About Andrew Houle

Andrew is a primary contributer for MyInkBlog. He is a full time web developer for Niagara University. When he's not working there, he's a blogger, twitter'er, wordpress'er, silverstripe advocate, blessed father and husband.

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Huge Anniversary Giveaway: Winners Announced

A few weeks ago I celebrated this blog’s 2 year anniversary by offering a Huge Anniversary Giveaway. With 255 comments, it’s clear that you guys liked the prizes being offered. I don’t blame you, I wish I could have won some of them :) Thanks so much to everyone for the kind comments and your participation!

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What’s In Your Design Toolbox? Part 5: Matt Ward

This is part 5 of the Design Toolbox Series where I interview top designers about what tools they use to help them create their art. This series was largely inspired by Grace Smith’s “Show Me Your Dock Series.” It’s my hope that you can gain insight into what other designer’s are using, and hopefully find some new apps/tools to check out.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Design Community – May 2010

The more MyInkTrails that I do the more I am convinced that more is not always better. I’m now much more focused on quality over quantity. Plus I’m frustrated with the lack of creativity with some blogs in the design community. Regardless, I dug deep and found some quality reads, and I’m sure I missed a few others.

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2 Year Anniversary + Huge Giveaway Celebration

Blogs rarely last very long. They age more in dog years than human years, so making it two full years feels like quite an accomplishment. I’m stoked with the progress the site has made and the support from the design community and my sponsors. I’m shocked and humbled it’s already been a full year since the birth of my son, which I shared about in my 1st year anniversary post.

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Designious Vector Mega Pack Giveaway: Winners Announced

A few weeks ago I teamed up with Designious to giveaway Mega Vector Packs to 3 lucky winners. Thanks to everyone who participated! I used a random query to pick the 3 names. The winners are…

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Design Community, April 2010

Another busy month in the books. This month’s MyInkTrail is short but very useful. Here are the best articles, tutorials, freebies and more from the design community for April 2010.

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Designious Vector Mega Pack Giveaway

Designious is a small design studio that specializes in creating amazing vector art and design elements for designers. 3 lucky readers will win their choice of any vector mega pack from Designious. These packs are a huge collection of awesome designs that are incredible useful.

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CSS Tips I Wish I Knew When I First Started

I’ve been working with CSS for quite a while now, and even though it’s relatively easy to learn, there are always new tips and tricks to be found. I’m learning new stuff all the time. I wanted to take a moment to put together this helpful list of CSS tips I wish I knew when I first started.

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Winners Announced: 500 Trifold Brochures From UPrinting

A few weeks ago I teamed up with UPrinting to offer up 500 trifold brochures to 2 lucky winners. Thanks to everyone who participated! And the 2 Winners Are…

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An Interview with Jeff Starr

An interview with web developer Jeff Starr. The co-author of Digging Into Wordpress and creator of sites like Perishable Press and Monzilla Media.

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Winners Announced: Free 1-Year Account to MediaLoot

A month ago I teamed up with MediaLoot to celebrate the launch of their premium design resource site. They were kind enough to offer up 5 1-year accounts to MediaLoot. The response from you was terrific, thanks to everyone who participated!

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Design Community, March 2010

There was plenty of good stuff to see and learn on the interwebs this month. Here is the trail I trekked through and the result is a list of the best articles, tutorials, inspiration and more from the design community for March 2010.

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