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WordPress Theme Hacks

WordPress was originally created as a weblog or blog platform. But now WordPress has grown so powerful that you can use it to create any type of website and use it as a Content Management System (CMS). In this article, I'm going to share some of my WordPress tricks with you on how to make a better WordPress theme. I'm not a programmer nor developer, so I will focus more on the frontend development. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that WordPress has made it so easy that even a non-programmer (designer like me) can build a wonderful website. My WordPress sites included: N.Design Studio, Best Web Gallery, Web Designer Wall, and some free WordPress Themes.

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Free iPod & Laptop Giveaways

Next2Friends combines new and exciting services with an enriched online social experience that will rival all existing social spaces. Each quarter they will give away a new Dell Laptop; and each month they will give away an iPod Touch. All you have to do is pre-register (it is free) and be the first to experience the fun and innovative web technology. Next drawing for the laptop is Dec 15th. Next drawing for the iPod Touch is November 15th. For more details, visit Next2Friends.com.

Note: Web Designer Wall does not host the draw.

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David Pache

Based in Geneva & Lausanne, Switzerland, David is the founder of dache - a creative studio specialising in creating high-class logos and concepts to local, national and international clientele. Taking inspiration from his surroundings, David focuses on creating designs which are contemporary, innovative and unique, in line with his "out of the box thinking" philosophy. His work has received numerous recommendations from design websites and is showcased on a global scale. David's other interests include music, sculpture, the suprematism art movement and the works of painters such as Picasso and Mondriaan. He intends to travel in the near future to increase his inspiration.

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Vector Illustration Trend

As you probably know, illustration is a big trend now. We see them every where from fashion design, print media to web design. Here is a nice collection of over 30 sites that demonstrated excellent use of vector illustration. This set of site has proven that illustration is suitable for all type of sites — from personal blogs, to designer showcases, and even professional or corporate sites. Not only illustration can set the mood and characteristic of the site, but it can also establish an icon (branding) of your corporate image. Here are some good examples...

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Jonathan Moore

Since 2001, Jonathan Moore has worked in the interactive design field with clients such as Disney, Lexus, Ford, Infiniti, Chevrolet, Adobe, Motorola, Capcom, EA, and Adidas. Currently Jonathan is working as a Senior Art Director at 2Advanced Studios with an amazing team. The title of Senior Art Director does not really cover jack-of-all-trades approach that he has towards projects with a skill set ranging including art direction, flash motion, flash development, motion design, 3d production, web-standards build, and a working knowledge of development languages.

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Photoshop Secret Shortcuts

It is proven that by using software shortcuts can boost up productivity. Here are 30 secret Photoshop shortcuts that I've learned from years of experience. Well, what I mean by "secret" is that these shortcuts are not documented in the menus. Keep reading and you will find how these shortcuts can speed up your productivity. I bet you don't know all of them.

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Desktoptopia

Desktoptopia is a desktop background manager for the Mac that automatically loads and displays designer desktops from our ever-growing master collection, on your monitor, as often as you wish. Made for designers/by designers to keep you inspired with the freshest desktops. The master collection grows everyday, so you’re sure to to be inspired with the freshest and latest designs. If you are interested in purchasing Desktoptopia ($20), Web Designer Wall's readers can enter coupon code "luckyme" at checkout will get 50% off (valid until Sept. 18, 2007).

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