Attention Students! Help Us Change the World and Win a Trip to Egypt! Microsoft is inviting Design, Photo and Film students to participate in Imagine Cup — a global Technology Student Competition focused on solving real world issues. Submit your project idea by April 1st, 2009 for the Imagine Cup Digital Arts Categories. This is a great opportunity for students to beef up their resume, make a difference by submitting a project that allows them to express themselves while having real impact in people's lives, and be the potential winner of up to $8,000 and a trip to Egypt for the WW Finals. Competing is really easy, find out more at microsoft4me.com.
Since Web Designer Wall launched, I've been featuring a lot of graphic intense websites such as the artistic, large background, vintage, and illustrative styles. Now it is time to feature the minimalist design. Here is a massive list of 50 minimal sites. See how designers use minimal elements to create high visual impact — less is more.
Folks! I'm very excited to annouce the launch of my new site — IconDock. It is a icon shop where I sell stock icons and offer free icons for download. The main focus of IconDock is to provide vector icons that you can use for print and web design. You can buy icons individually or a complete set. Even if you are not interested in buying the icons, check out the site anyway to see the Ajax-powered shop with drag & drop features.
Have you heard of FITC (this is their 8th year)? Do you want to get a free ticket to attend this upcoming event in Toronto between April 25 - 28, 2009? For those who don't know what is FITC, it is a design conference filled with presentations (read details). This year WDW is one of their media supporters. As usually, I have free tickets to give out (6 in total). From now to April, I will give out 2 tickets per month. Enter your comment in this post for your chance to win a free ticket.
If you would like to purchase the tickets, enter coupon code "webdesignerwall" to get a 20% discount.
Update: Round 1 is closed and the winners are: 79 and 125.
Previously, I have featured David Pache of Dache on WDW, an amazing logo designer from Switzerland. He is known for designing unique and colorful logos. I'm very glad to have David to share his design process of the WebMYnd's logo. This case study (written by David himself) provides full creative brief and progress images from start to final. Read on to find out how David got inspired by Wassily Kandinsky's art (one of the most famous 20th-century abstract artists) to create this fantastic logo.
Have you ever had to manually code something that is sequential? Didn't you find it annonying? Well, here is a simple solution for you. This tutorial will show you how to use jQuery to add a sequent of CSS classes to create a graphical list. The second example will show you how to add a comment counter to a comment list using jQuery's prepend feature.
With the current economy down time and the rising numbers of unemployement, we all are facing the challenge of finding jobs and freelance work. Therefore, I have compiled a list of 55 job sites and hope you may find them useful. These links include job boards, job searches, project bidding sites, and job feed aggregators. This post is totally worth to bookmark, whether you are a designer, developer, Flash programmer,or a freelance writer. Of course, don't forget to check our job board first — Design Jobs on the Wall.