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July, 2012

New On Rockable: “Getting Good with PHP”  

by posted in News
Jul 25
2012

Hoping to learn PHP? Or know some PHP and hoping to get good at it? In Getting Good with PHP, Andrew Burgess will teach you everything you need to know about the basics of PHP. Even if you don’t have any programming experience under your belt, this easy-to-read guide will get you started with PHP in no time.
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Envato’s 6th Birthday: 70% Author Commission & Birthday Bundle!  

by posted in Milestones
Jul 25
2012

Birthday SoonWe’re excited to announce that we’re rapidly approaching Envato’s 6th year in operation! And what a blast the past 6 years have been. From humble beginnings in 2006, we’ve rapidly grown into a community of more than 1.8 million Marketplace members, educated millions of visitors to the Tuts+ blogs for free, launched our premium education platform, helped freelancers earn a living and improve their skills and so much more.

Though we would be nothing without our amazing community, which is why we want to give back on our birthday.

I’m excited to announce that on August the 20th we will be launching our annual Birthday Bundle, containing more than $500 worth of the best files the Marketplaces have to offer, for only $20! Not only do we want to celebrate by making the Birthday Bundle available to everyone, but from Monday the 27th of August until Friday the 31st of August we will be setting every author’s commission rate to 70%!!

There’s never been a better time to be a member of the Envato Marketplaces. If you’re not already a member of our community, I encourage you to take a look at what we have to offer!


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Author Interview: Mackaymusic  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Jul 24
2012

Living in Kazakhstan, studying music in New York, being inspired by ambient music, and sitting on the roof to watch the sun rise and set. This week we meet Mackay Bravo (Mackaymusic) 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 Workspaces: Nice Speaker Setups  

by posted in Community
Jul 24
2012

Workspace by Alfredo Hinojosa Flores

I’ve been looking around at various speaker setups on Flickr – some are for work, others for relaxing. I thought I’d share a few with you.

I recently decided that it’s time to upgrade our home speaker systems. Not the studio monitors connected to my computer, but the speakers we use in our lounge rooms when we watch TV and listen to music.

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Get Constructive Feedback
With Tuts+ Workshops  

by posted in General
Jul 23
2012

Blacksmith by Bader Albassam

Iron sharpens iron. Metal requires heat and pounding to become malleable. And our own creative work needs the pressure of review, feedback and criticism if it is to improve. But where can you go for constructive feedback?

Tuts+ have recognized the need for peer review, and many of the sites offer a weekly workshop where readers can submit their own work for friendly, constructive criticism. Most of the feedback comes from the Tuts+ community, who really seem to appreciate the opportunity to help one another.
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Weekly Inspiration  

by posted in General
Jul 23
2012

Have you ever heard of the Law of Attraction? You might not believe it but a positive attitude may help you finish your next project. Being optimistic about your capabilities will give you drive and inspire you to work hard, even when you experience failure. On the other hand repeating “it will never work” over and over again is probably not doing you any favours.

Isaac B. Singer (Nobel prize winner) had a similar theory,

“If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.”

Even Ex-Googlers Love Tim McMorris  

by posted in Case Studies
Jul 20
2012

The new Triposo App from Jon Tirsen on Vimeo.

GraphicRiver author Twos has good ears. He was reading a TechCrunch article about Triposo, a startup launched by two ex-Googlers, and instantly recognized the tune in their video as coming from AudioJungle.

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Featured Profile Image: SeaMartini  

by posted in Authors, Community
Jul 20
2012

There are almost as many approaches to creating a profile image as there are authors. Some focus on showcasing artistic skills, others prioritize with slogans and company information. Some show their personal photo, while others display abstract forms. This one belongs to SeaMartini Studio.
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Learn to Be Your Own Critic  

by posted in General
Jul 19
2012

How good are you at evaluating your own work? In the marketplaces it’s great to have reviewers to ensure your work is of high enough quality, but if you only rely on their opinion, you’ll find things slow going.

In an excellent Phototuts+ tutorial, Antoinette Seaman shares six principles that enable you to learn to be your own critic. While the tutorial is aimed at photographers, the principals are relevant to creatives of all types.

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WordPress 3.4 Compatible Themes  

by posted in Authors
Jul 19
2012

WordPress3.4With WordPress being updated to version 3.4 on the 13th of June, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve updated the Marketplaces to allow version 3.4 to be selected by theme authors as a compatibility option. If you’re a WordPress author we encourage you to update your themes to be compatible with version 3.4 as soon as possible.

ThemeForest has more than 865 WordPress 3.4 compatible themes out of 1933! So there’s already some great stuff out there which is compatible with the new version! See some of the themes compatible with version 3.4 on ThemeForest today!