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September 07 2011

14:41

Our New Rights Management System... All the Colors Belong to You!

When I first built COLOURlovers as a weekend project I had no idea it would become this amazing community. At the time, I threw together a terms of use and privacy policy modified from some of the big sites on the web... and the language used about who owned the content you uploaded here was WAY too aggressive. Basically, it said we "owned" anything you uploaded. It may have said that in small print somewhere, but that's never how we thought about or treated your creations.

Recently we took the time and the budget to update the terms to appropriate language clearly stating that you own everything you create here... but that you give us a commercial license to also use your content (without this we couldn't run the site or showcase your work in things like the Color Inspirations book).

BUT... Updating the terms weren't enough, as we want to fully hand over control of your content to you. Today we're launching two new features that hand the rest of the control of content here at COLOURlovers to you, our awesome and creative members.

Rights Management for all COLOURlovers Content

Can I use this pattern as the background for my blog? Is it free to use this? I don't understand the license you provide for the content on COLOURlovers... We get questions like this all the time. And although we've had a Creative Commons license on the bottom of every page... It hasn't been very clear what people can or can't do with the content shared on COLOURlovers.

License Display Area
So we've added a new section in the right column of each creation page to clearly show the license for that content. There are icons and bullet-points to explain what is allowed with each specific license, as well as a link to the Creative Commons site to learn more about the license terms.

Changing Your Content Licenses
To change the license for a specific color/palette/pattern/etc. you can click the "Edit" link above the license box in the right column. A window will open and allow you to change the license for that specific creation.

Default License Settings
The default license for all content on COLOURlovers is a By Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike license. (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

You can change your default license for all future creations in your account settings area (Set Default License). You can also update the license for all your existing content on this page. There is a checkbox at the bottom of the form to "Change All Existing" which will do a big bulk update for all your creations... ie, would you like to allow commercial usage of all of your existing content? You can do that here.

What Each License Means

There are a few different ways you can specify what people can and can't do with the content you share here on COLOURlovers.

All Rights Reserved
Nobody can use your creation without first getting your permission. This is the most protective license option. Ie, Selecting this license on a pattern template you've designed means that nobody else can color the template in. The license area for a creation with this license will link people to a page to send you a love-note to ask for permission to use the content.

Creative Commons
The Creative Commons is a non-profit that aims to "give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work — a “some rights reserved” approach to copyright — which makes their creative, educational, and scientific content instantly more compatible with the full potential of the internet."

All creative commons license options include "By Attribution"... meaning people can use it as long as they credit you for the original creation.

Additional options under the CC license are:

Allow commercial use.
Selecting this license option will allow other people to use your creation in work that they sell or market commercial services with. It could be an Etsy seller using a pattern as part of a gift wrap paper package they sell, or a real estate agent using your pattern as the background of their website.

Allow derivative works to be created.
Selecting this license will allow users to remix & modify your original creation. For example, if you have created a pattern template that you would like others to be able to color in... it needs to be licensed with a derivative license.

Derivative works must be shared with the same license you’ve selected.
Selecting this option will require all derivative works to be shared with the same license as the original creation. If this option is set for a pattern template, there is no option to change the license terms of colored-in patterns. They must retain the original pattern template license.

License for Colors & Palettes

It's easier to understand these licenses in the context of pattern templates, but it's a little trickier when talking about named colors & palettes.

Colors
Technically you can't own the rights to a color (despite some large corporations trying to copyright their specific branding colors). All 16 million colors already exist, we're just allowing you all to come up with clever names to associate with those colors. For now, all color names on COLOURlovers will continue to have our default (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license.

Palettes
You also can't technically own the rights to the usage of certain colors together... ie, if you make a palette with Red, White & Blue... you can't prevent the US from printing more flags. What you can own the rights to is the combination of the colors in a specific order, and or the amount of colors presented as a 5 color palette like the way we do here on COLOURlovers. Ie, if you select an All Rights Reserved license for your palette: Somebody else can't present your palette anywhere else the way it is presented here on COLOURlovers. Even with an All Rights Reserved license though, they could still use that color combination to draw an illustration or design a logo.

We'll be adding a section to the site to explain the licenses better moving forward, so if you have any questions or think we should better explain something, please let us know.

Deleting Creations from COLOURlovers

If you really own all your creations, then you should be able to remove them from COLOURlovers too... and now you can. There is a new OPTIONS button in the About header for all creations. You're able to Edit & Delete your creations from here.

