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Giveaway: 2 iPods Nano 8GB from Sensational Jobs - Winners

Sensational Jobs is a job board target for web professionals especially programmers and designers. If you are looking for a job it's another great place to find the perfect one, and for celebrating the release of their service they are giving away 2 of the new iPods Nano, yes you heard it right, we have 2 iPods Nano 8GB to giveaway. So after 2 weeks since the launch of the giveaway and over 350 comments we have the two lucky winners of the iPods Nano 8GB, and they are: Frederic Bartl Jahalu About Sensational Jobs We created Sensational Jobs after having been heavily involved in the design and web industry for well over a decade, both as job seekers and employers. This job board was born out of our desire to have an easy and simple platform that can connect both sides. Sensational Jobs has some very interesting features for either job seekers or employers, among these we could mention: Job Seekers Live search: Type job keywords and/or location in the search bar, matching results are instantly displayed as typed Alerts: There’s an option to add alert keywords, locations and types of jobs, and matching jobs will be automatically flagged and will appear in the alerts section when visiting the site. Alerts can also be sent for new listings by email daily. A custom RSS feed is also offered displaying only the jobs matching your alert terms. Favorites & Notes: Job seekers can keep track of positions that they are interested in or have applied for by marking the jobs as favorites or adding private notes. Employers Quality Candidates: Guaranteed exposure to thousands of quality visitors on a daily basis via the website as well as through affiliate links and widgets on partner sites 100% Money Back Guarantee: In the unlikely event that an employer is not satisfied with a listing’s performance, a 100% money back guarantee is offered, no questions asked No registration required: The job posting process is completed quickly and easily in 3 simple steps, without the need to register for an account. Listings can also be edited or deleted using a unique URL which is sent by email Automatic invoicing: An itemized PDF invoice is automatically generated and sent by email with every job posting Secure payments: All payments are handled by PayPal to ensure maximum security and peace of mind. PayPal accepts all major credit cards, without the need to set up a PayPal account Bloggers Affiliate Program: There’s a top paying affiliate program that pays 50% instant cash for any listing referred to the site. Payments are made instantly to a PayPal account as soon as a job has been posted via an affiliate link. For better integration and sales, there’s an optional widget displaying the latest job listings that can be easily integrated on any website or blog Congratulations to the winners and thank you guys for participating. The giveaway include the shipping to anywhere in the world, however the tax will be the winner's responsability.

Giveaway: 2 iPods Nano 8GB from Sensational Jobs

Sensational Jobs is a job board target for web professionals especially programmers and designers. If you are looking for a job it's another great place to find the perfect one, and for celebrating the release of their service they are giving away 2 of the new iPods Nano, yes you heard it right, we have 2 iPods Nano 8GB to giveaway. We created Sensational Jobs after having been heavily involved in the design and web industry for well over a decade, both as job seekers and employers. This job board was born out of our desire to have an easy and simple platform that can connect both sides. Sensational Jobs has some very interesting features for either job seekers or employers, among these we could mention: Job Seekers Live search: Type job keywords and/or location in the search bar, matching results are instantly displayed as typed Alerts: There’s an option to add alert keywords, locations and types of jobs, and matching jobs will be automatically flagged and will appear in the alerts section when visiting the site. Alerts can also be sent for new listings by email daily. A custom RSS feed is also offered displaying only the jobs matching your alert terms. Favorites & Notes: Job seekers can keep track of positions that they are interested in or have applied for by marking the jobs as favorites or adding private notes. Employers Quality Candidates: Guaranteed exposure to thousands of quality visitors on a daily basis via the website as well as through affiliate links and widgets on partner sites 100% Money Back Guarantee: In the unlikely event that an employer is not satisfied with a listing’s performance, a 100% money back guarantee is offered, no questions asked No registration required: The job posting process is completed quickly and easily in 3 simple steps, without the need to register for an account. Listings can also be edited or deleted using a unique URL which is sent by email Automatic invoicing: An itemized PDF invoice is automatically generated and sent by email with every job posting Secure payments: All payments are handled by PayPal to ensure maximum security and peace of mind. PayPal accepts all major credit cards, without the need to set up a PayPal account Bloggers Affiliate Program: There’s a top paying affiliate program that pays 50% instant cash for any listing referred to the site. Payments are made instantly to a PayPal account as soon as a job has been posted via an affiliate link. For better integration and sales, there’s an optional widget displaying the latest job listings that can be easily integrated on any website or blog Giveaway To participate and have a chance to win one of the 2 new iPods Nano 8GB is pretty easy, the first thing to do is visit Sensational Jobs (http://www.sensationaljobs.com/) then share with us with a comment here on Abduzeedo telling us what you think about the site and also what could be done to improve it is you think it's necessary. The winners will be announced in 2 weeks. The giveaway include the shipping to anywhere in the world, however the tax will be the winner's responsability.

Photoshop Top 40 Features by Lynda.com

Learning a new software is always a big challenge. Sometimes the learning curve can be very steep but once you learn it everything becomes much clearer. I believe the only way to learn is to practice all the time. But for those that are starting with Photoshop and get a bit frustrated or upset with the learning process I recommend the Top 40 Photoshop Features by Lynda.com that will give you an idea of how Photoshop works. Top 40 Photoshop Features For more information visit Lynda Photoshop training.

