FreshBooks – New Site Sponsor

FreshBooks is the newest sponsor for MyInkBlog. They provide an awesome online invoicing and time tracking service. If you are a freelancer like me, getting on board with them can really help you organize things and save you much needed time to get back to designing!

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Design a Website Header & Navigation

This is the first of a three part series on the basics of how to create a website header and navigation using Photoshop and Dreamweaver. In this part we will be designing our fictional company’s header in Photoshop.

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MyInkBlog was down again today for about 2 or 3 hours. That’s not all that bad in the big scheme of things, but it’s happened at least 5 times in the last two months. I don’t want to go out of my way to bash my hosting company, but I can’t help but be annoyed.

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Trendy Music Wallpaper

It’s been a long time since I’ve added a freebie to the site. This wallpaper is the result of the Create a Trendy Music Style Background tutorial I wrote last week. The wallpaper is available in two sizes. 1920×1200 and 1600×1200. I hope you enjoy it!

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MyInkBlog Featured on That Indie Dude

I just wanted to give a quick shout out and thanks to Alex from That Indie Dude. Alex is a uniquely gifted freelance web and graphic designer. In his newest post, he features MyInkBlog as one of the best free design resources around the web.

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Why You Need to Unplug and How to Do It

I try to add a post to my blog about 4 or 5 times per week. Without doing so, I see my numbers begin to nose dive, and it drives me crazy. It’s as if by staring at my stats and contemplating what to do, I can somehow translate that energy into more visitors.

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Create a Trendy Music Background Style

It’s quite trendy these days to use bright, vibrant colors with wavy lines and a silhouette of a person. This tutorial will aim to show you how to create this look. It’s the longest and most extensive tutorial I’ve written to date. I really hope you can learn from it; I know I did, by creating it!

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An Interview with Grant Friedman

I’d like to start by thanking Grant Friedman of Colorburned.com for taking time out of his day to answer these questions. Grant is the talented and creative individual behind Colorburned; a portfolio and resource site for his graphic art. On the site you can see his portfolio of work, learn from tutorials, download free textures, and much more.

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Create a Stunning 4th of July Collage

I’m into the spirit of the 4th of July here in the States, and wanted to share with you how I created an awesome collage. This tutorial will focus on layers, layer styles, masks and photo manipulation.

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New Site Sponsor – PSD2HTML

I am excited to announce, PSD2HTML has jumped on board as a site sponsor, you can see their ad on the sidebar to the right. These guys do an amazing job of tranforming your .psd, .png, .ai file, or even existing HTML markup into well-written XHTML and CSS code.

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MyInkTrail – Best of the Web, June 2008

I can’t believe I’m in my second month already. So far, so good. I’m stoked about the response and the climb in readership. June was another awesome month, stacked with quality articles, tutorials and freebies. Here’s MyInkTrail for June 2008.

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CushyCMS is Awesomely Simple

If you’ve ever needed a simple content management system for one of your web clients, then you should definitely check out CushyCMS. It takes seconds to sign up for and within a couple minutes you can make portions of your site fully editable. The process is real straight forward.

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