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Giveaway: Ten Ton Dreamweaver

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Heya readers! Geoff Blake here from TenTonBooks.com. Recently, we released our debut software training DVD Ten Ton Dreamweaver and we wanted to load the DVD with lots of freebies and extras. Well, the gang at Go Media were happy to help us out, and provided us with some killer Go Media Arsenal material for inclusion in the disc. In fact, there’s Arsenal artwork featured prominently in several chapters on the DVD.

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Ten Ton Dreamweaver boasts nearly 11 hours of training spread across over 100 lessons, techniques, and hands-on tasks, and takes users from scratch (HTML, CSS, and web fundamentals) right up to pro-level concepts and techniques, including page layouts, Spry, video, interactivity, and a whole lot more…with a huge emphasis on CSS and design standards.

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With nothing but amazing feedback and reviews for Ten Ton Dreamweaver, we’re back in the studio and hard at work on a Photoshop DVD, with Flash and Illustrator to follow. But I got scratchin’ my head thinking of how I could say thanks to the great folks at Go Media for contributing such awesome material to the DVD…then it hit me: Lets give away a copy of Ten Ton Dreamweaver to the Go Media readership!

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So here it is: ya wanna snag yourself a copy of Ten Ton Dreamweaver?

All ya gotta do is use the comments below to describe what it is you really want to learn about Dreamweaver, and why it’s so important to you. After a week of comments, we’ll pick a response at random and that lucky commenter lands themselves a copy of Ten Ton Dreamweaver! How’s that for sweet?

Find out more about Ten Ton Dreamweaver at http://tentonbooks.com/tentondreamweaver, where you can download a free demo and watch sample clips!

Good luck to all those who enter!

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*Contest notes: we’ll be choosing at random from any post that fits the criteria (you gotta tell us what you want to learn about Dw). You’ll need to have a registered Disqus account with contact info (email, Twitter, Facebook, website link, etc.), otherwise we’ll have no way of contacting you once the contest winner is chosen.

About the Author, Geoff Blake

Geoff Blake is an award-winning software instructor and owner of Ten Ton Books, a video-based training company. With his fun and casual style, he loves teaching all things web design and Adobe-related. And when no one's looking, he pretends he's a fill-in drummer for Iron Maiden.
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  • facebook-519506183

    I keep avoiding DW because I'm so busy with everything else. It'd be awesome to learn so I can finally start doing my own web design!

  • http://twitter.com/twoeightnine Matt Johnson

    Everything? I've been meaning to sit down and learn Dw but have never had the time or more importantly the motivation.

  • tifa333

    I'm especially interested that it will be teaching HTML and CSS from scratch. I do a lot of web design, but I've been seriously slackin' on the backend. This sounds like the perfect package!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @tifa333: Yes, the DVD begins…well…at the beginning! Which of course is nailing down the fundamentals of HTML and CSS. With a solid understanding of the back-end, you can really pull off amazing stuff…and it makes the web design experience so much easier and more enjoyable! Best of luck in the contest! ~Geoff

  • Heeectooor

    Hey, I'm really interested in learning how to make a portfolio page that could be easily updated regularly, that's why I like to have the Ten Ton Dreamweaver.

  • evilways

    I have not used dreamweaver since Macromedia Studio MX and with the job market as it is, I really need to get up to speed. Not only up to speed, but have a working knowledge. And Quick! CSS is beyond me at this point and so are current web standards. To get my hands on something like this would be a life (career) saver.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @evilways: You said it! With the job market and the economy the way it is, it’s definitely the time to get up to speed. What’s cool about a DVD as a learning tool too is that you’re up to speed in a relatively short period of time…as opposed to slogging through a book or taking a course. Good luck! ~Geoff

  • dantearaujo

    Great! I just got really interested in this because I want to see how you guys from top webdesign blog are going to teach us Dreamweaver. I have alwasy wanted a resource like that, and I think now will be my chance!

    Best Regards,

  • nomhak

    I have yet to tap into the world that is Dreamweaver. This would be awesome!

  • JDiMucci

    I'd really like to learn the use of CSS inside of dreamweaver as I have always found it a pain compared to other editors.

  • nilaiha

    I've just started a new job that is going to require me to develop my web design skills quite a bit. I've been mostly focused on print before now, and would love any help i can get working with the web.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @nilaiha: I began in the print world as well, so I feel your pain! This seems to be a fairly common situation (print designers making the leap) so believe it or not, there’s actually quite a bit of print-world references in Ten Ton Dreamweaver to help out those who have a print background. Good luck! ~Geoff

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/vivimonster/ vivixmonster

    Although I have been introduced to html and css, I want to learn more professional techniques in dreamweaver cs3. I think of myself more as a graphic designer than a web designer, and I want to take that leap. I want to be able to use all my core adobe programs together as well. The ten ton dreamweaver dvd will be the perfect tool for my goals.

  • http://twitter.com/Thom_Baker Thom Baker

    I have been hacking away at Dw for a year now (focussed mainly on print before), and, although I can kinda do stuff on it, it still feels like bashing the square brick into the round hole. Actual knowledge would be absolutely fantastic!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Thom: We gotta round off those jagged corners for ya, Thom! Best of luck in the contest! ~Geoff

  • http://twitter.com/linux29 Pasquale Di Maio

    i wanna learn everything of this amazing software.
    and with this amazing book ..now i have no more excuse :P

  • moAmyot

    I've always dreamed of being polyvalent, being able to start a project and finish it without needing the help of someone else. Unfortunately, coding is not exactly my strength and I'd really like to learn more in order to succesfully complete a projet on my own. It would be one hell of an accomplishment for me!

