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web design links 10.2.10

Design is an important aspect of branding. Here are 5 resources I found interesting this week:

Vandelay Design: Personal Websites: 25 Examples for Your Design Inspiration

Smashing Magazine: I Want To Be A Web Designer When I Grow Up

Web Designer Depot: The Next Level of Design: Being Unique

Design Reviver: The Different Elements that Bring Together Minimalistic Design

1stwebdesigner: 20+ Inspirational And Informative Resources For Logo Creation

web design links

Design is an important aspect of branding. Here are 5 resources I found interesting this week:

1stwebdesigner: 40+ Beautifully Fresh 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials

Webdesigner Depot: 5 Easy Steps to a Simpler Blog Design

onextrapixel: Designing Your Blog with User Interface in Mind

Design Reviver: 10 Different Ways to Browser Test and Validate Your Website

Design Reviver: Effective Ways to Make Sure That Your HTML/CSS Works On All Browsers

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I’ve been in a very good mood the past couple of days. Extremely good, actually. Part of the reason is that my work and online contributions have been noticed and recognized as of late, which always makes me happy.

Brand-Yourself

My interview for Brand-Yourself went live today. If you have any questions about what I am trying to do with this blog and my work I suggest you check it out. Katharine Hoffmann asked me a lot of great, insightful questions that really got me thinking about the angle of my business and what I hope to accomplish in the future. Thanks goes to her and the site for choosing to interview me.

Brazen Careerist

An article I recently wrote for Make Use Of was featured on Brazen Careerist, which was a pleasant surprise. I put a lot of time and effort into my tech articles on that site and it’s great to be able to reach a new audience every now-and-again. The article covered the Top 5 Location-Based Alternatives to Foursquare. It did okay on Make Use Of, but its popularity came from the devoted users on Twitter and Brazen, to which I thank you all.

There From Here

Lastly, Chanelle Schneider (founder of #GenYChat) was nice enough to feature me in her post: Stop with the Generation Y Stereotypes! The post talks about how not all Gen Y’ers are lazy bums who leech off of their parents, and it goes on to cite examples of members of Gen Y who would make good employees. Thank you, Chanelle, for including me in such great company!

Conclusion

Being featured (and recognized) is awesome. Everyone likes to be noticed every once in a while, especially in the online world, where you might be just a small fish in a gi-nourmous pond. So, if you ever come across someone’s work and you really like it, show some appreciation. You don’t have to write a blog post about them, but you could at least leave them a nice comment or @reply on Twitter.

If you have any thoughts on this subject I’d love to hear about them in the comment section below!

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It’s Friday again! Last week, I took a trip up to wonderful State College (my alma mater) for Arts Fest. I returned home with a cold, which prevented me from being very productive this week (sorry!), but it didn’t stop me from putting together a post of my favorite links! Check out these articles and let me know what you think. I’ll be back in action next week. Have a great weekend!

5 Ways Guest Blog Posts Build Your Personal Brand

~ Personal Branding Blog

Connecting with Real Influence

~ Conversation Agent

We’re All Recovering Somethings

~ Brass Tack Thinking

Do You Use the F Word Online?

~ Untemplater

Don’t focus on technology, focus on behavior

~ SocialFish

5 Online Tools for Answering Your Small Business Questions

~ Mashable

How to Brand Yourself Online and Off

~ Brand-Yourself

What do you say? Let me know in the comments what your favorite posts were this week and I’ll be sure to check ‘em out.

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Getting back into the routine, it’s time for another installment of the Friday Link Session. Below you will find links to some of the content I found interesting this week. This should hold you over ’til Monday. Enjoy the weekend!

Social Media Strategy from A to Z

~ Techipedia

Use LinkedIn Effectively

~ Chris Brogan

Why Social Media is Important for Brands

~ Conversation Agent

How To Deal Effectively with Customer Feedback via Social Media

~ Social Media Optimization

Do you know who the mayor of your business is?

~ The BrandBuilder Blog

The crossroads of PR, social media and SEO

~ Cision Blog

What did you think? Let me know in the comments what your favorite posts were this week and I’ll be sure to check ‘em out.

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