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Graphic designers, you can now master Adobe for next to nothing

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Graphics

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

Shanghai red-braised pork with eggs

Red-braised pork, in which chunks of belly pork are simmered with soy sauce, rice wine and sugar, is beloved across China, and there are many regional variations. In Jiangnan, and especially Shanghai, they like theirs dark, sleek and seductively sweet.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>6 eggs, small if possible<br>• 20g fresh …

Food & Dining

148 Resources to Help You Become a CSS Expert

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>I’ve gathered a list of more than 100 resources for mastering CSS. They can help you master the …

CSS Framework

Ex-boat builder designs unique off-grid tiny house

"The design was a collaboration between the owner (Briar Hale) and myself, but it really is her baby as she had a clear idea of what she wanted," …

How to make Multi-Layered Parallax Illustration with CSS & Javascript

Hey friends, I will be showing you how to create a simple multi-layered illustration with depth that transitions into the content in a unique way. …

Graphics

Top 10 Best JavaScript Libraries For Web Developers

<b>JavaScript Libraries</b> are pre-written JavaScript which allows for easier development of JavaScript-based applications or any other web development …

An Introduction to Unix

<b>Everybody Knows How to Use a Computer, but Not Everyone Knows How to Use the Command Line. Yet This is the Gateway to Doing Anything and Everything</b> …

Designers: Start Coding With uilang

This article will introduce you to uilang’s philosophy and syntax. We’ll start with a simple example to get you comfortable with the basics, before …

Creating Well-Behaved Sites With The Page Visibility API

In the past developers have tried to create this behavior by adding onblur() and onfocus() window handlers. While they are considerably better than …

JavaScript Awesomeness — Or How To Animate Without jQuery

Why JavaScript?<p>CSS animations are convenient when you need to sprinkle property transitions into your style sheets. Plus, they deliver fantastic …

How To Master Fireworks’ CSS Properties Panel And CSS Professionalzr

Real web designers write code. Always have, always will.<p>Further Reading on SmashingMag:<p>I still notice that quite a few designers are extremely good …

Designing With Your Clients

There must be a better way — a way that enables you to produce outstanding design and maintain your profit margin.<p>The answer lies in involving the …

How to Make Expensive-Looking Solid Perfumes for Less Than $10

<i>Welcome to ELLE.com's HoliDIYs, the more festive (and slightly chillier) version of our Summer FriDIYs. Check back every Friday for tutorials on creating homemade gifts that you'll actually want to give (no macaroni necklaces or potpourri in sight).</i><p>"I made you your own custom fragrance." It has an …

The One Cocktail You Need at Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles shares her recipe for a boozy big-batch punch that will keep you from getting stuck making drinks all night.<p>[image id='b2f71828-712a-456d-97a9-da5365b495d3' loc='C'][/image]<i>Buff Strickland</i><p>Hosting a party or holiday gathering doesn't have to mean that you spend the …

Cocktails

FoodRecipes

Mary’s florentines<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>10 to 30 mins<p>Serves<p>Makes 18 biscuits<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>Try making these chewy, luxurious biscuits at home. Careful weighing of the ingredients is the key to success.<p>Equipment and preparation: for this recipe you will need a sugar …

Dessert

Dorie Greenspan's Parisian Macarons

<i>All week long, the lovely Dorie Greenspan is serving as a Guest Editor here at Food52, sharing recipes and stories from her latest book, Baking Chez Moi. We're also giving away a copy each day! Because we want to give the gift of Dorie.</i><p><i>Today: Learn how to make a fanciful and iconic Parisian …

Playing games used to be simple: Why better hardware is not always a good thing

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>With all the talk about day one patches, firmware updates, and hard disc install sizes, sometimes you start to wonder what happened to the simplicity of …

Japanese Vegetable Pancakes [okonomiyaki] With Cabbage, Kale And Carrots

Japanese Vegetable Pancakes [okonomiyaki] With Cabbage, Kale And Carrots from smitten kitchen• 1/2 small head cabbage, very thinly sliced (1 pound or 5 …

Pancakes

The Ice Cream Recipe You Definitely Need to Know

Just in time for summer.<p>There are few better ways to cool off than with this recipe found in the <i>Coolhaus Ice Cream Book</i> (Brian Leatart, Natasha Case, Freya Estreller with Kathleen Squires, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). It was inspired by Natasha's summers on Martha's Vineyard. Her family would wait …

TinkerBots: Modular Robotic Toys a la Living Lego

Let's be clear about two things: 1. I am a tech luddite; 2. I, coincidentally, grew up broke playing with sticks and rocks, and <i>galdang it</i> I liked it. …

Kids

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

5 anti-ageing facial exercises you can do at home

If it's good enough for Meghan Markle...<p>It’s hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox and surgery, with Meghan Markle reportedly a huge fan, but …

Pimenton Roasted Cauliflower

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Your new favorite weeknight side dish (or bar snack).</i><p>Sometimes the measure of a good recipe is how much can be subtracted from it while maintaining its essential …

Moroccan-Style Almond Milk with Orange Blossom Water & Cinnamon

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade almond milk, with sugar and spice.</i><p>WHO: Onetribegourmet is a realtor and food blogger in Philadelphia who loves to …

Chicken Fritz

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Cara Eisenpress of Big Girls Small Kitchen shares a beloved chicken recipe, originally made for picky eaters in 1950s Queens.</i><p><i></i><p>My Grandma Esther grew up in Brooklyn, not …

Roasted Eggplant with Cilantro-Almond Salsa

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: What you should make right now, with the season's last eggplant.</i><p>We eat vegetarian dinners a lot -- not by design, really, but because of the flavors I’m craving and …

7 Fall Salads

Salad has come a long, long way since its 1960s-era nadir. (Iceberg lettuce topped with cherry tomatoes, a couple of thick cuke slices, and bottled French dressing, anyone?)<p>Luckily, we are in the squarely in the the era of eating local, seasonal, and with wonderful diversity. Even average …