Announcing the Launch of DesignM.ag!

Today I’m very excited to announce the launch of DesignM.ag! In attempt to provide a useful and resourceful site for the web design community, DesignM.ag includes a blog, a community news section, a design gallery , and a job board will be added soon. If you enjoy and appreciate the posts here at Vandelay Design, I think you will like DesignM.ag as well.

DesignMag

Here are the initial posts that are already published:

Welcome to DesignM.ag
A general first post.

50+ Fonts for Big, Bold Headlines
This is a big list of some excellent fonts that will make your headlines stand out.

11 Steps to a More Stable Freelance Income
Freelancers are always dealing with ups and downs in terms of work levels and income. This article looks at some things you can do to minimize the down times.

Favorite Design-Related Sites of 21 Designers
Since I was starting a new site for the design community I thought it would be fun to get some others involved in one of the initial posts. This provides an interesting look at what some top designers are reading on a regular basis.


The launch of DesignM.ag should not affect the posts here at Vandelay Design. I’ve been very encouraged by the growth of this blog over the past year, particularly the past few months, and I am in no way moving on and leaving this blog behind. The posting frequency and quality here should remain as it has been in recent months. I recently let go of a few weekly freelance blogging gigs to free up more time to focus on my own blogs.

You may be wondering why I would be working on a new blog as opposed to focusing all of my blogging efforts here at Vandelay Design. The main reason I decided to branch out and start a new site is that I want to be able to have some more freedom to explore things that wouldn’t be a good fit at this blog. Because this blog is attached to the services of Vandelay Design I feel that I’m more limited to what I can do here as compared to a site that is not connected to a design service provider. For example, the job board would not be a good fit here. There are also some other features that I would like to add to DesignM.ag in the future that just wouldn’t be possible at Vandelay Design.

I thank all of you who subscribe to Vandelay Design or visit from time-to-time. If you have an interest in getting more design-related content please consider also subscribing to DesignM.ag. Because of the nature of the site there are three different feeds so that subscribers can get as much or as little as they want.

  1. All-Inclusive Feed (articles, news, gallery)
  2. Articles Only (no news or gallery)

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  • Brian, July 21, 2008

    Looks like a promising resource for designers – I’ve subscribed and I look forward to seeing what you do with this :)

    Best of luck to you and this new website.

  • Vandelay Design, July 21, 2008

    Brain,
    Thanks. Very much appreciated.

  • Eric, July 21, 2008

    Great resource. I added it to my subscription list… something else to suck away precious hours when I should be working ;)

  • Felix Widjaja, July 21, 2008

    Congratulation on the designm.ag launch guys! Good luck.

    PS. Thanks for featuring our site!

  • Janko, July 22, 2008

    Wow, congrats! I’ve subscribed!

  • Glen Allsopp, July 22, 2008

    Great domain, I’ve just started setting up a site in the same niche as I persue my dream of a successful fashion line (big change I know).

    Good luck, I’ve subscribed!

  • Eli, July 22, 2008

    Not bad so far! Not really too fond on the name though, how it’s part of the tld :)

  • Eric D, July 22, 2008

    Very good. I am sure this is going to grow into a great community. Definitely going to make this a daily stop.

  • liam, July 22, 2008

    Lovely stuff, wish you all the best consider me subscribed too :)

  • Vandelay Design, July 22, 2008

    Thanks everyone for the feedback and for subscribing. It’s been a pretty good first day.

    Eli,
    Yeah, it wasn’t my first choice of domains. I would have preferred a .com but couldn’t find a decent one that wasn’t a bazillion letters long.

  • pablopabla, July 22, 2008

    Excellent choice of domain and I think it will leave a lasting impression. I am glad to know that you are creating a site dedicated to web design stuffs.

  • Sander, July 24, 2008

    Great website! Superb layout, crip & clean. Like the post about the headlines! Just made a quick notice of your new website at my blog. Good luck.