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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.
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.
As some of you know this blog has been using the DoFollow plugin for several months to remove the nofollow tags on links to those who leave comments. The decision was originally made to encourage reader participation and to give something back to those who take the time to leave their feedback. The DoFollow status was never really promoted, so I am not sure how much of an influence it was to potential commenters.
Thank you to everyone who submitted post(s) to this group writing project! There are over 50 articles here that I’m sure anyone can learn from. Some focus on a particular social networking site while others are more general. StumbleUpon: Mob vs Smart Mob: 7 Reasons Why StumbleUpon Traffic Is the Best on the Planet by [...]
Yesterday I wrote about the value of a network for bloggers. Today I’d like to list some ideas for working together with your network for mutual benefit. 1 – Interviews Do you have someone in your network that could share a lot of valuable information with your readers? Ask for an interview. It will give [...]
It’s been a busy week here (with more than 40,000 visitors in 4 days) and with all the new subscribers I wanted to point out a few things. First, this blog uses the DoFollow Plugin to remove nofollow tags from links on comments. I value your participation, so I am happy to give a real [...]
What Length Should a Post Excerpt Be? from Pro Blog Design. Homepage Excerpts WordPress Plugin from Daily Blog Tips. An Interview with Aaron Wall of SEO Book from ProBlogger. Add Your URL to SEO Friendly Directories Free from Super Blogging. How to Stop Someone Hotlinking Your Images from Blogging Tips. Google Radar Spots Text-Link-Ads from [...]
Hacking Ultimate Tag Warrior to Create Better Tag Pages from Courtney Tuttle. A very useful article about the popular WordPress plugin. The Secret to Freelance Blogging from Chris Garrett. Are you interested in making some money writing for blogs? Read this article. How to Double Your Customer Base Without Spending a Penny from Freelance Folder. [...]
In order to increase the chances of your website’s content being read by your visitors, you will need to make a considerable effort to design with their impatience in mind. In this article we’ll quickly look at 10 ways you can prepare your site for impatient visitors. Since I’m assuming your attention span is as [...]
Reference: Official homepage of CSS – http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/ Official documentation of CSS – http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/ CSS web standards – http://www.webstandards.org/learn/external/css/ Tools: Validator from W3C (Editor’s Choice) – http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ CSS redundancy checker – http://infovore.org/archives/2007/07/06/the-css-redundancy-checker/ CSS formatting and optimizing tool (not a validation tool) – http://www.cleancss.com/ CSS Optimizer – http://www.cssoptimiser.com/ CSS Analyzer (a validator plus) – http://juicystudio.com/services/csstest.php CSS Mate: [...]
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms because of its flexibility, features, and its search engine-friendly structure. However, in order to get the most out of WordPress there are several actions that new bloggers should complete. Some are SEO-related, some are time savers, and others will help you to reach a larger audience. [...]