  • abidevis

    I teach an Advanced Dreamweaver class and am always looking for new ways to get the point across. This looks like something less stodgy than the rest of the stuff out on the market. But to answer the question better: I'd like to get my head around customizing AJAX widgets, JS behaviors and dynamic site templating.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janoschweinkoetz Janosch Weinkötz

    im a pedagogy student and in the last weeks we plan and build our own community from scratch. the book would help us alot. the ten ton dreamweaver dvd would perfectly fit to the ideas of the montessori pedagogy… “help me to do it alone”

  • http://pablolarah.cl pablolarah

    Because I want to design my own site.

  • erhilse

    I would like to get more in depth CSS and advance features of dreamweaver! Hope I win!

  • http://www.grafikkid.com/ Chris Stauffer

    Wow, looks like a very interesting read. Most of the web designers that I've talked to don't use Dreamweaver. Although I use it, I would like to see how other professionals use it!

  • jt_moreno

    Everything, because I want to change my career and even though I know some stuff with html, css I need to know more.

  • amatatomba

    I'd really love to everything there is about Dreamweaver, including CSS. I haven't dived into web design yet and have been looking for something to teach me and this sounds perfect. I've gotten more interested in it since I've helped out developing a site and would love to be able to do my own projects.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @amatatomba: Sounds great, good luck! ~Geoff

  • Joel B

    I would love to learn more about templating in Dreamweaver, so I can speed up development of future web sites.

  • Paul

    I need to learn how to use DW's CSS selector and other shortcut tools to automate some of my coding.

  • marinozeta

    Well, this is great, i have almost 4 years of web design, but im not a programator, and the CSS is one of my weakness, this package seems something i need to improve that and a lot more, i wish i have it now!!, well, tanks for the opportunity and keep going ;)

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @marinozeta: Absolutely! What’s so cool about web design is that we’re all constantly learning new things…even if it’s more efficient ways to manage our CSS. Good luck! ~Geoff

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Tokheim/3213943 Adam Tokheim

    I'd like to tutorials on Javascript behaviors; how to use Dw's built in forms; CSS3's new abilities; and basics on php.

  • RSA_Warren

    1) DW is a tool, getting excellent training to complete a design with the GoMedia flair would be awesome.
    2) Never being formally taught by a pro, but having the oppertunity to get just that is priceless!
    3) Because design is my passion! And better design skills would benefit me immensely!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @RSA_Warren: Awesome stuff! Good luck ~Geoff

  • oneManArmyproductions

    I need to know how to make billions of dollars creating really mediocre web content.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @oneManArmyproductions: Hahahaha! Well, if the contest were based on “best comments” I think yours would definitely be in the running! Fantastic stuff! ~Geoff

  • Jessica

    I know so little about the coding end of making a website – maybe just enough to make a simple, but decent look – that this sounds like it would be the perfect package to learn all about it! I know I'm not using DW to it's full potential!

  • Rottn_Johnny

    I can make the artwork and animation. The trouble I have is remembering my HTML and I never learned CSS. I have to learn to bring the elements together in a fluid working manner through Dreamweaver. Then from what I remember there will be a line of code that needs to be deleted (because of the items being on the desktop) to publish the site. Geez so much to learn and soooo little time. Help Me!

  • http://twitter.com/finenoises Jono Hale

    I stoped using dreamweaver a few months ago, as i was only using it as a simple editor and coder, I know it can do so much more, and realy want to learn more of what it can do, specialy with data sources etc.

    Thanks :)

  • hmagalhaes

    I'd like to learn how to do more with DW in terms of javascript/ajax/css. It's the best html coder!

  • brianbarber

    I need to make my head stop spinning, then hurting when I work on web stuff. I can copy and paste code, and know the basics of CSS, but I'm a print guy. Hell I was an ART MAJOR in school. And that was 25 years ago. How am I supposed to know any of this? Help me Ten Ton. You're my only hope.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @brianbarber: I hear ya, bud. But from one art guy to another…this stuff IS learnable and YOU CAN get your head around it, I guarantee it. It’s like anything else — It’s about understanding concepts and knowing how to execute…just like loading up your brush with oils or acrylics and knowing how to apply them. I think something like Ten Ton Dreamweaver would really clear things up for you, so good luck in the contest and hang in there! ~Geoff

  • Modati

    Technology constantly challenges us with new expressional opportunities, and while building creative websites may never be tautologous with basic literacy, the new ways we consume and produce information demand proficiency with such software. This opportunity is a big step in such knowledge and I'd be grateful for it. Thanks.

  • crazyhunk

    I simply want to do better at DW … since I am still jst a noob.. this would surely help my skills… :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rickymetz Rick Metzger

    Until I entered college last year, I was self taught at open source software. So now that I have Actual Adobe products I'm way behind my peers on the industry standard.
    I'm excited to use the software to design and build my Clothing company's website. Integrating shopping cart software, wordpress, and dynamic coding is just one of the skills I'd like to be taught courtesy of Go Media.

  • http://www.elucidation-art.com Dee

    I would love to learn about the new techniques of css, like css baking, etc I would also love to hack css for ie6 which is the bane of my life it takes 3 times as long to make it work in ie6 than it did to code it for all other browsers.

