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The Web Squeeze Tagline Contest

A New Design, And A New Contest Too!

We recently upgraded to a brand new design. Lots of people have told us what they think, and one aspect that needs to be tackled is the tagline we wrote:

Hello World! We’re The Web Squeeze, a really trendy magazine about web design.

The use of the word trendy apparently is not good!  We’ve been educated by our faithful friends that it’s either “arrogant”, not too bright as in “something from a surfing movie”. One member said using the word trendy “screamed of desperation”.  Our absolute favorite remark was “self-defeating word: by definition, anyone who talks about being trendy is not.”  YIKES!

So here is where YOU come in!

Write a short tagline that describes us!

To get your mental highway flowing I’ll give you a suggestion:

‘Sup dog! The Web Squeeze is this, like, way ill mag on web design. Check it!

Ok, not sure that would win, but hey, be creative!

The deadline for the contest is April 23, 2010!

The winning tagline will be featured on this  website and the winner will receive a 1 year license for Panda Antivirus Pro 2010

Please post your entry in the comments section below!

Thanks in advance for participating and we look forward to reading your taglines.

The Web Squeeze has the right not to use any of the submissions if they all suck!

Mockflow Winner Announced

Last week our editor Jack did a review on Mockflow, an online wireframing application. Whilst a basic account is free, Mockflow also offers a pro account with many extra features for $49 per year. We had 1 pro account to give away. To enter all you had to do was tweet and include the hashtag “twsmockflow”. We used (as we do with all giveaways) to give us a winner and that winner was @Japh!

Congratulations to Japh, and thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry, as we will have lots more competitions coming in the future.

Mockflow: Review and Giveaway

Mockflow is a relatively new entrant to the Wireframing application market and today I take a look at it and take you along with me in my 17 minute video review. To fully test it out I use it to mock up The Web Squeeze’s current homepage.

The final result looked something like this:
MockFlow - Wireframes for software and web projects

The Video Review

What I liked about Mockflow

  • Run in browser – can be used on any computer with an internet connection
  • Everything is hosted online, this means that you can give other people access (NB: Pro Account only)
  • It feels very quick – like the developers have really put effort into optimising it.
  • Loads of components already there – literally everything you need to wireframe either a website or application.

What I didn’t like about Mockflow

  • It’s very limited space for the free account, and $49 per year is not cheap (but not expensive either). A “lifetime” license for a bit more money would be a good option I feel.
  • The fact it is online does mean that I need an internet connection – not so bad for me as I work primarily at home but if you are someone with a laptop always on the go this could become a problem – again I would love to see a desktop version which would let you work offline but then would upload all your things when you got a connection.
  • Keyboard shortcuts did not work – it may be my machine but all the usual shortcuts like Cmd+Z did not work, a bit of a pain.

Win a years license!

We are giving away 1 year’s worth of pro account worth $49! To enter all you need to do is tweet this:

@TheWebSqueeze are giving away 1 year of Mockflow Pro Account! Follow them and RT this to win! #twsmockflow

Please only do this once! Multiple tweets will not give you any advantage in the competition.

It’s vital you include the hashtag, as that’s how we will search twitter to find all the entrants. We will reveal the winner next week!