As mentioned last week, I will be giving away some goodies in December. So here is the first giveaway sponsored by Depositphotos stock photos. Depositphotos is giving away $50 credit to 5 readers on Web Designer Wall. Hurry, this contest ends in two weeks on Dec 21, 2011. If you need stock photos for your projects, don’t forget to check Depositphotos. They also offer a free trial where you can download free stock photos.
Can you believe it is December already? For the joy of December, I’m going to giveaway some goodies to you. The first nice one came across is the iPhone 4S (unlocked model) giveaway from MightyDeals, who gave away 2 iPod Nanos last year on the Wall. For your chance to win an iPhone or one of the 10 copies of Steve Jobs biography, go to this page and submit your email address. Be sure to check back in the month of December, I have more stuffs to give away.
At FITC Toronto in May of this year, Shawn Pucknell, FITC’s director approached James White to develop the creative for the following year’s event, FITC Toronto 2012. “I’ve spoken at FITC twice so far and being a huge fan of the event and the entire crew behind it, I jumped at the opportunity to work with my friends,” said White. With creative freedom to develop the bits and pieces needed to promote and showcase at the event next year, James started looking at everything including the FITC identity which, at the time, he had no idea would be used. Here we go…
Earlier this year I gave away an iPad2 to promote the buy 1 get 1 free WordPress theme deal on Themify.me. Now I’ve lowered the theme membership pricing: (you can get all WordPress Themes for just $69 with no recurring fee), I’m going to giveaway another iPad2. The contest is open to anyone. You can do either one of the following or all to join the contest: 1) follow @themify and make a tweet, 2) like Themify Page on Facebook, or 3) get the theme membership from Themify and make a tweet. Read the iPad giveaway post on Themify for more details.
Video games often use parallax scrolling technique to create an illusion of depth by moving multiple layers of images at different speed. This technique can also be applied in web design. This post consists a list of mind blowing parallax scrolling sites, design tips, and resource tutorials. If you are considering to start a parallax scrolling site, this is a must read post.
After years of quarantine, the Scalable Vector Graphics is finally raising fame as a feature of HTML5 with full native browser support. Vlog.it, by Marco Rosella, is an experimental site launched last month to explore two aspects of SVG with interesting potential for the design of original interfaces: clipping paths and scalable 2D motion graphics. Marco is going to share a quick tutorial on how it is done.
Responsive design all started with this article by Ethan Marcotte. Some people see it as a trend. But it is more than just a trend. It is a new design solution — it helps to resolve the design problems associated with the different resolutions and devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile). I’m going to share a list of responsive sites that I feel are nicely done. I’ve categorized the list into two categories: Adaptive and Fluid & Responsive.