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February 21 2012

10:00

Web Icon Set Giveaway: 5 Business Subscriptions for our Loyal Readers!

Are you designing a website, or planning on a redesign? That’s a tough job, so why not lighten it with the help of Web Icon Set? Today we’re having another explosive giveaway sponsored by Web Icon Set!

Five of our lucky readers will have the chance to win 1 of 5 Business Subscriptions worth $99 each. But that’s not all, winners can access all existing icons and upcoming ones for THREE YEARS!

That is a big WOW!

What is Web Icon Set?

Web Icon Set provides professional and quality royalty-free stock icons for designers. By being a member, you can have access to over 1,000+ premium icons including Pictograms, Stock Icons and Mini Icons with for a very affordable subscription fee. All of the icons are perfect for websites, web applications and wireframes. Feel free to check out Web Icon Set’s Free Icons too!

If you have a blog, website, email list or Twitter account then you can join the Affiliate Program and earn a 40% commission per sign up!

The Giveaway

  • Several hundreds of Icons
  • Over 700 Pictograms
  • 400 Stock Icons
  • 500 Mini Icons
  • Unlimited download
  • FOR THREE YEARS!

The numbers will keep on growing!

Pictograms

Stock Icons

Mini Icons

How to win:

All you have to do is share, like, tweet, and comment for a chance to win one of the 5 Business Subscriptions of Web Icon Set worth $99 each!

When you tweet or +1, don’t forget to post them on your comment. :)

Note: when you comment, be sure to include your email address on the form (we won’t spam you!) or we’ll just contact you via your social media accounts.

Winners will be announced next week. Until then, keep on sharing!

February 20 2012

10:00

TN3Gallery Giveaway Winners Announcement!

It’s been a week since we started the giveaway and now we’re ready to announce the lucky winners of 5 TN3Gallery Pro Licenses Giveaway! Five of our loyal readers have won an amazing jQuery Image Gallery with Slideshow from TN3Gallery. A lot of our readers commented to get the chance of getting their hands on this amazing plugin, but only five are lucky. But don’t worry, there are several giveaways in place for this year!

Okay, so who are the winners?

The Lucky Winners:

  1. Igor Nikitenko
  2. Gorkii Baksim (baksimgorkii)
  3. Vincent (commenter #55)
  4. Chucky (commenter #59)
  5. Kamil Burek (Mestiso)

Congratulations everyone! We will be contacting you shortly on how you can claim your prize. In the meantime, don’t forget to tell your friends about TN3Gallery.

Winners have been randomly selected.

The Prize:

Winners will get a single domain license containing all of the image gallery’s features.

Horizontal Thumbnail Carousel

Vertical Thumbnail Carousel

Want it too?

There is a free version that you can try, and upgrade to Pro license if you want to explore more.

What are the features of the Free version?

  • Search engine ready
  • Image preloading
  • Supports mobile browsers
  • Transition effects
  • Fullscreen option
  • Cross-browser support
  • Optional captions
  • CSS skinning on default skin
  • Works with Cufon and @font-face
  • Document-wide linking
  • Horizontal thumbnail carousel
  • Slideshow
  • Powerful API

What is in Pro license that isn’t on the Free version?

  • Fullscreen keyboard navigation
  • Option for additional skins
  • Multiple albums
  • Vertical thumbnail carousel
  • XML support
  • Multiple galleries on same page
  • Flickr support
  • Picasa support
  • Mouse wheel navigation
  • Permalinks for images
  • Dynamic image sizing
  • Unbranded
  • Support and Updates for 1 year

If you’re an affiliate marketer looking for other products to promote, then TN3Gallery is for you. TN3Gallery offers 50% commission for their affiliates for every sale.

Congratulations!

February 13 2012

10:00

TN3Gallery Giveaway: 5 Pro Licenses of jQuery Image Gallery with Slideshow!

The success of your website depends partly on its presentation. People in the field of designing have little problem, to none at all, dealing with this since most of their works are visual. One way of presenting photographs, illustrations, image manipulations, and other visuals in a very cool way is through an image gallery. But making one for your website does not come free, well there are free plugins for it but they’re not on par with premium ones. It’s a good thing that TN3Gallery is offering 5 licenses for TN3Gallery Pro! Say goodbye to the horrors of coding!