It's rare, but we know that sometimes people want to remove something they've shared on COLOURlovers... a palette they no longer love, a template they messed up on, etc. You're now able to delete all your creations, but the way we handle how things are deleted is a little different depending on what's being deleted. Here's a little more about what happens when you delete your different kinds of creations:

Colors. When you delete a color it will remove the color from your creations list, it will clear out the name, description, loves, faves, comments and all other associated information. The color will now be available for another member to name and list as one of their creations. A deleted color will still show in any palette or pattern, but will no longer have a name and will simply display the HEX value.

Palettes. When you delete a palette it will remove the palette from your creations list, it will clear out the name, description, loves, faves, comments and all other associated information.

Patterns. When you delete a pattern it will remove the pattern from your creations list, it will clear out the name, description, loves, faves, comments and all other associated information.

Templates. When you delete a pattern template it will remove the template from your creations list, it will clear out the name, description, loves, faves, comments and all other associated information. Any patterns colored in by other members will still exist on the site even after you delete the template, but no new version will be allowed to be created with the template.

*Gone But Never Forgotten*
Deleted content might still show up in search results in COLOURlovers for a brief time until our database runs it's regular updates to clear it out. Badges for your deleted creations will still exist, but the badge will be updated to show that the content has been removed, and the page for the creation will show that the creation has gone missing.


August 06 2011

14:15

Copyrights: Are they always Black and White?

Hello COLOURlovers!

Copyrights are well known topics that continually float around the community. So I've snagged someone in the business of creating and selling vector artwork to explain in laymen's terms the crazy in's and out's of copyright (with digital art). I'd like to introduce to the blog authorship, Ray Dombroski, founder of The Vector Lab (thevectorlab.com) and a COLOURlover himself.

Enjoy the post ~ Molly Bermea / Blog Editor


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Copyrights

Intellectual Property and Copyrights

Whenever an artist creates a new original work in the United States as well as in many other countries, it is automatically covered under copyright protection.  With the use of licensing, that artist can grant certain additional rights to others. A license can be written to give someone else the right to resell the art or create derivative works (remix or change the art), for example. These licenses are important when it comes to using stock art or clip art for your own designs.

Stock Art: Know Your Source

In a COLOURloving world where we are trying to keep our karma points high, it’s important to pay attention to what our fellow artists’ intentions were when they created the stock art we are using. The number one rule is to know your source. Whether you purchased the art from a reputable website, copied it off a friend’s CD, or scanned in some 18th century ornaments from the pages of a clip art book, it’s wise to read their usage license. If you don’t know who the artist is or the company that owns the copyright to the art, it’s best to move on and find another source.

How to Decipher a License

Most stock art websites have mind-numbing license contracts that cover permitted uses and restricted uses of their licensed art. In addition, most have lengthy standard and extended licenses. Thankfully some stock art websites are nice enough to offer a quick reference guide for their permitted/restricted uses and standard/extended license options. As an example, iStock.com's quick reference guide is located here.  Each company has a different contract, but below I’ve called out the most common provisions.

Typical Stock Art Permitted Uses - Standard License

  • - Small Print Runs
  • - Advertising and promotional products
  • - Books, Magazines, Newspapers
  • - Internet Banners, Video
  • - Promotional Prints and Posters not intended for resale
  • - Individual (or one-seat) license. Not to be installed on multiple computers.

Typical Stock Art Permitted Uses – Extended License

  • - Large print runs
  • - Use of the licensed material in products for sale
  • - Multi-seat license

Typical Stock Art Prohibited Uses (For Either Standard or Extended License)

  • - Use the licensed material as part of a trade mark or logo.
  • - Post the licensed material in any format that enables it to be downloaded or distributed.
  • - Distribute, resell, lend, or gift the licensed material.

The Big Question

So can I sell my patterns if they contain stock art covered under this sort of license? What if I purchase an extended license that covers items for resale or electronic items for resale? What if I take multiple vector files such as a floral pack of flowers and swirls and recolor them and create my own combination?

If the re-sold pattern is a vector file (such as an SVG, EPS, AI, PDF) then the answer to these questions is generally a “no.” This is because the two prohibited uses (posting & distributing the vector file) mentioned above would be violated. The reason for this is that the vector line work in these kinds of files stays intact and the stock art can easily be extracted and re-used for a different purpose by the new purchaser.

