Archive for the ‘Observational’ Category


10 WordPress Blogs You Should Be Reading

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

In case you haven’t picked up on it – I loves me some WordPress.  I think it’s one of the most monumental additions to the web developer’s toolbox to date.  Almost every project I’ve done in the last couple of years has been built on the WordPress engine, even if it didn’t need to be.

Needless to say, it’s good to know that I’m not the only fanatic out there.  There are some great blogs that are 100% dedicated to the WordPress cause.  It is through these sites that I keep up to date on the latest news, hacks, tweaks, and bugs in the rapidly evolving world of WordPress.

These are my ten favorite blogs on the subject of WordPress, did I miss any?

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How I got 100,000 Pageviews for $25

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

The newbie blogger is faced with quite the “chicken and egg” conundrum.  It’s tough to write something that you think nobody will ever read, but in order to be read it first must be written.  It’s a catch 22 made in heaven.

I, too, was feeling the newbie blogger blues.  After spending 8 hours researching, writing and assembling a blog post about Polish film posters, I awoke the next day to a whopping two visits.

Now I know these things take time but c’mon!  I decided to take measures into my own hands…

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The Importance of a Little R&R

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

Now that the summer is officially coming to an end this would be the most inopportune time to mention the importance of taking a vacation… but I’m going do it anyway.

You hear it all the time: how a change of scenery can inspire or how relaxation will recharge you – I never bought into it.  But having just returned from a 12 day excursion to the West Kootenays in British Columbia I have to admit I’ve changed my tune.

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Styling The ‘Design Leftovers’

Posted by Andrew Lindstrom

I never realized it before, but I think that the footer end of a blog post is perhaps the most under appreciated element of web design today.

For the most part, this is where us designers cram all the leftovers we can’t put anywhere else in our layouts into one confined space.

Social bookmarking links and ‘related posts’ lists are the blog designer’s equivalent of yesterday’s over-cooked turkey and dried out mashed potatoes – sitting in your fridge, never to be eaten.

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