If you are serious about your web career, don’t miss out on this upcoming festival in Toronto – FITC 2008. It will take place between April 19th – 22th. For those who don’t know about the festival, "FITC is now entering its 7th amazing year, and is the only festival of its kind; combining cutting edge technical and creative speakers from around the world". The speaker list is endless, so I’m just going to list my favorite ones: Si Scott, Joshua Davis, Rob Chiu, Scott Hansen, and Julian Dolce (see full Speaker List).

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This year Web Designer Wall is one of their media supporters and we are giving out 10% discount coupon code: WDW03122 for anyone who is interested in purchasing the tickets (see festival and workshop pricing).

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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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).

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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