal with the comments, the search, and the archive.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Dynamic Flash and XML Slideshow with Scripted TransitionsPreview
    Content updates in Flash can be difficult and time consuming due to the many steps involved. Simply reading content from an XML file means that importing new assets and recompiling the swf is no longer necessary. This tutorial will cover dynamically loading images from an XML file and then deal with inconsistencies in image dimensions using the GreenSock Tween Max animation library. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Accentuating with Color in Vector IllustrationDesign and illustration
    Quite honestly, this tutorial could have been named several different things. I'm going to cover a complex project covering different techniques, since I don't have one particular style in drawing.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create an Elegantly Handwritten Text Reveal38
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to animate a handwritten text sequence with ink bleeding through the paper to create an elegant old-world style title reveal.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Creating Ambient Music With Logic's Delay DesignerThumb
    The idea of using delays or loops in ambient music goes back over 50 years to the time of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, where tape loops were used to add special effects. Musical pioneers such as Steve Reich and Karlheinz Stockhausen continued experimenting with tape loops, and the technique became even more popular following the work of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp in the 1970's. Today, we rarely see musicians using actual tape loops, but we have numerous digital tools at our disposal that allow us the freedom to experiment with techniques passed on from modern ambient composers. In this tutorial, we'll look at one way to create an ambient music-scape using Logic's Delay Designer as a 'tape loop'.Read More…
  • Code
    Building a Tag-Cloud Using the Google Web Toolkit200x200
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    A while back, I read a tutorial by Dan Wellman, which described the steps required to produce a neat Tag-Cloud. Dan's example largely relied on the jQuery framework to request data and construct the user interface elements. I decided to write his tutorial all over again with the two exceptions of using GWT instead of jQuery, and a different method of choosing font size variations. Read More…