    The reason I would like to learn these things is because I feel my knowledge is outdated, and I would like to learn the newer and better way of coding.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nkupras Neil Kupras

    I'm a Graphic Design student that's graduating at the end of this year, and while I have experience with Website Design, I am pretty lost with making everything actually run smoothly for the user. I would l-o-v-e to receive a copy of Ten Ton Dreamweaver to help me out with my web design skills, since it is now an essential skill for designers to be versed in web design. I would take a class at my college, but the California education system budget cuts have seriously taken their toll on the Art Department. Please choose me!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Neil: Thanks for the comment! Well…we can’t promise anything but I can wish you good luck in the contest. Cheers! ~Geoff

  • kellycarnes

    I just graduated with my design degree, unfortunately, my school spent very little time training us in one of the fastest growing areas: web design. I would love to have such a great material to teach me what I need to know to be as in demand as possible.

  • koenie

    Wow!
    1- I'm a fan of GoMedia!
    2- I was educated as a webdesigner a few years ago, but rolled-out of the e-thing. Now I'm looking forward to new job opportunities back into the web…
    This DVD would get me back on track towards the newest technologies behind making websites!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @koenie: The DVD sure would get you back on track, and in a hurry too! Good luck! ~Geoff

  • ricardocreemers

    Well Video tutorials are the speed up version of learning all the stuff you want to know about Dreamweaver.
    CSS and the prefixed stuff in Dreamweaver is so handy but what does it do? And how can I apply it into my work? That is probably the reason for me to get that DVD.

  • http://www.jannegylling.fi Janne Gylling

    There are lots of possibilities in DW. So little time to learn them all. The DVD would be nice thing to upgrade my knowledge.

    GoMedia is always rolling in the frontline. Keep up the good work!

  • bimon

    I come from a fine art and print background. It is imperative for me to add web to my list of skills so that I can stay relevant in today’s design market. I have been given an opportunity at work to do some web design using Dreamweaver, but I haven’t the slightest idea how to begin. Learning Dreamweaver would allow me to adapt my art to an entirely new media and increase my versatility as a designer. I don’t want to limit myself do to technological constraints any longer and I feel getting a grasp on web design, CSS, HTML, and Dreamweaver would allow me to break free of my current limitations.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @bimon: Great comment. And as I said to a previous reader, I totally hear where you’re coming from, as that’s my background too. And you’re right: to stay competitive in the job market as a designer, web knowledge is a must. Good luck! ~Geoff

  • Pato Servera

    I want to perfect my ccs skills and end up with more professional websites for my clients.

  • facebook-1359796210

    I am a graphic designer and handle freelance gigs. I have a developer I have build out the sites but most of the stuff I could do if I knew just a little more. I have always wanted to know how to do BOTH because then I could keep most of the money that I end up paying my developer. I can update and make little changes but I want to know SO MUCH MORE! This would rawk to have and I promise to watch every second of it :)

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @facebook: Bringing everything in-house would definitely rule, so good luck in winning. And if you do win, I’ll be checking up on you to make sure you watch every last second! ~Geoff

  • marclassoff

    I want to get better at my CSS skills. This I feel is something that I am lacking. Also, I want to get better at using Z-indexing.

  • stevonologic

    Hi, as struggeling along with dreamweaver tables, i discovered the world of div's and css, but as an oldskool webdesigner this requires a lot of lessons to be up to date with, this package seems just to be the stuff i needed so.., pick me, pick me !! (:

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @stevonologic: Haha! Now on the issue of tables…them swearin’ words where I come from! Div-layout is definitely where you want to be, so good luck in winning the DVD! ~Geoff

  • http://www.haydencreative.com/ scott

    i need to learn how to make websites so i can feed my baby. please help!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @scott: What? Are you serious?! Are these the levels people are stooping to, just to win a DVD? Okay, okay…well, good luck! ~Geoff

  • http://www.warstwy.com/ Adam

    I need this because i have a problem in web development.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Englund/1742293260 Travis Englund

    I need this DVD because there is a ton of stuff I want to learn about the web. I have designed sights and someone else has always done the coding for me… well I want to be able to that myself.

  • kilo14

    I want to learn any aspect I may have missed from my school training and need to apply what I've learned from Ten Ton Dreamweaver for my career.

    Please and Thank You.

  • Jason

    I've only been using Dw to write my html and css. It'd be awesome to learn new and effective ways to work between Dw, Ps, and Ai! Anything that can simplify workflow and potentially enhance creativity works for me.

  • brianakermann

    I design all the Newsletters for my company (16 business units in total) and am having serious issues with Layout on Dreamweaver when it comes to Email design.

    With all the rules and regulations when it comes to different email clients such as Outlook (sucks) Hotmail and Gmail I need to have a better understanding on how to utilize Dreamweaver for best results across all email accounts…

  • Tim Johnson

    I am a student majoring in web page development and maintenance and development at a local community college in Cleveland. I have a basic understanding of Dreamweaver from looking at a lot of tutorials. I want to learn everything beyond the basics! This is important to me because as someone who's made a career change late in life, I need all of the help I can get to get me 'up and running' the quickest.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Tim: I hear that! Best of luck! ~Geoff

  • Luca

    so DW… why not?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robinjanekluz Robin Jane Kluz

    Hey! I want to learn everything I can about Dreamweaver, but most of all I just LOVE the cover graphics on the DVD packaging! I could stare at that artwork for hours.

    I need to re-design our company's website from scratch with minimal knowledge of html and css. I'm badly in need of anything that would bring my skillset up to speed for this task.

    You could help me get a raise by sending me the free DVD, and God knows, I can sure use the extra $$!

