Is blogging as easy as it seems?

When you browse the web and you read various things you come across, one thing seems to come to mind. “Oh, I can do that too. It’s easy.”  Well what I’ve learned so far regarding my blogging experience is that I am no pro, and its not as easy as it may seem. Finding something to talk about that people actually care to know or writing about a less popular topic in a way that makes people interested is a talent in its self! Blogs are good for expressing yourself freely in whatever manner you choose. It could be for business, school assignments, personal interest, or for the purpose of teaching. One thing i’d recommend when it comes to blogging is if you don’t know much about the topic you choose to write about do your research to remain creditable.


5 Tips To Simplify Your Web Design

  1. Put the focus only on the essential elements
  2. Get rid of all unnecessary elements
  3. Reduce the number of pages
  4. Get more content above the fold
  5. Limit your color palette

Top 8 must see websites for creative people

  1.  Cool Hunting

    Founded in 2003, Cool Hunting has grown from one designer’s personal reference into an award-winning publication. Composed of a global team of editors and contributors who highlights creativity and innovation in technology, design, travel, food, and culture, Cool Hunting provides daily updates and mini-documentaries that attract creative people internationally.

  2. I Love Typography

    Often taken for granted by designers, a good typography is vital in creating the best quality designs and artworks. I Love Typography has the prettiest and most unique type design, lettering, and fonts, from road signs and shampoo bottles to billboards and posters

  3. Fuel Your Creativity

    A great website to spark your creativity and generate awesome ideas, Fuel Your Creativity is a brilliant design blog that has inspiring articles and links to various design websites.

  4. Design is Kinky

    Design is Kinky brings design and art goodness from Sydney, Australia since 1998. A blog that features new designs, photos, and artworks from all over the world, this site has been inspiring many artists for years.

  5. We Love Illustration

    Another good resource for inspiration and motivation, We Love Illustration is a real haven for art and illustration lovers to find inspiration and share their works. This is a place that showcases the amazing talents of different artists from all over the world.

  6. Inspired Mark

    This is the personal website that features a range of scribbles, outstanding illustrations, and awesome designs by web architect Mark Collins.

  7. Design is Kinky

    Design is Kinky brings design and art goodness from Sydney, Australia since 1998. A blog that features new designs, photos, and artworks from all over the world, this site has been inspiring many artists for years.

  8. Web Designer Wall

    Toronto-based web designer, Nick La started this website in August 2007 as his personal wall of design ideas, trends, and tutorials. It has quality content and eye-catching design that makes it a must-see website for designers.


Photography blogs to check out

Friday Night Lights – David Hobby, Strobist

The 40+ Items Every Photography Assistant Needs Now – Lauren Margolis, The PhotoShelter Blog

Excuses, Excuses (series) – Carolyn E. Wright, Photo Attorney

How to Increase the Performance of Your Canon Kit Lens – Nicolaj Ma, PetaPixel

This Photograph Is Not Free –  John Mueller, PetaPixel

10 Tips to Help Photographers Break Into Advertising – Jennifer Kilberg, FluidVision, via Agency Access’ The Lab

8 Must-Haves for Your Next Professional Contract – Heather Elder, via Agency Access’ The Lab

Which Light Modifier Do I Choose? – Travis Lawton, The Phoblographer


Tips & tricks for a faster website

  • Compressing and Scaling Images
  • Caching and CDN
  • CSS Sprites, JavaScript et al

3 useful sites for web developers

Wirify: Transform any web page into wireframes





DB Designr: Create database schemas online


Here is a very great tool to easily create database schemas online.

CSS Resetr: View and compare CSS resets



5 sites web designers & developers should know

Xenocode Browsers



Xenocode Browsers is the ultimat tool for checking your website in different browsers. It allows you to lauch IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox 2, Firefox 3, Google Chrome and Opera directly from the web. However, not available for Macs and GNU/Linux powered PCs. 😦




View a wide selection of free patterns to use on your designs.

CSS Tidy


CSS Tidy is a free, online application that will fix errors and optimize your CSS code.

What the font?


What’s the font allow you to upload a logo or an image containing a font, and it will tell you which font is it.



Color Combos allow you to browse thousand of different colors combinations for getting inspired for your upcomming design. Color schemes can be browsed by colors.