You may have noticed some minor changes here on MyInkBlog. I’ve been doing some small spring cleaning and have more to come, so stay tuned for that.
The design community has shelled out some more great content recently. Check out some of the stuff that came through my feed reader this month that caught my eye.
This is a superb walkthrough of the logo design process from sketch to vector. Includes design theory and illustrator techniques.
This article features some quite simple, but often overlooked techniques that will improve your designs and readability. Everything from leading to windows and orphans.
Liam at Function writes some of the most useful design articles on the web. This one focuses on what makes up quality web design. The content is spot on and the examples are very bookmarkable (hooray for made up verbs!).
This post features the dos and don’ts of hover effects as they relate to web design. A huge compilation with useful commentary throughout. Very handy and yes… very bookmarkable.
This is a unique perspective that at the very least will make you stop and think about your blogging priorities. The article points to focusing on your current readers rather than pouring all your energy into getting new readers. This is something I truly hope I can do more of, although maybe not to that extreme.
A well-written discussion on how less can be more, and how content like frivolous welcome messages could actually be driving your traffic away.
Sound advice from the folks over at GoMedia about how to properly handle client relations. They showcase how important effective communication is throughout the design process.
Aaron writes some of the most genuine and thoughtful blog posts in the design community, so it stands to reason that an article by him about the importance of quality content would be top notch. Check this out this post, and gain some great perspective.
This is a fantastic showcase of business cards by creatives in the design community; plenty of inspiration to draw from here.
Large backgrounds on websites are becoming more and more common as bandwidth speeds continue to increase. It’s a style that generally looks great, this post showcases a lot of terrific examples.
Just check out the final result of this tutorial; such a cool, slick effect. It’s really pretty simple to create, check out the tutorial for the easy to follow steps.
A quick and easy tutorial about how to add some style to author comments in a WordPress blog. So well-explained, I added the feature to MyInkBlog :)
This is a really uniquely cool set of 25 Photoshop brushes that would make for a nicely textured mystery style background.
Free weather icons and graphics are a rare find. Dezinerfolio comes through with this great looking set.
This is a fantastic set of 10 high res textures based on NYC surfaces. Perfect for subtle grunge textured backgrounds.
I can’t get enough of these ink style textures in my repertoire. This is a cool collection.
This is indeed a ‘handy’ collection of icons to have. They’ve got a really cool hand-drawn feel to them.
Ryan Putnam is the fantastically talented, vector artist behind vectips. This interview tackles design trends, future plans, and plenty of helpful advice.
Soh Tanaka Design Blog is one of my favorite blogs in my reader. The content is always fresh out and extremely useful. Chris over at CSS Tricks asks Soh five dynamic questions, that make for a very good read.
This is a project by Aaron of This Is Aaron’s Life. It’s a social bookmarking site for design with a beautiful minimalistic feel.
This is a new site by the same people who brought you I Love Typography. It’s a cool looking bookmarking site with a tremendous amount of typographic inspiration.
This is an absolutely awesome redesign with a plethora of inspiration, reviews and commentary.