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Responsive design

I’ve been meaning to launch a responsive WordPress theme for quite a while.

Why I use AWeber for newsletters

AWeber HQ

Half a year back I switched from FeedBurner to AWeber. Here are a few of the benefits.

The financial value of side projects


The compromise was £57.5K (about $90K USD).

Paul Jarvis shares good advice for designers

Paul Jarvis book cover artwork

Here are some posts and resources of interest, and some thoughts I agreed with.

A few thoughts about blog subscriptions

Vintage metal comma

If FeedBurner does close, at least something good will come from it.

Image credit: The Old Time Junk Shop

On selling websites

Heart dollar

Last week I was offered a five-figure sum for the sale of the Logo Design Love website.

WordPress vs ExpressionEngine

WordPress ExpressionEngine logo

Some decent reads on the pros and cons of each platform.

To the commentators

Blog comment count

In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action.

From nought to 87,698 in five years

Glass-fronted building

According to the FeedBurner chicklet in the sidebar, my RSS subscriber count has risen to 87,698. Here’s why (I think).

Comment threads on portfolio entries

vintage microphone

Earlier on Twitter I mentioned I was debating the pros and cons of viewer comments on portfolio entries.

Identity Designed half-century

ID logo

Identity Designed has reached a half-century of brand case studies.

Online advertising earnings

painted dollar sign

Details of my online advertising earnings and website traffic for March 2011.

Things Organized Neatly

wilting rose

I’m not the first designer to share Things Organized Neatly. And I’m sure I won’t be the last.

Books and packaging

Pelican book covers

What design blog is complete without a good dose of books and packaging?

Advertising on blogs

neon open sign

At what point does it become distracting, or to the detriment of the content?

Download my previous WordPress theme

WordPress logo

For the WordPress users out there, my previous 3-column theme design is now freely available.

Blogging 101: edit old posts

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I’m not saying that what I write these days is literary gold…

Design blogs on my subscription list

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You said you’d like to see what’s on my subscription list.

I’m sorry. I thought you were a spammer.


Moderating blog comments is a funny old game.

Drafts (62)

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Have a look at these remaining draft headlines. It’s likely many have since been written about elsewhere, but of those that haven’t, are there any you want to see published?

Identity Designed

Identity Designed

I’ve just launched Identity Designed — a showcase of brand identities.

From logos to identity

graffiti heart

I’ve been thinking about it for a while — selling my second blog Logo Design Love.

Focus on reader comments #6

classic microphone

It’s been too long since I put the focus back on you.

Noisy Decent Graphics

Really Interesting Group

There are very few design blogs I’ve been reading since starting my own in 2006. One of them is Noisy Decent Graphics, written by London-based designer Ben Terrett of Really Interesting Group.

WordPress plugins on

WordPress logos

A list of the WordPress plugins I’ve installed to make the most of the publishing platform.

It’s your blog

glass chess set

Everything you do online affects your brand, and gives others a strong opinion about who you are. It’s your blog. Your brand. You choose how we see you.

Social Media World Forum

social media

Fancy going to the Social Media World Forum? I’ve got a two-day conference pass worth $850 that needs an owner.

Focus on reader comments #5

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Another batch of your thought-provoking comments.

Forget about design

old shoes new shoes

We judge people by how they look. It’s an everyday occurrence, no matter how unfair. But what if appearances didn’t matter? What if we could just say what’s on our minds and not worry about clothes, hair, makeup?

Design agencies and studios on Twitter

Twitter fail

It’s common business sense to follow what’s happening in the design world. So for you smart folk who are reading my blog, here’s some help in the form of the most notable agencies and studios using Twitter to their advantage. But not all get it right.