    Thanks for listening. =D Robin

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @robin: Ha! Well as I said to a previous reader, if the contest were based on the best comments, you’d definitely be in the running! And great to hear you dig that cover artwork. Doing this stuff for a living is just too much fun! Wait ’til ya see the cover of Ten Ton Photoshop! Good luck! ~Geoff

  • http://twitter.com/sketchbear scott bear

    This will be a great reference and tool for me to get myself familiarized with Dreamweaver, more so than I am now. Any help I can get in developing better websites is greatly welcome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shawn-Yai-Cantrell/177500065 Shawn Yai Cantrell

    I got my BS in Commercial Art about a year ago. I want to learn Dreamweaver because I want to find a better job and it looks like 75% of the available ones at my experience level require their designers to do the front and back end development of the company's website.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Shawn: Yup, that about sums up the job market — so good luck in winning! ~Geoff

  • DJBowen

    You can never have too many resources for programs like Dw. Sign me up.

  • facebook-668695601

    It would be “a random crazy happenstance” for me to win anything…I have a fasination with the web. I think it would be fun to learn with ten tons of goodness I find myself becoming way to friendly with the Lynda videos to pull my butt through school.

  • markswi

    I've also been looking to brush up on my css from scratch skills. I went into PM'ing after the old days of slicing in fireworks and now I'm embarrassed to even go into the code view in Dreamweaver. I needs help with my skillz!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dsteinhoefel Dale Steinhoefel

    I am a full-time Graphic Artist. I am stuck in my area due to the fact I can't remember code. I am looking for a way to get into the web design part of Graphic Arts. I am hoping that something on this dvd will click in my head and help me remember. So, yeah there it is….. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME!?

  • http://twitter.com/MartyBailey Marty Bailey

    This looks like a great tutorial! As a long time GD, I am needing to catch up on the web design stuff so I don't go way of the dodo. Hopefully, this will help.

  • Suzanne Cabral

    I've taken a few classes and learned the basics, but I'd love to have the chance to spend more time on the more involved features. I've only been using Dreamweaver to tinker with CSS lately and I know it can do SO much more, but it's hard to find a place to pick up from where I left off and start learning it again. This would be awesome :)

  • http://twitter.com/truthoncinema truthoncinema

    My Dad was out of work for the entire summer and just landed a new job at the local Natural History Museum and has been given the ginormous task of building the museum's company wide e-blast newsletter, completely from Dreamweaver, a program he just recently purchased and is working through.

    I would love the opportunity to give this to him and help him with designing his e-newsletter. He doesn't have a lot of money, so the fact that this could be FREE makes it all the more worth it.

    Thanks for the chance!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @truthoncinema: That is an awesome comment, and I want to wish you luck in winning. ~Geoff

  • http://twitter.com/Iruhdam24 Iruhdam Maram

    When i see a Website like Gomedia or someone's online portfolio i feel the urge to learn more and more..hence i think this would be really useful for me..

  • teyem

    I have been slowly learning Dreamweaver for a few years now when I have spare time to do online tutorials. This would be great to help me build my website correctly and help with my online portfolio. From reading the Ten Ton Dreamweaver Essentials Course Outline I will understand css better and improve the layout and structure of my site. I can also use it when people ask me questions about their sites.

  • http://twitter.com/NuclearMoose Craig

    My sister-in-law and her family lost everthing in a recent typhoon that hit the Philippines. I want to use DW to build a website to help document the damage caused by the storm to raise awareness of the disaster. Also, I would like to apply the DW skills to create and manage a series of sites dedicated to giving a voice to other people from poorer nations so they can show the world their challenges and successes.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Craig: Again, another awesome comment. We do what we do because we love it, but when you realize that what you do can help a lot of people…well it takes on a whole new meaning. Good luck! ~Geoff

  • http://twitter.com/josh_walker josh_walker

    I've been using DW for awhile, but only for it's basic functionality. I know that I'm missing so much of the features it has to offer. Looking forward to learning more about HTML and CSS in general, as I'm more of a graphic designer learning web design.

  • http://twitter.com/dezignBug Shaneka Freeman

    OMG what wouldn't I want to know how to do in DW?! mostly to become the CSS Queen of layout and design.. to be able to master that would solve a bunch of issues for me as well as learn to incorporate video and be a little more design saavy w/ all that going on, on the web.

    I hope I win!! yea me!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Shaneka: Yay you! Well, Ten Ton Dreamweaver would definitely show you the path to becoming a CSS Queen, so good luck! ~Geoff

  • http://twitter.com/BannonPro Bannon Productions

    Been using DW for while now and would love to learn more on how it can handle certain codes. I mainly use it for HTML and CSS, but there is always more to learn. When are you going to do a DVD on Dreamweaver and PHP, or just PHP and mysql?

  • jglovier

    I'd love to learn more of Dreamweaver's basic interface and built-in tools. Right now I'm using DW mostly for just a code editor, browser previewer (live view or design view) and FTP manager.

    But apparently there are lots of tools there that could probably make my life as a coder/designer much easier. One thing specifically I'd love to learn how to do is text expanding – meaning where you type a phrase or shortcut and dreamweaver expands it into something you've already told it to expand to.

  • Champagne Snow

    I'm a recently-converted-from-print web designer, using Squarespace as a Cadillac of a crutch since my nitty-gritty code skills are at about a newborn level. It works great, but I sure would love to cut my umbilical cord at some point and this looks like the ticket!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Champagne: Good stuff! Yup Ten Ton Dreamweaver would definitely cut the umbilical cord, whizz you through those awkward teenage years, and into web design adulthood in no time! Best of luck! ~Geoff

  • facebook-1134714239

    Would love a copy of this. I haven't used DW for a few years now and would really like to see what all is new. I'm especially interested in seeing how it has improved on it's handling of CSS and meeting W3C standards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ianmasoncallahan Ian Callahan

    I want to get Ten Ton Dreamweaver so that I can learn to weave dreams. Tasty, standards-compliant dreams.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Ian: Sounds zesty! Good luck! ~Geoff

  • Simon H.

    well, more training never hurts… And if I could get to put Dw in my workflow, it could defenetily help.

