You may probably notice that I haven't been updating Web Designer Wall for a while. I've been working very hard on a new project called Themify, a premium WordPress theme shop. It is a collaboration with Darcy Clarke, who is an amazing developer. Each theme is packed a framework and bunch of custom widgets. With the framework, you can apply theme settings, style everything, apply skins, and import/export the setting data. Let me know what your thoughts. Also, don't forget to follow us on Twitter @themify.
I have a free FITC San Francisco to give away. To get it: you just need to enter a comment in this post before August 6, 2010 and the winner will be selected randomly. The event will take place in San Francisco between Aug 17th to 19th. If you are getting the tickets, use coupon code "wdwluv" to get 10% discount. For more information, visit the FITC website.
Update: the winner is #109
Some people hate it, some people love it, but undoubtedly it is preferred in a wide variety of situations, from banners and online videos to rich internet applications. I'm talking about Flash of course. Take the comic strip below as an example. It was animated with BannerSnack and output as a SWF file. Click to play it.
Web designers are a highly creative bunch. Whilst most will probably have a natural eye for what looks good and what doesn’t, experience is everything in the world of web design, and learning is a key part of the process en-route to the top. One of the fundamentals of any design – be it web or print – is that it’s the audience that counts, not you. With that in mind, the one golden rule of thumb web designers should remember when carefully crafting their sites is that the second they’re launched into cyberspace, they’re global.
Typefaces are "top trumps"-style card pack contains 20 well known designers (yes, I'm included in the cards). For each designer, a typeface was selected to match their overall vibe. Each card is individually designed to reflect this vibe, supported typographically with the selected typeface. I have 10 sets to give away. For your chance to win a free set, simply enter a comment in this post before Jun 25th, 2010. For more information about the cards, visit TheTypefac.es and the Voting Stage.
Update: the winners are 254, 102, 197, 408, 2, 371, 345, 255, 423, and 415.
People mostly use either serif or sans-serif fonts and often miss out the handwritten fonts. They are as important as the main font classifications. I particularly like to use handwritten fonts to highlight significant items in screen captures. They add the personal touch in my design and also provide great typographic contrast. However, not all handwritten fonts are legible. I've put together a huge list of free handwritten and script fonts that work well.