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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How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop

Apr 28 2009 by Tyler Denis | 43 Comments

How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop

In this Adobe Photoshop graphic design tutorial, we are going to create a magical glow effect coming from a box in Photoshop. This is a pretty simple effect that looks great and can easily be adapted for use in other ways.

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Six Questions: Tony Chester on Running a Design Firm

Apr 27 2009 by Jacob Gube | 20 Comments

Tony Chester on Running a Design Firm

Tony Chester is the man behind OnWired – a successful, progressive, award-winning web design and web development firm responsible for making stunning and captivating web solutions for clients in various industries.

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Using XAMPP for Local WordPress Theme Development

Apr 26 2009 by Jacob Gube | 464 Comments

Using XAMPP for Local WordPress Theme Development - leading image.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install and configure XAMPP for the desktop. Once that’s out of the way, we’ll install WordPress so that you can have your very own professional, light-weight PHP and WordPress development environment.

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