If you have been to professional photographers’ websites you’ll definitely see most of them have an amazing image slider on their homepage featuring their best works. Many people have contacted us asking how it’s done, especially when we posted a roundup article covering these professional photographers’ websites. A lot of people have tried learning jQuery to create their own jQuery slideshow for their website which is a good start, but with limited results.

What is TN3Gallery?

TN3Gallery is, as the name implies, a modern gallery for websites. It is compatible with both desktop and mobile browsers so you won’t have to worry about how it looks from across several platforms.

There are several WordPress plugins and WordPress themes with built-in image sliders, but the problem with them is that there isn’t really an extensive support and robust features. TN3Gallery, on the other hand, has everything you will ever need!

If you have a lot of works you want people to see, a photo gallery just like the ones seen below is a great addition to your website!

TN3Gallery Pro’s Features:

  • Search engine ready – which is something very important if you really want your website to be known.
  • Image preloading – instead of loading images one by one, while looking at the first image the second one is already loaded and the next.
  • Supports mobile browsers – and you thought it’s impossible, right?
  • Fullscreen option  - a website entirely dedicated for images? No problem!
  • Flickr and Picasa support
  • Mouse wheel navigation and Keyboard navigation
  • Multiple Albums
  • Vertical and Horizontal thumbnail carousel
  • And many more!

Browsing Albums:

Vertical Navigation:

TN3Gallery Fullscreen:

As mentioned earlier, TN3Gallery offers fullscreen option for the gallery, making the feeling more complete.

How to win:

You can win simply by commenting below and by sharing this to as many people as you can across social networking sites! Imagine your website with an amazing image gallery, wouldn’t that be cool?

Winners will be announced next week. Stay tuned, and keep on sharing this!

February 10 2012

16:41

Win Stickers from 1800Postcards.com! [GIVEAWAY]

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Are you in the need for some stickers for your business, your career or just for fun? Well you can win 300 Custom Stickers for Free from 1800Postcards.com!

1800Postcards.com is the retail branch of Circle Press, a high-end commercial printing firm with a roster of Fortune 100 clients that includes Dior, Tiffany, Disney, American Express and most of the world’s leading brands. These companies demand nothing but the best in quality. To be specific, a quality standard called “G7,” which is only granted to printing firms that meet a very strict set of best practices and production quality. These clients sit with pre-press, have color proofs printed for spot color matching, they come in when the job is printed to make color adjustments and watch it run on the press to see the final results, the whole nine yards. They also pay tens of thousands of dollars for this type of service level.

1800Postcards produces your print work in the same facilities, with the same press-men and production staff, and adheres to the same quality standards as high-end commercial jobs. The only difference is that your job is “gang printed” or run together with other 1800Postcard clients, which is the secret of every online printing company and why they can be so cheap in pricing. However, 1800Postcards.com just brought it up to an almost unreasonable level of quality :)

What if you don’t need postcards? Well they’re capable of more than just postcard printing. They offer brochures, business cards, flyers, posters, banners, postcards and pretty much any custom work your creative mind can imagine.

Bottom line, the print results are unbelievable… no one in the online printing space comes even close to this quality and attention to detail. You can see it yourself by requesting free samples.

The Giveaway

We will be selecting TWO lucky winners and each will receive 300 custom stickers. The contest ends at midnight, Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, February 23rd. Winners will be chosen on Friday, February 24th.

What you’ll Win

  • Size: 3×3”
  • Quantity: 300
  • Stock: #60 Gloss Sticker
  • Turnaround: 3 business days

How to Enter

That’s it! Good luck & tell your friends.

January 10 2012

12:51

Bunker App Giveaway: Manage projects and invoices

It’s that time again… Giveaway time! I love a good project management software, especially trying out new ones. Recently, one that has caught my attention was Bunker App.

Being the nice folks they are over at Bunker App, they’ve decided to give away eight (8) one-year subscriptions for free.

