Best of September: This Month in Web Design

As always, it’s been a busy month for design blogs. Here is my collection of the best articles and resources I’ve come across this month.

Web Design and Development:

How Do Cheaters Redesign and Still Win? – Pro Blog Design

Body Border 2: Fade in with Gradient – CSS-Tricks

75 Really Useful JavaScript Techniques – Smashing Magazine

30 More Must See Comment Designs for Blog Designers – Blog Design Blog

CSS Typography: Contrast Techniques, Tutorials and Best Practices – Noupe

2 Great Web-Based Alternatives to PHPMyAdmin – Primal Skill Blog

Useful Cheat Sheets for Web Design – Six Revisions

Creating Usable Website Navigation – Ifoh Designs

Add Custom Values to Your WordPress RSS Feed – Script & Style

Enhance Your Designs with JavaScript Functionality – My Ink Blog

Graphic Design:

Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect in Photoshop – Abduzeedo

How to Create a Grunge Web Design in Photoshop – PSDTUTS

How to Create a Set of Photoshop Grunge Brushes – Veerle’s Blog

Create a Trendy Typographic Poster Design – Blog.SpoonGraphics

How to Create a Juicy RSS Feed Icon – VECTORTUTS

30+ Adobe Illustrator Tutorials: Mastering Your Tools and Options – Noupe

Grunge Type Photoshop Tutorial – You the Designer

Free High Resolution Plain and Grunge Paper Textures – Fudge Graphics

Out of Focus: 30 Free Bokeh Textures – Lost and Taken

106 Delicious Water Color Illustrator Brushes – Colorburned


80 Large Background Websites – Web Designer Wall

Getting Creative with JavaScript: 15 Websites with Cool Sliders and Scrollers – DzineBlog

44 Character Illustrations in Web Design – CSS Leak

WordPress Theme News:

Designredux – Blog Design Blog

Easier Theme Development with Sample WordPress Content – WPCandy


How to Write and Effective Design Brief – Just Creative Design

10 Resources to Help You Decide What to Charge for Design Work – Acuity Designs

Posts I Wrote for Other Blogs This Month:

Top 10 Sources of Logo Design Inspiration –

Improving the Quality of Leads Through Your Online Portfolio –

WordPress Developer’s Toolbox – Smashing Magazine

Drupal Developer’s Toolbox – Smashing Magazine

14 Helpful Domain Name Tools – Templamatic

Legal Resources for Freelancers – Freelance Switch

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  • Grant Friedman, September 29, 2008

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Thomas, September 29, 2008

    Thanks, for the mention Steven and great round up. I missed your article about the domain name tools.

  • Noura Yehia, September 29, 2008

    Thanks Steven for the mention :)

  • Matt, September 29, 2008

    Hey Steven, thank you so much for the include. Nice list, a lot I did not see. Thanks!

  • Vandelay Design, September 29, 2008

    You’re welcome everyone. Thanks for your contributions over the past month!

  • Michael Martin, September 29, 2008

    Thanks for the include Steven! :D

  • Andrew Houle, September 30, 2008

    Great list, I’m thrilled to be a part of it!

  • celia, October 1, 2008

    Excellent list! Thanks so much for posting it… you have now been added to my bookmarks!

  • Angie Bowen, October 1, 2008

    Great list, way too much to go through now so I’ve bookmarked it.

  • Runescape, October 18, 2008

    thanks for sharing these links.