News / 19 Nov 2012

Introducing the Design Shack Re-Design!

We’ve had a very busy few months behind the scenes at Design Shack, working away on various changes and improvements to the site. First and foremost is a brand new design — it’s cleaner, faster, responsive, and hopefully a much more enjoyable experience for you to use!

Second is a host of new features for Design Shack members. These include vastly improved submission of your designs, keyboard navigation, an “Activity Stream”, the ability to save designs to a “Collection”, and your very own profile on the site.

We’re really proud of this latest iteration of Design Shack, so read on to find out more about our thinking behind some of the new features!

Competitions / 16 Oct 2012

Win $500 of Services From PSD2HTML

It’s time for another amazing giveaway! Today you get the chance to win $300 and $200 worth of services from PSD2HTML, a leading PSD to HTML coding company. Entering is easy, read on to see how you can win!

Competitions / 9 Oct 2012

Win a Google Nexus 7 & A Heart Internet VPS (Worth £540)

We have teamed up with Heart Internet to offer you the chance to win a Virtual Private Server worth £540 ($874) completely free for a year, plus an awesome Google Nexus 7.

All you have to do is spend 5 minutes answering a handful of questions about your thoughts on the web design industry. You will then automatically be entered in to the prize draw.

Competitions / 7 Aug 2012

The Dealotto Bundle Is Back (and You Can Win a Free Copy!)

The Dealotto Bundle is back, and this time it’s even bigger. We’re partnering up with the good people at Dealotto for the course of the week, running an exclusive competition to give away three copies of the bundle!

Dealotto has a unique model that gives you the chance to bag an absolute bargain on 10 amazing design resources, including over 6691 icons, 300 UI design elements, 36+ WordPress Themes, 1 Beautiful Font, 1 jQuery Photo Viewer + 1 eBook for no more than $45. Read on to find out more…

Competitions / 3 Apr 2012

Winners Announced: $500 of PSD to HTML Conversion Up for Grabs

We’re excited to launch a new competition today, giving you the chance to win one of two awesome markup packages, courtesy of Markup Service! It’s a great way to speed up development on time-sensitive projects, and you can be confident that the end result will be of a highly professional standard.

Read on to find out how to enter the competition, and get your hands on $300 credit for your own markup requirements!

News / 24 Jan 2012

Announcing Design Curate: Freebies and Resources for Designers

We’re incredibly excited to let you know about a new project we’ve been working on for the past few months — Design Curate. While we love to share inspiration and articles here, we also wanted a place to offer some fantastic freebies and resources for designers.

Design Curate already has a growing collection of freebies — PSDs, WordPress themes, CSS/HTML snippets, and lots more! We’ll be adding new free resources every week, along with featuring a few commercial design goodies from time to time as well.

Read on to find out more about the new site, or just head over and take a look!

The Theft of Design Blog Domain Names
News / 5 Dec 2011

The Theft of Design Blog Domain Names

There’s nothing more concerning than receiving an email from someone — completely out of the blue — to let you know that they think your domain name may have been stolen. Particularly when a quick Whois search changes the initial feeling of complete denial to extreme concern…

Last Thursday, I found out that someone had taken it upon themselves to “hijack” our primary domain name — — and transfer it away from our registrar. We’re working hard to reverse the process, and I’ll be documenting the current situation here.

News / 18 Oct 2011

Design Shack Is Evolving!

If you’ve taken a look at our site design in the past few hours, you might have noticed a few changes! We’ve taken the design paintbrush for a spin, streamlining and simplifying the layout and re-focusing on the parts of Design Shack that we particularly love.

All this comes hand-in-hand with a change to the Design Shack brand, and a funky new logo courtesy of Aaron Mahnke. Read on to find out a little more about the design, branding, and the changes we’ve made to the site.

Win a Dell XPS 15z for Designing on the Road!
Competitions / 26 Jul 2011

Win a Dell XPS 15z for Designing on the Road!

Update: We’ve chosen a winner, and congratulations are in order to Dawn Costen. We’ll be in touch soon to arrange where to send your prize. Thank you to everyone who took part, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to find out when we launch our next competition!

I’m excited to let you know that we’re launching another great competition today for our UK readers, giving you the chance to get your hands on a brand new laptop from Dell. The XPS 15z is their thinnest ever notebook – perfect for getting on with some design or development work on the road. Read on to find out how to take part – entering only takes a few seconds!

Win an iPad 2 & One Year of Hosting (Worth £730)!
Competitions / 15 Jun 2011

Win an iPad 2 & One Year of Hosting (Worth £730)!

I’m excited to let you know that – in partnership with Heart Internet – we’re kicking off a fantastic competition to win an iPad 2, and one year of free reseller hosting with domain and goMobi!

It takes just five minutes to enter, and we’re asking you to fill out a short survey. We’ll be publishing the statistics from this in a few weeks time, to give you some awesome insight into the web design industry. Read on to find out more…

Announcing the Design Shack Affiliate Scheme
News / 23 May 2011

Announcing the Design Shack Affiliate Scheme

Design Shack Deals launched back in February, and since then we’ve featured some fantastic discounts on products and services for designers.

Today we’re announcing an affiliate program that all Design Shack members can take advantage of. If you run a blog, have a Twitter account, or want to spread the word about our latest deal via email, we’d love for you to help with promoting our weekly deals!

We pay a 15% commission on every sale you generate, and you can keep track of every click and sale you generate in real-time. Read on to find out more!

This Week’s Deal: 60,000+ Amazing Design Resources for $49
Deals / 21 Apr 2011

This Week’s Deal: 60,000+ Amazing Design Resources for $49

This week’s Design Shack Deal is for the Ultimate Designer Toolkit subscription. Usually priced at $99, this fantastic package includes over 60,000 different resources for designers, and is available for just $49.

In it, you’ll find everything from seamless vectors and high resolution textures, to a CSS framework and Photoshop actions! Read on for some more information about what’s on offer, and a few fantastic examples.

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