Re-launch of Tuts+ makes it easier to learn creative skills online

Over a dozen separate sites in the Tuts+ network are now on a single, new, user-friendly platform.

13 MAY 2014, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Summary
Over 5 million people visit Tuts+ each month to learn creative skills from a growing library of 16,000 tutorials and 300 video courses. On the new site, users can now buy courses individually or via yearly subscription, with all of the written tutorials - from code to craft - available for free in one place.

Envato today announced the re-launch of Tuts+, its online learning service for creative skills, with 300 video courses and 16,000 free tutorials now available in one place and on a new platform. New access options and subscriber benefits have also been introduced.

Originally a network of educational blogs, Tuts+ now serves a community of 5 million people each month as one of the world’s leading publishers of online courses and tutorials. Aimed at self-directed learners, the site helps people build creative skills in code, design & illustration, music, photography, game development, craft and more.

The popular written tutorials provide a free and accessible way for people to practice creative skills on specific projects, while paid video courses help build a comprehensive understanding of a new skill from start to finish. Users can buy any individual course for $25 or subscribe to the full library from $180 per year (less than 50 cents per day)

Asked about the relaunch, Collis Ta’eed, CEO of Envato, explained: “Tuts+ plays an important role in Envato’s mission to help people learn and earn online. We want to enable as many people as possible to learn useful creative skills, so they can earn a good living and shape the working lives they want. Today’s re-launch of Tuts+ is an important milestone on that journey.”

A new Pro subscription plan has also been introduced, with additional benefits for subscribers such as access to more ebooks, credit on Envato Marketplaces & Envato Studio, and special offers from partners including Shopify, (mt) Media Temple, Harvest, New Relic, Freshbooks, Squarespace and Macaw.

The new Tuts+ platform was redesigned from the ground up, with a responsive mobile-friendly design, improved search, and a powerful new video player for better streaming performance. It also provides a robust and scalable foundation for new features and enhancements coming soon.

The re-launch is a major milestone in the history of Tuts+, which originally started in 2007 with photoshop tutorials before expanding rapidly into a network of 15 educational blogs, each with its own brand, website, and editorial team. Video courses, ebooks and source files were introduced in 2011 as part of the Tuts+ Premium subscription offering. These separate legacy offerings have now been replaced with the new Tuts+ platform. 

Speaking on the changes and future plans, Jason Ellis, Tuts+ GM, said “Today is the culmination of a year of hard work by the team. We’ve refined the site design, said goodbye to well-known brands and PageRank 7 blogs, migrated millions of visitors and subscribers seamlessly, and built a clean, solid platform for the future. And this is just the start - there’s lots to come over the next year, including user experience improvements and new community tools.”

About Envato

Envato is a privately owned Australian company that operates an ecosystem of sites with a global community of millions, including the world’s number 105* ranked website ThemeForest. We’re passionate about the web, and about enabling creators to make a living doing what they love. At Envato, we make websites that help people from all over the world change the way they earn and learn online.

*Measured on 5th May 2014 at:http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/themeforest.net

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"Tuts+ plays an important role in Envato’s mission to help people learn and earn online. We want to enable as many people as possible to learn useful creative skills, so they can earn a good living and shape the working lives they want. Today’s re-launch of Tuts+ is an important milestone on that journey." Collis Ta'eed, CEO of Envato
"Today is the culmination of a year of hard work by the team. We’ve refined the site design, said goodbye to well-known brands and pagerank 7 blogs, migrated millions of visitors and subscribers seamlessly, and built a clean, solid platform for the future. And this is just the start - there’s lots to come over the next year, including user experience improvements and new community tools." Jason Ellis, General Manager of Tuts+
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About Envato

Location: Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Team located around the world.

What Is Envato?

Founded in 2006, Envato is the world’s leading community for creative assets and creative people.

The network includes Envato Market, Envato Studio, Envato Tuts+ and Envato Elements.

A community of more than eight million people worldwide buy and sell creative assets on Envato Market with total community earnings exceeding $500 million. Millions of students have taken video courses and free tutorials on the Envato Tuts+ education network and Envato Studio connects people with hand picked freelancers to complete their creative projects. Envato Elements is a subscription service with thousands of ready-to-use graphic templates, fonts and assets available for unlimited download.