There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Sarah Hawk

Luckily the same thing can’t be said of SitePoint books. So if you’ve had your eye on one of our titles for a while, now is your opportunity to pick it up for the grand price of $0. And you don’t even have to do anything out of the ordinary!

May is a golden month at the SitePoint forums with the introduction of The Golden Post Prize Program. This is an initiative that I’m particularly excited about because some time ago when I asked you what you wanted to see at the forums, the overwhelming majority of you said that you wanted to see the bar set higher on post quality. In order to achieve that we have been working hard to cull the low quality posts, but it gives me much more pleasure to reward those of you that are responsible for the really great contributions to the community that we’re starting to see more and more of. So find out how you can grab a free copy of your favourite SitePoint book.

In case you missed it on Friday, this weekly community roundup comes to you on a Monday for the first time due to the introduction of Facebook Friday – special weekly deals exclusively for our Facebook fans. SitePoint forums

Last week was a huge one for us here at SitePoint with the launch of JavaScript Live! Those of you that are taking the online course will no doubt know how successful it has proven to be. Those of you that missed out this time can make sure that doesn’t happen again by putting your name down to be contacted when the next course opens for enrollment. We are aware that there were a few teething issues with the registration process this time around but you can rest assured that we’re ironing those out for next time.

Hot Topics This Week
The hottest of the hot topics this week has got to be from our very own Marketing Manager, Shayne Tilley. Shayne brings up that often shied away from subject of software piracy. Let us know what you think about it in General Chat.

Datura demonstrates just why she won our Graphic Design Guru of the Year in 2009 and has written an amazing tutorial named Tiles Made From Nature which can be found in the Graphic Tutorials and Methods forum.

If blogging is your thing then it might interest you to read just what kind of blogs it is that people like to read. That is the topic du jour in the Blogging forum this week.

The PHP geeks are talking about securing their code in the PHP Application Design forum this week. Take a deep breath before plunging into this one.

And last up for this week, in the How to Buy and Sell a Website, Flippa’s Luke Moulton and some of our most knowledgeable members in the world of the website marketplace give their advice on the best way to sell a blog.

On that note, I’m gone.

Feature image by Chris Roberts from Digital Precision