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Why I'm So Excited About the New Tuts+ Premium

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Hey, guys! For the last several months, I've had the pleasure of helping out, top-secret, on the relaunch of Tuts+ Premium. After months of work, it's out in the wild! If you have a second, let me know show you what's new.


Massive Redesign

We'll be the first to admit that the old layout was in huge need of revision. That's why we hired the incredibly talented Orman Clark to work on a new, updated layout. I think it turned out wonderfully.


Courses!

I'm a huge fan of taking a skill, and breaking it down as much as possible into bits and pieces that can easily be consumed. Ten minutes a day, and, at the end of the month, you've learned a new technology. That's what our new courses are for!

We've launched with five massively in depth courses, and will continue adding more at a rate of around three per month. Here's a few that will appeal specifically to you guys:

  • CSS3 Essentials - In this course, we’ll cover the essentials of what you absolutely must know about CSS3. This means we’ll review the basics, like border-radius and box-shadow; but, we’ll also work our way up to more advanced techniques, such as using animations to add flair to your designs.
  • 30 Days to Your First Website Design - Ready to design your first website but not sure how to start? Ian Yates, Editor of Webdesigntuts+ and veteran web designer, walks you through every step of getting your first web design up and running. From the planning stages up until the pages go live, you’ll get expert guidance on how to make sure your first design gets done… and done right.
  • 30 Days to Learn HTML and CSS - Even if your goal is not to become a web designer, learning HTML and CSS can be an amazing tool to have in your skill-set – both in the workplace, and at home. If this has been on your to-do list for some time, why don’t you take thirty days and join me? Give me around ten minutes every day, and I’ll teach you the essentials of HTML and CSS. And don’t worry…we start at the beginning!
  • Create Killer Build Scripts with Phing - In this 12-part Premium screencast course, I’m going to teach you exactly how to work with the popular build script tool, Phing. Phing allows us to automate so many of the things we do manually for each project, such as compressing and concatenating code, FTPing files, and pushing projects to GitHub. When you’re ready to dig in, just push play!

Also in the queue are courses on HTML5, WordPress Plugin Development, Professional Screencasting, and much more!

...And, if you have a question about a lesson in a particular course, just head over to the Tuts+ Premium forums to discuss it with your fellow members and the course instructor.


eBooks

We've worked with Rockable Press and Smashing Magazine to provide their respective catalogs of eBooks free to all Premium members. That's hundreds upon hundreds of dollars worth of eBooks for $19 a month. Here's a handful that you might enjoy:

Getting Good with JavaScript

 Getting Good with JavaScript

Professional Web Design

Professional Web Design

How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer

How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer

Theme Tumblr Like a Pro

Theme Tumblr Like a Pro

Over 700 Exclusive Tutorials

In addition to the newly added courses and eBooks, we still have our insanely huge library of exclusive Premium tutorials. At the time of this writing, Tuts+ Premium contains over 700, including these:

  • Next Generation JavaScript with AMD and RequireJS - I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for better ways to organize my JavaScript. Recently (only a week or so ago), I’ve discovered what seems to be the best pattern yet. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce you to AMD: Asynchronous Module Definition and RequireJS. Hang on tight; it’ll be a wild ride!
  • The Magic of WordPress Custom Post Types - In this in depth video tutorial, I’ll teach you how to use custom post types, taxonomies, and meta boxes to extend your WordPress application into CMS-like territory.
  • A Massive Guide to Custom Theming jQuery UI Widgets - jQuery UI is an open source library of interface components that features interactions, animation effects and ready-to-use widgets. jQuery UI is based on the jQuery JavaScript library and is themeable, which makes integrating jQuery UI easy for developers of any skill level to integrate into their web pages and applications.
  • Build your Own JavaScript Library - Over the course of the past few years, the JavaScript community has exploded exponentially. It it’s safe to assume that libraries are the primary reason we’ve seen such astonishing growth. Thanks to these libraries, the differences between the popular browsers are minimized, making cross-browser development much easier than it used to be.
  • How to Build a Custom S3 Uploader - Ever wondered how to create a form that can upload multiple files directly to your desired S3 bucket? While tools like S3Fox and Transmit certainly get the job done quite well, sometimes we need a simpler, one-click interface for our clients. We’ll build one today!

    For $19 - It's Worth It

    After listening to all of the input from our users, we think we've produced an exceptional Version Two of Tuts+ Premium. I hope you agree! If you sign up, come say hi in our forums!

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