General Stuff

Viget Labs, a web development firm based outside of Washington, have been in the industry since 1999. With a team of 30 people, Viget Labs sure has a lot to blog about. Instead of writing everything on one massive blog, they separate their blogs into four divisions: Advance, Inspire, Extend, and Engage. Each blog has unique topics and design theme that are nicely wrapped together. I like them so much that I featured all their blogs on Best Web Gallery. In this article, Viget Labs is going to share their internal design process of the blog series with us. Don’t miss the insider tips!

If you are serious about your web career, don’t miss out on this upcoming festival in Toronto – FITC 2008. It will take place between April 19th – 22th. For those who don’t know about the festival, "FITC is now entering its 7th amazing year, and is the only festival of its kind; combining cutting edge technical and creative speakers from around the world". The speaker list is endless, so I’m just going to list my favorite ones: Si Scott, Joshua Davis, Rob Chiu, Scott Hansen, and Julian Dolce (see full Speaker List).

Discount Coupon

This year Web Designer Wall is one of their media supporters and we are giving out 10% discount coupon code: WDW03122 for anyone who is interested in purchasing the tickets (see festival and workshop pricing).

Have you been working hard? Well, it is time to take a break and be inspired. Carsonified is hosting a party (actually, it is an event called Future of Web Apps) at South Beach, Miami. The event will take place between Feb 28th — Mar 1st. There will be workshops, conference, and beach party (yes, beer and volleyball on the beach!). Some of my favorite speakers include: Kevin Rose from Digg, Erick Schonfeld from TechCrunch, and Matt Mullenweg from WordPress. For more details, visit their website FutureOfWebApps.com (designed by Elliot Jay Stocks).

I’m very excited to announce that Web Designer Wall got into the finalist of the Eighth Annual Weblog Awards, also known as the “Bloggie” awards. Web Designer Wall is nominated for the Best-Designed Weblog award, along with the other popular nominees: Design Sponge, Gizmodo, Engadget, and Dooce. If you have a minute, please head over to the Bloggies site and vote for WDW. Big thanks to everyone who has nominated or voted for us. Thank you!

Please note: voting will close at 10:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 31.

Web Designer Wall is giving out freebies again! This time we are giving out 3 license copies of TxEff, sponsored by Jump Eye Components. TxEff is a Flash Component that allows you to create stunning text animations without ActionScript skills (read review here). To enter the contest, add a comment in this post and you could win one of the three TxEff component giveaways (value $169.97). All comments must be submitted before January 25, 2008.

Father's Day Sale: 30% off all WordPress themes and plugins at Themify.