May's Best: This Month in Web Design

These are some of the best design-related posts that I came across this month. I hope you will find them to be useful.

Web Design and Development:

Which CSS Grid Framework Should You Use for Web Design from NETTUTS.

Grid Designi

Improving Code Readability with CSS Styleguides from Smashing Magazine.

30 Websites to Follow if You’re into Web Development from Six Revisions.

SEO Guide for Designers from Web Designer Wall.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Usability and Web Design from Blog Design Blog.

The Official “Successful Website Checklist Challenge” from Chromatic Sites.

Getting Design Approval: The Single Mockup Theory from Fadtastic.

5 Free HTML Editors that Get the Job Done from Bits O’ NewMedia.

Graphic Design:

High Quality Photoshop Brushes, Resources, and Tutorials from Noupe.

Photoshop brushes

Masters of Graphic Design: 25+ Interviews from Noupe.

Advice for Online Graphic Design Portfolios from David Airey.

Graphic Design Job Board is Launched at You the Designer.

Design Inspiration:

30 Great Examples of Graffiti Writing and Graffiti Street Art from You the Designer.

Graffiti Writing

Now More Than Ever: 50 More Excellent Blog Designs from Smashing Magazine.

24 Kick Ass Portfolio Designs from Fuel Your Creativity.

20 Blog Designs that Stand Out from PureBlogging.

25 Kick Ass Blog Designs (My Favorites) from Spyre Studios.


Creating Geometric Patterns in Illustrator from Veerle’s Blog.

Patterns in Illustrator

Build a “WordBurner” Email Newsletter Manager Using WordPress and FeedBurner from NETTUTS.

How To: Resizeable Background Image from CSS Tricks.

Create a Dark Themed Web Design from Scratch from PSDTUTS.

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop from PSDTUTS.

Freelancing and Business:

How to Achieve Freedom from Freelance from Copyblogger.

Freedom from Freelance

10 Ways to Get More Design Work from Outlaw Design Blog.

How Freelancers Can Stand Up Against Large Design Studios from Detached Designs.

Diversified Income for Web Designers from Templamatic.

The Costs of Underpricing Your Design Services from Most Inspired.

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Meet Deadlines for Freelancers and Web Workers from Freelance Folder.

Web Content:

Why Your Website Content Loses 7 Percent of Customers from Men With Pens.

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  • I’m honored with not one, but two links this month (alright, I don’t own Copyblogger yet, but I’m working on it ;)

    I also very much enjoy your links. I keep an eye on what you guys spotlight and love to look around at the design inspirations you post up.

    Cheers, and thanks!

  • Vandelay Design, May 27, 2008

    That may be a record for the quickest comment. I’m glad you enjoy the other links and I’m happy to feature your content as well.

  • If I set a record, then I’ve made my year. There’s advantages to being omnipresent ;)

  • Adelle, May 27, 2008

    I’m very flattered to be on your list! Thanks so much for including me & I am glad you enjoyed the post enough to put it up on your blog.



  • Vandelay Design, May 27, 2008

    You’re welcome. I just came across your blog recently but I’m a subscriber now :)

  • Matthew, May 27, 2008

    Thank you for posting our checklist, I really appreciate it.

    Your website has some of the best, most informative lists I’ve ever come across. Keep them coming! We’re subscribers. :)

  • Vandelay Design, May 27, 2008

    You’re welcome Matt. Thanks for subscribing!

  • Tyler, May 27, 2008

    My goal is to be on Best of June :P Great list Steven.

  • Noura Yehia, May 28, 2008

    Thanks Steven, it’s nice to included in this amazing list :)

  • Razvan, May 28, 2008

    Good stuff this month, thanks for the links!

  • CssLeak, May 28, 2008

    Great list ! thanks

  • Matthew Griffin, May 28, 2008

    Thanks for the link, Steven.

  • Detached Designs, May 28, 2008

    Glad to be on the list! Thanks!

  • David Leggett, May 28, 2008

    Fantastic list you’ve put together for May! You found some real gems there!

  • Jon Phillips, May 29, 2008

    Hey Steven, thanks a bunch for including my post! Really appreciated! :) Got some very nice posts in your round-up, will do some reading