But the answer can be "yes," if the re-sold pattern is a pixel image or another flattened format such as a JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD, or TIF. If you are reselling the pattern you may be required to purchase an extended license that covers “items for resale” or “electronic items for resale.” Also check to see if the licensing contract has a pixel or DPI resolution limit on the items you are reselling.

Creative Commons

Some artists and designers offer their art under what is known as a Creative Commons License. Wikipedia has a really good breakdown of how this licensing system works – From that website I have called out the main points that are relevant to this article:

Original Licenses:

  • - Attribution: Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only if they attribute the work to the author or licensor.
  • - Noncommercial: Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only for noncommercial purposes.
  • - No Derivative Works: Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works based on it.
  • - Share-alike: Licensees may distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs the original work.

Selling Patterns made with Creative Commons Art

Back to our previous questions about reselling vector patterns that contain Creative Commons art, you are allowed to do so if the license is Attribution alone or Attribution + ShareAlike. If you are not reselling the pattern, but just giving it away, then you can also do this if it’s Attribution + Noncommercial + ShareAlike.

All Creative Commons Licenses require attribution of the original creator. So be sure to include the following:

  • - Include any copyright notices (if applicable)
  • - Cite the author's name, screen name, or user ID
  • - Cite the work's title or name (if applicable)
  • - Cite the specific CC license the work is under
  • - Mention if the work is a derivative work or adaptation

For us COLOURlovers, the world of intellectual property is not always completely black and white. But I hope it brings some understanding and discussion to the subject. Let's get out there and create!


Get Some FREE SVG Pattern Elements

Ray was kind enough to give the community some artwork to make their own patterns in different variations. Use them together, mix 'em up with the COLOURlovers shapes or your own custom shapes! Since Seamless Studio came out, he opened up a section of his site literally to help COLOURlovers who may not have access to vector software. This is the Pattern Elements Section.

These coupons are available until Aug 31, 2011:

Coupon: CL-TVL-PE (Free - Pattern Elements #01)

Coupon: CL-TVL-20 (20% off orders on TVL.com)

There is also an additional FREE SVG Pattern Download that has been available in the Pattern Elements section of TheVectorLab.com.

Direct SVG Files: You Don't Need a Vector Program!

These vector pieces are not only super cool to grab up this month (for FREE), but they come as SVG's! This means that you don't have to have any vector editing software to use them. Simply download them and import the SVG files straight in to Seamless Studio. How cool is that?!

Imported SVG shapes will go straight to your My Shapes  in the collections library in Seamless Studio.

The Vector Lab's, Pattern Elements are automatically offered at no complicated extra charge a, FULL EXTENDED LICENSE - which allows you to re-sell your patterns you create with them.

Now go create!!

Demonstration / How-To Video:

Creating Seamless Vector Patterns from TheVectorLab on Vimeo.

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July 12 2011

11:00

20+ Best Marketplaces Where You Can Buy And Sell High Quality WordPress Themes

WordPress, undoubtedly, is the most popular blogging platform around the web. Hundreds of blog posts are being published every day and more and more people are choosing WordPress as their blogging solution. But what if you have no basic knowledge of HTML and no clue how to set up a WordPress theme? Don’t worry, there’s no need to be a coding guru to own a splendid and cutting edge WordPress blog.

This post examines the top WordPress theme marketplaces where you can get high quality, unique and professional WordPress themes for incredibly low prices. All the themes are easily customizable and come with free support. So whether you’re just a beginner and considering starting your own blog, an experienced user looking for a new theme, or a small business company that needs an inexpensive, yet efficient website for your business, continue reading to find the top places to purchase amazing, high-quality WordPress themes for unbelievably low prices.

1. Themeforest

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ThemeForest is an Envato Marketplace. At ThemeForest you can buy and sell HTML templates as well as themes for popular CMS products like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal with prices ranging from just $5 up to $40. Items are priced on the complexity, quality and use of the file. The site is home to a bustling community of web designers and developers and is the biggest marketplace of its kind.

2. WooThemes

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WooThemes deliver top quality, cutting edge WordPress themes and superior customer support. With WooThemes you get solid code framework, stunning designs, incredible support and new themes every month. You can either purchase particular themes or you can get a club subscription which gives you unlimited access to all their themes.

