How to: CSS Large Background 495

How to: CSS Large Background

Since I posted the huge collection of Large Background Websites, I received several email requests on how to make a large background site with CSS. So, I thought it would be a good idea to share my techniques on designing large background websites. In this tutorial, I will provide various CSS examples on how you can create a large background site using either a single or double images.

Free Conference Pass to FOWD 372

Free Conference Pass to FOWD

I'm very excited to announce that I will be speaking at Future of Web Design - New York 2008. The event will take place in New York City between November 3 & 4, 2008. I will be presenting a 20 minute speech on "Finding Inspiration from your Environment". Thanks to the courtesy of Carsonified, the first 50 person who purchase conference passes gets a 15% discount by entering the coupon code: FOWD/WDW. In addition, we are giving out one FREE pass. For your chance to get a free conference pass, simply enter a comment in this post before Oct 9, 2008.

Update: The contest is now closed and the winner is: Dawn Sword

80 Large Background Websites 500

80 Large Background Websites

As the monitor resolution and internet speed is advancing, it seems like more and more designers use over-sized photo or illustrated image as the website's background. Large background image can create the stunning visual effect, especially for high resolution monitors. It can also add more life to your site design compared to the traditional tiled background graphic. Here is a collection of 80 websites that used large image as the site background (must-see, you won't be disappointed).

Launch: Design Jobs on the Wall 83

Launch: Design Jobs on the Wall

I’m very excited to announce the launch of Design Jobs on the Wall. It is a job board mainly focused on design jobs. The pricing for posting a full-time job is only $75 and $50 for freelance jobs. Don’t miss out the opening special; enter the coupon code ‘promo’ to receive 50% off the first job listing. When you post your job openings here, it will be instantly featured on Web Designer Wall as well as other design related websites. Hopefully this board will bring more job opportunities to Web Designer Wall’s readers.

Thanks to Justin from Scheetz Designs for coding the backend of the job board.

Javascript in Modern Web Design 317

Javascript in Modern Web Design

In today's web design, Javascript is a must-have component. Aside from its functionality, Javascript can enhance user experience by creating transitional effects such as fading and sliding animation. Thanks to the open source Javascript frameworks, we don't need to write custom Javascript from scratch anymore. Here are 47 Javascript plugins that you can use to enhance the user experience and functionality of your website. Don't forget to check out the sample sites, which show how the plugins can be used.

Single-Page Portfolio Sites 340

Single-Page Portfolio Sites

Are you looking for ideas to design a portfolio site? Maybe all you need is a single-page site? Single-page design works if you don't have much content, but just want to showcase your work. It can save time and cost because you don't need to build the CMS and templates. In other words, it's perfect for the non-coders. Here are 30+ single-page portfolio sites with exceptional design and implementation. Hopefully, they can give you some inspiration.

Poll: Should WDW Hire Bloggers? 194

Poll: Should WDW Hire Bloggers?

Since Web Designer Wall launched last year, the feedbacks been encouraging. Recently though, a lot of complaints have come in that I don’t write frequently enough. Well, writing quality content takes time; plus I have to manage my freelance business and Best Web Gallery. Some people have suggested hiring guest bloggers to step-up posting frequency, which sounds interesting. So, please tell me what you think in the poll below:

Should WebDesignerWall Hire Bloggers?

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