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July, 2012

Say Hello to the All-New Gamedevtuts+!  

by posted in News
Jul 31
2012

We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to the Tuts+ family — Gamedevtuts+!

Gamedevtuts+ is dedicated to teaching game development, with tutorials, tips, and articles about level layout, game design, coding, and working in the industry. We walk you through how to create games from scratch, go into the theory behind game development, level and character design, discuss working in the industry, and much more…

Read on to find out more about the all-new Gamedevtuts+!

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Author Interview: Xavortm  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Jul 31
2012

A sixteen-year-old go-getter, cycling professionally for Bulgaria, and “In the morning you see with new eyes.”. This week we meet Alexander Dimitrov (xavortm) from GraphicRiver and CodeCanyon.

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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The Scale of the Marketplaces on The Internet Map  

by posted in General
Jul 30
2012

I remember studying physics in high school. By day I’d learn about protons, neutrons and electrons, and how small things could be. And in the afternoon I’d come home and read about astronomy, and get my telescope out at night to explore. I was learning a sense of the scale of the universe, and where I fit – as humbling as that was. Well, I’ve been doing something similar this afternoon on The Internet Map.
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Attend FITC SCREENS and Save with Envato  

by posted in News
Jul 27
2012

SCREENS 2012

For the digital creators among us, SCREENS 2012 (an FITC sponsored event) is on the near horizon and we thought you would like to hear about it. Also, for those thinking of attending, we thought a 10% discount off the ticket price would feel pretty darn sweet too.
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Freebie Friday: Freebies on AppStorm  

by posted in Free Files
Jul 27
2012

The AppStorm team have been hard at work again. Here is a huge bunch of great free apps and web services they covered.

Mac.AppStorm

iCondubber: Tweaking Your Mac’s Icons for FreeiCondubber: Tweaking Your Mac’s Icons for Free

Wouldn’t it be great if Apple released an app that we could use to customize the look of the operating system? Just imagine that for a bit. Think of how you’d tailor your experience. Think of the abundance of different themes that people would post on the internet for everyone else to use. Hey, think about how many roundups we would write up!

Sadly for us, the ability to theme our system’s interface has never been an easy or flawless task. Sure, we had Manifique and a few apps like it, but now they are gone. That’s why icon customizers are still interesting, since tweaking icons is one of the best ways you can still tweak your Mac experience.
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Now Hiring – Growth Team  

by posted in General
Jul 26
2012

About the position

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY

We’re Envato and our mission is to help people to earn and to learn, online.  We’re a young online company, internationally known in our market.  We operate marketplaces where hundreds of thousands of people buy and sell digital items every day, and a network of educational blogs where millions learn creative skills.  You might be surprised to know that not only are we behind some of the biggest websites in Australia, we’re also profitable and growing really fast!

The Envato marketplaces are growing at an incredible rate!  Not only has there been explosive growth among authors, but buyers are also signing up in droves.  To stay ahead of that growth, we need ambitious, bright, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.  I’m proud to say that our current staff meets that criteria, but we need more! 

Specifically, we’re looking for someone to come join the team as a Growth Officer.   The growth team does exactly what it sounds like it does – we grow the marketplaces.  In short, we do that by discovering new item types, creating categories, filling those categories with quality content, and promoting them.   This is a great opportunity and is no ordinary job.

What you’ll be doing

•    Running competitions and “Most Wanted” campaigns
•    Working with authors to create seed for future categories
•    Writing articles to promote events
•    Creating and maintaining relationships with industry heavyweights
•    Working with accounting to make sure seed authors and competition winners get paid
•    Maintaining detailed statistics to identify our successes and failures
•    Identifying lucrative niches through statistical analysis

Essential Requirements

We’re looking for a whole lot more than just the ability to accomplish the above tasks. Here are some traits we’ll be looking for in a candidate:
•    Passion for the Envato community, buyers, authors, and staff alike
•    Excellent organizational skills
•    Attention to detail
•    Ability to find creative solutions to not-so-obvious problems
•    Project management skills
•    Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
•    Experience with and knowledge of the marketplaces is a huge plus, whether that be as an author, reviewer, mod, or just a community member
•    Though you don’t need to be a designer or developer, you must be intimately familiar with the industry
•    High level of initiative, independence and self-management in a remote working environment
•    Ability to collect, organize and communicate information and ideas clearly and from a remote environment

I’m interested!  What now?

If you have these traits and are excited at the prospect of joining the team, we’d love to hear from you!  Send a cover letter and resume via this form: https://www.formstack.com/forms/envato-growth_job_application
The following things will work in your favor:
•    A cover letter that talks about why you would be a good fit for this role, and gives us a sense of what you’re passionate about and what drives you.
•    A resume that shows us your strengths, rather than just listing everything you’ve ever worked on. (Long lists of acronyms will be frowned upon.)

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY

Tuts+ New York Meetup: A Recap!  

by posted in News
Jul 26
2012

It’s easy to assume that all the Tuts+ Editors are sat in Envato’s Melbourne office with the rest of the company — but you couldn’t be further from the truth! Our editor team is based all over the world, with people in the UK, Spain, Australia, and all over the USA.

Last week, the half of the editor team based in the US met for a few days in New York — we worked together, discussed the future direction of Tuts+, saw some of the city, and had the opportunity to meet our amazing readers during the community night!

Read on for an update on our community night, our photo booth video, and a few pictures!

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Why I Still Use Sparrow  

by posted in Community
Jul 26
2012

I once read a review for Sparrow which basically said that Sparrow is an application designed and developed by the gods for mankind as a gift. This sounded great so I downloaded it. And I fell in love instantly. The design was gorgeous, simple, and everything just worked.
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Envato’s Most Wanted Winners – ThemeForest > Health & Beauty (Site Templates, WP Themes, Joomla)  

by posted in Envato's Most Wanted
Jul 26
2012

Envatos Most Wanted - Health-Beauty

Many congratulations to the following authors who took part in our Envato’s Most Wanted event where we invited authors to submit Health & Beauty (Various) to ThemeForest:
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Your Say: Do You Still Read Books?  

by posted in Your Say
Jul 26
2012

Caught Reading by Jayel Aheram

Last night I was wondering if there are manny people of the new generation that still read books? I was talking with my friend about this matter…

ME: I was just wondering man, do manny people of our generation like.. still read?

FRIEND: Yea, I still read…

ME: Oh yea? like what?…

FRIEND: Like uhm…. signs and… stuff…

ME: Dude… that’s not reading xD

FRIEND: Oh yea dude? like you still read…

ME: Yeah, of course I read…

FRIEND: Yeah, like what?

ME: Like uhm… forum posts… and… stuff

Do you still read books often? Let me know in your comment.