3. ElegantThemes

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ElegantThemes is a premium WordPress theme marketplace which provides WordPress themes of quality and integrity. Each theme comes with a powerful set of tools that will spoil you with the improved functionality they provide. ElegantThemes provide a variety of features which are incredibly user-friendly and easily customizable.

4. StudioPress

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StudioPress offers professionally designed WordPress themes at affordable prices. The Genesis Framework is their newest product. The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. You can get Genesis seperately or you can get access to all StudioPress themes for a fixed price.

5. WPZoom

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WPZoom provides top quality premium WordPress themes at amazing prices with excellent lifetime support included. The project started in 2008 and gained huge popularity in a short time. They offer about 30 themes which you can buy separately or you can choose membership for ridiculously low price.

6. MojoThemes

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MojoThemes is a marketplace for everyone to buy or sell themes and templates. They sell themes for the most commonly used CMS and e-commerce platforms on the web such as premium WordPress themes, Tumblr themes and more. Their templates range from basic Photoshop templates to complex premium WordPress plugins. Premium WordPress themes are their specialty, though. With a premium WordPress template from MojoThemes, your WordPress CMS or blog-based site will be transformed with a fresh, clean and professional look.

7. KreativeThemes

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KreativeThemes is a place to find unique and distinguishable WordPress themes. They pour their heart into every design that they produce and that makes each of these themes unique and stand out from the crowd. KreativeThemes are really proud of the masterpieces they’ve ‘painted’. You can easily purchase themes as you go here, there are no subscription plans.

8. ThemeShift

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ThemeShift WordPress themes are professional-looking and extremely well-coded. A lot of handy features let you turn your blogging software into a CMS. Due to the clean, well-structured and commented code you will have no trouble with customizing the ThemeShift code to your special needs. You can purchase themes individually or you can choose a pricing plan which allows you to download more themes.

9. FlexiThemes

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FlexiThemes offers high quality and professional WordPress themes that are easy to use, manage and customize. Their themes turn your great idea into a professionally designed, fully functional website for all the world to see. Their themes are made to be visually interesting and simple for you to use. All of FlexiThemes themes come packaged with easy to use theme options page where you can manage your site without the need for editing the code.

10. Press75

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Press75 provides a wide variety of WordPress themes for every type of user and website. Every theme on Press75 has been built on a solid code framework which has been perfected over time. For designers and developers looking to customize, you will have absolutely no problem finding your way around. Similarly to other marketplaces you can purchase themes separately or choose a package which gives you access to all Press75 themes.

11. GraphPaperPress

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GraphPaperPress peddles minimalistic modular designs that can transform your blog from a tubular list of posts into an aesthetically-pleasing portfolio or news magazine website. Graph Paper Press focuses on creating graphically minimal, content-rich designs that provide your visitors with multiple entry points to access your content. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to purchase themes separately, you’ll have to choose from one of the memberships.

12. WPRemix 

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WPRemix, a WordPress powered master theme, is completely customizable, quality coded and comes bundled with many layout options that allows anyone to create a custom website in minutes instead of days and weeks, while maintaining top notch cross-browser display consistency. It has over 45 templates to choose from. W3C compliant mark-up, multiple color schemes and flexible page layouts

13. WPArcade

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WPArcade offers templates that focus on arcade and gaming. WPArcade will do a setup service for your arcade site for only 20$, if you buy one of their themes. In 24 hours you will have a ready to use arcade site with over 2000 games and automatic updating.

14. WPBundle

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WPBundle is a bundle of 10 handmade WordPress themes & other goodies, including a custom icon set, countless variations and free updates throughout the life of the project. It’s also possible to purchase themes separately, however it’s a great bargain if you but the whole bundle.

15. ThemeFoundry

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ThemeFoundry has been delivering handcrafted premium themes and providing professional support to thousands of awesome customers since 2008. At the core of every theme they create you will find five important ingredients: attention to detail, cleanliness, care, usability, and simplicity. Top it off with what we’re known for — fast and friendly customer support.

16. AppThemes

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AppThemes was conceived in 2010 by a team of WordPress enthusiasts looking to make it easier for businesses to setup an online presence. Their full-featured themes are seamlessly integrated with WordPress and built with easy-to-manage features.

17. HeadwayThemes 

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HeadwayThemes allows you to take full control of your website’s design with Headway for WordPress and its intuitive drag and drop layout creator. If you’re looking for a flexible WordPress theme that’s highly customizable and easy to use, Headway is your answer. It’s visual editor makes it the most advanced WP theme available.

