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    Create a Custom Theme With OpenCart: Part ThreeOpencart
    In the previous part of this series, we learned how to create a custom theme and enable it from the back-end of OpenCart. We also studied how the template overriding system works in the application. In this part, we'll go further and dissect the important templates to understand the basic elements used in a general OpenCart template.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: Interview With Dave Perillo, aka MontygogPre
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    For this installment of our To the Point series, I got to fire questions at Dave Perillo, aka Montygog, whose often pop-culture-themed vector pieces are inspiring and harken back to an era of design long missed. Pull up a chair and take a spin around Dave's body of work while he answers questions on inspiration, process, and working with art galleries.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    New Course: What Every Photographer Should Know About LensesLens
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    If you've ever wondered how lenses work, what makes a good or bad lens, and how to pick the one that's right for the kinds of photos you want to take, this is the course for you.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: Don’t Let Your Designs “Evolve”Giraffe preview
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    A Web Designer’s work is never done, even once a website is launched the job of testing, analysing and reiterating is only just beginning. But iterating is not the same as letting a design evolve. If your designs are evolving you’re doing something wrong. Here’s why.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Water Pistol Illustration in Adobe IllustratorWaterpistolpreview
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    In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed water pistol illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
  • Web Design
    A Quick Introduction to BrowserSyncBrowsersync
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    In this quick video tutorial I'm going to introduce you to BrowserSync, a tool so good Google built it into their recent Web Starter Kit. You can think of BrowserSync as being a bit like LiveReload (it watches for changes you make to a web page and automatically updates the browser), except that it also works across multiple devices.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Getting Started With Adobe Lightroom 5: The Photo WorkflowIntro lr5 preview
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    Lightroom can help you tame your photo collection and get the most from your pictures. This tutorial will show you around Lightrooms basic toolset.Read More…
  • Code
    iOS 8: Integrating Touch IDPreview image@2x
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    iOS 8 introduces the Local Authentication framework, giving developers the ability to use the device's fingerprint sensor to authenticate users. This tutorial explains how it works, discusses the security implications, and creates a sample app.Read More…
  • Code
    Getting Better Support By Avoiding The XY ProblemXy
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    The ability to get fast and effective support is one of the reasons to choose WordPress. With its massive popularity and incredibly supportive community, help with whatever problem you may face is available, if you know how to ask. Ensuring you get a good answer requires avoiding the XY problem - when you ask about a solution to a problem, instead of the problem itself.Read More…
  • Code
    Understanding and Working with The WordPress Options TableWordpress
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    In the earlier parts of this series, we looked at the tables in the WordPress database and the relationships between them. In this part I'll cover a table which is different from the others - the wp_options table.Read More…
  • Code
    WordPress Full Text Search With ElasticSearchIcon
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    WordPress has a built-in search feature; however, it's not very efficient. For example, the results are not sorted by relevancy. In short, it's a naive MySQL LIKE query without utilizing index. Automattic doesn't even use it WordPress.com. They implement a custom search with ElasticSearch. Why not learn to setup this up on our own site, as well?Read More…
  • Game Development
    How to Generate Shockingly Good 2D Lightning Effects in Unity (C#)Create shockingly good lightning effects unity
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    There are plenty of uses for lightning effects in games, from background ambiance during a storm to the devastating lightning attacks of a sorcerer. In this tutorial, I'll explain how to use C# and Unity to programmatically generate awesome 2D lightning effects: bolts, branches, and even text.Read More…