June's Best: This Month in Web Design

Since it’s almost the end of June, here is a quick recap of 34 posts you shouldn’t miss, from a variety of design and development-related blogs.

Web Design and Development:

15 Tools for Faster Web Pages

15 Tools to Help You Develop Faster Web Pages from Six Revisions.

CSS Editors Reviewed from Smashing Magazine.

Using CSS to Fix Anything: 20+ Common Bugs and Fixes from Noupe.

13+ Fantastic Tools for Knowing How They’re Doing It from Noupe.

Absolute Positioning Inside Relative Positioning from CSS Tricks.

Design and Code a Website in Gimp, HTML, and CSS from Help Developer.

10 Examples of Beautiful CSS Typography and How They Did It from 3.7Crea.tv.

Coaxing Web Content: How to Get Your Clients to Get You the Content You Need from Mirificam Press.

12 Tools I Use Every Day as an Independent Web Designer from Mirificam Press.

37 Free Must-Have Fonts from Francesco Mugnai.

16 Things to Look for in a Website Health Check from ViperChill.

A Semantic List-Based CSS Calendar from CSS Newbie.

5 Great Website Traffic Monitoring Methods from You the Designer.

Fuel Yourself Up for Creative Design Ideas with Inspiration from 16 Designer’s Community Websites from Smashing Apps.

Blog Design:

20 Free WP Magazine Themes

20 of the Best Free Magazine WordPress Themes from Pingable.

Choosing the Right Blog Theme for You from Templamatic.

40+ Most Wanted WordPress Tricks and Hacks from Hongkiat.com.

Graphic Design:

Vintage Style Textures

300+ Vintage Style Textures and Photoshop Brushes from Design Reviver.

Colour Tools, Palettes, Schemes and Theories from David Airey.

Type on a Path Options from Vectips.

80 Graphic Design Links You Can’t Live Without from Outlaw Design Blog.

15 Hottest Portfolios On Behance from Fuel Your Creativity.


33 Places for Design Inspiration

33 New Places to Get Design Inspiration from Freelance Switch.

21 Incredibly Creative Flash Websites from FlashDen.

25 Outstanding WordPress Designs from Six Revisions.


From PSD to HTML Tutorial

From PSD to HTML, Building a Set of Website Designs Step by Step from NETTUTS.

How to Get Cross Browser Compatibility Every Time from Anthony Short.

Really Cool Eclipse Effect in Photoshop from Abduzeedo.

Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography from Abduzeedo.

Grid Masking from Veerle’s Blog.

Business and Freelancing:

Should You Accept an Ugly Duckling Project?

Should You Accept an “Ugly Duckling” Project? from Freelance Folder.

The Innovative One Page Resume and Portfolio from Just Creative Design.

Freelance Web Designer Tools and Productivity Management from Dustin Brewer.

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  • Simon North, June 29, 2008

    Hey, thanks for including my tutorial. Nice list btw

  • Vandelay Design, June 29, 2008

    You’re welcome Simon.

  • Simon Ward, June 29, 2008

    Sweet, I even got a screenshot. Cheers Steven. Thanks for the great list of links, now if only I could find time to have a look through them.

  • Design Reviver, June 29, 2008

    Thanks for this article, and including my post on vintage textures.

  • adelle, June 29, 2008

    Steven, thanks for including my 15 hottest portfolios on behance!

  • Vandelay Design, June 29, 2008

    You’re all welcome. Thanks for taking a moment to comment.

  • Dustin Brewer, June 30, 2008

    Thanks for the link, great list of links. The article from David Airey is a must bookmark, it is impossibly detailed and has some amazing resources.

  • Noura Yehia, June 30, 2008

    Thanks for the links Steven, you missed your own post “71 Gradient Resources for Web Design” which i think is one of the best this month.

  • Hendry Lee, June 30, 2008

    I especially like the inspiration section. Great list, btw. Bookmarked.

  • Christina, June 30, 2008

    Thanks for the love!

  • Gene, July 1, 2008

    Your link: Fuel Yourself Up for Creative Design Ideas with Inspiration from 16 Designer’s Community Websites from Smashing Apps.

    seems to lead to 404 page.

  • Matthew Griffin, July 1, 2008

    Thanks for the link, Steven.

  • Vandelay Design, July 1, 2008

    Thanks for the heads up. From the looks of their homepage they must be changing hosts at the moment.

  • mike, July 2, 2008

    Keep up the great articles. Awesome!!

  • Jacob Gube, July 3, 2008

    Whoa, what a comprehensive list! Thanks for the mention!

  • An Jay, July 11, 2008

    Thanks for adding our link at this page.

    Gene > SmashingApps has been online since last week. I hope you will like all the articles there. Sorry for the downtime.