For just over three fantastic years FlashDen has been the jewel in Envato’s crown. It is our longest running and most active community, and thanks to the amazing authors who showcase their work there, has become the largest marketplace for Adobe Flash files in the world with over 8,500 items for sale.

Last week Adobe asked us to change our name and URL so that it would no longer contain the term ‘Flash’, which is a registered trademark of Adobe. We know that the success of our sites is about the community and content, not the names. So here at Envato HQ we’ve been busy thinking up new names and we think we’ve found a great new home for both our marketplace and our Tuts+ blog on Flash.

As of today the two sites now live at ActiveDen and Activetuts+. (more…)

The team at Envato has long taken part in Blog Action Day, and this year is no different. The topic chosen this year is climate change — and when it comes to the web, one easy way to make a positive difference is to use a green web host.

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We’ve had a lot of great stuff to give away lately. And the giving is going to just keep on here. Today we’ve got some free licenses for Jumpchart to give away.

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Do you ever scan through your RSS list of feeds and wonder how you could improve on the quality of your subscriptions? If you answered yes, then SuggestRSS is a tool that will be of interest to you.

Okay, we all know most people are doing what they can to trim down the number of feeds in their feed reader. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have more room for more quality content — you just need to trim the fat. Here’s a good way to do just that and get more from your browsing sessions.

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Another giveaway comes to an end. After perusing through the comments and tweets in response to our Pulse competition, I’ve selected two lucky recipients.

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When it comes to building a website, however small it may be, you can be certain that you will go through several modifications before arriving at the final structure as well as copy. Now imagine you are working in a team and each person has their own ideas. You can at least double to number of alterations that the website would go through.

Once your team is satisfied, you present your final proposal to the client and he wants to modify further. He wants to add a few more pages to the About Us section. “Oh, and the homepage needs more images”, says the client.

As the developer, how do long can you go on tweaking things without losing it? Well, that depends on your tolerance level and on how much the client is paying you for the project.

But maybe Jumpchart can push your tolerance level a little further and get you to a few more changes.

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If you’re starting to tire of the Wave, not to worry. This will be our last post on the subject for a while.

So far we’ve looked at the basics of the application, toured through the interface, discussed what to do once you get your invite and even looked at a few good resources to read if you’re still waiting.

Today I’m sharing a list of the extensions and gadgets available for Wave that caught my attention.

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Hopefully yesterday’s review of Google Wave was helpful to those of you still waiting to get access to this new tool.

If not, here’s a round up of good resources for getting your fill and knowing what to expect when you finally get an invite. Some of these are opinions, some are factual, but I think all are helpful in getting a grasp of what to expect.

If I’m wrong, feel free to tell me in the comments.

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A lot of fuss has been made about the fact that email was originally designed 40 year ago, that it no longer works in our fast paced world, and that we need a change. It’s funny — go back just a couple hundred years ago and most people would have considered a 40 year old technology to be very modern. But the twentieth century obliterated that mentality.

And now, here we are. Yes, sometimes communication is hard. Sometimes it is scattered. And sometimes it’s easier to use a tool other than email. Now Google is doing their best to fix the problem and Google Wave is their attempt to do just that. But can it change the way we communicate online?

Only time will tell, but for now we can look at the application itself and see what it’s made of. (more…)

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