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  • Code
    10 Smart Javascript Techniques to Improve Your UIRarecleverprev
    Javascript can add a lot of special effects that can really improve the user's experience. Here are 10 simple and clever Javascript techniques that add an extra dose of usability to any webpage. Javascript is typically used as an aesthetic language in web development. This means that web developers should almost always be using Javascript for one thing only: Improving the visitor's experience. There are many clever and useful ways to improve a site from the user interface perspective. A developer can find nearly any snippet of Javascript to achieve what he or she wants to accomplish.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Regal Sword and Shield DesignPreview
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    Learn to create a strong, yet sleek shield design complete with battle scars, blood, and swords. We'll use various shapes and effects to create a strong illustration and provide a wallpaper as well. Learn how to apply cutting slashes and glowing highlights to this triumphant composition.Read More…
  • Code
    Create a PHP5 Framework - Part 2200x200
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    With the basic structure for our Framework in place, it is time to start adding functionality to it. In this tutorial we will create a template manager and database handler, bringing us a step closer to a powerful Framework fit for use for almost any project. If you haven't already, be sure to review Part 1 of this series first!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Use the Sound Cube to Plan Your RecordingGuitarist
    If you don’t lay down plans before you get into the studio, you’re asking for trouble. If you don't, the sounds are going to end up clashing for attention and the song is going to sound like it was thrown together unless you figure out what you’re doing in advance and plan accordingly. Which instruments will be up close, in your face, in the mix? Which ones will be far back? Which instruments will dominate the high frequency spectrum and which ones belong in the bottom? These are just a few opening thoughts, and by no means the whole shebang. But don’t despair, because today we’re going to go through a planning process that could save you hours (or days, or weeks) in the studio trying to fix problems that could have easily been avoided.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with EnjinInterviewpre
    Peter Maciocha, AKA Enjin, is a designer from Poland. He's an incredibility talented artist that makes amazing illustrations. He finds his inspiration from music. Peter makes the majority of his designs in Photoshop. His illustrations are a mix of photo manipulation, 3D elements, and more. Let's jump into the interview with Enjin.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Box Cutter Style Vector KnifePreview
    Pathfinder is an excellent tool in Illustrator to build objects in a simple and fast way. In this tutorial, learn how to create a box cutter knife by using geometric forms, the Pathfinder tools, and adding volume and highlights with the use of gradients.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    10 Ways to Take Design Action and Make a Positive Difference in the WorldPreview
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    Can we make a positive difference in the world through the use of design? If so, how? Let's look at ten ways to take decisive action through the use of design. Designers deliver messages with impact, and are trained in conceptual and high-value visual thinking. They can use these skills to assist non-profits, eco-friendly companies, and active charity groups. We can raise funds through the sale of our donated design work, launch projects with big concepts that are grounded in practical campaigns, and more. Let's discuss some of these ideas.Read More…
  • Code
    Quick Fire with Jeffrey Zeldman200x200
    If there is such thing as a "legend" in our industry, Jeffrey Zeldman just might be it. He was literally one of the first designers for the web. You could even refer to him as the blueprint. He's written a ridiculously successful book, Designing With Web Standards", co-founded the "Web Standards Project", and publishes "A List Apart". Today, we have a quick fire interview with him. Feel free to ask any questions that you might have, via the comments. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    The Making of "How We Do" by The GameThumb
    In this tutorial, we're going to learn how to recreate the beat, bass and melody from How We Do by The Game featuring 50 Cent and produced by the illustrious Dr Dre. If you’re a fan of hip-hop and hip-hop music production, you’ll be a fan of this tutorial.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to ReWire Individual Reason Instruments into Logic ProWire
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    Reason doesn’t offer users the greatest control over sound processing. The built-in reverb, compressor and so on will do the trick when you want to start composing a new song, but what about when the composition is done and it’s time to mix? In this tutorial, we’ll go through the steps required to get your entire Reason rack routing into individual channels in Logic, a simple, handy process, but one that's a dark and mysterious art to many newcomers.Read More…
  • Code
    Learn PHP from Scratch - Part 2200
    Picking up where part 1 of this series left off, this tutorial will continue to guide you through getting started with PHP arrays and loops. Basic fundamentals will be taught alongside their equal partners used in popular software such as Wordpress.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Digitally Paint an Abstract Face PortraitPreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll be painting an abstract vision of a dreaming person. I will describe my progress of face painting a male character. Also, we will create a special custom brush for blending colors. I'll show you how to paint advanced constructions by combining basic shapes. The final image is a bold man's portrait of a head flying in the sky. All painting will be done by mouse. All you need is pure Photoshop!Read More…