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Show Your Appreciation: Webdesigntuts+  

by posted in General
Jun 25

Webdesigntuts+ is Envato’s tutorial site for learning, well, web design. If it’s your favorite Envato site, give it a shout out in the comments!
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Five Quick Web Design Tips
From Team Envato  

by posted in General
May 23

Do you love the design of Envato’s gorgeous websites? Would you like to know the secret formula, or at least get some tips from our amazing devs? You’re not alone!
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Rockable Have Published a New Book:
“Web Design Confidential”  

by posted in News
Apr 13

Are your web design knowledge out of date? Are you charging too little? Are you lacking essential design skills?

Rockable Press have just released a new book – Web Design Confidential – that will answer these questions and more. Written by our own Amanda Hackwith, this book offers insights based on survey results from a study of more than 5,000 web designers from all over the world.
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Webdesigntuts+ Ian Yates to Judge the “Above the Fold” Web Design Competition  

by posted in News
Feb 17

Ian Yates is a multi-talented guy. He started out with Envato as a Vectortuts+ writer, spent some time editing Activetuts+, and is currently our Webdesigntuts+ editor. He knows more than a thing or two about Flash, illustration and Web design.

He was recently honored with some much-deserved recognition: Ian has been asked to act as a judge in the Above the Fold Student Web Design Competition which seeks to honor the best student Web design projects each year. This is its first year and final judging will take place in May.

The man behind the competition, Brian Miller, is a Web Designer based in Connecticut, and author of “Above the Fold” which Webdesigntuts+ reviewed and gave away last year.

Be sure to check out the competition. A huge congratulations to Ian. We know how talented you are, but it’s great to see it being recognized in the wider community.

Screencast: A Smarter Twitter Page…
in Under 15 Minutes  

by posted in General
Dec 5

Last week we showed you how to supercharge your Facebook page. This week we move our focus to Twitter.

Many authors have Twitter right in the center of their marketing strategy. But are you making the most of it? This screencast from Webdesigntuts+ shows you how to give your Twitter page a makeover in Photoshop – in just 15 minutes or so.

Today we’ll design a smart, vintage modern background to welcome visitors to your Twitter page. We’ll go over some layout considerations, then dive into Photoshop. Have fifteen minutes spare? Let’s go then!

For source files and more details, visit the tutorial on Webdesigntuts+!

Back Up Your Website – Here’s How  

by posted in General
Dec 1

The good ole' days by Blake Patterson

If you’re serious about your work, I’m sure you have a well-thought-out backup system that you run as if your income depends on it. An external hard drive, offsite backup, online backup, whatever. For a freelancer, it’s the ultimate insurance plan.

But have you ever thought about backup up your website? It cost you a lot of time or money – maybe both. And it’s also something that your business depends on.

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5 Traits of a Successful Designer  

by posted in Authors
Nov 28

Success by Jeff Hester

LoungeKat has written a brilliant post on Webdesigntuts+ called 5 Traits of a Successful Icon Designer. Though the post is especially aimed at icon designers and web designers, its points are applicable to us all.

Kate sums up what it takes to be successful in design in the intro to the article:

The truth is, it’s managing to be many things at once and keeping a balance between communicating a concept and crafting great designs.

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Featured Site: Webdesigntuts+  

by posted in General
Dec 6

Webdesigntuts+ is the youngest Tuts+ site, but quickly attracted a lot of interest and a strong following. The site’s About page describes it like this:

Webdesigntuts+ is a blog made to house and showcase some of the best web design tutorials and articles around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great results and interfaces, but explain the techniques behind them in a friendly, approachable manner.

Web design is a booming industry with a lot of competition. We hope that reading Webdesigntuts+ will help our readers learn a few tricks, techniques and tips that they might not have seen before and help them maximize their creative potential!

The site is run by Brandon Jones, one of our marketplace’s top authors, where as epicera he has made over 14,000 sales so far. He knows what he is talking about! Learn more about Brandon in our interview from last month.

Recent tutorial topics include:

Are you into web design? What do you like best about Webdesigntuts+?

Meet the Staff: Brandon Jones  

by posted in Team
Nov 8

Every week we’ll introduce you to an Envato staff member or team. This week we meet Brandon Jones, editor of our most recent Tuts+ site, Webdesigntuts+.

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

Working with Envato is like working at Willy Wonka’s Factory, it’s all fun and games until someone drinks too much Fizzy Lifting Juice and floats too close to the exhaust fans.

Seriously though, it’s a blast to work with a company that is as good at letting their employees kick butt as they are at creating sustainable, well managed business growth. Every week brings something new and exciting, and it’s always great to hear about the network expanding into new parts of the internet community.

More than anything, it’s great to be surrounded (metaphorically since I work remotely from L.A.) by so many talented individuals who are truly passionate about what they do. It’s inspiring to be included with such a great group of people.
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