Interview with Founders of Envato Collis and Cyan

One of the best things about working here at Envato is that we have an awesome team of people building, managing, writing, reviewing and working on our sites. Yep, things have come a long way since the early days when there was just a few of us trying to do everything!

Recently our awesome Tuts+ interviewer Emil asked if I minded being video interviewed with some questions put forward by the Psdtuts+ readers. Since no-one really wants to see my enormous head on screen for too long a period of time, I asked my lovely wife and partner in crime Cyan if she’d be in on the interview and we thought we’d put up the video to help celebrate 3 years of Envato.


New Featured Author of the Week: ReidKnorr

  • Author’s Username: ReidKnorr
  • Member Since: September, 2008
  • Location: Minnesota, United States

How Come?

Few are aware of this, but ReidKnorr was actually the person who inspired the new Specialty pages sub-category. His “Under Construction” template, shown below, has become a huge success as a result!

Portfolio Samples

Vinta SS

“Vinta SS is a simple one page “Under Construction” template that allows you to keep your users informed while you are building a new website. This html template will allow you to quickly and easily create a landing page on a new domain or website project that tells the visitors what is going on and when the site will be completed.”

Element – Backend Admin

“Element Admin is a static html template that can be used as a starting design for your next web application or cms admin template. It includes the necessary elements to give your backend admin section a modern web 2.0 look.”

Happy Birthday! Grab Your Birthday Bundle NOW + 70% for ALL Authors!

It’s here! The beginning of the 3 day Envato 3rd Birthday celebrations! As of right now you can grab our Birthday Bundle jam packed with $300 worth of some of the best selling files on the marketplaces for a ridiculously low $20. This is an AMAZING deal which will only be online for 3 days during the birthday celebrations, so don’t delay, grab it NOW!

Packed into the bundle are no less than 37 items from across all five marketplaces, including items like Maximus’ top selling WordPress theme “Convergence”, VectorFlower’s “ZOOM / PAN CONTROLS” and Parker & Kent’s “AS2 XML Elegant Portfolio”. These are some extremely popular files at full price, but for three days only you’ll get them along with 34 others for less than the price of Convergence on its own.

More Details of the Birthday Bundle Here


Ask JW: How do I Create the Image/Description Slide Effect?

It’s been a few weeks since the last entry in this series. Today’s Q and A comes courtesy of Alex Sandings.


WordPress for Designers: Day 17

Did someone call for an integrated back end slider? Well, if you did, we heard you! After much anticipation from our readers, today is the day we integrate our slider with the backend of WordPress. We will learn all about how to use the WordPress media manager to let users setup, add, and edit the slider, all from the convenient backend of WordPress. This is a day you don’t want to miss, so fire up your server and let’s do this!


Next Week it’s Envato’s Birthday! Here’s a Preview of What’s Coming Up …

It was back in 2006 that Envato first launched with our very first site FlashDen. That means next week we’ll be turning 3 years old! Since web years are much like dog years, by my count that makes us pretty darn old. Given how we’ve grown, we’ve decided that this year it’s time we really kicked our celebrations up a notch. Next week for 3 days we’re going to have a massive sequence of birthday events, read on to find out what’s happening …


New Featured Author of the Week: vfxdude

  • Author’s Username: vfxdude
  • Member Since: July, 2009
  • Location: Undisclosed

How Come?

When an item sells over 400 times in less than 45 days, you can rest assured that you’re an extremely talented designer! Vfxdude has absolutely proven himself to be one of our best, and we truly hope that he’ll continue creating templates for us in the coming months!

Portfolio Sample

Big Feature

“Clean and flexible WordPress theme, with big article images and nice typography, plenty of settings, many page templates, five custom widgets, and easy to add article and preview images. The documentation is also within the live preview.”

Simple Layouts with PHP

This tutorial is for those starting out in PHP and want to learn a great way to create layouts. This will help reduce redundancy and keep you from writing too much code. (more…)

20 SEO Tips That Every Web Developer Should Follow

One aspect of web development that is many times overlooked is search engine optimization. In this list, I’ll show you some basic SEO techniques that will help you make friends with Google, and increase your page rank!


Top 5 Web Statistic Systems

Every webmaster wants to know how many hits his website is getting, whether it be daily, monthly or just sporadically; but with so many stat tools availble, which one is the best to use? In this article, we’ll review some of the top systems available.