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  • Design & Illustration
    Vector Lightbulb IllustrationLightbulbs
    File Type: AI CS3License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0Read More…
  • Business
    10 Tax Deductions Freelancers Can MakePiggybank
    Tax time can be especially stressful for freelancers: despite paying estimated tax payments throughout the year, it's rare that a freelancer doesn't still have to come up with some money for April 15 — or come up with a long enough list of deductions. There are quite a few deductions available to freelancers that may not seem obvious when you first sit down with all those 1099s and receipts. But as long as you have the right documentation, you can write off plenty of deductions you may never have thought of.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a High Flying Snowboard Illustration - ScreencastPicture 1
    "We all know the typical "flying snowboarder through the air" photo. Add a lens flare, and you've got it made! In this tutorial we're giving the ol' concept a spin by using wavy lines that suggest motion and paint splatters for snow. Let's get to it!" Alex BeltechiRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Vintage Nintendo-style Controller and CartridgePreview
    Vintage meets modern with this unique video game tutorial. This tutorial is perfect for the beginning Illustrator artist who wants to take their skills to the to the next level. Step your game up and get started now!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a High Flying Snowboard IllustrationPreview
    We all know the typical "flying snowboarder through the air" photo. Add a lens flare, and you've got it made! In this tutorial we're giving the ol' concept a spin by using wavy lines that suggest motion and paint splatters for snow. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Code
    Are You Making These 10 PHP Mistakes?Preview
    One of the best things about PHP is that it's a great language to just "dive into", thanks to its wide-ranging popularity. Anyone with the ability to hit "Search" on Google can quickly create a program. However, this also lends to a major criticism of PHP: it's almost too easy to find and reproduce bad code. Here are 10 PHP mistakes that any programmer, regardless of skill level, might make at any given time. Some of the mistakes are very basic, but trip up even the best PHP programmer. Other mistakes are hard to spot (even with strict error reporting). But all of these mistakes have one thing in common: They're easy to avoid. Take the time and make sure that your PHP is secure, clean and running smoothly by checking your site for these common PHP blunders.Read More…
  • Code
    The Dom is a Mess - Lecture by John Resig200x200
    "John Resig of the Mozilla Corporation, and the creator of the popular jQuery library, talks about the challenges of DOM/JavaScript programming, and his preferred strategies for meeting those challenges." Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Garment Line Art200x200
    File Type: AI8 EPSLicense: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United StatesRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Realistic Camera Move with ParallaxParallax preview
    Wikipedia describes parallax as: "an apparent displacement or difference of orientation of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines." What this means to After Effects users is that real camera moves have parallax and in this basix tutorial we learn how to recreate this effect in After Effects using a single still photograph.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    A Beginner's Introduction to LimitersThumb
    Limiters are possibly the most simple dynamics processors there, with few controls and often simple metering. Saying this, I think it’s possible the humble limiter is often misunderstood, mistaken for a compressor or simply overlooked. To try and clear things up I thought it might be useful for me to show some examples of different limiters (some from DAWs and some commercial) in action. When it comes down to it, it’s all about using the correct intensity of treatment for the job. It also helps to have a few different flavors of limiter as some will offer features and functions others do not. Read More…
  • Code
    Intro to Django - Building a To-Do List200x200
    Django is a powerful web framework, created in Python, which follows the DRY (Don't repeat yourself), and batteries included philosophies. It allows for rapid website development by providing a wide range of tools and shortcuts out of the box. Django is extremely fast and flexible - even faster than all of the PHP frameworks available. In this article, I'll introduce you to Django by showing you how to build a simple to-do list. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - January200x200 preview
    Gangs of ninjas couldn't stop the design community from starting 2009 with a bang! As you know, each month I round up some of the best vector content from around the web; this month, there was no shortage of quality content to choose from. In fact, I had quite a bit of trouble choosing between some of the best articles. If January was any indication of the quality content that 2009 has in store for us than 2009 should be a good year for us all.Read More…