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.
Grace Smith puts together this compelling argument about why web design doesn’t come cheaply. When you add it all up, web design takes a lot of time and effort.
Getting @font-face fonts to render in every browser isn’t too difficult, but it can be a little tricky to remember all the code you need. This post makes for a nice bookmark the next time you need to use @font-face.
A very comprehensive study about the best WordPress caching solutions available. Awesome descriptions and graphics of each solution.
I think at times I’ve been a victim of the myth of inspiration. The truth is we can be inspired by work found at gallery sites, however Matt suggests that “Inspiration is not a product to be picked off the shelf. It is much more vital, much more organic and far less predictable.” Well said!
I couldn’t help but include this retro tutorial. I love the old school look of this arcade style text effect.
jQuery sliders and slideshows have been covered more than enough at this point, but I like the straight forward simplicity of this tutorial.
This tutorial is a great learning tool if you are trying to learn or get better at using HTML 5 and CSS 3. Good code + good design = great tutorial.
This is a really handy set of 12 high resolution texture brushes to grunge up your designs with an organic feel.
Be sure to download this beautifully simple marker style icon set from the very talented Nick La.
Function has some of the highest quality freebies in the design community and this brush set doesn’t disappoint. I love that they are subtle enough to build up some awesomely organic textures.
With about 10 million page views this story has taken on a life of its own, but in case for some strange reason you missed it, Gizmodo allegedly found and showcased Apple’s next iPhone.
Dribbble is an invite only design community where designers participate in a game of show and tell to gather feedback and be inspired. I’m still eagerly awaiting an invite.
This is a free e-book that includes 5 questions with 25 popular bloggers. I was flattered to be a part of this compilation.
UpThemes is a new premium WordPress Theme site offering up some very good looking themes at very reasonable prices.