MyInkTrail, is my trek through the articles, tutorials, freebies and general news from the design community for each month. November was a fast moving month filled with quality design articles, resources, and plenty of turkey and family. There was also a couple of good looking books from familiar names in the design blogging world.
A design community interview that reveals tips for selling ad space on your blog. The interview questions cover: what type of services bloggers use, how they set their pricing, solicitation methods, and what are their best performing ads.
In the never ending search to discover ways to make more time in a day, finding ways to be more effective and proficient are invaluable. This post explores ways to organize some of your daily tasks.
This is a comical design community interview that looks into what browsers people like. I love the answers that revolve around IE’s many short comings.
This article is chocked full of practical advice for launching a web design startup. The best piece of advice from this post, may very well be… “The real cost is time.”
This is a really well put together article about the best practices for using grunge in webdesign, it includes lots of great inspiration.
David Walsh makes some bold predictions for 2010 about social media, browsers, operating systems and more.
This is an interesting and quite frightening article about the potential of big businesses owning the rights to certain colors.
I’m trying to be more transparent and personable here on MyInkBlog, so this article about the benefits and best practices came at a good time for me.
Get the story behind a lot of the top blogs in the design community and how their name originated.
These huge dropdown menus are getting more popular by the minute, and they are a great way to handle navigation for large sites. Learn how to create one with the use of css and jQuery.
Check out how to create this clever, but simple typographic wallpaper in Photoshop.
This is an awesomely detailed walkthrough of how to create a custom set of multi colored paint brushes for Illustrator.
This tutorial teaches you how to create clever kid illustrations with plaid textures and stitching in Illustrator.
I realize I post a paint brush freebie almost every month, but they are awesome to use for design, and this is an exceptional set.
Hooray for high quality free WordPress themes! They can be really helpful for time pressed design jobs, or they can just provide a nice starting point. This is a refreshingly simple and clean theme.
A new site to get inspiration for your home office. Check out the workstations of Chris Spooner, Jon Phillips, Andy Soward, yours truly and many others.
This is a new site created for designers, photographers, bloggers, writers, musicians and anyone who creates copyrightable work.
Grace Smith brings you this quality, hand-picked aggregator of the most valuable articles and resources for the Freelance community online.
An upcoming book from the very talented David Airey that will be stocked with great logo examples and best practices.