18. OboxThemes

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Obox offers gorgeous design and functionality that you would normally only be able to attain from expensive, professional agencies. Obox creates plug ‘n play themes, built across multiple platforms. Incredible design, attention to detail, quality coding and functionality and support are 4 elements defining Obox themes.

19. OrganicThemes

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Organic Themes offers a variety of premium WordPress themes for artists, businesses and bloggers. Their collection of themes is always growing to suit the needs of their customers. Organic Themes release new themes on a regular basis, provide continuous updates, new color options and layout designs for our existing themes.

20. OrganizedThemes

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Organized Themes has been bringing customers quality WordPress themes for non-profits, businesses and churches since 2008. Their themes are visually stunning, and easy to use. Organized Themes also provide quality support that is quick and helpful, straight from an expert.

21. Templatic

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Templatic, officially launched on 10th of December 2009 is a place to get out of the box, premium and awesome WordPress themes to fulfill your needs in different areas of blogging and web design. From a simple blogging theme, to a complete e-commerce integrated WordPress theme, Templatic are releasing themes in diverse range so you can use WordPress as a CMS.

22. FrogsThemes

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FrogsThemes is one-stop shop for next-generation WordPress themes and pro-level support. With multiple styles, custom theme options and cutting-edge design, FrogsThemes premium WordPress templates are the top choice for web professionals. Get your site up and running and looking fab in no time with a little help from FrogsThemes.

March 06 2011

18:17

Now Offering PeepCode Screencasts on the Tuts+ Marketplace


We’re pleased to announce that we now have the pleasure of offering PeepCode’s fantastic screencasts on the Tuts+ marketplace! If you’re unfamiliar with PeepCode, they offer top-tier visual training on a variety of web technologies.

The Tuts+ marketplace is the web’s first tutorial marketplace, where we sell everything from eBooks to screencasts, to in depth written tutorials on a variety of creative technologies — all for cheap prices. If you’ve not yet stopped by to say hello, now is the perfect time!


1. Meet Rails 3 – PeepCode Screencast

Since its initial release in 2004, Ruby on Rails has surged in popularity among cutting-edge web developers. And our original Rails screencast has been a best-seller for three years, establishing PeepCode as the authority on video training for Ruby developers.
Today, Rails developers are in high demand and Rails is widely available on hosting services across the Internet.

This 75 minute screencast introduces Rails 3, the result of two years of low-level improvements, API refinements, and performance optimizations. If you are just learning Rails or if you have limited knowledge and want to learn more, this is the video for you!


2. Rails 3 Part II – PeepCode Screencast

Part I started the foundation. Now it’s time to complete your knowledge of the fundamentals of Ruby on Rails 3.

In 90 action-packed minutes, you’ll learn to use Rails’ packaging and code generation tools, work with stylesheets and JavaScript files, link data models together, and build powerful controllers in only a few lines. You’ll learn to build forms and organize view templates for easy reuse and maintenance.


3. Play by Play: Gary Bernhardt – PeepCode Screencast

This screencast is part of a new series at PeepCode where we sit down with expert programmers and watch them work. You won’t learn a specific topic or build a deployable project, but you’ll pick up workflow tips and editor hacks that usually require years of experience to figure out.


4. Meet jQuery – PeepCode Screencast

Two years in the making, it’s the PeepCode screencast on jQuery, the popular Javascript framework for developing web applications.

jQuery stormed out of the gate and quickly won the hearts of developers. Its design and implementation make it easy for you to accomplish basic tasks. Extendability is built in with its plugin architecture (you’ll write one in this screencast). You can organize code around native Javascript objects (you’ll do that, too!).


5. Meet Node.js – PeepCode Screencast

The Web has seen at least four major advancements in browser technology, about once every five years. Ajax has been around for five years, and we’re at the next jump: persistent connections between server and client.

Node.js makes it easy to write asynchronous, event-driven applications that serve static, dynamic, and persistent data to clients while using a minimum amount of RAM and CPU time. While other programming environments can accomplish similar things, Node has been built from the ground up to make this kind of programming painless.


6. jQuery Ajax – PeepCode Screencast

PeepCode Meet jQuery quickly became our fastest-selling title of all time. In this screencast, we explore the Ajax features of the popular jQuery JavaScript framework.

We start simply with the transfer of HTML fragments in only one line of code. You’ll learn about the convenience methods in jQuery and then dive down into the details of the low-level Ajax method.

