Happy Fourth of July all! A lovely day filled with fireworks and usually a day off of work (in the US, anyway). It's also the anniversary of CSS-Tricks. It's been two years now. It actually feels like it's been longer than that sometimes, just because of how far the site and myself have come. Last year we didn't do anything special, but I thought this year we'd kick it up a notch and celebrate a little harder. That's right, it's giveaway time!
Check out the prizes below. If you want to enter, the only requirement is to fill out this survey. (Notice the form is a Wufoo form, one of the prizes!). Winners will be picked totally at random. Of course provide your real name and real email address on the form so I can reach you if you win.
Today, I am literally on the road in a UHAUL truck moving from Portland, OR to Chicago, IL. Portland is an incredible city, I'm just moving to be a bit closer to family and friends and for a change of scenery. Please forgive me if the posts are light for the next few weeks while I settle in.
Because of the move, I'm gonna need a little time. I'm going to close the survey July 16th and announce the winners on July 17th.
Ya'll probably know I'm a big Wufoo fan, so I'm very pleased that someone is going to snag a free account for a year. The bona fide plan is what I personally use both for my personal account and our account at work.
Even if you already know how to convert Photoshop designs into code, it sure is nice to save yourself all the time by having someone else do it. Snobby slice is donating their own time to one lucky winner winner who will get a high quality 2-page slicing.
Packt has books on all kinds of subjects. My personal favorite is the Learning jQuery 1.3 book, but I'm thinking about picking up the Magento book, for next time I need to work on a major eCommerce site. Three people will will a PDF of any of their books.
I advocate, especially for beginners, that downloading templates and customizing/altering them is a great way to learn HTML/CSS. It also can be a real time and budget saver for you and your potential low-budget clients. Flash Mint is giving away three free CSS templates to three winners.
Flipping Book makes an extremely cool Flash component for displaying interactive booklets. These aren't substitutes for entire websites, but rather a cool way to present things like PDFs, brochures, or books. We just used it at work recently to display a PDF we did for a client on their website. Two winners will win the compontent of their choice.
StayValid literally crawls your site looking for validation errors in the code. What better way to stay on top of errors on websites and their ever-changing ways. Two winners here, one for their premium plan and one for the basic plan.
Are My Sites Up watches your website for you. If it goes down, you'll be notified by any methods of your choice: Email, SMS, Twitter, or the iPhone application. Two winners will receive the Premium Pro service for a full year.