Billings App Giveaways 445

Billings App Giveaways

As the new year is approaching, I have a Mac app giveaway that can perhaps make your freelance management less stressful. It is an app called Billings that allows you to track working time, invoice clients, manage projects, and keep track of your earnings, etc. Simply enter a comment in this post before Jan 3, 2010 for your chance to win one of the three license keys. If you are would like to buy the app, enter coupon code "webwall" to save 15% (valid until Jan 16, 2010).

Update: The winners are: 91, 403, and 212.

Fireworks vs Photoshop Compression 318

Fireworks vs Photoshop Compression

Surprisingly enough, based on the findings from my recent survey there are quite a bit of Fireworks users. Personally, I never used Fireworks. Photoshop is alway my first choice for designing—from image editing to designing mock-ups. But, did you know that Fireworks is way better than Photoshop in term of image compression? I'm not a software engineer, I can't explain why Fireworks can compress better. But I can prove it to you by showing a series of experiments I did.

Review: TxEff Flash Component 93

Review: TxEff Flash Component

Normally, to create text animation in Flash we either use timeline Motion Tween or ActionScript coding. Motion tweening is very time-consuming and not practical because the text must be broken apart and converted into Symbols. ActionScripting is a better solution, but it will require advance coding skills. Fortunately, now we have TxEff! It is a Flash component developed by Jump Eye Components, for web designers who need to create text animations in a fast and reliable manner. This article will show you how to create video-like text effects with TxEff in just a few minutes.

Desktoptopia 57

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).

Trash All IE Hacks 513

Trash All IE Hacks

Let's admit it, we all hate Internet Explorer 6. About 80% of our CSS debug time are spend on IE6. We all know that IE6 is outdated and has horrible CSS rendering engine. However, most average Internet users haven't realized that yet. Why? Because we put our hard work on it and patch the bugs by various IE hacks. Well, it is time to do something...