My Readers Are Inspirational! Contest Update

Wow! I’m thoroughly amazed, at the quality and quantity of work that has been submitted for the Big Typography Contest thus far. This post will showcase (in no particular order) a bunch of entries that have caught my attention.

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Enhance Your Designs with JavaScript functionality

With the web every day becoming more and more robust and websites becoming more advanced users and designers can benefit from these changes, I can feel that it wont be long until every one will initially start to ignore IE6 and start enjoying what more advanced browsers can handle.

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So I was thinking today (which admittedly tends to not go over well), and I struck upon an idea that seemed ludicrous at first, but as I digested it, it seemed to make more sense. In every field there is a set of standards that folks follow which grant a certain uniformity to the group as a whole.

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Creative Tabbed Website Navigations & Tutorials

Navigation is arguably one of the most prominent and important aspect of any web design. It allows for a clear navigation and a way for visitors to explore deep into a website’s archives. The purpose of a navigation is to construct a concise and easy way for visitors to find their way around.

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Why I love the Design Community & Industry

Choosing what career path you wish to take is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your life. And people take a lot of things into consideration when choosing their job, but did you ever stop and think about what the community around your job choice might be like, and how that could effect your choice.

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Finding Inspiration in Type + Color

Plenty of you that stop over here at myinkblog have most likely seen most, if not all of these sites before. Have you ever really looked at them? Closely? Many of the typefaces used in these examples I chose are all pretty similar. That’s not a bad thing. You can find inspiration in almost anything!

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Big Typography Poster Contest – Launch!

I’m stoked to announce the launch of my first ever contest here at MyInkBlog! The concept is simple and the prizes are cool. I think just about everyone in the design community loves big typography design. So here’s your chance to let your creative juices flow and make your own big typography style poster using a quote as a starting point.

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Blog Action Day – Styletime Contest + Prizes

Blog Action Day is a charitable effort to raise money and awareness of poverty through the efforts of bloggers, podcasters and videocasters. The big day isn’t scheduled to kick off until October 15, however Styletime has gotten a jump start on the day by launching a contest filled with incredible prizes from the design community.

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Logo Inspiration With A Script Focus

In one of my current projects I have to recreate a logo that has some script elements in it. Which left me curious about logo inspiration with script fonts. The response to that curiosity, is the list that I’ve assembled below of beautifully designed logos.

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Contest, Guest Posts + Site News

The overall growth of MyInkBlog has exceeded any of my early expectations. I am overwhelmed by how robust and helpful the design community is. This is also a really exciting time for me personally, as I’ve accepted a new job as a web developer for Niagara University.

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Design a Grungy Circular Logo

In this tutorial I want to detail how to create text along a path in an interesting way and apply it to a common application. Although the circular logo has been used forever, it can still be effective if done well, while mixing in some modern design. In this case, we are going to use some vector art, then grunge it up.

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MyInkTrail – Best of the Web, August 2008

Another day, another month gone by… slow down, please. Despite the relative speed of days gone by, August was MyInkBlog’s best month. At the end of every month I like to give a roundup for the best of that month in the design community. So here are some interesting links I found along the trail this month.

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