  • http://joshuaundone.com/ Josh

    My wife is an elementary school teacher and thrives on having great class material to keep her students excited about learning. She started a website in order to for the children to have reference material and resources. The biggest problem is that she was using MS Publisher (cringe!!). I finally got her to convert to Dreamweaver, but she is a little intimidated by how in depth the program is. I think she would benefit most from this kind of thing (not to mention the children… think about the children!)

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Josh: Yes, yes…the children! Oh, the children…And that whole, well, I can’t even bring myself to type the name of that *other* software application…but lets just say it would be great to help your wife along with Dreamweaver, so good luck winning the contest! ~Geoff

  • kenturner

    As a beginner, i need to learn everything there is to know about Dreamweaver. Took a basic class using Dw 8, but I've since forgotten most of that stuff. And now that I have a new Mac with the latest Dw, I really want to learn how to design webpages for the Internets.

  • http://www.baxleydesigns.com dkvision

    I LOVE dreamweaver! I have been using it since it first came out. I am always interested in learning how to do things quicker and more efficiently. I love learning about the new features when the new versions come out and figuring out how to use those new features best in my work flow.
    Thanks!

  • Adam D

    Lets see… who wouldn't beg for this amazing giveaway. The fact that it will start from the basics and work its way up to some awesome and awe inspiring web design skills is just incredible! The program itself is intimidating if you dont know where to start and this just seems like the motivation to get moving from doing print only to some real world web design!!!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Adam: Great comment! That was the whole intention behind the DVD: Start with the basics, build the foundation…then keep building and keep building up the skills until you’re doing stuff you’d never imagined yourself doing! So good luck! ~Geoff

  • Jose

    This seems like the perfect tool to take a deep breath and finally tackle DW.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Jose: Deep breath, then…’Weave! Good luck ~Geoff

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robin-Webb/2327920 Robin Webb

    Simply awe inspiring, I would love a chance to get my hands on this without having to smash grannies old piggy bank for the funds. You guys never seem to stop the awesomeness that comes naturally; maybe if I had a chance at this, my html and css skills could finally go out to play with your pure genius abilities.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Robin: Just so we’re all clear, you’d be smashing granny’s piggy bank…not granny, right? Kay. Now, c’mon out and play! Good luck! ~Geoff

  • sdances

    I really want to learn how to fully use and understand all that is Dreamweaver and I think this DVD is just what I have been looking for.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @sdances: Awesome! Best of luck! ~Geoff

  • johnbrandt

    As a graphic designer previously focused mainly on print, I've been seeking a great training package for Dreamweaver. Wanting to get up to speed as quickly as possible to rebuild my business since I've had a dance with disability, I've been hoping for a solution aimed most directly at my specific needs, like CSS, web design and interactivity, etc. Top Ten Dreamweaver seems like just the ticket.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @john: Ten Ton Dreamweaver would get you up and running in no time…adding an entirely new dimension to your business…so good luck! ~Geoff

  • http://www.facebook.com/BenjiLane Ben Lane

    I'm a TV editor looking to help my business expand its ability to offer clients an expanded skill base… and this looks like the kit to send me in the right direction!

  • DC182

    I'd love to learn more about CSS and layouts. And I'd also love a DVD with actual 'hands-on tasks', instead of one that just shows you how to do things, but doesn't have any practise lessons.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @DC182: You got it! When we began producing the DVD, we didn’t want it to be a passive experience for the viewer…we wanted people to be involved, challenged, and given objectives to accomplish. This thing’s packed with practice lessons! Good luck! ~Geoff

  • http://twitter.com/cre8ivestudio Gerard Smith

    I would love to learn how to actually use the program rather than just using it as an editor!

  • Xeniel

    I'm really intrigued by all the beautiful sites I see on the web today and hope to build some of my own in the future but every time I fire up Dreamweaver, I'm presented with so many options and buttons that I get overwhelmed.

    I'm sure this guide will get me up to speed and I can be building awesome websites in no time!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @Xeniel: You got it — it’ll have you up and running very fast, so good luck in the contest! ~Geoff

  • facebook-24403732

    I'm a beginner in learning how to use Dreamweaver. I would like to use Dreamweaver for my graphic design courses. I would like to impress my clients with my skills. So therefore, the cd would help me to learn how to use Dreamweaver by steps. And, I want this to improve my abilities with my art sketches.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randle.hudson Randle Hudson

    I'm currently a college student at BGSU for Interactive Media. I'm a first student, so we haven't gotten to the Dreamweaver stuff yet. However I would love to get a jumpstart on my classmates and hopefully impress the teacher with my skills. Pick me!! :-P

  • 2903tc

    I'm a self-taught web designer and I can get by stumbling my way around DW but I am still intimidated about starting new projects. This kind of hands-on training is perfect to get me to the next level and increase my professionalism as a designer.

  • drewcrew

    I haven't touched DW since FX was released about 6 years ago. I have a hankering to relearn all that was lost and what better way to start (again) then through TenTon at a great cost.