For those new to Bunker App, it’s a project management software with sleek, minimalist interface. Tasks such as project management, time tracking and invoicing clients is intuitive. I particularly enjoy the unique URLs invoices create to send to clients. It’s also web-based, so everything is on the go and where you need it.

EIGHT (8) FREE, ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTIONS

In order to win, tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post and the hashtag #bunkerapp (the hashtag is important as this will be how we’ll be tracking entries).

Here’s a sample tweet: (feel free to copy and paste if you like)

Free project management giveaway: @behoff is giving away 8 free subscriptions to @bunkerapp http://behoff.com/DDXS #bunkerapp

I’ll be selecting eight people by random at the end of tomorrow (January 11th). Jump to it.

December 13 2011

14:33

…And another ‘Solo’ Project Management giveaway!

A few months ago the fine folks over at Thrive gave away 5 free year-long subscriptions to Solo, an all-in-one project application which helps freelancers make “more informed business decisions.”

The last give away was such a hit, we’ve decided to go one more round of 5 free subscriptions! Note, that this competition is intended for new customers only. Unfortunately existing Solo subscribers may not enter.

THE GIVEAWAY: FIVE FREE, ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTIONS

In order to win, tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post and the hashtag #thrivesolo (the hashtag is important as this will be how we’ll be tracking entries).

Here’s a sample tweet: (feel free to copy and paste if you like)

Hot damn, @behoff is giving another 5 free subscriptions to @thrivesolo for your freelance management needs http://behoff.com/CYBV #thrivesolo

I’ll be selecting five people by random at the end of tomorrow (December 14th). Happy Holidays to all!

December 05 2011

10:00

Colour Chronicles: Bold Brown – Poll And Giveaway!

This is the first in a series of monthly articles about the colour of your choice. I’ve taken the liberty of choosing the first one myself, but from now on, it’s you who get to pick via a simple poll system. Since this is the first of the series, we have decided to select two random lucky winners from our poll and give them something really good!

Without further ado, let us talk about this month’s selection: brown.

Basics


To start off, brown is not a colour in itself, rather it is a range of composites. It can be obtained in a variety of ways which can all result in many shades, depending on the quantities used. In essence, it is a mixture of the three primary colours that has a low level of cyan, but it can also be red, orange, yellow or rose with varying quantities of black and white.
This means that there are a huge number of colours that all fall under the collective name brown, so for this reason it is usually preferred to call them by their dominant aspect, for example red-brown or orange-brown.
Human perception causes browns to be perceived as such depending on their surroundings. In fact, they are just low-intensity shades of the aforementioned colours, but when placed in high-contrast environments, they are seen differently.

Characteristics


Although they stem from warm colours, the lack of brightness makes empirically categorizing browns a bit tricky, as it also depends on what they are associated with. Theoretically, they are warm, but as a rule of thumb, the more saturated they are with their base (red, orange or yellow), the warmer they are. Adding black or white makes it a cooler shade, but it stays warm. Unsaturated shades are considered near neutrals.

They are best used as a supporting elements given their capacity to enhance others. Dark shades of brown are excellent as replacements for black, as they emit the same rock-solid stability, but are not so overwhelming or imposing. This can also reduce the sharpness of the contrast and make reading text much easier and relaxing.

Symbolism


It is a natural colour, organic and inorganic, with ties to earth, wood and even animals (think of fur). In general it brings the feeling of stability and order, as well as security and homeyness.

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photo by Martin Lougas

It could also be said that browns are more human. Skin tones can, more or less, fall into the spectrum and brown eyes and hair are some of the most common physical traits worldwide. There has also been a study that noted a possible connection between brown eyes and facial features which give the perception of dominance.

However, through extension, natural can also signify roughness, and stability can turn into stubbornness. When used excessively, they can make things dull and lifeless, although, ironically, brown can be a symbol of life. Tan or beige without a counterbalance reminds most people of stretches of arid sun-scorched ground.

When representing life, vitality or fertility, inspiration should be taken from nature itself. Earth (soil) alone does not mean life, but it provides the means for it to flourish. Trees protect themselves through dark (or sometimes light), thick bark, hiding their more vital parts. This all means that it should be given, as mentioned previously, a supporting role when aiming for a natural effect.

