How to Create a Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop

May 7 2009 by Jacob Gube | 131 Comments

How to Create a Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to create a simple and clean "Web 2.0 style" button sprite with a rollover state. You’ll also learn how to set up the sprite using some basic CSS techniques (CSS background sprite and CSS text image replacement).

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15 Excellent Places for Discovering Photoshop Brushes

May 6 2009 by Jacob Gube | 33 Comments

Photoshop brushes let enhance your artwork and designs with custom styles and themes. There is an abundance of free brushes online, but the vastness of the interwebs makes it hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. This article attempts to bring together all the best places for Photoshop brushes, all in one nifty page. Here, you’ll find 15 resources for building your Photoshop brushes collection.

1. Blendfu

Blendfu

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50 Stunning and Beautiful Desktop Wallpapers

May 5 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 111 Comments

If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you probably want to make it a friendly place. A gorgeous desktop wallpaper will personalize your interface and can inspire you creatively.

In this collection, you will find 50 beautiful desktop wallpapers handpicked for just you. You can never have enough wallpapers – and if you’re feeling like your desktop needs a face lift, check these out.

1. Stabilis

Stabilis

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Four Ways Ruby on Rails Can Help You

May 3 2009 by Phil McClure | 42 Comments

Ruby on Rails, an open source web development framework, has revolutionized the way we create web applications. By giving developers the necessarily tools and components needed to build powerful apps in an intuitive development environment, RoR makes development more efficient and less troublesome.

Four Ways Ruby on Rails Can Help You.

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22 Professional Photoshop Image Enhancing Tutorials

May 1 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 99 Comments

Adobe Photoshop is the premier tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally enhancing images. Whether you’re a beginner just learning the ropes or an advanced user looking for unique techniques to add to your Photoshop arsenal, you’ll find some tutorials here that you’ll surely want to bookmark.

In this article, you’ll discover plenty of tutorials that deal with enhancing images, adding unique and impressive effects, and recreating digital replications of popular traditional photography techniques.

1. Cross Processing

Cross Processing

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20 Excellent JavaScript Navigation Techniques and Examples

May 1 2009 by Kawsar Ali | 62 Comments

JavaScript allows you to add interactivity and feedback, making the user’s experience better and more intuitive.

Recently we showed you some exceptional CSS navigation techniques and we’d like to follow that up with an article about JavaScript-based navigation examples that you can use. Keep in mind that some of these techniques might not work if the client browser has JavaScript turned off (on average, 5% of users have JS disabled according to W3 web statistics).

In this article you’ll discover some terrific and unique JavaScript-powered navigation techniques and examples.

Tip: clicking on each image will take you directly to the demo page of the navigation menu technique if it’s on a separate page. Their names will take you to their project web page.

1. MenuMatic

This example takes semantic ordered or unordered list of links and turns it into a dynamic drop down menu system that can be vertically or horizontally oriented.

menumatic

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Announcement: Warm Forest Aspen Flash Template Winners

Apr 29 2009 by Jacob Gube | 3 Comments

Last week, Warm Forest and Six Revisions asked you what you thought the best Flash portfolio website was. To make things fun, Warm Forest kindly donated two Aspen Flash templates (worth $89.00 dollars each) to give away to a couple of randomly selected commenters.

Warm Forest

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