Site Changes – What’s New

I’ve been working hard the last couple days on some changes to the site. Most of which, will hardly be noticeable. Nevertheless, I want to constantly be working to improve the look, feel and function of this site. So here’s a quick rundown of what’s been tweaked.

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Make a Suggestion for a Tutorial or Article

In an effort to further develop MyInkBlog into a thriving design community I would like to open up this post’s comments for your ideas and brainstorming. I would love to hear what you think would make a great tutorial or article.

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Design Inspiration with a Yellow Focus

For the most part, MyInkBlog’s is a simple one-color theme with a focus on yellow. One-color themes can be awesomely simple, while still being aesthetically pleasing. This post will focus on design inspiration of all things yellow.

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Design A Coffee Mug Icon

I’ve recently decided to dive head first into the world of vector art using Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial is the result of that experimentation. We will go through the steps necessary to create a typical web icon. In this case, a pretty nifty coffee mug.

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Do You Have a Logo That a Client Rejected?

Have you ever finished a logo that you thought was high quality for a client, only to have it rejected? I know I have! That’s what happened with the Taconic Valley logo that you see above. The good news is, just because it didn’t fit with your client’s needs, doesn’t mean it can’t be perfect for someone else.

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MyInkBlog Now Using BuySellAds

I have recently switched my advertising from handling everything myself to getting some help from BuySellAds. They provide MyInkBlog with a larger marketplace, automation, good stats, and an added degree of professionalism.

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MyInkTrail – Best of the Web, July 2008

Wow! I can’t believe I’m already putting together the best of July. These months absolutely fly by. The blog is gaining steam, I’m loving the progress. July was stacked with more great articles, tutorials and freebies. Here’s a look at the best of what was in July ’08.

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MyInkBlog Flickr Group

I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but I really want to emphasize a sense of a design community at this site. My latest attempt to help with this is to create a Flickr group for the blog so you can showcase your work and be inspired by others.

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My 15 Favorite Photoshop Grunge Brushes

A couple weeks back I got a great suggestion from one of my readers to present a list of my favorite Photoshop brushes. Although it was tough to limit the list, I’ve put together this collection of 15 of my favorites.

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MyInkBlog is Looking for Contributions

I just added a contributions page to the site. I really want MyInkBlog to become a community of like-minded graphic and web designers that help each other out. It is my hope that we can get a few more contributors to this site.

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Top 10 Places to Submit Photoshop Tutorials

I’m always looking for new ways to drive traffic to my site. I’ve found the best way to increase your readership is to publicize like crazy. If you are a Photoshop tutorial writer, you have all sorts of options, but digging through these places can feel like a black hole.

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Missing Media Buttons in WordPress

I went to write a quick post today about Using Zoho Services, but when I went to place an image using the media buttons in Wordpress, they were gone. The first thing I try whenever I’m having this sort of problem is perform a quick Google search to see if anyone else has suffered the same fate.

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