Combinations


Taking note of the previous points, when combining browns with other colours, they serve as catalysts while still keeping their warmth, but also taking some characteristics from the shade it supports. This leads to surprising and interesting overall effects.

For an earthy and natural effect, green is the best option, although the result can be quite different depending on the shade. With bright green, it will give your design energy and make it more eye-catching, but minty green will result in a cool and vintage look. On the topic of vintage, less saturated browns and pastels are the best options.

Dark brown will definitely make yellow pop, probably not as much as pure black, but the softer and less aggressive contrast makes it much more pleasant to look at.

Light shades (cream, beige, etc.) make pink appear much more feminine, and purple more royal or noble if you will. They are also good substitutes for white in most situations.

Palettes


01. Moss Rose by robertnbrown

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02. Boerne by aschroeder

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03. Red & Brown by shiz0-media

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04. Sunny Day by koralute

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05. Herbs and Spice by whoneycutt

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06. India Brown by jakob

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07. Elegant brown by aakash.bits

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08. Touches of color by jennifer

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09. Chocolate coffee by njayendra

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10. Coconuts and bananas by riopelle

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Web – WordPress themes


01. Ermak Adora (premium)

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02. Nesnel (premium)

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03. Ecoblog (free)

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04. Businezz (free)

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05. Games Mania (free)

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06. Brown Mag (free)

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07. Music Concert (free / $20 to remove footer links)

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08. Fullscreen (premium)

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09. Rutheniumify (free)

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10. Buro (premium)

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Artwork – landscapes


01. Mountains 2 by jamajurabaev

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02. Desert Mountains by I-NetGraFX

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03. Autumn by fxEVo

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04. Lake by Raphael-Lacoste

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05. Regrowth by ehaft

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06. Dust by Apocalypse-tr

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07. Desert Storm by blepfo

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08. Chasing New Arcs of Skies by harmonious-madness

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09. The Approaching Storm by cerona

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10. Isn’t that pretty? by Raphael-Lacoste

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The Giveaway


We’re giving away two books about colors that will definitely help anyone whether they’re new to design, or consider themselves to be an expert, understand colors better! How do you win these cool items? Simply by answering our poll below. If this is a success, we will be giving away more cool items next month!

Color Design Workbook: A Real-World Guide To Using Color In Graphic Design

by Adams Morioka and Terry Stone

Color, Messages and Meanings: A Pantone Color Resource

by Leatrice Eiseman

Poll for December


So which should be next month’s colour? Pick your favourite below and get the chance to win the items above! Two winners will be randomly selected.

November 30 2011

13:06

Inky Deals Bundle Giveaway

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Today we are happy to announce a giveaway from InkyDeals, a place where creative professionals can find some really nice deals. InkyDeals is offering our readers 5 bundles of their Inky Deals Bundle: the biggest graphic design bundle ever. And yes, the bundle is enormous, check out more info and how to participate!

InkyDeals Giveaway

What is inside the bundle?

  • Seamless Mega pack 3 – 100 patterns – VALUE $50
  • 5 Photoshop actions – VALUE $50
  • Vintage Vectors Bundle -12 sets – VALUE $120
  • PSD Shadow divider -VALUE $10
  • Snype Word Press theme – VALUE $35
  • Engraved flowers vector pack – VALUE $10
  • Scrolls vector pack – VALUE $10
  • Japanese Mega vector pack – 71 elements – VALUE $35
  • 9 Photoshop texture packs – VALUE $90
  • and much much more, check it out!

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment telling why you need this bundle
  • One entry per person
  • 5 random winners will be selected and announced on December 07, 2011

November 15 2011

13:11

UPrinting Die Cut Business Card Giveaway

Friends over at UPrinting, offering all sorts of custom online printing, have kindly offered and sponsored this months giveaway: 250 die cut business cards for three (3) lucky winners.

