Amanda Hackwith
Amanda is a content strategist and Editor for Tuts+ Premium and Rockable Press. Part writer, part designer, all media geek, she blogs over at her personal site.
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    Wanted: Producer for Tuts+ PremiumWriteforus
    Tuts+ Premium is hiring for an expert in mobile development. We’re looking for a developer who’s passionate and experienced with mobile design and development to produce courses with us! You need to be experienced in mobile development platforms, be proactive and engaged with the industry, and have a passion for teaching. Sound like you? Read on!Read More…
  • Web Design
    Industry
    Experience and the Spec Work DebateTuts wdsurvey2
    Last week, I posted some surprising results from Web Design Confidential (launching with Rockable Press later this week) regarding our community's opinions on spec work. Our readers had a lot to say! A lot of you requested further statistics comparing opinions on spec work to the respondent's experience. It was such a good discussion that I was happy to oblige. This is a special statistic report not included in the book and pulled just for WebDesignTuts+ readers! Take a look below the cut for statistics and how experience influences our opinion on industry topics.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Industry
    Discuss: Spec Work Results from Web Design SurveyTuts wdsurvey2
    Back in November, we asked our readers and web designers all around the globe to participate in the 2011 Web Design Survey, hosted here on WebDesignTuts+. The response was pretty amazing..Read More…
  • Web Design
    News
    2011 Web Design Survey Sneak Peek & Winner!Tuts wdsurvey
    A while back, we asked Webdesigntuts+ readers to weight in on the state of the industry in the 2011 Web Design survey. And boy did you ever! Over 5,200 of you responded and shared your experience with web design. All respondents who provided an email were entered in the grand prize drawing to win an Apple iPad 2 and the entire Rockable Press library of e-books, more than $1200 USD in prizes. I'm happy to say we have a winner! Read on to find out about our winner and get a sneak peek at the results of the survey.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    News
    Take the 2011 Web Design Survey for a Chance to Win!Tuts wdsurvey
    Do you design websites? Got five minutes? We want to hear from you! Take the 2011 Web Design survey hosted by Rockable Press and Webdesigntuts+ and get the chance to win the grand prize: an Apple iPad 2 and the entire library of Rockable Press e-books. What's more, we'll give every respondent a 50% off coupon for the up-coming book just for participating! Interested? Take the survey and read on for details.Read More…
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    Take the 2011 Web Design SurveyTuts wdsurvey
    Do you design websites? Got five minutes? We want to hear from you! Take the 2011 Web Design survey hosted by Rockable Press and Webdesigntuts+ and get the chance to win the grand prize: an Apple iPad 2 and the entire library of Rockable Press e-books. What’s more, we’ll give every respondent a 50% off coupon for the up-coming book just for participating! Interested? Take the survey and read on for details.Read More…
  • Web Design
    News
    Take the 2011 Web Design Survey for a Chance to Win!Tuts wdsurvey
    Do you design websites? Got five minutes? We want to hear from you! Take the 2011 Web Design survey hosted by Rockable Press and Webdesigntuts+ and get the chance to win the grand prize: an Apple iPad 2 and the entire library of Rockable Press e-books. What's more, we'll give every respondent a 50% off coupon for the up-coming book just for participating! Interested? Take the survey and read on for details.Read More…
  • Web Design
    News
    New Book: Rockstar Icon DesignerIcondesigner 200x200
    What is one graphic element that you see dozens, if not hundreds, of times a day? Each of your favorite websites, applications, and software has at least one, and we're betting it's even had a major influence on what tools you decide to use. Any guesses? If you guessed "icons," you guessed right!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    News
    New Book: Rockstar Icon DesignerIcondesigner 200x200
    What is one graphic element that you see dozens, if not hundreds, of times a day? Each of your favorite websites, applications, and software has at least one, and we're betting it's even had a major influence on what tools you decide to use. Any guesses? If you guessed "icons," you guessed right!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    News
    New Book: Rockstar Icon DesignerIcondesigner 200x200
    What is one graphic element that you see dozens, if not hundreds, of times a day? Each of your favorite websites, applications, and software has at least one, and we're betting it's even had a major influence on what tools you decide to use. Any guesses? If you guessed "icons," you guessed right!Read More…
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    News
    Open Discussion: LinkedIn for Developers?200x200
    Over at FreelanceSwitch, we've had a few posts recently discussing the usefulness of networking sites like LinkedIn for freelance professionals: 5 Reasons to Use LinkedIn, Are You Getting Clients on LinkedIn? In last year’s Freelancer’s Survey we learned that (among other things): a) a growing portion of freelancers indicated they’re finding more clients using social media and b) many of those freelancers are web developers and programmers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration
    Grab Some Inspiration with Over 25 Yummy Vector Characters!Preview
    GraphicRiver hosts a truckload of vector characters. In this post we've rounded up some of the most inspiring of them. They are all available for a reasonable price. Let's check out some characters that have been created recently by numerous artists from GraphicRiver! Maybe one day you'll see one of your characters featured on Vectortuts+.Read More…