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

Think Design: Inspiration – The Work of Graphic Designer Louis Beaudoin

Six Revisions: 10 Usability Tips Based on Research Studies

Smashing Mag: Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples & Techniques

1stwebdesigner: 50 Examples of Modern Single Page Website Designs

WDL: 35 Inspiring Design and Development Related Event Websites

web design links

Today is Patriot Day. If you were to tell me a couple years ago that I would be living in New York City and working a few blocks from ground zero I would have thought you were crazy. Anyway, I’ve got something for you:

I’ve really been into web design lately so I’ve decided to start sharing 5 links every week that I find interesting. Design is an important aspect of branding and having the right tools and resources can really spark your creativity.

Here’s what I found recently:

Twitter @Anywhere Revisited ~ Think Vitamin

Designing Typography for the Modern Web ~ WDL

How to Write an Effective About Me Page ~ onextrapixel

Showcase of Interesting Navigation Designs ~ Smashing Magazine

The Difference Between Good Design & Great Design ~ Six Revisions

black and white guy handstand

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!

Image Credit: Mattox

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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It’s Friday! 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!

How 3 Friends And A Credit Card Built Meebo [Video]

~ Mixergy

Ask The Readers: What is the Main Hub of Your Personal Brand Online?

~ Personal Branding Blog

How To Compare Your Social Media Presence With Your Competitors

~ SocialMouths

Logos Outshine Personal Brands

~ Exile Lifestyle

Top 10 Signs You’re Drinking Your Own Kool-Aid When Pitching Bloggers

~ Conversation Agent

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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