Learning the new Adobe CS4 Apps with Lynda

Last week Adobe started shipping the new version of their CS suite of applications. The Adobe CS4 family comes with a redesigned interface and a ton of new features. To get up to speed with all of the new features Lynda.com has created the CS4 University. I had a chance to access the CS4 University, and found that you'll have everything you need to upgrade your skills for the new Adobe Apps. There are videos lessons such as: New Features, Getting Started, and Essential Training for Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, After Effects, InDesign, Flash, Soundbooth, Premiere, Contribute, and Encore. “We are excited to offer in-box training from lynda.com and have worked closely on the development of their CS4U video training to help our designers and developers discover new possibilities and unleash their creative potential”. Thomas DeMeo, Director of Product Management Adobe Creative Suite ABOUT CS4 University: CS4 University is comprised of very diverse, specialized course titles that cover virtually every aspect of the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family. Some of these courses are very advanced, while others include special applications for people working more at the consumer level. All of these courses are designed to help lynda.com’s Online Training Library® subscribers get the most out of the new Adobe software. Included within these courses are three new series: The “New Features” series focuses on what has changed since Adobe Creative Suite 3 software was released. The “Getting Started” series is designed to get Creative Suite 4 users up and running quickly. The “Essential Training” series supplies the ground-up fundamentals needed to master each application in Creative Suite 4 Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com, said: “As the software landscape continually evolves, a lynda.com Online Training Library subscription remains the most comprehensive and efficient way for designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists to keep their skill sets up to date.” “Packed with hundreds of new, innovative features—the Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, mobile, interactive, film and video production,” said Chad Siegel, group product manager for Creative Suites at Adobe. “lynda.com shows our customers just how to incorporate these innovations within their daily creative workflows with their new training offerings for CS4.” After a few days taking the Lynda Courses, I have to say, they are really good. I’m taking the After Effects and Cinema 4D courses, and I’m pretty happy with my evolution on those apps. I highly recommend that you check their courses out. They have both subscription plans and DVDs; but the access to their online library is definitely worth it.

PSD2HTML Review

A web designer has to be able to design and code a page, that for me is extremely important because it’s the only way the professional will be able to create something that works not only in the visual sense through aesthetics, but also through functionality. Knowing how to code, what tags to use, and the best way to use it is a must for anybody who wants to become a successful web designer. However, there will always be the part of the job you like the most, some people like the coding part, or just the CSS, while some like the designing more than the coding. I have to say I really like the CSS part. There are services that do the slicing and coding for you, but I had never tested one until now. For me the best way to review a product or service is testing it and see how it works. That’s a good way to see if it is suitable to your needs and is worth to invest the money or the time to use it. So I was invited by PSD to HTML by PSD2HTML.com to test their services. PSD to HTML by PSD2HTML.com provides fast, high quality conversion of graphic Web design into Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and its extensions. We accept source files in all common formats, including PSD, PNG, AI, and even HTML (existing markup). We support the following markup specifications: W3C Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict, W3C Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional, W3C Valid HTML 4.01. I really liked the idea, and for the review I created a design using Fireworks for a personal portfolio with pretty much everything necessary to have an online portfolio. I decided to make the site only one page and the menu would link me to a certain part of that page. Also, the portfolio would be a carousel with the thumbs. So how did it work? Submitting The whole process is very straight forward, after I finished the design I zipped everything with the non-standard fonts I used and wrote a paragraph explaining how I needed the single page site, carousel portfolio. You have a great variety of options such as layout fix or flexible, Horizontal Alignment, Header/Footer Stretch, Vertical Alignment. Also there are the Advanced Markup Options where you can choose from browsers compatibilities, to resizable font size. There are really useful options and you can get your site up and running pretty easily even if you want to use a CMS or Blog system. They work with all the major systems, of course there will be a price for that. The Communication Everything worked really fine, they gave me a link where I could keep updated with the status of the project. They had a couple of questions about the typefaces and some layout functionalities. But the communication was very efficient. The First result I have to say, I was slower than their services. That’s because I’m traveling so I was not able to answer their questions. Even though, they sent me a fully functional site in less than 36h. Also they informed me that they had tested the site in Safari 2 and the JS Reflection effect wasn’t work so they would fix that issue. Final Result. As a designer who always wanted to code his pages I have to say, PSD to HTML by PSD2HTML.com is an excellent service. It really allows a designer to focus on the design part only and leave the code to them. But if you want to touch the code, like me, you will feel very comfortable with the code. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DEMO Even though you might prefer to code your pages, PSD to HTML by PSD2HTML.com is a nice service when you have many projects to work on and you want to maintain quality, or if you want to focus more on the design and not so much on the code. I highly recommend you test this service. Also I'm writing a tutorial showing how I created the design. Stay tunned.

W3 PSD to HTML review

The web design process is very time consuming, besides that, sometimes we want to focus more on some graphic details and we sort of forget about the CSS/HTML production and how important it is for a good website. Because of that it’s always good to have a fast and reliable service to do this job. PSD to HTML takes a personal, hands-on approach to project management CSS, HTML, JavaScript (AJAX) and design implementation services for freelancers and design agencies. They offer: Hand-coded production using any style or methods you choose. Guaranteed on-time delivery. We just don't miss deadlines. Complete discretion and privacy. All communications are confidential. Social media optimization (SMO) Search engine optimization (SEO) Conversion rate optimization (CRO) Web development: content management systems (CMS), shopping cart (e-commerce), intranets etc Front-end coding (CSS/HTML/JS Production) Attention to detail and customer service is our main priority. Our advanced order process means that as little or as much specificity can be made for any given project so that not only is code delivered precisely as you would have done it, but you can also work with our staff via live chat, conceptshare.com, and our client area intranet. One of the coolest things on their service is the order form, you have full control over some very nice features, from the fluid or static layout to accessibility and usability options. And from some examples of their work, PSD to HTML is definitely a very good service available for us.