Wow, another month here and gone. Unfortunately I didn’t get to blog quite as much as I would have liked. Unforeseen events and issues with my PC and laptop prevented me from doing so. With that said, it’s no surprise that I am currently saving my pennies to buy a Mac.
The design community again impresses this month with quality articles, tutorials, freebies and some new sites I’ve stumbled on. This is by far my longest MyInkTrail. I hope you find the content as useful as I did!
An outstanding article with a detailed look at how to successfully plan out a website.
Adelle from the new look Fuel Your Creativity (awesome redesign) showcases awesome logo designs that feature animals.
More logo design inspiration. The Design Cubicle asks the design community to promote their favorite logos.
Because you can’t get enough quality Photoshop brushes in my collection, here’s a nice, well-organized collection.
The question of ‘how to charge clients’ is more than likely the toughest freelancer design question to answer.
10 CSS mistakes that you can learn from. A really helpful list.
Sitepoint asks if the term ‘Freelancer’ does you more harm than good. Some quality points are made.
Within the Photoshop community brushes are so easy to find. However good actions are much more difficult to come by. Speckyboy puts together this awesome list of 16 of the best.
The design community looks at the situation of being micromanaged in a creative position.
Excellent selection of free fonts.
Tracey Grady steps you through the thought process of choosing a successful colour scheme.
Abduzeedo rarely fails to provide awesome tutorials, this is no exception!
You always hear about designers using programs like Photoshop and Fireworks to draw up a web design, but Illustrator can be a handy tool for that sort of thing.
I love the results of this tutorial!
I’ve always had the desire to create my own font, now maybe I’ll actually do it with the help of this tutorial.
Another top-notch tutorial from David over at Tutorial9.
I was curious how exactly to do this technique. Turns out it’s fairly easy and very effective.
WebDesignerWall breaks down the process of creating a custom WordPress theme into three easy to digest parts. This is a great series which I will definitely be diving into in more depth soon!
I love it when text effects are done right.
This is a well written tutorial on a common technique
Just because you can never have enough quality icons in your designers toolbox
Yet another free and quality theme by Liam of Function.
Watercolor brushes come in handy very often these days
I figured I’d put the two high quality freebie watercolor brush sets together; so here’s another.
Arbent has been putting together a bunch of quality freebies lately. And I love the box mockup they do for them!
I could’ve used these a couple months back. Oh well, they are still awesome.
7. Free Font: Sharpy Mark
Nice free hand-written font from AJ at Phire Design
8. Free Vector Ink Trees
Hand-drawn with India ink. These are some cool vector trees!
An interview with Sean Hodges, editor of the infamous PSDTuts
Cool New Sites I Found This Month
1. Ten Bills
An awesome new online t-shirt store for cool graphic T’s at only $10.
A site dedicated to showcasing awesome works of typography. Plus, you know I love the yellow design :)
3. The Designer’s Review of Books
Review on design books. This should be a great resource!
A great inspirational logo site by Jacob Cass of Just Creative Design.
This site is very promising, it’s already filled with a lot of useful articles.
That wraps up another fantastic month in the design community. I hope you enjoyed this rather large roundup for the month of November 2008.