The winners can choose from 2 x 3.5″ Rounded corners, 2×2″ rounded corners, 1.75×3.5″ rounded corners, 2×3.5″ Leaf, 2×3.5″ rounded one corner, 2×3.5″ half circle side, 2×3.5″ oval, or 2.5″ circle to their liking.

Paper stock options are 14pt cardstock gloss / matte / high gloss (UV) or 13pt cardstock uncoated with a 6 business day turnaround with free shipping.

The giveaway will last until this Friday, November 18th (see below on how to enter). Ok, let’s get started on how to enter and win:

To enter

All you need to do is one of the following:

+1 UPrinting on Google

or

Tweet about this giveaway

Happy tweeting, +1′ing, and upcoming Thanksgiving!

October 04 2011

10:46

‘Solo’ Giveaway: Manage your projects beautifully

The great folks over at Thrive are giving 5 free year-long subscriptions of ‘Solo‘ to our readers and Twitter followers.

Solo is an all-in-one project management application which “helps freelancers to make more informed business decisions. Focusing on maximizing time and utilizing business data, Solo is built on the ideal of combining great functionality with beautiful design.”

And beautiful it is – just check out that fancy grid work – which makes it really stand out from the rest. Data is presented in beautiful visual form, which is my favorite part of the UI, not to mention the ease of use of the entire system.

The Giveaway: Five Free, One-Year Subscriptions

In order to win, tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post and the hashtag #thrivesolo (the hashtag is important as this will be how we’ll be tracking entries).

Here’s a sample tweet: (feel free to copy and paste if you like)

Yes! @behoff is giving away 5 free subscriptions to @thrivesolo to beautifully manage freelance projects http://behoff.com/Afda #thrivesolo

I will be selecting five people by random at the end of tomorrow (October 5th). Happy tweeting and project managing.

September 28 2011

16:35

10 Reasons to Fall In Love & Get Things Done – Bundle

From the legendary Fusion Ads & Carbon Ads comes a sweet giveaway that’s sure to wet anyones app palette. 10 Reasons to fall in love and get things done is the perfect bundle for designers, creatives, photographers, get-things-doner’s… (I think you see my point…) The best part? It’s been extended three days so procrastinators can unite! Tomorrow…The site is beautifully designed with a typeface by Gerram Lamson, Backgrounds via Subtle Patterns & icons by Drew Wilson.

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The Skinny

All 10 of these great apps, for one price of $29.99. Several of these apps retail for over that amount so this is a stellar bundle you don’t want to miss out on!! Theres also a change to win an iPad by tweeting about the bundle to win. Hop on over to check out the full details here.

Sponsored by

Made By Tinder

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August 16 2011

13:52

InvisionApp Giveaway: Create beautiful interactive wireframes with ease

I’ve been using Invisionapp, a Prototyping tool, lately for creating interactive wireframes, and must say I love what I’ve been using. Not only do clients get a chance to see how my mockups (static PSDs) come together in an interactive way they understand, but it also helps keep my own workflow aligned. You can go from a PSD file to clickable prototype in a matter of seconds. I can also imagine this tool being great for teams, especially designers working with developers. Invisionapp nails the visual attention designers need and helps developers see the technical elements come alive to fully understand the workflow. Oh, and the InvisionApps interface is lovingly intuitive. The drag and drop UI is a great touch (just drag an image from your desktop to the designated area in your web browser).

The Giveaway: Three free, lifetime ‘Professional’ plans

The nice people over at Invision are kindly providing three (3) lifetime ‘Professional’ plans for free. To win, tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post and the hashtag #invisionappfree (the hashtag is important as this will be how we’ll track the entries).

Here’s a sample tweet (feel free to copy and paste if you’re feeling a bit uncreative to come up with you’re own):

Wow, @behoff is giving away 3 *free* plans to @InVisionApp: Create beautiful interactive wireframes http://behoff.com/9KRC #invisionappfree

I will be selecting three people by random tomorrow (August 17th) that include this hashtag on Twitter. You have all day, so get tweetin’ and get wifreframin’

July 12 2011

12:01

DesignTNT Launch Giveaway

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Design TNT is a new resource website of design goodies which has just made its entrance into the design industry. The website was launched Yesterday (Jul, 11) and is already getting lots of attention. Design TNT’s mission is to provide all designers out there with high quality resources – all in one place!

