Never Get a "Real" Job Web Design Project at 99designs
Young entrepreneur guru Scott Gerber is running a WordPress design project for a new site ( to support the impending release of his upcoming book –Never Get a “Real” Job.

No doubt the book is chock full of helpful resources for entrepreneurs – and we’re all about that!

The project is offering $1,200.

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A roundup of tips and resources for designers, entrepreneurs and startups that shared via twitter @99designs in the month of November.

Startup & Entrepreneurs

10 Essential Online Tools for Your Startup –

Design Tips for Startups –

A Guide to Creating Email Newsletters –

Redesign: When To Relaunch The Site and Best Practices –

How to Improve User Experience –

24 Things To Do When Launching a New Blog –

Tips to Bridge the Gaps between Clients and Designers –

How to improve Your Website Copy –

Logo Design Tips: What to Avoid –

21 Resources for Getting Design Feedback –

Design Trends: Testimonials –

Logo Design

How To Create An Iconic Logo Design –

Logo Design Tips: What to Avoid –

30 Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration –

50 Clever, Creative Logos –

Web Design

Web Design Trends for 2010 –

6 Ways To Take Your Webdesign From Good To Great –

How to create your best website layouts ever –

Coding a Web Design for Speed and Quality –

40 Beautiful uses of Typography in Web Design –

Typography is the Backbone of Good Web Design –

How to Improve User Experience –

Advantages and Disadvantages of Grid Design –

Website Maintenance Tips for Front-End Developers –

40 Great Examples of Websites With Large Backgrounds –

WordPress Design

WordPress Website Design Process for IT-IS Ltd –

Custom WordPress blog design checklist and walkthrough –

Advanced Power Tips For WordPress Template Developers –


Typography: Concordant, Contrasting & Conflicting –

40 Beautiful uses of Typography in Web Design –

Typography is the Backbone of Good Web Design –

Pimp My Text: Bling Bling With Photoshop –

Design Tools & Resources

50 Essential Web Apps for Freelancers –

30 PDF Documents Every Designer Should Download –

The Best Free Fonts of 2009 –

The Ultimate Resource Package for Designers –

55 Unconventional And Original Free Fonts –

21 Resources for Getting Design Feedback –

6 Useful Coding Solutions For Designers And Developers –

Photoshop Tools & Tips

Photoshop Tip: Locking Transparent Pixels –

Manipulate Images With The Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool –

Design Slick Print Ready Business Card Using Photoshop –

Awesome Character Design Tutorials Using Photoshop –

24 Photoshop Actions to Help You Achieve a Retro Look –

25 Outstanding Lighting Effect Tutorials for Photoshop –

General Design Tips

8 Layout Solutions To Improve Your Designs –

How to Use Color Effectively in Your Designs –

Designer’s Guide to Passive Income –

8 Ways Freelance Designers Can Earn Passive Income –

Tips to Bridge the Gaps between Clients and Designers –

Five Practical Tips for Retaining Your Best Clients –

Understanding your Brain for Better Design –

Elements Of Design: Shape –

Principles Of Good Design: Balance –

A Speedy Way To Write HTML/CSS Code –

Best Collection of CSS Rounded Corners Tutorials –

A Guide to Creating Email Newsletters –

Design Trends

Web Design Trends for 2010 –

Design Trends: Testimonials –

How the Web is Changing Graphic Design –

Color: The Next Limited Resource? –


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Designers, please remember, you don’t need to worry about coding and installation – that will all be handled by our professional coding partners. All you need to focus on is the design!

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The 99designs Team