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  • Code
    Blog Action Day: Create a Virtual Wind Farm in ActionScript 3Preview
    The term wind farm refers to a group of wind turbines in one location used for production of electric power. Compared to the environmental effects of traditional energy sources, those of wind power are relatively minor. Wind power consumes no fuel and emits no air pollution, unlike fossil fuel power sources. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a virtual wind farm using ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Code
    Blog Action Day: Climate Change Website RoundupPreview
    It's Blog Action Day 2009 and this year sees Climate Change as the hot topic. To kick off the Flashtuts+ contribution I thought I'd roundup a few Flash websites with a Climate Change theme. Specifically, I've focused on cars. The motor industry hasn't always been the most environmentally friendly sector, but it seems car manufacturers are trying to change. And they're using Rich Internet features to show us..Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Organic Climate Changing Wallpaper by Ben the IllustratorPreview
    I've put together a wallpaper design free for all to download. It illustrates the changes taking place in our environment, and serves as a warning to start making changes now. This download is part of Blog Action Day, which this year is focused on "Climate Change." Learn more at the jump, and download this colorful wallpaper!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Changing Actions Wallpaper by Alex BeltechiPreview
    I've put together a wallpaper design free for all to download free. It illustrates various environments blended together in inside the 3D text "Actions," and serves to remind us that it's time to start Changing our Actions to avoid continued climate and environmental issues our world faces. This download is part of Blog Action Day, which this year is focused on "Climate Change." Learn more at the jump, and download this wallpaper!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Animate an Iceberg Turning into a Desert IslandThumb
    In this hour long video tutorial, we will follow the complete process of animating a 3d iceberg as it transforms into a desert island. We will take an in-depth look at using the many complex features of dreamscape, in conjunction with hand painted displacement maps and animated meshes, and even go over some of the more classic principles of animation.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Top 8 Songs about Climate ChangePreview
    "Climate change is now widely recognized as the major environmental problem facing the globe." (UNEP) Global warming and climate change are an important and controversial topics. They have raised strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Where do you stand? Read More…
  • Code
    Top 20 Ways for Web Developers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint200x200
    Climate change is greatly affected by our carbon footprint. As web developers, it may not seem that we make huge "footprints." We read our mail and news online (no paper), communicate with instant messenger and Skype (no stamps or letters), and many of us relax by watching video or TV shows online (no renting/buying physical DVDs). As a whole, web developers do a pretty good job reducing their carbon footprint. Yet there are plenty of ways that we can reduce our carbon footprints even further and treat Mother Nature a bit better. After all, every little bit helps when it comes to becoming more environmentally responsible. So here are the top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint each day. They're simple changes, but in the end they make a huge difference.Read More…
  • Code
    An Introduction to the Raphael JS LibraryPreview
    Raphael JS is a lightweight and super-sexy JavaScript framework that allows you to draw vector graphics in your browser! In this tutorial, I will introduce you to some basic drawing functionality, take a look at animation, provide DOM access and finally finish off by creating a cool widget for your site...Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Developing a Kick-Ass RAW Workflow: Part 1Preview
    One of the most important aspects of digital photography is post-processing; it is just as important as the photo shoot itself. Think of your post-processing workflow as your own personal dark room; how you go about it will determine the quality and production value of your photographs. In this article we will go over a complete workflow, from the point at which you upload your pictures to your computer all the way to the finished product. Before we get into post-processing, however, I will go over a few pointers and tips on how to keep your photos organized using Bridge. I will be explaining the practices and techniques I have learned and adopted as my own. Feel free to mimic them in your own work, or if you have better ways of doing the same steps please make sure to offer your own advice to me and others reading this article.Read More…
  • Business
    17 Ways to Use Active Listening Techniques in Online CommunicationListening
    Business depends on communication, and communication is a two-way street. Not only do we need to develop the skill not just of making ourselves understood clearly and accurately, but we need to return the favor and put some effort into understanding the other person. In a recent article I talked about the value of active listening for improving business. Only 35% of communication is contained in the actual words we are hearing or reading. The other 65% of the message is contained in body language, facial expression, tone and rate of speech, and other non-verbal aspects of communication. Active listening techniques can help us make the most of that 65%.Read More…
  • Code
    The Ultimate Guide for Learning MootoolsCode
    Getting started with any type of framework can be an intimidating experience. To help, this week we have an in depth tutorial and long screencast to provide a crash-course for this popular JavaScript library. With so much focus on jQuery, it's easy to forget that Mootools is an equally powerful library with a huge following.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Digitally Illustrated Jelly TypeDesign and illustration
    I'm Ross, one half of the award winning design duo Ahoythere Studio, and I am just about to show how you can go about producing a lovely illustrated type piece using a vector Illustration made base and some interesting textures and treatments within Photoshop. Visit our site for more inspiration.Read More…