5 Writing Tips for Web Designers 165

5 Writing Tips for Web Designers

Poorly written web writing misleads visitors and wastes millions of hours daily. For today's more than one billion Internet users, that translates to frustration. For your web design clients, it means missed opportunities. Gain insight into highly effective web writing tactics that will help promote positive online experiences with every website you design and develop. Visitors will reward your clients with more leads and sales, and make you look good along the way.

Free FITC Tickets (Round 2) 79

Free FITC Tickets (Round 2)

This is Round 2 of the FITC ticket draw. Again, WDW is giving out two tickets to the FITC conference that will take place in Toronto between April 25 - 28, 2009. Visit their website for event information and presentation details. I also want to remind the female readers that you can get a free ticket by submitting a video to FITC explaining why you want to attend the event (deadline is March 27, 2009). If you are buying tickets, enter coupon code "webdesignerwall" to get a 20% discount.

Update: This contest is closed and the winners are: 2 and 9.

Free Easter Icons at IconDock 71

Free Easter Icons at IconDock

The Easter holiday is coming and I thought it would be festive to design some Easter icons to release on IconDock. After several days of hard work, I designed over 40 Easter icons and decided to release them as free icons at IconDock. I purposely designed the bunny and birdy in various postures, so go creative and create new icons by mixing and matching. Head over to IconDock to download the Easter Bunny Icon Set. Below is the original sketch and the final icon preview.

Design Competition: Imagine Cup 37

Design Competition: Imagine Cup

Attention Students! Help Us Change the World and Win a Trip to Egypt! Microsoft is inviting Design, Photo and Film students to participate in Imagine Cup — a global Technology Student Competition focused on solving real world issues. Submit your project idea by April 1st, 2009 for the Imagine Cup Digital Arts Categories. This is a great opportunity for students to beef up their resume, make a difference by submitting a project that allows them to express themselves while having real impact in people's lives, and be the potential winner of up to $8,000 and a trip to Egypt for the WW Finals. Competing is really easy, find out more at microsoft4me.com.

Launch: IconDock 99

Launch: IconDock

Folks! I'm very excited to annouce the launch of my new site — IconDock. It is a icon shop where I sell stock icons and offer free icons for download. The main focus of IconDock is to provide vector icons that you can use for print and web design. You can buy icons individually or a complete set. Even if you are not interested in buying the icons, check out the site anyway to see the Ajax-powered shop with drag & drop features.

Free FITC Tickets (Round 1) 167

Free FITC Tickets (Round 1)

Have you heard of FITC (this is their 8th year)? Do you want to get a free ticket to attend this upcoming event in Toronto between April 25 - 28, 2009? For those who don't know what is FITC, it is a design conference filled with presentations (read details). This year WDW is one of their media supporters. As usually, I have free tickets to give out (6 in total). From now to April, I will give out 2 tickets per month. Enter your comment in this post for your chance to win a free ticket.

If you would like to purchase the tickets, enter coupon code "webdesignerwall" to get a 20% discount.

Update: Round 1 is closed and the winners are: 79 and 125.

Jobs for Designers and Developers 118

Jobs for Designers and Developers

With the current economy down time and the rising numbers of unemployement, we all are facing the challenge of finding jobs and freelance work. Therefore, I have compiled a list of 55 job sites and hope you may find them useful. These links include job boards, job searches, project bidding sites, and job feed aggregators. This post is totally worth to bookmark, whether you are a designer, developer, Flash programmer,or a freelance writer. Of course, don't forget to check our job board first — Design Jobs on the Wall.