General Stuff

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.

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.

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.

Folks! Are you feeling a little hungry? We have something to give you that can perhaps fullfil your hunger (or maybe not). We are giving out 5 wrist-rest products by Breadou, that look and smell like real bread. They are made from memory foam that can be used as a wrist rest or stress ball. Or use them to trick your co-workers and friends by offering Breadou as a snack. Submit a comment in this post before Feb 3rd, 2009 to win a free Breadou of your choice.

Update: The contest is closed and the winners are: 33, 262, 372, 571, and 620.

Hello 2009 and Happy New Year to everyone! To celebrate the new year, I have 5 copies of 3D Spiral from Flashloaded to giveaway. 3D Spiral is a Flash gallery component that displays images on an interactive 3D rotating spiral using the Papervision3D engine. It has various parameters that allows you to customize the layout of the spiral. The viewer can navigate through the gallery images with the mouse or arrow keys (check out the samples: Demo 1 and Demo 2). As usual, simply enter a comment in this post to enter the contest (before January 14, 2009).

Update: The contest is closed and the winners are: 70, 91, 609, 664, and 790.

Guest Post By: Juul Coolen

The web, and consequently its visual appearance, is dynamic by nature. For one, browsers interpret pages and show them accordingly. In a standards-compliant world every browser would adhere to the standards as set out by the W3C so pages look the same in any browser, but we all know the actual state of affairs. Granted, things have significantly changed over the last couple of years. ‘Bad’ browsers are phasing out (albeit slowly), handing over control to the designers by means of CSS. Which doesn’t mean total control, though. Especially when (enviously) looking at the area of print, there is one facet in particular we would love to be able to borrow: typography in all its glory. Or the way Jeffrey Zeldman puts it:

"The less sophisticated lament on our behalf that we are stuck with ugly fonts."

I’m very excited to announce that I will be speaking at Future of Web Design – New York 2008. The event will take place in New York City between November 3 & 4, 2008. I will be presenting a 20 minute speech on "Finding Inspiration from your Environment". Thanks to the courtesy of Carsonified, the first 50 person who purchase conference passes gets a 15% discount by entering the coupon code: FOWD/WDW. In addition, we are giving out one FREE pass. For your chance to get a free conference pass, simply enter a comment in this post before Oct 9, 2008.

Update: The contest is now closed and the winner is: Dawn Sword