Streamline Your Blogging With Actions

Blogging as we all know is much more than writing an article. In most posts, you need to take screen captures, edit, copy, paste, format, etc.. Basically, there is much more to it than meets the eye. Any decent article will take at least an hour to write and may take several.

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6 Ways To Take Your Webdesign From Good To Great

The difference between good and great webdesign is relatively small. The average person may not be able to explain the tangible differences that make up great design, but they can usually spot a design they like. By examining some awesome sites, I’ll attempt to put my finger on some of the small details that make up the difference.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Design Community, October 2009

I know I say this often, but I really can’t believe that another month has already passed. This month the trail was an eclectic grouping that ranged from CSS3 to an SEO rant.

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What’s In Your Design Toolbox? Part 1 Grace Smith

This is the 1st part of a new series here on MyInkBlog. We’ll be asking top designers what design tools they use to help them complete their work. As a guy who loves to discover new apps and find new and easier ways to accomplish my job, I’m really looking forward to the insight that we receive.

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Create a Stunning City Skyline Made of Text

I came up with the idea for creating a skyline made of text after some creative thinking and seeing this amazing stock photo. After a brief look around the web, I still can’t find a manipulation quite like it. In this tutorial, we will be creating the text ‘MIB’, in the night skyline of a Seattle cityscape.

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Skull Board Walkthrough

Many techniques and/or “accidents” as I like to call them, were used in creating the design for my “Skull Board”. It was designed as pure fun, but was then printed and applied to a skateboard for entrance in to a local art show a couple months ago.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Design Community, September 2009

It’s was a busy month for me personally, so I want to apologize for not getting this up sooner, but better late than never I suppose. This past month I found lots of cool new things and sites, so the ‘Featured Stuff’ section has plenty to chew on. I hope you enjoy this month’s compilation, check it all out below!

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Freebies: Foliage Flourishes – Vectors & Brushes

Stefan from over at ArtBox7 was kind enough to offer up this set of 8 awesome flourishes. They are available as both vectors and photoshop brushes.

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3 Powerful Ways To Make Typography Talk On Your Website

Typography is a very powerful tool in a web designer’s arsenal. We have seen simple websites glorified in an instant with the use of proper typography. We have seen brilliant websites pale because the “type” tone they used was all wrong.

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8 Designers Who Never Fail to Inspire

As creative people we are always looking for that spark of energy or that person who’s work never fails to get our heads thinking in a new and more creative direction. I have profiled eight people who I always look towards in inspiration for both product and graphic design.

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An Interview with Graphic Designer, Brian Hoff

Brian Hoff is a one of those folks in the design community that make logo design look effortless. His logos are sleek and elegant. A fantastic acid test for a logo is how well it displays in black and white. Given that Brian’s logo gallery is entirely in black and white, yet looks stunning, I’d say he gets an ‘A’ on that test.

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10 Free Geometric Abstract Vectors

Picasso’s Blue period spawned some amazing pieces from within the artist’s self-proclaimed torment of that time. In my Blue period, I have created some abstract vectors all containing a certain geometric-ness.

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