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Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1 (January 2014)
By Brian Wood
Feb 5, 2014
Brian Wood loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC). In this article he shows you what they are and how to use them.
Tips for iOS Developers: Use the Tools
By Richard Warren
Feb 4, 2014
iOS consultant Richard Warren has collected a number of tips to help streamline iOS development. This article focuses on using the tools to do just this.
Why You Need Responsive Design for Your WordPress Site
By Joe Casabona
Jan 30, 2014
In 2013, over 50% of e-commerce traffic was mobile. In 2014, one quarter of new websites will be powered by WordPress. Joe Casabona, author of Responsive Design with WordPress: How to make great responsive themes and plugins, explains why implementing responsive web design on your WordPress site is so important, and not as hard as you might think!
edIT: Using Quick, Guided, and Expert Editing in Photoshop Elements 12
By Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski
Jan 29, 2014
Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski explain the different editing modes in Elements—Quick, Guided, and Expert—and show you how to use each one.
Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud: Preparing Raster Images
By Claudia McCue
Jan 28, 2014
Claudia McCue tells you everything you need to know to prepare raster images, including imaging software, resolution, scanning, cropping, and appropriate image formats for print.
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? Steve Krug on Why Users Like Mindless Choices
By Steve Krug
Jan 27, 2014
We face choices all the time on the Web. Steve Krug explains that making those choices mindless is one of the most important things you can do to make a site easy to use.
Fundamentals of Digital Product Management
By Kristofer Layon
Jan 24, 2014
Increasingly, product management is being applied to digital goods like ebooks, mobile apps, and web sites. The key to successful products is making the right changes for the right reasons, and managing product change in ways that help customers and organizations. Kristofer Layon shows you how.
Nikita Prokhorov’s Ambigram of the Month: Practice Makes Perfect
By Nikita Prokhorov
Jan 23, 2014
Regardless of your individual approach or what field you happen to work in, practice always makes perfect, as Nikita Prokhorov shows you in his latest ambigram.
Road to Seeing: Photographer Dan Winters on Aerospace
By Dan Winters
Jan 23, 2014
Photographer Dan Winters explains his love of the NASA space program and documents how he photographed the final flights of the space shuttles Discovery, Endeavor, and Atlantis in this excerpt from his book, Road to Seeing.
OS X Support Essentials: OS X Recovery
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Jan 22, 2014
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks, you will learn how to access OS X Recovery both on new Mac computers that came with OS X preinstalled and on systems that were upgraded to OS X Mavericks; explore the utilities available from OS X Recovery; and learn how to create external OS X recovery disks that can be used in cases where the local Recovery HD system isn’t available.
Getting to Know Analog Efex Pro from the Google Nik Collection
By John Batdorff
Jan 21, 2014
Google's Nik Collection has expanded its suite of plugins while paying homage to its analog past with the release of Analog Efex Pro. John Batdorff describes how the plugin is chock full of great effects and why it should be a part of any photographer's digital toolbox.
Scott Kelby on Photoshop for Lightroom Users: Retouching Portraits
By Scott Kelby
Jan 20, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop for Lightroom Users, Scott Kelby shows you how to do simple photo retouching in Lightroom, and then shows you more advanced retouching techniques in Photoshop.
OS X Server Essentials: Caching Content from Apple
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Jan 17, 2014
The Caching service speeds up the download and distribution of software and other content distributed by Apple. In this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.9: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Mavericks, learn about the Caching service, Caching service clients, the differences between the Caching service and the Software Update service, and troubleshooting the Caching service.
Embed Your Own Videos in WordPress
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Jan 16, 2014
Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition, shows how easy it is to upload, manage, and display videos on your WordPress site.
Night Photography: Observing Light at Night
By Gabriel Biderman, Tim Cooper
Jan 15, 2014
Our eyes are capable of adjusting to the contrast and colors of the night, but cameras often struggle to balance the many degrees of brightness. In this chapter, you'll explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light when photographing at night.
Making Your WordPress Theme Responsive: Core Features
By Joe Casabona
Jan 13, 2014
This chapter looks at some of the core features of WordPress instrumental to a good User Experience, including navigation, images, and widgets.
Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL: User Accounts
By Larry Ullman
Jan 9, 2014
Learn how to create and manage user accounts for a simple e-commerce system using PHP and MySQL.
Calling All Typomaniacs: An Interview with Erik Spiekermann on Typography, Helvetica, and Design Manifestos
By Peachpit Press, Erik Spiekermann
Jan 8, 2014
Erik Spiekermann patiently answers our questions on Helvetica, bicycles, his favorite typeface, the third edition of Stop Stealing Sheep, the TYPO Conference, design manifestos, and not doing pitches.
Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video: Blurred and Colored Vignettes
By Alexis Van Hurkman
Jan 7, 2014
Alexis Van Hurkman shows you how to use a shape to add a combination of color and/or blur to the outer border of an image.
Interface Design for Learning: Basic Principles A-Z
By Dorian Peters
Jan 6, 2014
Dorian Peters offers a crash course in interface design for learners, covering basic concepts from psychology, education, and human-computer interaction essential to the design of learning interfaces.

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