20 Resources for Website Templates from Smashing Downloads

April 26, 2010

Smashing Downloads offers these 20 sites for downloading  a great variety of website templates, here. These are all free and can be adapted and changed to suit your needs, depending upon your knowledge of HTML and CSS.

For 13 collections of premium-quality WordPress themes selected by Smashing Downloads, go here.

Amazing new images of the Sun from NASA on CNET

April 23, 2010

Here’s a series of stunning new images on CNET of the Sun, paid for by your tax dollars and taken by NASA‘s SDO, or Solar Dynamic Observatory.

The SDO was launched on February 11, 2010 and is just beginning its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before. Now where have I heard that before. . .?

Above is an an extreme ultraviolet, false-color image of the Sun taken on March 30. The colors indicate different gas temperatures. Reds are cool (about 60,000 Kelvin, or 107,540 degrees Fahrenheit) and the blue green end of the spectrum is hot (at more than 1 million Kelvin, or 1,799,540 degrees Fahrenheit).

20,800 FREE Online Training Videos from VTC

April 20, 2010

By now Lynda.com has established itself as one of the premiere online sites for video training and tutorials. But they are not alone in this space. VTC Online & CD Computer Software Tutorials offers training in everything from Animation & 3D to Game Design & Development to Networking & Security.

The great thing about VTC is that they have over 20,000 FREE tutorials for you to check out. So if you’re looking to brush up on your skills or want to explore some new software prior to purchase, this a great site to explore.

55 High Resolution Photoshop Brushes from Colorburned

April 14, 2010

I love getting new brushes, layer styles and actions for Photoshop. The good folks over at Colorburned offer a selection of 15 high resolution PS brushes for creating moldy paper effects, here. Then, in a burst of generosity they throw in 40 high resolution ‘streak of light’ effect brushes here.