IconDock is Redesigned 9

IconDock is Redesigned

IconDock has been a labour of love for me: thousands of people have purchased and used my icons in all sorts of projects. After so many years of the classic IconDock design, I decided to update the look and feel to reflect the current trends in web design that I follow, and give it a shiny new coat of paint. In addition, several icon sets have been converted into icon fonts, intended for designing and developing for retina. You can now purchase all 12 unique icon font sets from IconDock for the one time flat fee of $29!

Themify Icons: iOS7 Inspired Icon Set 8

Themify Icons: iOS7 Inspired Icon Set

Are you looking for an alternative for Font Awesome? I have a good news for you! Themify has just released a new icon font called Themify Icons — a complete icon set consisting of 320+ pixel-perfect icons inspired by the iOS7 design. It is 100% free, with the ability to use and distribute for any purpose, whether personal, commercial, or anything in between. It is a must have tool for designing web templates and apps.

FITC Toronto 2014 Ticket Giveaways 3

FITC Toronto 2014 Ticket Giveaways

I've have two FITC Toronto 2014 conference tickets to giveaway and all you need to do is send a tweet for your chance to win. For those who don't know about FITC Toronto, it is an annual technology and creativity event over three days with 80 plus speakers and 1200 attendees from around the world. Everything from UX design to 3D printing to Illustration to OpenFrameworks to JavaScript to pitching your business and more will be covered. And don't forget about the evening parties! Top names this year include design phenom Stefan Sagmeister, a 98 year old graphic designer Hal Lasko, Robert Wong the Co-founder and Executive Creative Director of Google Creative Lab, and so many more.

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Themify is Redesigned

Themify has come a long way since its launch 3 years ago, and I thought it was finally time to redesign the Themify website. The goal of Themify is to make it easy for anyone to build a beautiful, responsive website using WordPress and Themify themes. This means that we need to stay ahead of web design trends, and I thought that the redesign should reflect our desire to incorporate the latest and greatest practices found in the design world right into our website. This post will take you behind the scenes around our planning and decision making process, as well as some of the work that didn't make the final cut for the Themify website.

How to Protect WordPress Sites 48

How to Protect WordPress Sites

WordPress is one of the most ubiquitous content management systems in the world. Even better, it's open source! However, as an open source piece of software, it can be vulnerable to malicious individuals digging through code and finding vulnerabilities in the code, which they attempt to exploit. As such, WordPress sites have been prone to security breaches and being hacked, and having your WordPress site hacked can be damaging to your reputation and your business. At Themify, we often hear about WordPress security issues from members, thus it inspired us to share this article.

Two Free 2013 FITC Conference Tickets 6

Two Free 2013 FITC Conference Tickets

I've got two FITC Toronto 2013 tickets to give away and all you need to do is send one tweet for your chance to win! For those of you who don't know what FITC Toronto is, it is a design and technology conference that brings together some of the world's best digital creators for three days of learning, networking and partying, and it will all be taking place from April 21-23. This year's event will feature over 70+ renowned digital creators from around the globe, covering everything from user experience to the awe-inspiring world of Film Holographic VFX. To enter for your chance to win a festival ticket, all you need to do is tweet the name of one of the speakers by Apr 5, 2013 with hashtag #designtechcon to enter.

Winners will be announced on Twitter, so be sure to follow @fitc and @nickla.

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Two Free SCREENS Conference Tickets

FITC is hosting SCREENS, a two day conference dedicated to development for mobile device and operating systems, this September 27-28 in Toronto. The conference features two full days of presentations covering a ton of topics relevant to iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry development including HTML5, NFC, PhoneGap, jQuery, responsive design and much more.

Update: The contest is closed and the winners are: Kevin Sato and Caroline McGregor.

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