Don't miss out the hottest upcoming design event, Future of Web Design 2007, New York, USA. It will take place November 7, 2007 at the Javits Convention Center, New York (read the venue page for details). There will be numbers of great web designers sharing their thoughts on the future of web design. Some of the speakers include: Joshua Davis, Jeffrey Zeldman, Andy Clarke, Khoi Vinh, David Martin, and Elliot Jay Stocks (see the speakers page for more). The conference pass is $195 and student pass is just $50. Visit the Future of Web Design official site for more information.
There are several thousands of WordPress plugins in the WordPress community and new plugins are coming out everyday. However, not all plugins are useful, in fact some are very bad written that will mess up your site or harm your WordPress installation. So how do you know which plugins are right for you? Well, here is a list of plugins that I have used or played around before. Hopefully you will something useful here.
Next2Friends combines new and exciting services with an enriched online social experience that will rival all existing social spaces. Each quarter they will give away a new Dell Laptop; and each month they will give away an iPod Touch. All you have to do is pre-register (it is free) and be the first to experience the fun and innovative web technology. Next drawing for the laptop is Dec 15th. Next drawing for the iPod Touch is November 15th. For more details, visit Next2Friends.com.
Note: Web Designer Wall does not host the draw.
Based in Geneva & Lausanne, Switzerland, David is the founder of dache - a creative studio specialising in creating high-class logos and concepts to local, national and international clientele. Taking inspiration from his surroundings, David focuses on creating designs which are contemporary, innovative and unique, in line with his "out of the box thinking" philosophy. His work has received numerous recommendations from design websites and is showcased on a global scale. David's other interests include music, sculpture, the suprematism art movement and the works of painters such as Picasso and Mondriaan. He intends to travel in the near future to increase his inspiration.
Since 2001, Jonathan Moore has worked in the interactive design field with clients such as Disney, Lexus, Ford, Infiniti, Chevrolet, Adobe, Motorola, Capcom, EA, and Adidas. Currently Jonathan is working as a Senior Art Director at 2Advanced Studios with an amazing team. The title of Senior Art Director does not really cover jack-of-all-trades approach that he has towards projects with a skill set ranging including art direction, flash motion, flash development, motion design, 3d production, web-standards build, and a working knowledge of development languages.
Desktoptopia is a desktop background manager for the Mac that automatically loads and displays designer desktops from our ever-growing master collection, on your monitor, as often as you wish. Made for designers/by designers to keep you inspired with the freshest desktops. The master collection grows everyday, so you’re sure to to be inspired with the freshest and latest designs. If you are interested in purchasing Desktoptopia ($20), Web Designer Wall's readers can enter coupon code "luckyme" at checkout will get 50% off (valid until Sept. 18, 2007).
Urban Dirty is a regularly updated online photo library featuring hundreds of grimy, slimy, gritty and grubby textures (managed by Paul Burgess). They range from crusty concrete to mysterious splats, all intended to bring a bit of dirt to your designs. Images are available in various sizes and offered free for any purpose. They'll come in handy when creating Photoshop brushes or something like the Deep & Moody tutorial.