Well, I’m a little tardy on this month’s MyInkTrail… but better late than never I suppose. Despite some domain and hosting issues MyInkBlog is back on track.
This month I focused on quality HTML and CSS advice. At the end of this roundup is a featured sites list which is chock full of cool new sites I’ve found this month. I hope you folks enjoy this month’s best of the design community!
Chris puts together this list of 10 HTML issues to avoid. It’s a simple list, but a great reminder. A must read for newer web designers.
I love articles that go into depth on the proper way to handle navigation. It’s something that I need to improve on and will do so in my next design iteration of MyInkBlog. A lot of good points are made about the common misuses of categories within blogs.
This article covers 5 important tips to help you write cleaner, more optimized CSS. And if you’re thirsty for more, be sure to check out the first part.
This article features helpful design tips when working with large poster designs. And 3 of the tips are ideal for pretty much any graphic design that you do.
I love the new features in CSS3. I plan to use a lot of progressive enhancements in this site’s redesign. So anything CSS3 related I’ve been reading up on.
Kyle makes a ploy for designers to know their weaknesses and to improve on them. He offers some great advice on how to take your designs from good to great.
The web nerd dictionary; I love it! Check out this post out and learn up on terms like “Borked”.
Paying attention to the small details can really help you improve your designs. This post features quality tips about how to make your designs pop.
This is certainly not the first time css sprites have been covered, but this is a clear, concise explanation that features cool Apple-inspired menu example.
This tutorial covers some of the new features of the author meta information that you can utilize in WordPress 2.8.
The handwritten font look has become really popular lately in web and graphic design. This tutorial shows you how to create a cool sketched look on any font in just a few steps.
Textures are an awesome addition to almost any photoshop design project. These hi-res grunge paper textures are a fantastic addition to your texture library.
A cool set of 30 free vector birds. I love having this type of file in my designer’s toolbox.
This is a nice set of spraypaint style dripping brushes that are sure to help you grunge up your designs.
As long as we are on the subject of grunge brushes, here is another great set of spray, splatter brushes.
A compilation of beautiful typography and grid designs in websites. This post makes for a great bookmark to go back to when you are in need of quality web design inspiration.
It’s always fun to find out the estimated value of your blog. This post showcases a bunch of estimators, and some other tools to help you estimate design costs.
A collection of 26 poster design tutorials. A really good list, that was made even better by including a MyInkBlog tutorial :)
I talk a lot here on MyInkBlog about having a designer’s toolbox. Liz from Cmd + Shift Design Blog shares the tools that she uses the most.
A great new texture site that is well organized and beautifully designed. I love that the site showcases a good use of texture within it’s own design and offers texture inspiration and texture tutorials.
This is the spin off of Sitepoint Marketplace. A cool new design with great new search features. Clearly, this is the best blog auction site available.
A beautifully designed site that showcases a collection of hand-picked quality fonts. The site features easy to use categories and the fonts are also indexed by letter.
A newer and free stock photography site. You can never have enough of these resources.
A cool new design blog. Quality roundups, tips and resources.
This site is updated often and features tips on all things Silverstripe. Which is an awesome open source CMS.
Chris Coyier of CSS Tricks and Jeff Starr of Perishable Press have teamed up to bring you this new WordPress blog that will also serve as the home for an upcoming book by the same name that they are working on.
Another new site for the Fuel Empire. A nice bookmark for cool photography inspiration, news and tips.