I just wanted to post a quick announcement that I will be speaking at Mad in Spain on June 3rd, 2011 (organized by Domestika). This will their 6th anniversary. Mad in Spain is one of the biggest design conferences in Spain. My presentation topic is about applying art in modern web design. After the conference, I will be spending a week in Barcelona and a week in Paris after that. I will be touring and working during those time.
Recently I've joined a group of artists to support Japan earthquake relief efforts. Each artist contributed a piece of art work dedicated to raise funds. The artworks will be displayed and available for purchase at the To Japan with Love (Facebook event) art show which is organized by Linda Nakanishi. All proceeds from the show will be donated to Canadian Red Cross.
I have two FITC conference tickets to give away. For those that don't know about @FITC, it is one of the biggest conferences and workshops dedicated to web designers and developers. The event will take place in Toronto between May 2nd to 4th. I will be attending the conference as usual. Here is your chance to win a free ticket. You just need to tweet a message to enter the contest (read this post for details). If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the event, I have a special coupon for you: enter "webdesignerwall" to save $100.
I'm givingaway a brand new iPad 2 at Themify.me to promote the new buy 1 get 1 free WordPress theme special deal. To enter the iPad 2 Giveaway Contest, all you have to do is to help to spread the word by tweeting a message: "iPad Giveaway: @themify now offers buy 1 get 1 WordPress theme free. Tweet this message to enter the contest. Details: http://bit.ly/e5YVun".
Today it is my pleasure to have a quick interview with Jamie Kosoy who is the associate technical director of Big Spaceship. He is also one of the speakers at FITC Toronto which is coming up soon. In this interview, Jamie is going to tell you a bit about Big Spaceship and their workflow. He is also going to shares his thought on Flash v.s. HTML5.
After three and half years, I finally redesigned Web Designer Wall. I launched Web Designer Wall in August 2007 and haven't made any changes since then. Today, I think it is about time to put the previous design in retirement. It is sad to let it go, but I think a redesign is a must because technology is different now (ie. HTML5, CSS3, media queries). So I'm going to highlight some of the features about this new design. I hope you will like this new design as you did in the previous version.
Did you know that Adobe Photoshop is 20 years old and Illustrator has been around over 24 years? I've been using Photoshop since version 5 and Illustrator since version 8. It is amazing to see how they are progressively improving and adding more features. Now with vector features and 3D tools, Photoshop is no longer just an image editing tool. The same goes with Illustrator, Bristle Brushes were added to simulate bitmap drawing. I've been using CS5 for several months so in this post, I'm going to share my thoughts on CS5.