Resources for Web Workers

Portfolio: Free tool from deviantart


Deviantart released this tool for people who want to showcase their artwork. The free versions provides a custom domain under .daportfolio.com and up to 4 galleries each featuring up to 18 images which is enough space for artists just starting out or for those who want to showcase a small part of their portfolio. A premium version is also available with unlimited portfolios, no DA branding, use of your own domain and password protection.

State of the Web – Survey results

Webdirections.org conducted a web design survey a while ago and now the results are online. Some interesting stuff can be found in these results.

For example 1.22% of people working in the industry, are using IE6 as their primary browser. Plain HTML is still around with approx 20% still using it instead of XHTML. There’s also an improvement to the number of people who validate their pages (36%) and Microformats are still not a common place for web workers. We still do have unknown words such as RDFA. Some other interesting facts is that flash content is still heavily around for content like video. Also jQuery seems to be an industry standard in terms of Javascript usage.

In the programming part of this survey Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHP seem to be the kings around.

The Gift of Knowledge GIVEaway: Donate your mind

Tutorial9.net is holding a really nice contest with a twist. If you can write a a Photoshop tutorial, a roundup featuring your favorite books, create a Photoshop brush set or “ANYTHING that teaches, offers new resources for our readers to work with, or shares experiences that will help others is more than likely an acceptable entry”.

For every entry accepted, $100 is donated to Save the Children and and you’re qualified to win some incredible prizes. Have a look and do consider participating.

XHTMLME.com PSD to XHTML Contest: the winner

And the winner of our xhtmlme.com PSD to XHTML conversion is: Vlad Georgescu. Congratulations man! The winner was picked by running a random “select” query on the announcement post and Vlad was the lucky one. Thank you every one for participating and keep an eye on these pages as a new contest will be held soon with some great prizes!