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			Dec 21
			Tagged in:  freebies, software   Comments: 146
			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).
			
	        			
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			Dec 10
			Tagged in:  CSS, design, inspiration   Comments: 104
			Best of CSS Design 2009
            
                        			            	
			
							Since 2007, every year I do a round up of best of CSS from Best
Web Gallery (check out 07 and 08 collection). Well, it is the time of
the year again — Best of CSS Design 2009. This year I’ve
selected another 50 nicely designed web sites. Among the list, I
notice a lot of them are minimalistic design with beautiful serif
fonts. The grungy and sketchy styles are still strong. However, the
large background is no longer as hot as in 2008, instead, texturized
background is popular in 2009.
			
	        			
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			Dec 07
			Tagged in:  updates   Comments: 37
			N.Design Studio Redesigned
            
                        			            	
			
							If you been following my twitter @nickla, you should probably
know that I’ve been busy working on the redesign of N.Design
Studio. After two months of designing and coding, I have finally
launched the new design. Now it is running on WordPress 2.8 which
supports a threaded commenting system. I will write a design process
about the new site. For the time being, please check out the site and
let me know your thoughts. You are welcome to post comments on this
post or tweet @nickla.
			
	        			
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			Dec 01
			Tagged in:  Photoshop tutorials   Comments: 54
			iPhone Gift Ribbon
            
                        			            	
			
							I recently spotted an iPhone ad which inspired me to write this
tutorial. It is a gift ribbon, consisting of various app icons,
wrapped around an iPhone. This effect can be easily achieved with
Photoshop Warp transform tool. Christmas is around the corner and I
hope you may find this tutorial useful for upcoming projects. If you
are not familar with the Warp tool, I sugest you read my Photo Strip
tutorial first.
			
	        			
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			Nov 18
			Tagged in:  CSS   Comments: 150
			Coding Clean and Semantic Templates
            
                        			            	
			
							If you are the guy who uses <div> tag for everything,
this post is for you. It focuses on how you can write clean HTML code
by using semantic markups and minimize the use of <div> tag.
Have you ever edited someone’s templates, don’t those
messy tags drive you crazy? Not only writing clean templates can
benefit yourself, but your team as well. It will save you time when
you have to debug and edit (particularly the large projects). 
			
	        			
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			Nov 09
			Tagged in:  CSS   Comments: 150
			5 Simple, But Useful CSS Properties
            
                        			            	
			
							This post is about 5 useful CSS properties that you should be
very familiar with, but will most likely rarely use. I’m not
talking about the new fancy CSS3 properties. I’m referring to
the old CSS2 properties such as: clip, min-height, white-space,
cursor, and display that are widely supported by all browsers. So,
don’t miss this post because you might be surprised how useful
they are.
			
	        			
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			Oct 30
			Tagged in:  photoshop, review, software   Comments: 231
			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. 
			
	        			
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