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[13 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Awhile back I had created a series of tutorials on how to use online tools to create a CSS based web design instead of doing it from scratch.  Although it is a bit outdated I still think these tools might prove useful for current designs and so check out my old really old tutorials on building CSS websites using online tools.  So even if you don’t like the tools at least check out the websites to help give you some ideas on how to speed up your web projects.
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Computers, My Tutorials, PC Building, Tutorials, Writing »

[23 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Welcome to my Beginners Guide To Becoming a Computer Hardware Tech guide into getting started with computer hardware installation, upgrading and maintaining.  I will be talking about various items you will need and point to a huge index of links.  This includes tutorials on building a computer from scratch, tips and tricks, myths exposed and more.  If you plan to build computers from scratch then you will need the proper reading in order to get a good understanding of what you will be dealing with when you build and maintain …

Flex 3 Tutorials, My Tutorials, Tutorials, Writing »

[19 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

In the previous tutorials we had populated our combo boxes with the use of XML by using the tag <mx:XMLList id=”statesXMLList”> in order to add data to our combo box. Also we had to identify that XML list also in the combo box itself like so:

( function() {
if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) {
window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] };
};
var unit = {
‘publisher’ …

Flex 3 Tutorials, My Tutorials, Tutorials, Writing »

[19 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Well if you had read my first three tutorials on how to design a contact form, you learn some basics on MXML and of course design a contact form. Yeah I promise a part 4 to that series, that is why I renamed this one to Part Duex, since the form is completely different, and using a different way to populate my combo boxes with data. Although, I might have found something to get the php going for this, but I save that for another time.

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Flex 3 Tutorials, My Tutorials, Tutorials, Writing »

[19 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Hopefully you have able to get a grasp on my first tutorials on how to design a flex form and then be able to stylize it with CSS. So now on to set up your form to validate and of course being able to reset your form as well., and before we get to the actual coding I break down the tags that will be used in this tutorial and what their roles are. Of course, since my newbieness really starts here I try my best to explain these tags.

Flex 3 Tutorials, My Tutorials, Tutorials, Writing »

[19 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

I hope that you learn a little bit of the Flex format with my first tutorial because that was the easy stuff until you get to the actual programming such as ActionScript and any other languages. Of course, I think this is by far the easiest part of designing forms or applications and that is using CSS. I will like to point out that CSS in Flex is a enigma and I will tell you why, because CSS in flex acts like regular CSS in html however it is very …

Flex 3 Tutorials, My Tutorials, Tutorials, Writing »

[19 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Well this is my first tutorial on Adobe Flex 3 which is a great program if you’re interested in designing applications for the web 2.0 era. Adobe flex is the way to go as it combines several different programming languages in order to make the most out of this program. This includes HTML, CSS, XML, PHP/MySQL, XML, ActionScript, Ruby on Rails and ASP and this is all possible by the use of MXML or Magic eXtensible Markup Language because it is a user interface markup language.

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Graphic Tutorials, My Tutorials, Tutorials »

[23 Jun 2007 | No Comment | ]

Motley Crue Sig Tutorial

Step 1: Create your canvas wit hthese settings 420×120, then fill it in with black.

Step 2: Grab a Motley Crue Stock photo and place it on the sig, then adjust the image so everyone will fit on the sig but still be big enough for some detail.
Step 3: Create 5 copies of your stock photo and then de-select those layers to be used at another time (if need be).
Step 4: Next grab your smudge tool (X brush) and set it 85% strength and then the …

Graphic Tutorials, My Tutorials, Tutorials »

[18 Jun 2007 | No Comment | ]

City at Night Tutorial
This tutorial is based on the wallpaper I design, you will need the following brushes to accomplish this tutorial or other designs like it. As note that a lot of layers will be moved around during the course of this tutorial and I will let you know as such.
Download brushes here

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window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] };
};
var unit = {

Graphic Tutorials, My Tutorials, Tutorials »

[25 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

Well it’s been a long time since I did a gfx tutorial but do a simple CS3 tutorial request for a sig and so I thought I do one especially on a good sig like this. Also a small notice this tutorial is designed around for those who have experience with some of the techniques used in this tutorial, but if you follow the directions correctly or close to it you should have same result either way.

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if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) {