August 25 2010

15:48

40+ Superb CodeCanyon Items you Must Check Out


If you’ve been hanging around Nettuts+ for long, you probably know that it’s only one small piece of the huge Envato ecosystem. If you’re interested in becoming a more efficient developer, you’ll want to check out these incredible WordPress, CSS, JavaScript, .NET, and PHP components — all ready to drop into your latest project.


WordPress Plugins

1. WP Geo Tagger

WP Geo Tagging can be used to add your current location to posts or to add an event location, so your readers can get directions in a snap.


2. jQuery Lightbox Evolution

Lightbox Evolution is a tool for displaying images, html content, maps, and videos in a “lightbox” style that floats overtop of web page. Using Lightbox Evolution, website authors can showcase a wide assortment of media in all major browsers without navigating users away from the linking page.


3. Trio Slider

Trio Slider offers a new concept of presenting your Featured posts (or any category really). All of the sliders offer a single wide slide per post, we thought 3 would just look better. We didn’t stop there, the Trio Slider as you can see in the Live Preview shows the latest (3) posts, which we like to call a (group), then it slides to show the previous (group) and do on.


4. Events Calendar Pro

The Events Calendar Premium plugin for WordPress enables you to rapidly create and manage events using the post editor. Features include Google Maps integration as well as default templates such as a calendar grid and event list for streamlined one click installation.


5. DDSliderWP – 11 Transitions – Slide Manager Panel

DDSliderWP features EVERYTHING that the jQuery plugin already offered PLUS a custom admin panel, with total management of slides.


6. PayPal File Download WordPress Plugin

PayPal File Download for WordPress is the easiest way to sell digital content to your visitors. Easily sell and automatically deliver e-books, PDFs, ZIPs, and any other kind of file to your customers—with built in IPN , email delivery, and download expiry.


7. LogPress

This plugin will help you to debug and speedup development of wordpress plugins and themes. Besides loggin PHP error it can log a bunch of other things to help you make your website better.


8. WP Auctions – Auction Plugin for WordPress

WP Auctions is a plugin that enables you to host auctions on your self hosted WordPress powered blog or website.


9. jGallery

This WordPress Gallery Plugin gives you a simple and extremely customizable way to create a gallery on any post or page. You have the option to use widgets or shortcodes to insert your custom gallery into your web site. As well, the look of your gallery is fully customizable through the WordPress admin interface.


10. WP-Membership Plugin

This is a WordPress plugin that helps you sell your content; you only need to install the plugin, create a category for your private content, setup the prices of your memberships and your Paypal account. Don’t hesitate and purchase it today


CSS

1. CSS3 Buttons

Create buttons by simply adding different classes to links, submits & button elements.


2. Griddler Pricing Grid I

SaaS (Software as a Service) style HTML5 /CSS3 pricing grid that degrades well for unsupported browsers.


3. Notification Boxes

Notification Boxes

  • 10 different styles
  • HTML and CSS3
  • jQuery Animation
  • PSD included
  • Documentation

4. Griddler Pricing Grid 3

SaaS (Software as a Service) style HTML5 /CSS3 pricing grid that degrades well for unsupported browsers.


5. CSS Apple Menu

This is different styles of navigation menus based on the design of apple’s menu on apple.com, It comes in 7 different styles, and with drop down menus that support up to 5 levels, This item is drawn using CSS meaning faster load times smaller file size and no images required, however this also means it only works in Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Mobile Safari, and Chrome.


6. Custom -Webkit- Animations and Transitions

Custom Webkit Animations

  • Full Video Can be Found here
  • 35 animation variations
  • Safari,Chrome,ipad,iphone
  • Seperate Demos for easy readability
  • Chrome Does NOT support 3d animations (yet)
  • Jquery is ONLY used to activate animations

7. Simple CSS Framework + Form Elements

Create a blog, corporate website with multiple columns easily without having to remember so many grid classes.


Javascript

1. Drop Menu

With this script you can make nice and interactive drop down menus. The advantage of this script is that it not only gives you the ability to make list drop down menu. You can also use a div as drop down element. This way you can create big drop down menus like under the buttons products and tutorials in the live preview. Or you can create a login panel in your drop down like I did in the live preview.


2. siteFeature

siteFeature is an unobtrusive jQuery plugin that simplifies the creation of an interactive “Featured Items” widget.


