It was so nice to have a little Christmas break. I feel re-energized to come back with some great posts and continue work on improving this blog into the new year. I’ve got some redesign elements to introduce, including a new logo which I plan to reveal in the coming months. This month’s MyInkTrail was relatively small, but its still packed with interesting design articles, tutorials, freebies and more.
I always cringe when I see comic sans in design, it’s just so rarely used correctly. This article dissects the reasons why so many of us designers dislike the font.
This article contains very practical and common sense advice for usability. We would all benefit from knowing and applying these principles.
With WordPress 2.9 coming out recently this is a timely article that showcases 29 enhancement tips that will help you improve your WordPress site.
Even though I do all my mockups in Photoshop, I really appreciated the benefits described with mocking your designs in code as shown in this witty post, plus you’ll learn some cool css3 tricks.
This is a quick little article that explains the best ways to develop a WordPress theme behind the scenes.
This is a helpful walkthrough that shows you how to display your twitter status in a slick design.
Here are some more CSS3 tricks to put into your design arsenal. Abduzeedo is one of the sites that have really started to add these practices on there own blog.
Check out these awesomely inspiring typographic posters.
Check out the top 40 photoshop text effect tutorials according to Specky Boy.
This is a wonderfully simple black and white set of 32px icons for personal and commercial use.
This is an updated set of some well designed circular social media icons.
I’ve ranted about there not being a fold in webdesign for some time now. Although this opinion is not shared by all designers, it’s a common school of thought, and this site makes a clever attempt to further that point.
This poem definitely put a smile on my face. It’s a clever little spin on “The Week Before Christmas” with a geeky designer spin.