Having a strong will and motivation, it's amazing how much one can learn from tutoring resources shared by both amateur and professional contributors on the web, be it traditional tutorials enriched with illustrations or now thanks to broader bandwidths highly popular screencasts appearing all over the web. Sometimes it is however quite demanding to find sources of really good tutorials that can teach you something you've always wondered about. A really good how-to article on whatever tech-related pops up every now and then, often even on blogs you haven't heard of before. Listing the best ones in one place would make it a lot easier to increase the chances of finding a good how-to article about that nifty graphical effect or impressive coding technique you've just stumbled upon.
Let me introduce several tutorial indexing sources whose purpose is to organize and categorize the best of tutorials available online.
This one is indeed a center with pretty broad scale of issues dealt with in the wide selection of collected links to tutorials. It's no use giving examples of categories since you can hardly think of any application that would be left out (at least of the best known ones). Submitted tutorials are examined to make sure only the high quality ones make it to the list.
Tutorialvault's focused on graphic and coding tutorials which are hand-picked and split into just several main categories, basically those most often sought after like Photoshop, Flash, PHP, CSS ones and a few others. Although Adobe apps apparently lead the chart here, the other categories are nicely filled as well. So far over 2300 pieces and counting.
This collection of screencasts only deals with issues related to web development in its heavier form and contains videos providing useful hints about different technologies and programming/scripting languages used to propel websites - RoR, ASP, PHP and more. The number of published screencasts is not that high but their quality seems pretty good to me.
Bonus: Inkscaper's Dreamland
I couldn't resist adding this one at the end, although this resource is purely aimed at the OS vector graphics editor Inkscape and graphics made in it. I must admit I haven't used Inkscape much so far but after seeing what these guys can do in it, I knew I had to give it more attention, perhaps as much as GIMP deserves. Should you be a designer or just someone who deals with graphics in their free time, you definitely don't wanna pass this valuable screencast.Advertisement
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