And today we are happy to announce a giveaway to help our readers gain access to this new resource! We will give away 10 one month pro access to Design TNT!

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How to enter

  • Retweet the contest link and post the URL to your tweet in the comments area (To get the URL of your tweet, sign in to Twitter, click Profile and locate your tweet. Then click on the time stamp link of the tweet and you’ll be redirected to the URL of that tweet).
  • One entry per person
  • 10 random winners will be selected on July 18, 2011

Here are the awesome categories of products you can find at DesignTNT:

Addons – they have just the addons you need for your favorite software such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Make your job a lot easier by using our presets, styles, actions and scripts.

Brushes – here you can find an amazing library of PS brushes, from floral swirls to grunge and abstract, all top notch resources. You can use their PS brushes starting with CS version of Photoshop, so download and enjoy!

Textures - improve your designs and save you time with ready to download and use textures! As a designer, you don’t always have the time to create your own textures. DesignTNT has an attractive collection of textures for you to use in your design projects.

Tutorials - improve your skills and learn some new tricks to become a better designer! DesignTNT’s tutorials will give you some valuable tips and update your performance in using programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop among others.

Vectors - save precious time on your design projects with the royalty free vector sets from DesignTNT! These vector resources are just what you need to create amazing artwork with less effort.

Web - Save time and money in creating or updating your website with premium web resources! If you consider that your web presence is very important, then this is the right place to be!

July 06 2011

05:54

Contest: 10 PRO licenses of TN3 Gallery

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Here on WDL we love to offer freebies, giveaways and everything we can to our readers. In this contest we’ve teamed up with TN3 Gallery to give away 10 of their Pro licenses. Keep reading to learn how you can be one of the lucky winners of this great prize.

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TN3 Overview
With TN3 Gallery you can easily create amazing photo galleries and slideshows with slick transition effects, as well as multiple albums, CSS skinning, XML and Flickr support with a host of additional features. No browser plugins required.

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To enter the contest:

Retweet contest link and post link to URL in the comments area (To get the URL of your tweet, sign in to Twitter, click Profile and
locate your tweet. Then click on the time stamp link of the tweet and you’ll be redirected to the URL of that tweet).

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About TN3 Gallery

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TN3 Gallery is a full fledged HTML based customizable image gallery with slideshow, transitions and multiple album options. Compatible with all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Powered by jQuery.

June 22 2011

13:58

Giveaway: Freelance Starter Kit from Vandelay Premier

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Have you heard about the Freelance Starter Kit from Vandelay Design? The kit is a great resource for anyone who is just branching out into freelancing, or for those who have been freelancing but are looking to get better results. The bundle includes loads of valuable resources that will make a difference in your business. The resources will save you time, protect you legally, show you how to build your business, and help you to create awesome work for your clients.

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We will give away 5 copies of the Freelance Starter Kit and to participate is easy, just leave a comment on this post.

The Freelance Starter Kit includes:

Contract Templates: Having an effective contract for your client work is critical.

Identity Sets: Present a professional image to your clients with these identity sets that include an invoice template, a proposal template, letterhead, envelope, and business card.

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E-books on Business and Freelancing: These e-books cover specific topics related to running a successful freelance business.

Interview with Successful Designers: There is a lot that can be learned from successful designers.

Icons: Every web designer has a constant need for high-quality icons, so we’ve included some of our most useful icons that are likely to get a lot of use in your client work.

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Giveaway Details

  • 5 winnners, 1 bundle each
  • Comment on this post to be eligible
  • One comment per person
  • Winners randomly selected on June 29, 2011

In case you want to speed up and get your Freelance Starter Kit, Vandelay Design is offering our readers a $5 off coupon to purchase it, so just enter “wdl” as a discount code and you are ready to go.

May 24 2011

07:00

May 09 2011

10:12

Hardware Giveaway: 7,500 Comments Challenge!

