We Want to Hear From You!
If you have an idea for an article or tutorial, we’d love to hear about it!
What’s in it for you? We pay great rates for all content that gets approved and published ($100 – $400*)… we’ll even post a link to your site, an image of you, and a short bio. If good karma, good money, and good exposure aren’t enough to tempt you, we don’t know what is!
We’ll even help promote your products if you’re an author on one of the Envato marketplaces!
* Payment rates depend on the topic, depth, quality, and type of content; For example: complete design tutorials pay more than short articles, and we’ll gladly let you know what how much we can offer for your idea if you pitch it to us.
Read below to find out what to write, how to format it, and where to turn in your idea.
Tutorial Template: We ask that all tutorials are submitted using our HTML formatted template. Grab it here. It’s nothing tricky, but it ensures that you’ll use the proper formatting to streamline the publishing process.
What to Teach?
We are looking for extensive tutorials and/or screencasts on these subjects:
- Complete Website Design Tutorials *
- Web Related Graphic Techniques
- Web Design Fundamentals & Design Theory Articles
- Layout Techniques
- Inspirational Roundups (well written, up-to-date, educational collections – not your ordinary “20 Awesome Sites” lists)
- Web Design Trends – What’s New and Hot?
* Complete Website Design Tutorials : These don’t require any coding steps, but if you want to write a separate tutorial on “How to Code This Design”, we’ll run it at our sister site, Nettuts, as a companion article. That means you get double the money and double the exposure!
How Do I Submit My Idea?
Send in your article/tutorial idea first. Provide a brief paragraph about your idea (and an image if it’s for a tutorial). We offer a simple form where you can pitch your idea to us and get feedback from the Webdesigntuts editor.
Note the following rules:
- Your tutorial must be your original work and not published elsewhere.
- You must have a PayPal account for us to pay you, this fee will be paid within the first week of every new month.
- You will need to format your tutorial as per the format described below.
- Your tutorial may be edited prior to publishing.
- Your editor will send through a simple contract for you to look through and sign, relating to your work as an Envato author.
Please note not every tutorial will be accepted. We only accept content that matches the site’s standards of both writing and tutorial content.
Submit a Tutorial or Article
Articles and tutorials are our core content, so we’re always looking for new, fresh ideas!
When you’re read to go, you should use this Tutorial Template and ensure that any images you use are less than 600px wide and saved as JPGs (80% setting is preferred).
Tutorials should be formatted in a series of steps. Each step should have either an image or code snippet involved.
Submit a Screencast
Please ensure that you adhere to the following rules when recording and submitting your video tutorial.
1. At least 15 minutes in length.
2. Final video must be recorded at a resolution of 1024×768 or higher.
3. Author must mention at the beginning of the video that it was made exclusively for Webdesigntuts+.
4. Submit an MP4 of the final video.
5. Introduce yourself at the beginning of the tutorial and say you are making this tutorial for Webdesigntuts+.
6. You must include a description of your tutorial and a 200×200 pixel preview image.
Submit a Quick Tip
We also post a couple quick tips each week, and pay $50. If you want to submit a written quick-tip, keep your tip under 500 words. These written tips should be short and valuable – not long and extensive. Including image examples of what you’re talking about is highly recommended.
For video tips, you must submit:
- Use a free screencasting service, called Screenr, to record a quick tip that can be no longer than five minutes in length.
- Also include a more brief text explanation, as a companion to the video.
- Note in the video that you’re recording a screencast for Webdesigntuts+. Do not promote your own site/company.
- Don’t cover too much here. This is a quick tip. For example, a cool new feature/method in Photoshop would be an appropriate topic.