3. Featured Box

With this script you can make a nice interactive slide gallery like you find on every big site these days. Because the script is highly customizable you can use this script for lots of purposes.


4. AviaSlider – jQuery Slideshow

AviaSlider is a very flexible and easy to use Image slideshow plugin for jQuery with a set of really unique transitions that were nver available before, as well as some basic transitions, so the slider will fit into every project.


5. Ajaxy

Ajaxy is an unobtrusive, degradable and accessible Ajax integration solution. Ajaxy helps you to produce entire Ajax-driven websites, similar in functionality to Facebook and Google Mail.


6. My Video Channel

My Video Channel is a jQuery based script which makes it possible to display a list of YouTube videos from a specific user and play them in your own website. The reason behind the development of this script is really simple. It’s difficult to maintain videos on private servers because they take up too much space and are difficult to maintain. Through this script you could host your videos on the popular YouTube service and make them available on your own website.


7. Zoomer

“Zoomer” enables your users to closely inspect images by hovering their cursor over them. It’s been built as a robust, unobtrusive and highly customizable jQuery plugin. (jQuery is an open-source JavaScript library)


8. Attention Box

Attention Box is a simple and lightweight jQuery plugin that helps push important messages onto the screen and your users. Its subtle and beautiful see-through background makes it blend into any design. It also can take user inputs along with other features listed below and includes a very easy to follow documentation on the demo page.


9. JSized Page Peel

This component achieves a smooth graphic “peeling” effect on a page corner, without the use of Flash.


10. Lowrider Triple Slider

The Lowrider Triple Slider is a uniquely-designed gallery with a contemporary look that displays three images at a time. Upon each rotation, the images slide into their frames from different directions. The directions reverse if you move backwards in the slideshow order.


.NET

1. Smart .NET Ajax Contact Form

It uses just 1 file to validate, process and send the completed contact form to your e-mail address.

Does not reload the page to validate or send the form.


2. Web Application Template (C#)

This template package is designed to allow you a quick start when creating new web applications. In fact, this package should save you at least 6 hours of development time, if not more. It is meant for web developers who want structure to their projects and reusability. It includes many useful features that will aid you in rapid application development.


3. Google Picasa Gallery & API

An easy-to-use controller for accessing Google Picasa web albums. A complete gallery demo is also provided that is usable out-of-the-box!

You can directly use the code for the gallery in your own project or completely revamp it into a custom solution. Additionally, you can use the API to integrate Picasa into your own site quickly and easily (less than 3 lines of code!).


4. Asp.Net Multi Image Uploader and Resizer

Easily upload multiple high quality images. Create thumbnail images and unique file names for your images. Set your custom upload asp.net button. Upload 1 or more image at the same time. For this you need to change UploadCount variable. Change the quality of uploaded images. Use your own File Upload controls and buttons.


5. Windows Registry Classes

The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores settings and configurations for applications, device drivers, services, the kernel and more. These three classes are intended to ease the use of Windows Registry, and they can easily become a part of any application you might be working on.


6. NiceButton

NiceButton is a customizable button control for Asp.Net that provides very nice buttons made with sliding door technique.


PHP

1. AJAX Contact Form

This AJAX jQuery website component allows you to easily place a self-contained Contact Form on any HTML or PHP page of your existing website.


2. PHP Login & User Management

PHP Login & User Management is the MySQL powered website PHP login script, another high quality script designed and created by Jigowatt exclusively for ThemeForest.


3. ThumbsUp

ThumbsUp allows you to let your site’s visitors vote/rate anything you want.


4. Contact Form With Custom Auto Responder

The easy and full functional advanced contact form with validations and custom Auto responder message system which is easy to set no need of php coding.


5. Clivo

CLIVO is designed and developed for freelancers and small businesses to better manage their clients, invoices, transactions, payment methods, and general customer care. With multiple payment gateways, robust private messaging system, beautiful design interface, with the ability to management unlimited clients, invoices, projects, and payments and have full control over settings, makes Clivo THE CRM of choice among freelancers and small businesses.


6. Clientele – A secure client portal

Each client is given their own account that provides a Dashboard for them to monitor project status, upload/download documents and files related to their projects, and communicate with you.


7. Simple PHP Shopping Cart

The simple PHP shopping cart is the easiest way to add e-commerce to your website. Display products on any HTML or PHP page. Easily style the checkout process to match your website, and process payments through PayPal, Google Checkout or Direct Bank Transfer. Try the online demo to see just how easy it is to make a new product.


