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March, 2012

Freebie Friday: Freebies from Creattica  

by posted in Free Files
Mar 30
2012

Creattica is a great place to get inspiration, and show off your work. Did you know it’s also a brilliant place to download quality freebies? Here we show off one recent freebie from each category, but that’s just a taste. Follow the links below to your favorite categories to see what else is available.

Free Blogger Templates

Keep It SimpleKeep It Simple

A minimalistic Blogger template.
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Easter Collection!  

by posted in Community, General
Mar 30
2012


With only a week to go, it’s time to finalize those Easter projects, send your friends and family a cute e-card and print out some Easter party flyers. Continue Reading

Featured Desktop: Jittery Jim’s Mac Desktop  

by posted in Community
Mar 30
2012

I’ve been exploring some nice desktops on Flickr recently, and came across this one, by “Jittery Jim”. (Click image to view it full-size on Flickr.)

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Copyright Math: a Ted Talk by Rob Reid  

by posted in General
Mar 29
2012

This Ted Talk is regarded as the best short talk at TED 2012 by Ars Technica’s Ken Fisher. In it, comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

As copyright and finance are important issues in all of our lives, do yourself a favor and invest the five minutes it takes to watch this humorous and thought-provoking video.

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Your Say: Do you usually work on a laptop or a desktop?  

by posted in Your Say
Mar 28
2012

My Desk by Fensterbme

Laptop or desktop? Which are you most productive on? On which do you spend most of your work time?

These days I find the large screen makes a huge difference to my productivity. I guess I could achieve the same by plugging a laptop into a large monitor.

I still use my laptop daily to get away from my desk. I take it outside or to a coffee shop or library for a few hours most days. It also helps me to stay productive when waiting for my kids to finish their shifts at McDonalds.

Which type of computer makes you most productive? If you use a laptop, do plug it into a larger monitor when possible? We’d love to hear the details, so feel free to share in the comments.

Why Good Website Navigation Is Required  

by posted in Community
Mar 28
2012

Astrolabe by Charles Tilford

A good website navigation is a crucial factor that determines the effectiveness of any website. The users have to face multiple problems because of poor navigation. A designer must come up with website navigation ideas that are simple, organized and unambiguous.

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AudioJungle Music Brings People Together  

by posted in Authors, Case Studies
Mar 28
2012

What tune did you march down the aisle to when you got married? Chances are it wasn’t an AudioJungle track. Shame on you.

But if you’re single, here’s a great idea for when you’re ready to tie the knot. Do what this couple did, and choose AudioJungle! Not only did they march down the aisle to a tune by Andy Slatter (Slats), they also featured it on their Flash wedding invitation (above). Now that’s a forward-thinking couple!

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How to Find Creative Commons Content to Use in Marketplace Items  

by posted in Authors
Mar 27
2012

Classic Buttons Photo by creativecommons

Licensing can be a complex, tricky business. That’s why Creative Commons was founded to help give content creators an easy way to distribute their work while specifying some simple factors such as whether the work could be used commercially or modified. Creative Commons licenses are perhaps most famous for their use on Flickr and Wikipedia. But really they are all over the place, with some half a billion items or more licensed under one of the CC licenses.

For Marketplace users, CC-licensed materials can be a great source of assets to use in item previews and even item downloads. In this post I’ll explain a bit about what kinds of licenses you should be looking for, where to find content, and what to avoid. Continue Reading

Author Interview: adamjamescuz  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Mar 27
2012

Creating distorted synth sounds, honing his music production skills, aiming for a very individual sound, and liaising with VideoHive authors to include tracks in their videos. This week we meet Adam Cousins (adamjamescuz) from AudioJungle.

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

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Featured Workspace: Soundroll’s New Professional Studio  

by posted in Community
Mar 26
2012

Dmitry Lifshitz (Soundroll) is one of AudioJungle’s most successful authors. In fact his two profiles seem to have a permanent place on the AudioJungle Top Authors page – Soundroll-music is Number 1 by a very large margin, and Soundroll is Number 6 on the list. He spent his first three years as an author working in a simple home studio. But no longer.
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