16 places to get your photo books this holiday season

16 places to get your photo books this holiday season

Perusing your digital photos are great, but sometimes you just want something a little more tangible, something you can hold in your hands. Of course you can turn to getting a bunch of prints at your local superstore or pharmacy, but then what do you do with all the prints? If you’re anything like me, […]

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New Course: Design Print-Ready Product Packaging

Our new course, Design Print-Ready Product Packaging, will give you a deeper understanding of how to create a packaging design from start to finish. Tuts+ instructor and freelance graphic designer Simona Pfreundner will teach you about packaging shapes and printer finishes, and help you create your very own cookie box packaging using Adobe Illustrator. You can take our new course straight away […]

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Creative Arabic Calligraphy: Anatomy of the Letterforms

What You’ll Be Creating The alphabet chart provided in the introduction was an overview; today we are looking at each letter in detail. You’ll learn about each letter’s proportions, its essential form(s), its relationship to the baseline, and the letters around it. I’ve also included snapshots of each letter, as found in historical documents spanning […]

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What’s new and exciting in WordPress 4.1

What’s new and exciting in WordPress 4.1

The upcoming WordPress 4.1 release is going to pass the release candidate mark, so we now have an opportunity to look closer at the forthcoming features. Those features vary from the introduction of new UI elements, and modes in the dashboard, to  the query API and performance enhancements — there’s something for everyone to get excited […]

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Addictive online game gives you a whole new perspective on Earth

Addictive online game gives you a whole new perspective on Earth

Ever wondered what the world looks like from above? The team at Quartz have, and they found themselves surprised. So surprised in fact that they’ve created an addictive game using satellite imagery and asked you to identify places from a bird’s eye view. It’s unexpectedly hard! Of course most people will recognize Manhattan’s outline, but do you know what […]

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Is The Grid a better web designer than you?

Is The Grid a better web designer than you?

Unless you’ve developed the enviable skill of ignoring adverts on Twitter, you can’t have failed to notice The Grid, a new service promising “AI websites that design themselves.” The Grid “is not another do-it-yourself website builder,” the difference according their site, is that The Grid boasts an advanced AI (artificial intelligence) that can build custom solutions […]

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The best free WordPress plugins for December 2014

The best free WordPress plugins for December 2014

If this is the season of giving, then we’re in luck. The WordPress community has been giving us free plugins aplenty. Why wait for the end of December when you can have your presents now?   Quote Tweet Provide your users with an easy way to tweet any part of your article with Quote Tweet. […]

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