8. Advanced Backup System

Advanced Backup System or Abs is a PHP script that helps you with tasks as backup files, backup mysql databases and deploy new versions to a server. This script is a must have for every webdeveloper/webmaster that want to save some time.


9. Ad-Seller

Ad-Seller is designed to make advertising very easy for everyone who has the needs to display ads on there website!
Ad-Seller is lightweight to minimize the server load. It has a great simple css based design and offers great options!
Next to the lightweight design, Ad-Seller is made using CodeIgniter an PHP framework with exceptional performance.


10. PayPal Membership Subscription Manager

Fully featured User Management System with PayPal subscription integration.


Conclusion

Think you have the chops to make something better? If so, get over to CodeCanyon, and become an author! It’s a very…very good time to sign up. Next up for the marketplace is a new HTML5 category, and then an ExpressionEngine extensions subcategory shortly after.

July 25 2010

11:00

Earn Money In Internet:30 Different Design Marketplaces

Everybody of us would love to earn extra money on internet and here you will find several ways how to do exactly that and where to find some work to be done. While writing this article I managed to learn few new money-making methods on internet.

The thing is, you don’t even need to be experienced designer or artist to start selling your work. On few sites you can even sell your leftover work so you get best out of it. While browsing I found that these all sites listed below seem to be really promising. Honestly I have never tried any of these but I guess it’s first time for everything.

1. DeviantART

DeviantART is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts with over 13 million registered members, attracting 35 million unique visitors per month. If you want to sell your art then this is the place to be.

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2. 99designs

99designs is the #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design.

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3. crowdSPRING

Designers compete with each other to win money.

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4. Themeforest

Themeforest is just 1 of the 7 options you can choose. Here you can sell pretty much everything ranging from logo designs to 3D models.

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5. Brandstack

This is pretty much the best way to sell in 4 easy steps:

  1. You create several logo designs for a client.
  2. Your client chooses one.
  3. You have a bunch of left over designs.
  4. You sell your unused designs on Brandstack.

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6. iStockphoto

iStockphoto is the internet’s original member-generated image and design community.

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7. Zooppa

Zooppa is the world’s largest social network for user-generated advertising.

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8. Wordpress Designers

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9. Buy Stock Design

If you can make any type of Design, Templates, Wordpress or html, then this is website for you!

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10. Templamatic

A unique marketplace for premium web templates.

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11. Fotolia

Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images.

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12. Imagekind

The world’s fastest-growing art site offering over 750,000 high-quality fine art images for sale.

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13. BigStockPhoto

Bigstock is your fast, easy-to-use marketplace for quality stock images.

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14. Crestock

Crestock is a growing player in micropayment royalty-free stock photography and provides a great experience to both buyers and sellers.

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15. Graphic Leftovers

Quality vector art and images on the web.

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16. Cutcaster

Sell photos or illustrations with best prices.

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17. Zazzle

It’s free and easy to create an online store on Zazzle to sell t-shirts online or sell posters online featuring your art, images, and designs.

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18. Inkd

The world’s first online marketplace for cutting edge print designs.

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19. Texturevault

TextureVault is a community driven supplier of royalty free texture and background images. It allows talented photographers and artists to sign up and sell their textures via the website.

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20. CoSwap

If you are talented web programmer or graphic designer and deciding what to do with items that no longer have use for, then this is for you!

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21. LogoTournament

An online community where businesses can go to receive the logo they really want by hosting a logo design contest.

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22. RedBubble

Sell your work online. Over the last 3 years RedBubble has shipped 352,700 items of art! They take care of all the hassle. Give them your digital file and they will turn it into the finished product, deliver it to your customer and take care of any customer service problems.

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23. Minted

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24. ivoteforart

You can sell one-off originals like paintings, limited edition prints or open edition prints – that’s up to you.

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25. Pixmac

If you’re looking for the best picture or just trying to sell your best shot, Pixmac is your perfect tool, with accurate search results and helping you at every step.

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26. DepositPhotos

DepositPhotos.com is your #1 resource for buying and selling Royalty-free photographs and vector images.

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27. Spreadshirt

Submit your designs and earn cash every time an item with your design is sold.

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28. LogoSportswear

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29. CafePress

The world’s largest collection of user-designed products.

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30. Printfection

The easiest way to sell t-shirts & merchanise.

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