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  • General
    ActiveDen and Activetuts - New Names, Same Awesome Content200
    For just over three fantastic years FlashDen has been the jewel in Envato’s crown. It is our longest running and most active community, and thanks to the amazing authors who showcase their work there, has become the largest marketplace for Adobe Flash files in the world with over 8,500 items for sale. Last week Adobe asked us to change our name and URL so that it would no longer contain the term ‘Flash’, which is a registered trademark of Adobe. We know that the success of our sites is about the community and content, not the names. So here at Envato HQ we’ve been busy thinking up new names and we think we’ve found a great new home for both our marketplace and our Tuts+ blog on Flash. As of today the two sites now live at ActiveDen and Activetuts+.Read More…
  • Reviews
    WordPress 2.7 Complete: Review200x200
    We're rolling out a new sub-category on Nettuts+: reviews. Sporadically, when a new book or piece of software is released, either myself or one of our writers will write a review detailing the pros and cons. A couple weeks ago, Packt Publishing sent me a copy of the recently released "WordPress 2.7 Complete." Though the platform has already moved on to 2.8, I was still quite pleased with the final product. Read More…
  • Flash
    Winners Announced: 50 Frontal Licenses worth $1,950!200 contest
    The folks at Frontal have kindly offered up 50 single licenses to giveaway to Activetuts+ readers! Frontal is used by web designers & developers to build rich media content, applications, and websites. Read on to discover more about Frontal and find out how you could be amongst the lucky winners...Read More…
  • Effects
    Create a Flickering Neon Light Effect using Flash and Fireworks CS41
    There is an all too familiar compulsion among digital designers to identify with their tool of choice. This is unfortunate because, when it comes to Flash, one tool that is invariably overlooked is Fireworks CS4. In this tutorial, you'll discover how Fireworks CS4 can be used to speed up your workflow in Flash and, at the same time, help a neon sign located on the wall of a run down theatre in Los Angeles flicker forlornly on a rather busy street.Read More…
  • News
    Typekit: Removing the Wrapping Paper200x200
    Services like Typekit live and die by how intuitive their products are. A couple weeks ago, I finally received my beta invite to join. For those unfamiliar, Typekit is a service that allows you to use a plethora of fonts on your own site with minimal effort. This video demonstrates just how easy Typekit is to work with. Rather than being a tutorial per se, this is more akin to removing the wrapping paper for the first time! I literally pressed record with zero knowledge of how to use Typekit. However, as you'll soon see, this service very well might prove to be the number one choice for designers and developers, once it officially launches. I know I'm on board! Read More…
  • General
    Sneak Peak at Photoshop CS5200x200
    Adobe is hard at work on the follow-up to their line of CS4 products. Just recently, they released a sneak-peak video of some of the experiments they're working on. Needless to say, it's incredible! It's almost time to start filling the coin jar. Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Blog Action Day: Create a Virtual Wind Farm in ActionScript 3Preview
    The term wind farm refers to a group of wind turbines in one location used for production of electric power. Compared to the environmental effects of traditional energy sources, those of wind power are relatively minor. Wind power consumes no fuel and emits no air pollution, unlike fossil fuel power sources. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a virtual wind farm using ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Roundups
    Blog Action Day: Climate Change Website RoundupPreview
    It's Blog Action Day 2009 and this year sees Climate Change as the hot topic. To kick off the Flashtuts+ contribution I thought I'd roundup a few Flash websites with a Climate Change theme. Specifically, I've focused on cars. The motor industry hasn't always been the most environmentally friendly sector, but it seems car manufacturers are trying to change. And they're using Rich Internet features to show us..Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    Top 20 Ways for Web Developers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint200x200
    Climate change is greatly affected by our carbon footprint. As web developers, it may not seem that we make huge "footprints." We read our mail and news online (no paper), communicate with instant messenger and Skype (no stamps or letters), and many of us relax by watching video or TV shows online (no renting/buying physical DVDs). As a whole, web developers do a pretty good job reducing their carbon footprint. Yet there are plenty of ways that we can reduce our carbon footprints even further and treat Mother Nature a bit better. After all, every little bit helps when it comes to becoming more environmentally responsible. So here are the top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint each day. They're simple changes, but in the end they make a huge difference.Read More…
  • Web Development
    An Introduction to the Raphael JS LibraryPreview
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    Raphael JS is a lightweight and super-sexy JavaScript framework that allows you to draw vector graphics in your browser! In this tutorial, I will introduce you to some basic drawing functionality, take a look at animation, provide DOM access and finally finish off by creating a cool widget for your site...Read More…
  • JavaScript
    The Ultimate Guide for Learning MootoolsCode
    Getting started with any type of framework can be an intimidating experience. To help, this week we have an in depth tutorial and long screencast to provide a crash-course for this popular JavaScript library. With so much focus on jQuery, it's easy to forget that Mootools is an equally powerful library with a huge following.Read More…
  • 3D
    Render a Funky Sound Visualizer with Away3D200x200
    In this tutorial I'll walk you through building a 3D compute spectrum. We'll use Away3D for the 3D Engine and make use of a sample song from the Envato asset library.Read More…
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