Sumo Beanbag Giveaway 1,274

Sumo Beanbag Giveaway

Are you getting tired from working hard on your computer? Well, take a break and enter a comment in this post for your chance to win a free beanbag chair sponsored by Sumo. It is a super-sized beanbag that is perfect for playing games and relaxing in your lounge. I've been using Sumo beanbags for several years, so I can tell you they are quality products. Enter a comment now before August 7, 2009.

Update: This contest is closed and the winner is: #176.

Mastering Illustrator Effects 190

Mastering Illustrator Effects

Have you been missing out the Illustrator Effects? Did you know it is a powerful tool for creating symmetrical shapes or adding texture to vector paths? For example, with just one simple effect, you can turn a polygon path into a flower shape. You can also make paths look sketchy with the Scribble effect. Read this tutorial to learn how to save time by using Illustrator Effects and work more efficient.

20+ WordPress Recipes (Codes) 195

20+ WordPress Recipes (Codes)

More and more clients are using WordPress as their CMS. As a designer or developer, you should really get into WordPress coding. To get started, you can read my WordPress theme guide and hacks. Now, I would like to recommend a resourceful WordPress site to you called WpRecipes. This post contains over 20 recipes that I hand picked from WpRecipes. If you have any good WordPress code or hacks that you want to share, feel free to send them over and I will post it.

Breadou Donut Giveaways 550

Breadou Donut Giveaways

The Breadou giveaway is back! This time, I'm giving out donuts. For those who have no clue what is Breadou about. It is a memory form wrist rest that looks, smells, and feels like a real bread. I own two Breadous. They are fun to use or show off to your friends. Submit a comment in this post before Jun 26th, 2009 to win a free Breadou Donut for yourself now.

Clixpy Review & Captures Giveaway 260

Clixpy Review & Captures Giveaway

Introducing a revolutionary analytic tool — Clixpy — it captures everything your visitors do on the site including: mouse movement, clicks, scrolling, and form inputs. For this review purpose, I tested it on IconDock and the results are impressive. Instantly, I can watch what my visitors did on the site. Clixpy is extremely useful to analyze the feedbacks on new sites and site updates. See it in action now or sign up to get 10 free captures for a test run.

Giveaway: Make a comment in this post (before Jun 12, 2009) for your chance to win a free "600 captures" promo code. I will be giving out 10 promo codes in total.

Users Place More Weight on Design 113

Users Place More Weight on Design

Guest Post by Webcopyplus

The demand for good web design is increasing, revealed a recent Webcopyplus online poll. Almost 25% of web users indicated "poor visual presentation" as the number one element that drives them away from websites. Only 6.6% of web users who participated in a similar 2007 online poll indicated "poor visual presentation" as the main reason to abandon a website. That equates to a 267% increase during the two-year period.

Illustrator & Photoshop CS4 Review 88

Illustrator & Photoshop CS4 Review

First of all, I would to thank Porter Novelli, the PR firm representing Adobe in Canada, for offering a copy of Adobe CS4 to do this review. CS4 has been out for quite a while and I hope you have already upgraded because the new CS4 is all about maximizing your productivity and making your work easier. In this post, I'm going to write about my experience with using the new features of Photoshop and Illustrator.