Advertising on Your Website – Considerations & Advice

Should you sell advertising space? There is no right or wrong answer to that question, ultimately you have control on what advertisements are shown, but will advertising turn off some of your readers? Before you jump into anything, it’s a good idea to ask these sorts of questions. Here are some things you should consider before you make that jump.

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2 Year Anniversary + Huge Giveaway Celebration

Blogs rarely last very long. They age more in dog years than human years, so making it two full years feels like quite an accomplishment. I’m stoked with the progress the site has made and the support from the design community and my sponsors. I’m shocked and humbled it’s already been a full year since the birth of my son, which I shared about in my 1st year anniversary post.

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Designious Vector Mega Pack Giveaway: Winners Announced

A few weeks ago I teamed up with Designious to giveaway Mega Vector Packs to 3 lucky winners. Thanks to everyone who participated! I used a random query to pick the 3 names. The winners are…

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One Unexplored Reason Why Photoshop Won’t Be Dethroned Anytime Soon

The term Photoshop has been absorbed into the vernacular and transformed into a verb having to do with the digital modification of an image, seemingly regardless of what actual software may have been used. It would seem that this language phenomenon has helped Photoshop solidify its firm grip at the top despite other quality applications like GIMP, Pixelmator and Corel Photo Paint.

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MyInkTrail: Best of the Design Community, April 2010

Another busy month in the books. This month’s MyInkTrail is short but very useful. Here are the best articles, tutorials, freebies and more from the design community for April 2010.

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7 Benefits of Having a Professional Website Design

People visit your site and immediately make a decision on if it’s a place they’re going to spend time (and money) at, or if they’re going to lump you in with the millions of other sites that look just like yours and move on to something else.

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Create a Fun Floral 3D Text Design

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a lovely floral style 3D text effect using only Photoshop and Illustrator. The idea is to add the elements we like while keeping the design subtle, pleasing to the eye, and having some fun along the way. We’ll be using Illustrator for the 3D effect because it’s more user friendly than other 3D programs like 3ds Max, and it can do an equally good job for what we require.

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All Around Grunge Photoshop Brushes

In homage of the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death we put together a new set of grunge brushes. This high resolution set of eight Photoshop brushes is available for use in any of your personal and commercial projects alike with no attribution necessary.

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Designious Vector Mega Pack Giveaway

Designious is a small design studio that specializes in creating amazing vector art and design elements for designers. 3 lucky readers will win their choice of any vector mega pack from Designious. These packs are a huge collection of awesome designs that are incredible useful.

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CSS Tips I Wish I Knew When I First Started

I’ve been working with CSS for quite a while now, and even though it’s relatively easy to learn, there are always new tips and tricks to be found. I’m learning new stuff all the time. I wanted to take a moment to put together this helpful list of CSS tips I wish I knew when I first started.

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Splatter Social Media Icons

Introducing Splatter Social Media Icons. A free set of 8 social media icons carefully assembled with paint splatters and originality. Brought to you by MyInkBlog and the fine folks over at iconshock. These icons are conveniently designed at 8 different sizes ranging from 12px to 512px in png format.

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Winners Announced: 500 Trifold Brochures From UPrinting

A few weeks ago I teamed up with UPrinting to offer up 500 trifold brochures to 2 lucky winners. Thanks to everyone who participated! And the 2 Winners Are…

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