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We sincerely appreciate all the time and support our readers make to visit Smashing Magazine and participate in discussions in the comments, in your blogs as well as on Twitter and Facebook. Today, we’d love to give you something in return to show you our appreciation for your contributions. After all, why only get gifts for Christmas and your birthday? Here at Smashing Magazine, we love to give away things all year long. This time, you have the ultimate chance to win some nifty hardware.

And to make the giveaway a bit more interesting, let’s set on a small challenge! Let’s try to reach at least 7,500 comments to this post in order for the prizes to be given away. All you have to do is answer a question in the comment section below and you could be the one chosen among our three winners! Tell us: What is the first thing you do on a Monday morning?

If we don’t reach 7,500 comments altogether, the prizes will get torched. Well, not literally of course, but let’s kick the giveaway in once the 7,501st comment is submitted. It is actually not a random, unrealistic figure either; we got around 9,000 comments in our last giveaway two years ago.

Prizes You Can Win

Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 480 1536 MB GDDR5 Graphics Card 384-bit (756MHz/3800MHz) ZT-40102-10P
This graphics card is a powerful asset for rich 3D gaming experiences. The card features superior anti-aliasing methods that render up to 32x sample rates for lightning-fast and high quality anti-aliasing that eliminates jagged edges for crystal clear visuals without sacrificing performance. Based upon NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU, it has 1536 Mb GDDR5, 384-bit memory bus and 480 Unified Shaders.

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Sennheiser HD 600 Stereo Audiophile Headphones
The HD 600 Avantgarde are audiophile-quality, open dynamic hi-fi/professional stereo headphones. The advanced diaphragm design eliminates standing waves in the diaphragm material. The HD 600 can be connected directly to hi-fi systems of the highest quality, in particular DAT, DVD, MD and CD players. Both developers and designers will appreciate the music quality the headphones provide when you need to fully focus your attention on your current project.

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3D Mouse: 3DConnexion’s SpaceNavigator Optical Mouse
This mouse can be quite handy for your 3D design and visualization applications. It has a large controller cap to control all your 3D objects and boost your design speed. The mouse has an advanced 6 degrees-of-freedom optical sensor and allows you to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D models as well as browse through Google Earth and other similar applications.

 in Hardware Giveaway: 7,500 Comments Challenge!

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To participate, just leave a comment in the comment section below and tell us: What is the first thing you do on a Monday morning? The giveaway lasts until Monday, May 16th 2011. You are allowed to submit only one comment. The three winners will be selected randomly. Good luck!

And please spread the word to your friends and colleagues! Let’s reach 7,500 comments, folks!


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April 19 2011

13:20

Mojo Themes Anniversary Bundle Giveaway

Mojo Themes just recently re-designed their site (which we covered here) and they also turned one year old! (Happy Birthday to you!) Now, what’s that mean for you? They are giving away three (3) of their bundles to FYC readers for tweeting this statement:

I want to win a free Anniversary bundle from Mojo Themes http://t.co/RO4ONU1 #fuelcreativity

Details:

The MOJO Themes Anniversary Bundle is taking place for 7 days only between the dates of April 18th (Monday) to April 24th (Sunday).

The Bundle will include some of our most popular items within the marketplace.  You can get your hands on $442 worth of items for only $25.

WordPress: (10)

2740$32 Signal 8

One of the longest top sellers on MOJO Themes, the Signal 8 WordPress theme delivers a sleek & fun feel but is still packed with tons of features. It offers a premium magazine/news formatted homepage. Featured articles or posts display on the homepage slider.

2823$32 Lambert

Lambert is a high customizable theme for WordPress with a unique and creative design to make you stand out. With this theme you can play with the latest cms features likes the menus, thumbnails and the background manager.


2829$35 Pride & Joy

Pride & Joy is a beautiful, minimalist, clean looking WordPress theme, with easy to customize color scheme, typography, graphic header and background. This theme comes with 6 color schemes, more than 10 Cufon fonts, 9 widget area, 50+ theme options, WP3 new features ( Custom Menu, Header, Background), localisation support, Shortcodes, and many more.

