Weekly Links – February 2nd

Web Design:

10 Principles of Effective Web Design from Smashing Magazine.

8 Web Design Mistakes that Developers Make from Wake Up Later.

How Much is too Much? A Guide to Client Control Over Website Content from Bits O’ NewMedia.

Understanding Minimalism in Web Design from Blogging Bits.

Cache Pages for Faster Loading Times from Brightscape.

Graphic Design:

Chroma Wallpapers from Web Designer Wall.

Creating a Cool Vintage Collage Design in Photoshop from PSDTuts.

Photoshop Vintage Effect from Veerle’s Blog.

10 Photoshop Tutorials to Create a Wicked Worn Look from Web Design Goldmine.


Find Ideas for Posts by Using Forums from Super Blogging.

From 0 to 2000+ Subscribers in 90 Days from ProBlogger.

Networking with New Bloggers – Pros and Cons from Wayne Liew.

Ian Fernando is giving away a premium WordPress theme.


Top 10 SEO Techniques from Dustin Brewer.


6 Causes of Procrastination – Kicking the Habit from TheWritersManifesto.

20 Ways to Survive as a Freelancer Working on the Web from SEO 2.0.


Find Great Domains Fast – Three Easy Steps from eMonetized.

Surfing the Web Without a Browser from Significant Figures.

Posts I wrote for other blogs this week:

The Challenges of Multi-Author Blogs at Daily Blog Tips.

An Easy Way to Generate Loads of Article Ideas at PureBlogging.

Using a Blog to Build Your Profile as an Entrepreneur at Blogtrepreneur.


I’d also like to take a moment to thank our sponsors for February.

Raven SEO Tools is a set of tools that can help you with just about any aspect of SEO. They are still doing a lot of work and not all of the documentation is completed, but you can create an account for a free 30 day trial.

FlashDen is the home of royalty-free stock flash, audio, video and pixel fonts. The prices are great and there is a wide selection. Their authoring program is a great way to make some money by selling your own work through their site.

eXtra For Every Publisher is the blog of David Peralty, who has been a full-time blogger with a few different blog networks for a few years now. If you’re interested in earning money as a blogger, this is a good one to follow.

Flashloaded offers innovative and affordable Flash components to enhance your Adobe or Macromedia Flash projects. They have website templates, navigation menus, content management, and much more.

Vector Stock provides royalty-free vector illustrations, vector graphics and vector icons. Prices start as low as $1. If you are looking to make some improvements to the look of your website, this is a great place to start.

LogoMaid sells pre-made logo design and stationary. There is a variety of different types of products, including custom logos. Their logos also come in a wide range of prices, so there is something for everyone.

Looking for hosting? WPEngine offers secure managed WordPress hosting. You’ll get expert WordPress support, automatic backups, and caching for fast page loads.

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  • Dustin Brewer, February 2, 2008

    Thanks for the link Steven!

  • Vandelay Design, February 2, 2008

    No problem Dustin.

  • Tay - Super Blogging, February 3, 2008

    Thanks for the link love, Steven! :)

  • Richard, February 3, 2008

    The articles and guides are great but a little difficult to understand for us complete newbies. It would be great if someone really went to the effort of writing guides that the layman can really understand. How about that?



  • Adnan, February 3, 2008

    Thanks a lot for writing that article Steven – and some great links.

  • Wayne Liew, February 3, 2008

    Thanks a lot for the link.

    May I know what is the purpose of highlighting your sponsors with red? The words seem to be not standing out to me… Anyway, maybe I am tired…

  • Vandelay Design, February 3, 2008

    You’re welcome for the link.

    There are plenty of good articles and tutorials for beginners. Maybe I can include links to some in the future. I’m sorry these weren’t much help to you, but in general my audience doesn’t have a lot of articles that are aimed at complete beginners.

    My pleasure.

    You’re welcome for the link. The sponsored links aren’t exactly highlighted in red. They have nofollow tags on them and I’m guessing you’re using a Firefox extension that highlights nofollow links in red (I’m using one myself). Without the extension there is no highlight or background color to them. They are nofollowed to avoid getting a spanking from Google.

  • Matthew Griffin, February 3, 2008

    Thanks for the link, Steven.

  • Billiga Flyg, February 5, 2008

    Great inspiring linke, thanks dude!

  • David Bradley, February 20, 2008

    Thanks for linking to that quirky little post of mine…