Monday, March 5, 2012

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Where in the World is the Envato Logo? In Iceland.

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 03:00 AM PST

Off to the Land of Ice!

In preparation for the big Kuala Lumpur trip coming up here soon, my wife and I decided it might be a good idea to get a little “travel practice” since we’ve both never left the US before. I found a stellar bundle online and went for it.

I must say that this trip to Iceland has been simply amazing! The people here mostly all speak English (as well as Icelandic) and Reykjavik is a beautiful city surrounded by snowy mountains and a lovely (yet very cold) coastline. :)

Yesterday we traveled around the country for about 12 hours doing the Golden Circle and today we went relaxing in the famed Blue Lagoon with it’s “healing” milky blue waters!

My wife Katie unfortunately had gotten quite sick on our honeymoon two and a half years ago so we’ve always felt a little bit short changed from the typical “honeymoon” experience… this trip has made up for it without a doubt!

I’m currently writing this in our hotel room looking out over the city. Here are a couple photos from the trip… of course, we couldn’t forget a little Envato shout out! :)

Show Your Appreciation: CodeCanyon

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 12:00 AM PST

CodeCanyon is Envato's marketplace for handy scripts and snippets that will add handy and amazing functionality to your website. If it's your favorite site, give it a shout out in the comments!

You might like to browse our previous posts related to CodeCanyon.

Site Summary

CodeCanyon currently offers 2,596 files, and is growing. Categories include JavaScript, PHP scripts, .NET, plugins, CSS, HTML5, mobile and apps. To explore all of the sites categories, visit

CodeCanyon is an Envato Marketplace. At CodeCanyon, you can purchase and sell scripts and components for a variety of languages and frameworks, currently including JavaScript, PHP, ASP.NET, and Java. Items are priced between $3 and $25; we review complexity, quality, and overall appeal when determining the specific value to assign to an item.

Be Social

If you'd like to keep up to date with what's happening on CodeCanyon, you'll find it on most social networks.

There's always a lot going on, so follow us in multiple places so you don't miss out! So how often do you visit CodeCanyon? Let us know in the comments.

Community Podcast Episode 15 Out Now!

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 10:17 PM PST

Envato Community Podcast Episode 15 is out now! Our host Drew, Community Manager Jordan and Carmen, say goodbye to John Barton our Dev chief, Travis King drops in to tell us what’s hot on the forums and author of RockablePress release How to Record Great Music and Audiotuts+ genius Björgvin Benediktsson joins us for a chin wag. Of course, in addition to the witty banter we have plenty of Envato news and updates including some exclusive podcast competitions so be sure to listen carefully!

Show notes below!

Episode 15 Show Notes


Check out the Envato Awards!
Head over to Notes and make sure you are up to date on all our asset policies!
Do yourself a favour and head over to Above the fold and have a look at the competition Webdesigntuts+ editor Ian Yates will be judging.

Travis’s Top Threads

Travis took us through some serious avatar issues this week including the avatar puzzle of current community superstar CodingJack. What is that plane?
He also bought to attention that many authors have the same avatar in the avatar thread.
His pick of the month was author Quickandeasy‘s quick and easy ways to make money online.
The lovely intro and outro track for Travis’s Top Threads is bought to you by OhmLab and is called “Daily Podcast”.

Interview with Björgvin Benediktsson

Have a listen to our interview with Björgvin and then head over to RockablePress and Audiotuts+ to see all his hard work.

Podcast Competitions

Don’t forget to be in the running to win $100 of Marketplace credit, head to the Podcast Competition Thread and post your answer under this Notes Post.

Question Time

If you have a question you want answered by the Envato Podcast team put it in the Podcast Question Thread and we’ll do our best to give you a good answer, if we can’t do it, we”ll find someone in Envato who can! A big thank you to all those who submitted questions for this podcast!

This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now

Weekly Inspiration!

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 08:50 PM PST

This week we’ve got our motivation back and are feeling inspired by a great quote by Alan Kay. (Not Abraham Lincoln as first thought!)

Alan Kay is an American computer scientist, known for his early pioneering work on object-oriented programming and graphical user interface design.

Whether you are a pioneering programer or designing a new item, this quote reminds us to not fret about the future and to focus instead on creating our own destiny.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

– Alan Kay


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