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.

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.

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