  • http://www.ginagwen.com/blog Gina

    I teach Web Design and Interactive Media at the Art Institute of Austin and we are always looking for books to review and use for our classes. I could totally review it and see if it would fit for our Scripting Languages classes!
    http://www.ginagwen.com/blog

  • http://twitter.com/kerppu Annukka Leppänen

    I teach DW, but only the basic stuff, so it would be great to look more deeply into CSS

  • Jake Martin

    I want learn how to make dynamic database driven websites

  • facebook-1538403482

    I like the comment “everything” from above, that is a great summary! Perhaps I can be a bit more specific, some of the priority topics on my “to learn” list include utilizing DW to be effectively produce emails / newsletters, build out portfolio style sites for photographers and artists (mine first!), and eventually my dream is is to pass the DW Adobe certification. Ten Ton Dreamweaver looks like it could take me past my priorities and into my dreams!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @facebook: Wow, great comment! Yes, I think all of that is achievable, and Ten Ton Dreamweaver would definitely help you get there. Good luck in the contest! ~Geoff

  • mikeylikes

    I'm in school now for graphic design. I'm learning web design but we are not using DreamWeaver at all! The teacher has us learning how to build websites all in code. I mean we still are using text edit and notepad for crying out loud.

    The thing that sucks for me is that I'm paying to go to school and the teacher refuses to teach us how to use DreamWeaver and I'm not even getting my money's worth. If we were in a basic Web design class, I could see about us using notepad or text edit for code writing but I'm in the 3rd and last web design class and not learning anything. We were supposed to be learning Spry, CSS, JavaScript and other cool web design techniques but we are not. (I'm using this comment as therapy by venting about my teacher, lol)

    By me having a chance to win Ten Ton DreamWeaver, it will allow me to take advantage of the program by helping me learn all of the tricks and fully understand the power of DreamWeaver the way it was designed to be used in the industry and by real professionals! I have alot of cool and crazy ideas for websites and mobile media but need to start learning the right way and this will help me out to reach my full potential when trying to create great websites.

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @mikey: Bud, I feel your pain. While knowing and understanding the coding fundamentals is important, in the real world no one has time to hand-code everything. I actually feel quite passionate about what you’re talking about (as I know you do) and that’s the reason I abandoned my professorship at a prominent Toronto college…students were paying way too much money for what they were being taught…But, let me wish you luck in winning the contest so you can show your prof how it’s done! ~Geoff

  • John Sullivan

    Hey Go Guy's and Gals,

    First off, thanks TenTonBooks for the Giveaway! The reason behind this post is obvious but the need isn't.. I would use this to unlock all that I haven't been able to use in Dreamweaver and use correctly. I've used Dreamweaver for sometime but alot of it interface is mystical to me. Ten Ton Dreamweaver would remove all doubt I'm sure of it!

    Good luck all!

    • http://tentonbooks.com/ Geoff Blake

      @John: The giveaway is my pleasure. It’s fantastic that it’s generated so much interest with everyone here. And yes, Ten Ton Dreamweaver is the ailment balm…the soothing relief…the doubt remover, if you will! Good luck! ~Geoff

  • bigsexy007

    I am new to design and this is a way for me to really get a good grip on dw and design. I think it could really break the ice for me.

  • bigsexy007

    I am new to design and I think that dw could really help me out in the process. thanks!!!

  • dianahernandez

    wow, I really that DVD, I need to learn Dreamweaver because I need to build my portfolio, a decente portfolio, I don´t know too much about HTML, and CSS, and Dreamweaver is the best software to do webdesign!

  • http://www.facebook.com/leopeter7 Leo Peter

    Wow! I have been waiting for something like this forever!

    I'm a student learning Web Design and Web Development and I just know this book will easily get me a straight A+ :D

  • TenTonBooks

    @tifa333: Yes, the DVD begins…well…at the beginning! Which of course is nailing down the fundamentals of HTML and CSS. With a solid understanding of the back-end, you can really pull off amazing stuff…and it makes the web design experience so much easier and more enjoyable! Best of luck in the contest! ~Geoff

  • tifa333

    Thanks, Geoff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shtiipeq Štípek Irra

    I would like to get this, cause i want to learn the DW of course.

  • mahdi_c

    I just want to design my upcoming portfolio with an ease that comes with an advanced and effective program out of the boring Notepad and Aptana.

  • tommottis

    I'm just planning to design my own portfolio site and this would just be perfect for it! Timing is perfect.

  • TenTonBooks

    @evilways: You said it! With the job market and the economy the way it is, it’s definitely the time to get up to speed. What’s cool about a DVD as a learning tool too is that you’re up to speed in a relatively short period of time…as opposed to slogging through a book or taking a course. Good luck! ~Geoff

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    @nilaiha: I began in the print world as well, so I feel your pain! This seems to be a fairly common situation (print designers making the leap) so believe it or not, there’s actually quite a bit of print-world references in Ten Ton Dreamweaver to help out those who have a print background. Good luck! ~Geoff

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    @Thom: We gotta round off those jagged corners for ya, Thom! Best of luck in the contest! -Geoff

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    @amatatomba: Sounds great, good luck! -Geoff

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    @marinozeta: Absolutely! What’s so cool about web design is that we’re all constantly learning new things…even if it’s more efficient ways to manage our CSS. Good luck! -Geoff

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    @oneManArmyproductions: Hahahaha! Well, if the contest were based on “best comments” I think yours would definitely be in the running! Sadly though, Ten Ton Dreamweaver won't show you how to create mediocre sites…only ones that completely rule from a design and managebility standpoint! -Geoff

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    @brianbarber: I hear ya, bud. But from one art guy to another…this stuff IS learnable and YOU CAN get your head around it, I guarantee it. It’s like anything else — It’s about understanding concepts and knowing how to execute…just like loading up your brush with oils or acrylics and knowing how to apply them. I think something like Ten Ton Dreamweaver would really clear things up for you, so good luck in the contest and hang in there! -Geoff

