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Principles of Successful Freelancing Book

by eric on September 3rd, 2009 in: Web Design

SitePoint is having another free book giveaway.

From now through September 14, 2009 you can get a free copy of “The Principles of Successful Freelancing” by Miles Burke by visiting:

Free CSS Book from Sitepoint

by eric on November 19th, 2008 in: Web Design

Follow @sitepointdotcom on Twitter or visit Sitepoint’s Twitaway page, and get your own free pdf copy of The Art & Science of CSS by Jonathan Snook, Steve Smith, Jina Bolton, Cameron Adams, and David Johnson.

I’ve read the book and recommend it – especially for free. Hurry – the offer is only for two weeks.

Design & Debug WordPress Themes Using Free Tools

by eric on September 27th, 2008 in: Web DesignWordPress

Following are excerpts, notes, and links for my presentation at WordCamp Portland 2008 titled ‘Design & Debug Themes Using Free Tools.’

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Redesigning sewmyheadon.com

by eric on August 14th, 2008 in: Other StuffWeb Design

Just launched the spiffy new and somewhat Gothic custom design for sewmyheadon.com and I’m tickled silly.

I had several goals for the redesign including:

  1. overhauling the imagery to better represent me and the site ‘brand’
  2. making the site easier to read by using larger/more attractive fonts and better spacing
  3. using an elastic layout that works better with different monitor resolutions, and
  4. incorporate some new features like the last.fm links in the footer (more to come).

You might ask, “What the heck does ‘sewmyheadon’ have to do with web design, Linux, Open Source, and WordPress?”  Then again, you may not. 🙂

If you get a chance, please click around, let me know what you think, and if you encounter any errors.

Video Tutorials on Gimp & Inkscape

by eric on July 19th, 2008 in: Open SourceWeb Design

Meet the Gimp by Rolf Steinort features video tutorials on the GIMP, an alternative to software like PhotoShop and Fireworks.

screencasters.heathenx.org by HeathenX and Richard Querin features video tutorials on Inkscape, a vector graphics program similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or Freehand.

Both programs are free software and run on Linux, Mac, Windows and BSD.