Welcome to the regular WDF weekly roundup, packed full of all the latest web design news, hot topics and resources from around the web. As usual of course, we will also update you with everything you need to know about Web Design Fan site news and updates from the past week in one bite sized article for handy reference.
WDF Competition: Win A Year’s Free Hosting From Zyma Technologies
We have teamed up with Zyma Technologies recently to bring you a fantastic new competition. Zyma Technologies, the home of high quality and affordable web hosting have kindly offered to give away 20 free web hosting accounts to Web Design Fan readers! Each account will be provided free for an entire year and entering to win this amazing prize couldn’t be easier. All the information you need to know, with full instructions on how to enter can be found here and all you will need is an active Facebook or Twitter account to get involved. We are just too good to you!
Free Orange Business Icon Set From Web Design Fan
Web Design Fan have provided our second freebie of the month to our loyal reader-base. We were pleased to reveal this week that you can now use our 100% free and attractive Orange Business Icon Set however you like in any one of your many projects, courtesy of us! These stunning icons are 128×128 pixels and we have provided all of the .PNG and .AI files that you will require. We are committed to bringing you regular free web design tips and tools and this is just one of many more to come; we hope that you find a great use for them in your current web design work.
30 Awesome PHP Tutorials Roundup
WDF scoured the web this week and compiled an impressive round up 30 of the best PHP tutorials. Each one provides in depth, useful information and guides you through a variety of different techniques and tutorials to help you in your day to day design work. Don’t forget to let us know which were your favourites and if we’ve missed any that you deem vitally important or impressive!
Coming Up On WDF
Eager to know whats in store for future WDF news and articles? Well we can exclusively reveal today that very shortly we will be launching an amazing competition where WDF readers will be able to win a selection of prizes for their own technical and business use! We would like to offer 10 laptop or iPad skins for the winner and 5 each for the runner ups in this amazing giveaway. Stay tuned for the launch of the competition very soon for full details on how to enter.
We are also pleased to say that our Twitter and Facebook pages are growing in numbers thanks to your continuing support with over 9,800 followers on Twitter alone! Come and join us if you haven’t already done so and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop with everything Web Design related and beyond.
Well, now that you have caught up with what has been happening on WDF, here is what has been going on elsewhere on the web…
Falling for HTML5!
Smashing Magazine have been all loved up with HTML5 this week and were only too keen to share their fairytale romance with the web design world. We love this original take on a HTML5 article and it brings up a lot of valid points for those currently using it and those who are new to it or debating future usage.
Whilst we are on the topic of HTML5, there was also recent news of the brand new HTML5 logo which was designed by Ocupop. You can check it out via the official logo site in all its bold and vibrant glory!
Personality Infused Websites
Six Revisions have been looking at how to design websites with personality this week in an interesting feature, showing that we shouldn’t be afraid of adding a touch of personality into our designs under certain circumstances. It makes for interesting reading and also throws up some good conversation topics with regards to design do’s and don’ts!
Useful Design Links
Design M.ag caught our attention recently with this absolutely jaw dropping selection of 35 Awesome Typographic Portraits in a beautiful selection of eye catching images. Truly inspiring, and great for web design office decor!
Digital Arts provided an in depth tutorial detailing how to create your own amazing, retro style movie poster. There are some great tips for achieving a retro, yet super stylish finished product here!
Running with the movie theme, Abduzeedo also came up with a tutorial this week for slightly more advanced designers that shows you how to create your own Hell Boy movie poster in Illustrator, using pen tool and blending modes!
Finally, Noupe offered up 35 beautiful designs of Fractal Flowers in a visually stunning article that is sure to prove very pleasing to the eye whilst offering up some inspirational ideas for your own future projects ahead!
There will be more news and updates winging their way to you from us next week, in the meantime, have a great week!