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FOWD NYC 2010 Presentation

Future of Web DesignI’m finally back in LA from my trip to New York and I’m extremely exhausted! Nevertheless, I had a spankin’ great time! As some of you probably already know, I was invited to speak at the Future of Web Design (hosted by Carsonified) last November 16 held at the New World Stages in none other than The Big Apple — New York City. I spoke about “What the Web Will Look Like in 2 Years?”

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Speaking at FOWD NYC

Future of Web DesignIn a little over four weeks from now, I will be in New York City to speak at the Future of Web Design. I cant’ tell you how tremendously excited I am! The conference runs from November 15 to 17 at New World Stages and there’s an awesome lineup of speakers including Doug Bowman, Molly Holzschlag, Ethan Marcotte, Cameron Moll, Paul Boag and many more! The conference will be covering the most important and sought-after topics in today’s web industry.

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Free Texture Pack Sky and Lens FlareIt’s only been less than a year since I released the ninth version and in a span of less than two years, I’ve already had three versions of this site. Yes, three! The previous versions have appeared in a couple of online and offline publications which is great and a massive thank you to everyone who made that possible! Now I feel like it’s about time for another redesign. I felt like the previous version was getting a little cluttered and heavy and that’s probably one of the reasons why I have had little motivation in writing new stuff.

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Free High-Quality Texture Pack: Sky and Lens Flare

Free Texture Pack Sky and Lens Flare

Now that it is the summer season, it is the perfect time to get out there and enjoy the sun. I also thought it would be of perfect timing to be giving away a nice set of Sky and Lens Flare Textures for you to utilize in your future projects

For our loyal readers, Dawghouse Design Studio has teamed up with and we’ve put together some awesome Sky and Lens Flare Textures exclusively for you guys! [ ... ]

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Create an Elegant Photography Web Layout in Photoshop

Elegant Photography Web Layout in Photoshop

For another contribution on Design Instruct, I wrote for them a Photoshop tutorial on “How to Create an Elegant Photography Web Layout.”

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create a beautiful web page design that is dark-themed and perfect for a web portfolio that is centered around photographs. It’s a pretty simple tutorial that aims to illustrate some great techniques to adapt into your current web design workflow [ ... ]

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