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Linn Olofsdotter

Growing up in Sweden, Linn was exposed to art and design from an early age, but it wasn't until she was in her early twenties that she decided to become an artist. After a few years of flirting with both motion graphics and advertising she realized it was illustration she had passion for and left everything else to pursue that as a career.

jQuery Tutorials for Designers 1,131

jQuery Tutorials for Designers

This article contains 10 visual tutorials intended for web designers and newbies on how to apply Javascript effects with jQuery. In case you don't know about jQuery, it is a "write less, do more" Javascript library. It has many Ajax and Javascript features that allow you to enhance user experience and semantic coding. Since these tutorials are focused on jQuery, I'm not going to get into the details of the CSS.

Note: the version used in this article is jQuery 1.2.3

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Grid and Column Designs

If you are looking for inspiration for grid and column design, here is a nice collection of 32 column-based websites. These sites show how grid layout can be applied on various type of sites — whether a massive content editorial site or just a personal blog. Check out how the layout can be divided into 3 columns, 4 columns, a mixture of narrow and wide columns.

Event: Future of Web Apps 2008 39

Event: Future of Web Apps 2008

Have you been working hard? Well, it is time to take a break and be inspired. Carsonified is hosting a party (actually, it is an event called Future of Web Apps) at South Beach, Miami. The event will take place between Feb 28th — Mar 1st. There will be workshops, conference, and beach party (yes, beer and volleyball on the beach!). Some of my favorite speakers include: Kevin Rose from Digg, Erick Schonfeld from TechCrunch, and Matt Mullenweg from WordPress. For more details, visit their website FutureOfWebApps.com (designed by Elliot Jay Stocks).

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Chroma Wallpapers

By Rick, Color Charge

This tutorial explains how to create a energetic, vibrant, colorful wallpaper, like the ones available at Color Charge. These lines, which we'll call Chroma were highly inspired by the iPod Nano Ad from 2006 and some Quantum Chromodynamics nerdery stuff. You will learn how to bend blurry shapes with Warp tool to draw the lines, beams, and steams. Then you'll know how to add some glowing and vibrating color effects, and finally polish your drawing. Aside reading this tutorial, you'll need Photoshop CS2 or CS3, and preferably a computer with a lot of memory and a larger screen to achieve that effect.

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WDW Nominated in the Bloggies

I'm very excited to announce that Web Designer Wall got into the finalist of the Eighth Annual Weblog Awards, also known as the "Bloggie" awards. Web Designer Wall is nominated for the Best-Designed Weblog award, along with the other popular nominees: Design Sponge, Gizmodo, Engadget, and Dooce. If you have a minute, please head over to the Bloggies site and vote for WDW. Big thanks to everyone who has nominated or voted for us. Thank you!

Please note: voting will close at 10:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 31.

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