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  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Use Effects to Create a Cool DesignPreview
    One cool trend in logo design is the use of repeating shapes, associated with gradients and transparency. While this style of logo tends to be a bit overused, and may not be suitable for all projects, imitating it is a great way to learn about one of Illustrator's most powerful and time-saving features, which is effects. Effects are similar to filters, but the key difference is that they are non-destructive, meaning you can remove or modify them later on (through the appearance palette). Lets review a few quick Illustrator tips.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Copper Photoshop Text EffectPreview
    This is a strong and eye-catching text effect, though relatively simple to create. We'll be using bevel and emboss styles, pattern overlays, and combining different techniques to mock-up the text into a related background. For PLUS Members, the main layer style is ready to copy and paste into your designs as well.Read More…
  • Code
    Building the Back-End of a Photo Site200x200
    For those of you who have been following the last few screencasts, you must have noticed that each tutorial has been centered around a "photo site" theme. (See Scanning Folders With PHP, How to Dynamically Create Thumbnails, and Create a Photo-Admin Site Using PHP and jQuery. Today, we'll build the backend for a photo site. This tutorial will teach you how to add, delete, and update photos. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Retro Metal 3D DesignDesign and illustration
    I originally developed this Vertigo logo and rendered a 3D version of it using Cinema 4D. However, for this tutorial I really wanted to find a way to get hot 3D text without using a 3D dedicated program.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    15 Greatest Comeback Albums of All-timeAmerican prev
    Comeback albums are a beautiful thing. If you're a longtime fan of that one band that used to be awesome but has spent their last decade cranking out the most godawful music of their career, the moment when they finally get their shit together again on record can be absolutely life affirming.For the artist, that comeback album that they just KNEW they had in them opens up the doors for a fruitful late career resurgence to cement their legacy as one of the all-time greats. At least, until they blow it with that experimental pan flute album a few years later. Here are a few of the greatest comeback albums of all time...Read More…
  • Code
    Live Query200x200
    If you've ever dynamically created an element using Javascript, you'll no doubt have experienced problems with binding events to these elements. Luckily, a small jQuery plugin created by Brandon Aaron (jQuery team member), called Live Query, makes this a cinch. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Whimsical Artwork Entirely in Adobe IllustratorDesign and illustration
    Drop your pencils and paper, turn off the scanner, and forget about Live Trace, it's time to illustrate with vectors. This tutorial will step through the process of creating artwork -- from concept to finished product -- entirely in Illustrator.Read More…
  • Code
    Real-World OOP With PHP and MySQL200x200
    Numerous examples from robots to bicycles have been offered as “easy” explanations of what OOP is. I’ve opted to show you how OOP works with a real-life example, for a programmer. By creating a MySQL CRUD class you can easily create, read, update and delete entries in any of your projects, regardless of how the database is designed. Read More…
  • Code
    The Art and Science of CSS: FREE!Sp 200x200
    The folks at SitePoint are offering "The Art and Science of CSS" for free if you follow them on Twitter. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20+ Photoshop Painted Inspiration and Brush ResourcesFeatured200
    When working with Photoshop, paint effects can often help to create colorful and interesting results. In this post we'll look at some inspirational resources for working with paint splatters, watercolors, and brush strokes. We'll look at some tutorials, exemplary website designs, artwork, and Photoshop brushes that you can use for your own work.Read More…
  • Code
    10 Biggest Milestones in Web DevelopmentMilestones prev
    Here's a chronological list of the 10 most notable and groundbreaking web development milestones in the Internet's history. The web has moved from a simple protocol to transfer information and ideas to a highly-commercial and robust platform to spread and share those same ideas. Some believe the progression of the great World Wide Web to be a travesty, others a godsend. Regardless, the Internet has evolved over the past few decades, and is in many ways better for the web developer. New technologies have come about that have made web development much easier to get started in, and ultimately more fun.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    25 wall textures packPreview
    File Type: JPGSize: 3504px by 2336pxLicense: Creative CommonsRead More…