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And the Winner Is…
Competitions / 8 May 2008

And the Winner Is…

Once again, thank you to everyone who entered our competition and filled out the survey. We have randomly selected a winner and the proud recipient of a new CSSEdit 2.6 copy is Domantas Jankauskas. Congratulations!

If you are interested in the outcome of the survey, please feel free to read on. We’ll be discussing some of your responses and how Design Shack has changed as a result.

9rules Submission Open
Articles / 7 May 2008

9rules Submission Open

9 Rules SubmissionFor the next few hours, the blog network 9rules have opened their doors to website submissions. They run a high quality network of sites and provide a central way to access all their content. Members includes sites such as Smashing Magazine, CSS Globe and PSDTuts.

Introduction to CSS3 – Part 2: Borders
Articles / 7 May 2008

Introduction to CSS3 – Part 2: Borders

For the second part of our series on CSS3, we’ll be taking a look at borders. Everyone who uses CSS is familiar with the border property – it’s a great way to structure content, create effects around images and improve page layout.

CSS3 takes borders to a new level with the ability to use gradients, rounded corners, shadows and border images. We are going to look at each of these in a bit more detail, using examples where possible.

Follow Us on Twitter
Articles / 6 May 2008

Follow Us on Twitter

Design Shack on TwitterA few of our kind readers wouldn’t stop pestering us…! All updates to the CSS gallery and news will now be sent to Twitter, providing another yet another way to subscribe to Design Shack.

Introduction to CSS3 – Part 1: What Is It?
Articles / 6 May 2008

Introduction to CSS3 – Part 1: What Is It?

This article marks the first of several, providing an introduction to the new CSS3 standard which is set to take over from CSS2. We will be starting from the very beginning – taking you from not having even heard of CSS3, to feeling ready to hit it running as various features start to become more widely adopted.

Win a CSSEdit License in 30 Seconds
Competitions / 5 May 2008

Win a CSSEdit License in 30 Seconds

Win a copy of CSSEditUpdate: The survey is now over, thank you to all those who participated – we will be contacting the winner shortly

We have four questions to ask you – it will take somewhere between 30 seconds and a minute to answer them and you stand a chance of winning a copy of CSSEdit.

Changing for the Better
Articles / 5 May 2008

Changing for the Better

First of all, a huge thank you to the hundreds of people who responded to our survey – we’ve had some great suggestions of improvements to the site. The survey will be running for the next few days before we announce the winner of the contest so if you haven’t filled it in yet, please do!

10 Website Statistic Tools
Articles / 25 Apr 2008

10 Website Statistic Tools

Keeping track of visitors to your website is vital, and these ten tools can allow you to monitor and review traffic in different ways. Some are free, some require a small charge – all of them will help you optimize your website and know exactly who is passing eyes over your design.

Express Submission
Articles / 24 Apr 2008

Express Submission

We have been testing a new way to submit your site to Design Shack recently, and it has been very well received. Express submission guarantees a 24 hour review of your website, and we will provide a personal response via email. The price was $10, and is now only $7. If you’re looking for a way to have your website reviewed quickly then this is it!

Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on the new service, we always appreciate feedback.

Ruby on Rails Intro
Articles / 22 Apr 2008

Ruby on Rails Intro

You’ve probably heard about Ruby on Rails by now, but it might not be something you have ever really got to grips with. A List Apart have published two great articles as an introduction to Ruby On Rails.

Coding With Springloops
Articles / 18 Apr 2008

Coding With Springloops

A common problem I encounter when designing a site in a team is the lack of a tool to easily allow us to collaborate and co-ordinate our work. There are several tools available to manage workflow and tasks, but few to actually help with the problem of overwriting someone else’s code.

NuBlue Hosting Discount
Competitions / 9 Apr 2008

NuBlue Hosting Discount

In celebration of a new hosting package, designed specifically to support the Magento eCommerce application, NuBlue are offering a 25% discount for all Design Shack readers. Simply use the discount code ‘sh4ck’ when signing up for an account. NuBlue are one of very few UK hosts that are currently supporting this application and this discount is a great way to get started using Magneto.