Illustrator & Photoshop CS4 Review 88

Illustrator & Photoshop CS4 Review

First of all, I would to thank Porter Novelli, the PR firm representing Adobe in Canada, for offering a copy of Adobe CS4 to do this review. CS4 has been out for quite a while and I hope you have already upgraded because the new CS4 is all about maximizing your productivity and making your work easier. In this post, I'm going to write about my experience with using the new features of Photoshop and Illustrator.

Microsoft Event & Free Giveaways 332

Microsoft Event & Free Giveaways

Hi guys! I have these amazing giveaways for you, sponsored by Microsoft. Before I go to the prizes, I would like to mention that Microsoft is having a web event called Make Web, Not War '09 in Toronto on Jun 10th (full day), and Vancouver on Jun 2nd (half day). Visit their site for details and registration. Write a comment about the event before Jun 12, in this post, for a chance to win: Microsoft Expression Studio, Gears of War 2 (Xbox game), or 250GB LaCie External Drive.

WordCamp Toronto 2009 Recap 57

WordCamp Toronto 2009 Recap

As requested by some attendees at the WordCamp Toronto 2009, I've uploaded my presentation slides: "Various Ways of Using WordPress." The slides can be downloaded at SlideShare and I've also embedded them in this post. If you missed the event, this post is a quick recap of my presentation. You will learn how I use WordPress to manage my sites: Web Designer Wall (blog), Best Web Gallery (gallery), and IconDock (eCommerce/blog). Get ready and learn more about WordPress theme coding.

Free Tickets to WordCamp Toronto 135

Free Tickets to WordCamp Toronto

I'm excited to announce that I will be speaking at WordCamp Toronto 2009. I will talk about various ways to use WordPress and provide tips on how I setup my WordPress sites (this site, Best Web Gallery, and IconDock). The event will take place in downtown Toronto between May 8 - 10, 2009. I have five tickets to giveaway. For your chance to win a free ticket, submit a comment in this post before May 4, 2009.

Last Chance to Win FITC Tickets 158

Last Chance to Win FITC Tickets

If you've missed the first 2 ticket draws, this is your last chance to get a free FITC Toronto 2009 ticket from Web Designer Wall. Again, we are giving out 2 tickets. Submit a comment in this post before Apr 17, 2009 for your chance to win a free ticket. If you are buying tickets, don't forget to enter coupon code "webdesignerwall" to get a 30% discount.

Update: This contest is closed and the winners are: 30 and 38.

Free meshU Workshop Tickets 82

Free meshU Workshop Tickets

I have two last-minute meshU tickets to giveaway. Submit a comment in this post before Apr 1, 2009 for a chance to get a free ticket. MeshU is a one-day event of workshops on design, development, and management that will take place in Toronto, April 6th, 2009. Although I've never been to the meshU before, but the speaker/workshop list sounds very interesting. If you want to purchase the event tickets, it is not too late yet. Head over to the meshU website for more details.

Update: This contest is closed and the winners are: 34 and 65.

Finding Inspiration 202

Finding Inspiration

As a designer, I think we all have experienced the hard time of finding new ideas and inspirations. That's why I've chosen to talk about this topic in my presentation at the FOWD conference. In this post, I want to do a recap of my slides – Finding Inspiration From Your Environment. Read on to find out how my work habits and environment influence my design.