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    @Neil: Thanks for the comment! Well…we can’t promise anything but I can wish you good luck in the contest. Cheers! -Geoff

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    @koenie: The DVD sure would get you back on track, and in a hurry too! Good luck! -Geoff

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    @bimon: Great comment. And as I said to a previous reader, I totally hear where you’re coming from, as that’s my background too. And you’re right: to stay competitive in the job market as a designer, web knowledge is a must. Good luck! -Geoff

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    @stevonologic: Haha! Now on the issue of tables…them swearin’ words where I come from! Div-layout is definitely where you want to be, so good luck in winning the DVD! -Geoff

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    @scott: What? Are you serious?! Are these the levels people are going to, just to win a DVD? Okay, okay…well, good luck! -Geoff

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    @facebook: Bringing everything in-house would definitely rule, so good luck in winning. And if you do win, I’ll be checking up on you to make sure you watch every last second! -Geoff

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    @Tim: I hear that! Best of luck! -Geoff

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    @robin: Ha! Well as I said to a previous reader, if the contest were based on the best comments, you’d definitely be in the running! And great to hear you dig the cover artwork so much. Doing this stuff for a living is just too much fun! Wait ’til ya see the cover of Ten Ton Photoshop! Good luck! -Geoff

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    @Shawn: Yup, that about sums up the job market — so good luck in winning! -Geoff

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    @truthoncinema: That is an awesome comment, and I want to wish you luck in winning. -Geoff

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    @Craig: Again, another awesome comment. We do what we do because we love it, but when you realize that what you do can help a lot of people…well it takes on a whole new meaning. Good luck! -Geoff

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    @Shaneka: Yay you! Well, Ten Ton Dreamweaver would definitely show you the path to becoming a CSS Queen, so good luck! -Geoff

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    @Champagne: Good stuff! Yup Ten Ton Dreamweaver would definitely cut the umbilical cord, whizz you through those awkward teenage years, and into web design adulthood in no time! Best of luck! -Geoff

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    @Ian: Sounds zesty! Good luck! -Geoff

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    @Josh: Yes, yes…the children! Oh, the children…And that whole, well, I can’t even bring myself to type the name of that *other* software application…but lets just say it would be great to help your wife along with Dreamweaver, so good luck winning the contest! -Geoff

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    @Adam: Great comment! That was the whole intention behind the DVD: Start with the basics, build the foundation…then keep building and keep building up the skills until you’re doing stuff you’d never imagined yourself doing! So good luck! -Geoff

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    @Jose: Deep breath, then…’Weave! Good luck -Geoff

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    @Robin: Thanks for the comment! But just so we’re all clear, you’d be smashing granny’s piggy bank…not granny, right? Kay. Now, c’mon out and play! Good luck! -Geoff

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    @john: Ten Ton Dreamweaver would get you up and running in no time…adding an entirely new dimension to your business…so good luck! -Geoff

  • TenTonBooks

    @DC182: You got it! When we began producing the DVD, we didn’t want it to be a passive experience for the viewer…we wanted people to be involved, challenged, and given objectives to accomplish. This thing’s packed with practice lessons! Good luck! -Geoff

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    @Xeniel: You got it — it’ll have you up and running very fast, so good luck in the contest! -Geoff

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    @facebook: Wow, great comment! Yes, I think all of that is achievable, and Ten Ton Dreamweaver would definitely help you get there. Good luck in the contest! -Geoff

  • TheWebSonic

    As someone who's new to the Web Design universe, i wanna know the lot! CSS, working photoshop into DW, modern techniques etc, so i can get everything outa Dream Weaver what i should be. Found TenTon via Youtube and Geoff, gotta say you know your stuff man! I already got down the layers (Divs) and the slicing. Really made it easy to figure out. I need more!
    Rob

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    @mikey: Bud, I feel your pain. While knowing and understanding the coding fundamentals is important, in the real world no one has time to hand-code everything. I actually feel quite passionate about what you’re talking about (as I know you do) and that’s the reason I abandoned my professorship at a prominent Toronto college…students were paying way too much money for what they were being taught…But, let me wish you luck in winning the contest so you can show your prof how it’s done! -Geoff

  • TenTonBooks

    @John: The giveaway is my pleasure. It’s fantastic that it’s generated so much interest with everyone here. And yes, Ten Ton Dreamweaver is the ailment balm…the soothing relief…the doubt remover, if you will! Good luck! -Geoff

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    @diana: Great comment — the DVD would certainly help you out! -Geoff

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    @Leo: The DVD would definitely give you an A+! You could probably teach the course, too! Thanks for the enthusiastic comment! Good luck -Geoff

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    @tommottis: Great to hear about the perfect timing. Good luck! -Geoff

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    @websonic: Thanks for the great comment Rob — and it's awesome to hear that you found me on YouTube and that you've been learning lots. Well, the DVD blows the YT videos out of the water, so good luck winning the contest! -Geoff

  • mikeylikes

    Thanks Geoff for understanding where I'm coming from. As a full time student I could say a whole lot more here but I'm going to keep it positive and not do that.

    I want to say thanks also for putting together such a cool giveaway. I look forward to the others yet to come as well.

