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April, 2011

Freebie Friday: Ubuntu 11.04  

by posted in Free Files
Apr 30
2011

As everyone interested in Linux would know, Ubuntu 11.04 (codenamed “Natty Narwhal”) was released this week. And it’s free!

Linux is a secure operating system with a plethora of free applications for virtually every purpose. And it gets friendlier every year in spades. Ubuntu has been the most popular distribution of Linux virtually since its launch in 2004.
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Want to integrate your Flash game with Facebook? Read Michael James William’s book!  

by posted in News, Team
Apr 28
2011

Michael James Williams is the technical editor for Activetuts+. He is a freelance Flash developer. And he is also a published author.

Michael’s book Facebook Graph API Development with Flash came out several months ago, and I’ve been meaning to mention it here ever since. On his blog, I Help People Make Flash Games, he briefly describes what it was like to write the book, and what the book is about:

Early last year, I signed a book deal with Packt Publishing. I spent most of 2010 working on it, and it’s finally finished, published, and on the shelves.

The book is a beginner’s guide to creating Flash Facebook applications and games. That includes apps like Graffiti and games FarmVille, which are designed to be played entirely within Facebook, as well Flash projects hosted outside Facebook that tap in to the user’s Facebook profile and friends list to give a more personalised experience.

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Your Say: How much bandwidth do you use each month?  

by posted in Your Say
Apr 28
2011

Sasag Modem, Netgear Router by Oliver Müller

We want to hear from you. Each week we give you a chance to share your thoughts, opinions and ideas. Have your say!

How much bandwidth do you use each month? Where do you think most of it goes? Does your ISP enforce limits? Do you get enough?

Come Say Hi at FITC  

by posted in News
Apr 28
2011

I’m proud to say that not only is ActiveDen an official sponsor of FITC Toronto 2011, but we’re also an exhibitor. That means that I’ll be at a table spreading the good word about Envato and giving away thousands of dollars worth of free stuff.

If you’re going to be there, be sure to stop by and say hi. If you do, you’ll get a free t-shirt and have a chance at winning all sorts of prizes, including marketplace credits, Tuts memberships, and a Rockable Press eBook.

I look forward to seeing you there!

This Week’s Featured Authors  

by posted in Authors
Apr 26
2011

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!

Geert9 ActiveDen Featured Author: Geert9

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is Geert9 who joined in February 2009, has a portfolio of 13 items for sale and has racked up 390 sales!
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ThomasVoMusic AudioJungle Featured Author: ThomasVoMusic

Our current featured author here on AudioJungle is ThomasVoMusic who joined in October 2010, has a portfolio of 20 items for sale and has racked up 107 sales!
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raviG ThemeForest Featured Author: raviG

Our current featured author here on ThemeForest is raviG who joined in May 2009, has a portfolio of 4 items for sale and has racked up 115 sales!
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MotionRevolver VideoHive Featured Author: MotionRevolver

Our current featured author here on VideoHive is MotionRevolver who joined in November 2010, has a portfolio of 32 items for sale and has racked up 1379 sales!
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Rayzong GraphicRiver Featured Author: Rayzong

Our current featured author here on GraphicRiver is Rayzong who joined in November 2008, has a portfolio of 50 items for sale and has racked up 572 sales!
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RizoS 3DOcean Featured Author: RizoS

Our current featured author here on 3DOcean is RizoS who joined in February 2011, has a portfolio of 4 items for sale and has racked up 2 sales!
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sevenspark CodeCanyon Featured Author: sevenspark

Our current featured author here on CodeCanyon is sevenspark who joined in April 2010, has a portfolio of 3 items for sale and has racked up 971 sales!
View sevenspark’s Portfolio

 

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Author Interview: ToyBoatHouse  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Apr 26
2011

Creating user interfaces, collecting inspiration in a small notebook, drumming for the Minnesota Vikings, and hanging out with cheerleaders. This week we meet Jason Herder (ToyBoatHouse) from ActiveDen and AudioJungle.

If you’re an Envato author and would like to be interviewed for the blog, head over to this form. We’d love to hear from you.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I am an Interactive Art Director. I create user interfaces, games, and misc. interactive work for clients. I am married, with a cat and two dogs. (One of which, enjoys to wear silly hats.)
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Meet the Staff: Amanda Hackwith  

by posted in Team
Apr 25
2011

A home office, coffee shops, dedicated gaming, and writing books. This week we meet Editor and Project Manager for Rockable Press, Amanda Hackwith.

What is it like working for Envato, and what are some of the jobs you’ve had with us?

Wow, working at Envato during the last two years has certainly been a whirlwind trip, but it’s been full of opportunities I never dreamed possible. The great thing about working at Envato is you are constantly being presented with new opportunities and challenges.

I’ve worked for Envato since January 2009. Hard to believe it’s been more than two years! After being a long-time buyer and participant in the marketplaces as a corporate designer, I applied for a Site Manager position, interviewed with Cyan, and got brought on to manage the not-yet-released marketplace that no one had heard of: GraphicRiver. Getting to manage GraphicRiver from inception up to what it is today was such an amazing gig and I was lucky to get to work with some really amazing talent in our community!

In addition to GraphicRiver, I also worked on FreelanceSwitch, first as a Community Manager and then as a Editor in May 2010. FreelanceSwitch is a huge site with very discerning readers so it was a fantastic experience. During that time, I also got approached by Rockable Press to complete a survey on FreelanceSwitch, do some interviews, and write a book about the results. That eventually grew into Freelance Confidential and my currrent job at Rockable!

Now I’m Editor and Project Manager for Rockable Press, Envato’s publishing company. That means I work with Naysan Naraqi on all aspects of new books and projects. I work with writers and readers while they write the manuscripts, designers while we build the layout, and the rest of the Envato staff on everything else. It’s interesting because I get to do a bit of everything, writing, editing, design, promotions.
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Featured Workspace: Adam Everett Miller  

by posted in Community
Apr 25
2011

Adam Everett Miller—our Aetuts+ editor—was recently surprised by his talented wife, Katie. She redecorated his home workspace. He loves it!
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Featured Site: Cgtuts+  

by posted in General
Apr 25
2011

Cgtuts+ is Envato’s tutorial site about computer graphics in all its forms.

Cgtuts+ is a source of learning on all aspects of computer graphics. We pump out regular tutorials on Maya, 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Blender, Mudbox and more. We cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced CG artists.

Our tutorials are the best on the web, hands-down – that’s why over 4 million people visit our network of tutorial sites each month.

Whether your dream (or reality) is building CG models, textures and animations for games, movies, commercials, architecture or elsewhere, you’ll learn techniques that you can apply to your projects today.

Cgtuts+ is part of the Tuts+ Network.

If you’re interested in creating a tutorial for the site, you can learn about the submission process on our Submit a Tutorial page.

Visit the site today! What makes Cgtuts+ your favorite site?

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Freebie Friday: Freebies from Tuts+  

by posted in Free Files
Apr 22
2011

Here are some freebies from around the Tuts+ network!

Activetuts+

Exclusive Freebie: Ten Fab Filter Effects for Your Flash Textfields

Exclusive Freebie: Ten Fab Filter Effects for Your Flash Textfields

If you enjoyed Muhammed Abid’s tutorial on glassifying your text with Flash filters, you’ll love this Exclusive Freebie from frequent author Carlos Yanez. It’s a set of ten such effects, ranging from gold to bubble gum, which you can easily copy and paste to apply to any text in any of your Flash projects.

Grab it now!

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