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    AudioJungle Launches + NETTUTS news!Jungle1
    So I know this is a blog about web design and development, but I thought I'd start my news post by announcing a brand new site we just launched called AudioJungle! It's a stock music and sound site, which expands off FlashDen into the audio market, and we're super excited about the launch.Read More…
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    Web Development
    How to Load In and Animate Content with jQuery200
    In this tutorial we will be taking your average everyday website and enhancing it with jQuery. We will be adding ajax functionality so that the content loads into the relevant container instead of the user having to navigate to another page. We will also be integrating some awesome animation effects.Read More…
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    HTML & CSS
    Which CSS Grid Framework Should You Use for Web Design?200
    Ever wondered how all those slick "magazine" themes for WordPress and other platforms were created? Many, if not all, were designed using a CSS Grid Framework - at least in essence if not in actual fact. That is, you can use an existing CSS framework or build your own from scratch. While it's possible to design complex web page layouts without a framework, it's arguably an act in masochism. In this article you'll get an overview of the current batch of Frameworks and which you should choose to use.Read More…
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    Web Development
    Create a Cool Animated Navigation with CSS and jQuery200
    Animation and visual feedback are great ways to assist a user in navigating and interacting with a website. While traditionally Adobe's Flash was the goto for anything animated, these days with the magic of javascript we can avoid Flash altogether. Today we're going to build a really cool animated navigation menu using just CSS and jQuery.Read More…
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    WordPress
    Build a 'WordBurner' Email Newsletter Manager using WordPress and FeedBurnerWordburner
    There are lots of different ways to communicate with your users these days. RSS feeds, SMS, & sites like Twitter have changed how we speak to our audience. But for my money, you can't beat the personal touch of a good ol' email newsletter. Of course keeping up a newsletter can take effort, but in this tutorial I'll show you how to use your regular Wordpress website combined with Feedburner to make a simple email newsletter manager.Read More…
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    Site Builds
    How to Build a Maintainable Site using CushyCMS and Twitter200
    Sometimes it seems there are as many CMS products out there as there are web developers. In this tutorial we're going to build a simple one-page site and then in less than 5 minutes, get it setup with a Twitter feed for daily updates and with CushyCMS for general content. If you haven't seen it, Cushy is a completely free and extremely simple to use product that's come on the market recently.Read More…
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    Web Development
    How To Create A 'Mootools Homepage' Inspired Navigation Effect Using jQuery200
    As you know there are a host of competing javascript libraries around these days. Though I prefer jQuery, I've always liked the way the menu on MooTools worked. So in this tutorial we'll recreate that same effect ... but we'll do it in jQuery!Read More…
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    Tools & Tips
    Use Amazon S3 & Firefox To Serve Static Files200
    Hosting services have gotten a lot better in recent times, more storage, more bandwidth, cheaper prices. But there is only so far that regular hosting will go. When I first launched PSDTUTS, despite being on a great webhost with some big specs, we ran into both bandwidth and file serving problems when our tutorials (each containing dozens of heavy images) would land on Digg. And then a friend recommended I try using Amazon's Simple Storage Service (aka S3). Read More…
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    News
    Contributions Open, Traffic Steady & Other NewsShield general
    It's two weeks since NETTUTS launched and I'm happy to report the site is kicking along better than I ever expected! With two and a half thousand RSS readers and some eight thousand visitors a day, it's kinda staggering for a brand new site! With such booming progress I've been knuckling down to get the mechanics of the site working a little better and have plenty of news to tell...Read More…
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    General
    7 Crucial Tips for Designing and Maintaining a Large Site200
    Projects vary in scope and size, and the challenges they entail vary likewise. As a lone web designer, the biggest job I am responsible for is FlashDen. Along with thousands of active members all chatting, uploading and buying, the site processes large amounts of money and large amounts of traffic. Designing, redesigning, maintaining and working with developer team has given me some useful insights and tips for making life easier. And since today we've launched my latest redesign of the site, it seems like a good time to write up my top 7 tips!Read More…
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    Site Builds
    Build a Sleek Portfolio Site from Scratch200
    There's nothing like building an entire site to show you a good overview of how a CSS layout should work. Over at PSDTUTS we've got a tutorial where you design up a sleek, high end web design. In this tutorial we're going to take that PSD file and build it with some nice clean HTML and CSS.Read More…
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    HTML & CSS
    Create a Slick Tabbed Content Area using CSS & jQuery200
    One of the biggest challenge to web designers is finding ways to place a lot of information on a page without losing usability. Tabbed content is a great way to handle this issue and has been widely used on blogs recently. Today we're going to build a simple little tabbed information box in HTML, then make it function using some simple Javascript, and then finally we'll achieve the same thing using the jQuery library.Read More…
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