  • V_Money

    Not a whole lot new too say. A run through of some up-to-date CSS would be awesome and getting some insides on actual web standards would be freakin' awesome possum. More importantly the software itself and getting it to work for you as much as possible. I talked myself into designing my company's site and relized I haven't done this for a while, and this timing is just too perfect. It is clearly fate. Hell, if I had money I might actually buy something…

  • stevonologic

    @Geoff: Thanx man, never saw someone this encouraging on a blog, answering everybody, thats awesome.. thanx!! -Stevo

  • TenTonBooks

    @stevo: It's my pleasure. I suppose it's because I remember what it was like, 15-odd years ago, being this total art guy standing in front of this seemingly insurmountable brick wall called “web design.” So I know everyone on this post can learn it, get it, and do very well with it. As a matter of fact, I'd say 75% of it is getting over those mental hurdles…and it' those mental blocks that I really wanted to dissolve in Ten Ton Dreamweaver. Thanks for the great reply Stevo! -Geoff

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    @mikey: Thanks man. Yeah I could get into some stuff too but lets definitely keep it positive. If web design is something you're really interested in, and you're really eager to learn, then go for it full steam.

    And thanks for the compliments on the giveaway. It's a lot of fun doing this! Cheers -Geoff

  • mlew

    I have a job waiting for me if I learn DW. I am currently enrolled in school working on a design degree and DW is really the last hurdle for me to jump!

  • http://twitter.com/Krainiac kyle anderson

    First off, Kudos to you Geoff, Ten Ton Books, and the crew here at Go Media for this amazing giveaway. Web design has always seemed out of reach for me. I feel like there are tons of site design possibilities out there, but with the experience I currently have, opportunities have slipped through my hands. Even with some of the sites I have designed, I've had to scratch my head a couple times, wondering how or why the code makes sense. I'm hoping that with this DVD, I'll develop a stronger understanding of web standards and add another weapon to my own creative arsenal.

    Thanks and good luck everyone!

  • TenTonBooks

    @mlew: Well if you have a job waiting for you, then learning Dreamweaver must be a high priority! Perfect timing with this contest then. Good luck! ~Geoff

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    @kyle: Thanks for the kind words, Kyle. I have to say, it's a lot of fun putting together giveaways like this — and it's a lot of fun putting together DVDs, especially on web design because it can be such a confusing issue for designers. And as you say, there are so many possibilities…Ten Ton Dreamweaver would definitely nail down that stronger understanding. Good luck! ~Geoff

  • Karen

    I am what they consider a traditional print computer graphic designer. I'm nervous about the print industry and I think learning web design is what I need to focus on. I'm writing a design book, and need to promote my art on the web.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/BajeDrift-Motorsport/819480062 BajeDrift Motorsport

    A carpenter can't build a mansion with tools alone, he needs to know how to use them!
    This DVD would give me the knowledge to build many e-mansions (starting with my own :D )
    I'm especially interested in the design aspect, where you talked about layouts and interactivity. I'd really like to get to know the theory behind it (design-wise). I'm learning the html/css/javascript/php in a class at school right now.

  • http://www.epicbaydesigns.com/ Wendi

    I really would like to learn more about enhancing the Spry Framework within Dreamweaver. One of the enhancements or “macros” I would like to create is being able to auto-populate or semi-auto-populate my form with validation. The last form I did was rather long and having to click each item was cumbersome. Maybe there is already a better way to do this–if so let me know. The client wanted the Spry network, otherwise I would have used something else that didn't require so many clicks.

  • jrdsgns

    To learn all I can about Dreamweaver would not only benefit myself but my future clients as well. This world is changing so fast and you have to keep up or you watch from the side lines wishing you were in the game, I want to stay in and play as long as I can and DW is the tool that can keep me there.

  • zenracer

    It's real simple. I'm an unemployed Graphic Designer who turns every direction only to see job ads wanting designers to have knowledge of every stinking program under the planet. So I said to myself….self, you better learn that damn Dreamweaver program before you become occupational dead meat. It's time for mental stimulation please. Get me some of that learning!

  • TenTonBooks

    @zenracer: Well, we certainly don't want you to be roadkill, zenracer! Lets getcha upgrading those skills. Good news is, with practice you can scale the learning curve real quick — especially if you win a copy of Ten Ton Dreamweaver! Good luck! ~Geoff

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    @jrdsgns: Great post! And you said it: The job-scape, the economy, and technology are all changing so rapidly that only those with the skills get to keep playing. Dreamweaver and web design skills are definitely needed to stay in! Good luck ~Geoff

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    @BajeDrift: Awesome stuff! That was one very important aspect when putting together the DVD, design! But the foundational information / theory behind it all. Best of luck! ~Geoff

  • http://twitter.com/truthoncinema truthoncinema

    Thanks Geoff!

  • http://twitter.com/SoundsInSilence SoundsInSilence

    Not sure if the giveaway is closed, but I've been looking for a way to dig into Dreamweaver in a logical way. Most of the training I've found is either way over my head, or just doesn't gel in a cohesive manner.

    I'm currently a web production designer at an ad agency, and I'm just beginning to implement my skills there, to run a blog of my own that's running on Drupal. I'm in dire need of CSS skills, stat! I'm really far behind considering where the web is these days and that I have no real dev skills.

    I'll be locked onto Ten Ton Books to see what else you guys have coming.

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  • http://coghillcartooning.com George Coghill

    @mikeylikes – you're our winner! Please contact me at george [at] gomedia [dot] us so we can get you your goods!

  • mikeylikes

    Hi George, I just emailed you, let me know what I need to do.

    Once again i want to thank Geoff, Ten Ton Dreamweaver and Go-Media for putting together an awesome give-away! I'm excited and can't wait to put it to some great use!

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ulises-Bolivar/100001562534674 Ulises Bolivar

    interesting and very good design

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Samir-Biswas/100002866620218 Samir Biswas

    Wonderful Collection. 
    Thanks For Share.:)
     

  • Adept Clipping Path

    Wonderful Collection! I have been waiting for something like this forever!