• 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
    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…
  • General
    Supercharge Website Performance With AWS S3 and CloudFront200x200
    We live in a world where people are increasingly expecting more and faster speeds. In fractions of a second, your website can lose valuable visitors and in turn, money. Although most people think CDNs are for the "big dogs", they're actually super cheap and incredibly easy to use these days. In this tutorial I'll show you how to setup and use Amazon's Web Services S3 and CloudFront to decrease website load time as well as show the performance differences.Read More…
  • News
    Winners of the Nettuts/Screenr "Fame and Fortune" Competition Announced200x200
    The results are in. After a week of community voting, we've selected the best five submissions to the Nettuts+/Screenr competition. Everyone did a fantastic job, but there can only be five winners! Let's see who they are. Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    Best of the Web: SeptemberSystemizing design
    September was yet another exciting month for web developers. New Javascript libraries, major acquisitions, and monster open source projects were some of the things that happened as Summer died out. And that's not including the usual plethora of excellent tips and articles published from top-notch web development sites. Read on for some of September's highlights in web development.Read More…