2921$32  Cleaner

This theme is currently a MOJO best selling item from MOJO’s current top seller. The Cleaner premium WordPress theme has been designed for those looking to create a very clean and minimalistic website to show off their business or personal portfolio.

2764$37 FolioStudio

FolioStudio is the perfect blend of Wordpress goodness. Experience everything with FolioStudio, from a sophisticated portfolio, detailed magazine, or professional business layout all wrapped up with a fresh design.

2880$32 Stereotype

Stereotype WordPress theme is a clean and simple one page portfolio theme. The extensive and beautifully styled options page lets you control every aspect of the theme and is very well documented with how-to videos for each section.

2836$35 Granity

Granity is a clean and simple corporate wordpress theme, it include an extensive list of features and styles, you would expect in a premium theme. Pack with 20+ shortcodes, 4 sliders, 6 custom widgets and much more!

2871$37 Universalistic

Universalistic is a highly-customizable premium WordPress template that can be used for company presentation, personal blog or portfolio. It provides simple administration panel, making Universalistic configuration as easy as possible.

2887$35 WordShaft

Wordshaft is a great WordPress theme for community or personal blogger with clean design and neat code. The rich theme admin panel and widgets enable you to control your content, manage your advertisement, show your latest tweet, video, photos and much more.

2863$32 Advanced

Advanced Portfolio is the best WordPress to showcase for your work. This theme is widget ready, nivo slider, 3 skins and more!

WordPress Plugins: (2)

2912$37 WP Mobile

The WP Mobile Detector allows you to display a mobile theme on WordPress sites to mobile devices in minutes. Simply install the WordPress plugin and activate it. WP Mobile Detector is a WordPress plugin that detects mobile devices and displays a mobile optimized theme specifically for each mobile device.

2809$37 WP Auctions

WP Auctions is a plugin that lets anyone with a WordPress powered blog or site host their own auctions. You can use it to sell anyting you like to your readers in an auction format.

Tumblr: (2)

2725$12 Altered Perspective

Designed especially for photographers and the creative type, the Altered Perspective Tumblr theme features a custom javascript photography headerand a unique left to right scrolling/post feature. Nothing says creativity like being different. That’s what this theme is – different.

2742$14 Veen

The Veen Tumblr theme is perfect for creative writer’s, thinker’s and doer’s. This theme has a quiet boldness, which instantly gives uniqueness to your website, so you can standout.

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April 15 2011

02:00

Free iPhone App Giveaway: PrintProof – Comment to Win

Hey all you freebie lovers, here’s an opportunity to win an iPhone app. The first BittBox iPhone app contest, but it’s design related so I thought BittBoxers would like it! PrintProof is a simple checklist app geared towards junior designers as a helpful tool to remind you what to check before preparing a document for print. Or as you prepare a document for print, rather. I wish I had this app at my first job, but the iPhone didn’t exist back then… I have 3 copies to give away, YAY! Be sure to read the rules, and good luck :)

Free iPhone App Giveaway: PrintProof - Comment to Win

Free iPhone App Giveaway: PrintProof - Comment to Win

Free iPhone App Giveaway: PrintProof - Comment to Win

Free iPhone App Giveaway: PrintProof - Comment to Win

Contest Rules:

  • All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. (tweeting is appreciated)
  • Only comment once.
  • 3 winners will be randomly chosen from the comments.
  • You must leave an email address in order to win.
  • Comments will remain open for 3 days.

April 06 2011

17:54

Free Stuff: Premium Font Giveaway – ABTS Oklahoma – Comment to Win

I’ve got another recently completed premium font, and it’s giveaway time! The character set on this one is huge with over 500+ glyphs covering extended Latin-based languages and even Greek! Here’s a preview of the character set over at MyFonts.com. Be sure to read the rules, and good luck :)

Free Stuff: Premium Font Giveaway - ABTS Oklahoma - Comment to Win

Free Stuff: Premium Font Giveaway - ABTS Oklahoma - Comment to Win

Contest Rules:

  • All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. (tweeting is appreciated)
  • Only comment once.
  • 10 winners will be randomly chosen from the comments.
  • You must leave an email address in order to win.
  • Comments will remain open for 3 days.
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