All Posts in Tuts+

  • Code
    Learn Ruby on Rails from Scratch: Week 1200x200
    Ruby on Rails. . .by now most people have heard the hype about it. It promises more effective code, total object orientation, and true MVC architecture to say the least. As far as my own personal experience, it has been all that and more. The code is beautiful, easy to maintain, and edit. In a recent project I was working on, it took me less than 10 hours to do the application, as compared to at least double that if I was writing in PHP. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Meet the VECTORTUTS Writing TeamShield general
    VECTORTUTS continues to grow at a strong pace, which is great! We want to keep providing this high-quality content to you. We've been busy making connections with some more quality artists that will consistently bring you more articles and tutorials every week. Let's take a look at our writing team.Read More…
  • Code
    Evening Tip: 5 Time Saving Coda Features200x200
    Panic Inc.'s application "Coda" is, in my opinion, a terrific application for the Mac OS X platform. It's single window interface keeps things organized and eliminates the cluttered desktop that typically plagues web designers and programmers. What I like most about Coda is all of it's time saving features. Here are my top 5:Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil IconPreview
    The Pencil is one of the visual metaphors most used to express creativity. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to draw a pencil icon. We'll have a look at gradients, selection tools, and basic transform operations. Let's have some fun with this.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Stylized Vector Police Badge with Metal and LeatherPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create leather material in Adobe Illustrator with modified patterns, gradients, and layer blends. You'll learn a simple way to create stitches and how to make shiny metals.Read More…
  • Code
    How To Create An Amazing jQuery Style Switcher200x200
    In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a style switcher using jQuery and PHP. The end result will be an unobtrusive & entirely degradable dynamic style switcher which will be quick and easy to implement.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    50+ High-impact Illustrated Vector PostersMouth
    The use of bold vector shapes and illustrated elements is right at home when it comes to poster design, creating a visually attractive and artistic image to catch the attention of the viewer. This collection of 50+ high-impact illustrated vector poster designs created by talented illustrators and designers from across the globe are perfect examples, ranging from intricate and detailed patterns to bright and colourful shapes.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Create Complex Layered Bass Using Reason's CombinatorBass
    Reason’s virtual synthesizers have a really great sound, but to get the most out of them, you will often need to use more than one. For total integration and fast recall of multi-instrument set ups there's no better tool than the Combinator. Here’s one way you can use it when making a layered bass sound.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Dynamic Recessed Watercolor Typography in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to mix vector elements and watercolor effects with text to create a stunning design. It's a quick process that depends heavily on good choices of images and colors.Read More…
  • Code
    10 Principles of the CSS MastersPreview
    When it comes to CSS, there are lots of resources and supposed "expert tips" on the web. These are from unproven, self-proclaimed "gurus" who have no street cred in the design world. While they may have valid points, how is one to know whether a CSS tip is a valid resource or just an untested hack? Instead of relying on unknown sources for advice, let's look deeply into designers who have excellent design backgrounds and have walked the walk. These CSS tips are gathered from some of the most respected designers on the planet. They have the portfolios to back their advice up, so you'll know that each tidbit of advice is of the highest quality.Read More…
  • Code
    Creating a PHP5 Framework - Part 1200x200
    With websites becoming more and more dynamic and interactive, developers often look to frameworks to help build websites and web apps rapidly. While there are a number of great frameworks available, a custom framework gives you the ability to easily customize the framework as you need, and to build with it even quicker - as you would already know the ins and outs of it before working with it. In this series of tutorials, we are going to build our very own PHP5 Development Framework! Let's start with planning our framework and put the basic structure into place.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Methods for Creating Random Vector NoisePreview
    In this tutorial, we look at two ways to quickly create vector noise patterns, similar to Photoshop's Gradient Noise, but this time fully controllable, resizable, and editable, as it will be a vector graphic. For color control we'll look at the Live Color feature, available in Illustrator CS3.Read More…