Soon I will be starting my project for a homemade addressable LED strip, I plan to use WS2803's for this project,sop package, and I have no clue how to design a board for it, using them online custom circuit board sites. So can someone point me in the right direction on a good cheap site with a easy to use designer program.
Another thing is where would I buy, once I designed it, a custom flexible circuit board, like the one in my analog led strip.
And this will be my first smd project, figure I can't always use a breadboard or piece of cardboard with poked holes and wire for a finished project, what is a preferred soldering iron, and a tip that I can try my hand at drag soldering.
Oh and one more thing, the ws2801 library works for the ws2803, I read that somewhere, does it work fine without modifications?