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.

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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.

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