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    New Course: WebSocket-Powered Rails ApplicationsWebsocket
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    Today's web applications demand real-time, low-latency data transfer. Users expect to interact with data in as close to real time as possible without minimizing the overall user experience. WebSockets allow you to do just that, by creating a persistent connection between a client and server that can be used to send data in real time. In this course, you'll learn how to use the emerging WebSocket technology in a Ruby on Rails application.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad, Part 2Logo
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    In this lesson I'll teach you how to apply image enhancements, color filters, and do non-destructive editing in Pixelmator. You will quickly appreciate just how simple it can be to create amazing pictures.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Community Project Showcase: Your First Creations—Part TwoPastandpresentpt2 preview
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    We asked you to take us on your own creative journey by showing us your first and most recent digital art creations. Today we take a look at the incredible past and present creations from our readers.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Conversations with Creative Collaborators: Dewi Lewis, Photo Book Publisher2.%20on%20press%20with%20john%20blakemore.%20copy
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    In this series we look into how people in creative industries view and engage with your work. I had the pleasure of spending an hour with highly regarded book publisher Dewi Lewis at his home in Manchester. Recognised by the Royal Photographic Society for his Outstanding Contributions to Photography, Dewi's own publishing house has published the work of photographers such as Martin Parr, Simon Norfolk and William Klein. We sat down to discuss the role of the publisher and the processes of constructing a photobook.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Infographics With Connector Tools in CorelDRAWFlow009b
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    In this tutorial we'll use some of CorelDRAW's excellent tools for creating infographics and flowcharts. Using the Connector Tools, found in the Toolbox, we'll quickly and easily draw lines from various nodes to create a fantastically designed flowchart. You'll also learn techniques in using the Pen Outline Tool, Attributes Eyedropper, and the Smart Fill Tool.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: The Art of Voice RecordingHomerecordingnew
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    Producing a good voice-over isn’t difficult, and the equipment you need is inexpensive. The quality of your voice-overs, however, will only be as good as your ability to control the sound and your techniques for capturing the audio. In this course you will learn about basic audio recording techniques, equipment options, acoustic treatment, and how to properly use the gear. In addition to the technical aspect of this course, you will also learn about how to prepare for the read and how to work with clients to make sure expectations are met.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn How to Give Ephemera a New Life Ephemera%20painting%20 %20preview
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    Some people love to collect and save ephemera; I prefer to give it a new life via painting over it. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to prep your ephemera (telegrams, maps, letters, etc.) and paint the subject matter of your choice on top. In the end, we'll have a nice mix of old and new.Read More…
  • Web Design
    How to Add Windows Tiles to Your WebsiteTilename
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    In this tutorial we are going to go through the process of adding Windows tiles to websites.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    New Course: Designing Media Kits That SellMediakits
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    Printed media kits are a driving force behind any promotional campaign and are still widely used today. In this course, Nicki Hart shows you all the key components of a media kit, and how to design one for maximum impact. Whether you're designing a kit for your blog or for a big-time publication, this course gives you all the tools you need to create a media kit that sells.Read More…
  • Code
    Hosting a WordPress Website on Google App EnginePreview%20image
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    A simple guide on how to set up Google App Engine for your WordPress installation. By using the powerful infrastructure of Google, you can now speed up your WordPress website to blazing fast speeds. Websites like Khan Academy, Rovio and Snapchat are a few examples. Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    How to Make an Ori-Nui Shibori Wall HangingShibori%20wall%20hanging preview
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    Create a gorgeous pattern on silk fabric using stitch-resist shibori (called ori-nui) and natural indigo dye. Then just add a few more stitches to create a lovely wall hanging for your home! Read More…
  • Code
    How To Write a Product Feature SetPreview image@2x
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    One of the key benefits of a product feature set is that it helps communicate your product vision with others, such as your team or investors. In this article, I'll teach you how to structure your product feature set and what should be covered in such a document.Read More…