How to DIY a SOIC breakout board, in images:
DIY - Do It Yourself
SOIC - Small Outline Integrated Circuit
The key to this trick is to observe that the distance between two pins is exactly half than the standard 0.1 inch.
Thus, if we split in half a pad from a single side perfboard, then we will get two SMT pads, with a 0.05 inch step.