Attention Fellow Webmaster WeirdNews Announced Design Contest

A Sony 40GB Playstation 3, Guitar Hero 3, Reddit gift package, a series of post detailing the contest, and a credit link in the footer of the design will be the Grand Prize!

You can perfected your design till June 30 because on July 1, 2008, Weird Asia News will choose the WORDPRESS themes or template that will be suited to them.

It must be a three column design that incorporate and allow inclusion of advertising spots, site sections, and includes widgets but not limited to:
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WordPress World

WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The newest version of WordPress is version 2.5, this version include a very useful widgets and hundred of plugins available at wordpress.org

A Little History
WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL. It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product.
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Japanese 1-mm thick by 125-inch Plasma display

The large-screen display was manufacturer, the Shinoda Plasma has unveiled a flexible, 1-millimeter thick, 125-inch film-type prototype display that can be used as a curved or wrap-around screen.

The 3 x 1 meter plasma tube array (PTA) display (which actually consists of 3 seamlessly integrated 1 x 1 meter square sub-modules) offers a resolution of 960 x 360 and weighs 3.6 kilograms (8 lbs), or about 10 times less than a conventional plasma display.
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Apple’s Idea of Liquify Website

Many of the designer has been educated to design at 780px by 600px dimension. Quite understandable because the maximum default desktop resolution is 780px, it also better off, if website are being made into a print brochure.

Since website is no longer a medium for print media, more and more it becomes interactive and demand user-friendly environment. The major truth, Internet now a day can be accessed with many different variations of browser, platform, settings or even devices often escapes these, our potential Web design clients, entirely. Everyone is using videos, large photos, flash slide shows and other motion graphics to stimulate the user imagination. The birth of Web 2.0 is also added to demand for more Liquify Website.

The simplest explanation of the term “liquid” implies that a Website should flow smoothly into whatever space it is given.
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America Decided – David Cook the New Idol

We won…. David Cook, the rocker, the scruffy bearded, the raspy-voiced, the good looking Texan, the one sing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Billie Jean and You’re the Voice… David Cook won over an amazing more than 12million vote.
The finale of American Idol also featured guest appearances by Seal, Donna Summer, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Graham Nash, the Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic, season 6 Idol champ Jordin Sparks, season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, and a grand finale appearance by George Michael.
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David Archuleta not Cook – The New American Idol

Yes… David Archuleta knock out David Cook on American Idol Season 7. I cannot believe it, Simon Cowell loves Archuleta performance whaaaa….

Simon say, “But here’s the difference, in my opinion,” he added. “David [Archuleta], you came out here tonight to win, and what we have witnessed is a knockout.”

The battle of David’s – American Idols season 7 held at Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles. A via satelite performance viewed around the hemsiphere. The winner of “American Idol” gets a $1 million recording contract and will be beholden to 19 Entertainment, the highly successful management team founded by Simon Fuller, who invented the “Idol” concept. The brutal truth in the music industry, even an “Idol” title and all its rewards guarantee nothing. But for sure it open doors of opportunities to both David’s.

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Free Photoshop PDF book of Sitepoint

You heard me right… Sitepoint have given away free PDF book The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques – PDF Only – SitePoint Books
This first SitePoint’s full-color book, The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques is brimming with tried and tested real-world Photoshop solutions that will add impact to your next web design project. Continue reading “Free Photoshop PDF book of Sitepoint”