WordPress Plugins For Increasing Traffic

A blog/website is driven by the number of people you can reach. In this article you’ll learn more about some Wordpress plugins that can help increase the number of visitors to your site. Let’s take a look at some plugins that do automatic search engine optimization tasks, learn more about your visitors, and allow your visitors to submit your article to social bookmarking sites.

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The awesome folks at UPrinting are sponsoring this chance for you to win 1,000 free printed business cards or one 18×24 canvas print! In case you haven’t heard of UPrinting before, you should know that they are one of the best and most popular online choices for printing.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Web, February 2009

MyInkTrail is my monthly roundup of the best of the web from the design community. This month proved to be another learning experience. I found myself focused a lot on usability and style. Check out the links below, you’re sure to find some awesome advice and resources.

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Design A Fresh Blog Theme On The 960 Grid

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to mock up a fresh looking blog theme in Photoshop that is designed to be used within the 960 framework. This tutorial was designed more for web design theory than Photoshop technique. It is for that reason that I don’t go into great depth on each Photoshop step, but spend considerably more time on design theory and application.

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How I Learned To Love Adobe Upgrades

With Adobe CS4 about 6 months old now, have you made the upgrade yet? Are you willing to spend that much on an upgrade? Will you be pulling your hair out or enjoying the ride? If you find yourself going bald over the decision, here are few tips that might help you out.

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Freebie: 11 High Res Rock & Bark Textures

AJ Troxell of Phire Design was kind enough to share these fantastic high resolution textures with the readers here. There are 11 extremely useful rock and bark textures in this set. Feel free to download these and use them in one of your next projects.

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Questions To Ask For 4-Color T-Shirt Printing

Have you ever cranked out a t-shirt design for a client or yourself, only to find out the printer does not do 4-color process printing? If this has happened to you, you were probably left with a lot of lost hours without much to show for it. We want to clear that up for you and provide you with the information to avoid the same problem next time.

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An Interview With Adelle Charles

Adelle Charles is the talented individual behind Fuel Your Creativity, and the principal creative director for the Fuel Brand Group. I’m convinced Adelle has found a way to get more than 24 hours out of a day. In this interview I’ve attempted to uncover just how she may go about that. Have a look!

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5 Things Every Freelance Designer Should Do

As a freelance graphic designer, you will have to wear many different hats from time to time. It can become extremely difficult to juggle all the different tasks thrown at you in a given day. In this post I want to concentrate on five things that will not only increase your productivity, but also your number of clients.

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Create a Sleek Pressed Letter Design

Pressed lettering is showing up more and more these days in web design. Like any other trend, you have to be careful not to over use it. Already you can recognize those people that are doing it well and those that are not. Recently, I read a post at Smashing Magazine that highlighted pressed lettering as one of the Web Design Trends for 2009.

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5 Reasons to Subscribe to Design Blogs

My RSS feed reader is stocked with 100′s of feeds from the design community. The articles that fill my reader, inspire me, teach me, and keep me up to date with the latest in the design community. It has become instrumental to helping me grow and keep up to date with this quickly changing field.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Web, January 2009

MyInkBlog’s redesign is moving along at a snails pace, but I’m still hoping to be ready in a couple months. I keep taking one step forward, then two steps back, but I know it will be worth it in the long run. As for this post… well it’s enormous and jam packed with great content from the design community this month. So let’s get right to it!

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