Best of the Web – February 2009

February was another fantastic month in the design community.  Tons of excellent articles, tutorials and resources were published on a growing number of design websites.  February in particular was one of the busiest months I’ve had in a long time.  In addition to keeping this site up-to-date, I have also been working heavily on my book, as well as guest posting on some other sites as well.  This post is a review of some of my favorite articles from the month of February.

January 2009 Review

This month, I have decided to do something a little different with the Monthly Review Article.  Instead of reviewing everything that I’ve done on this site over the last month, I decided instead, to pass on some news and information about what I’m doing to help improve this website as well as what I’m doing on other sites besides this one.

2008: A Year in Review

In 2008, this website celebrated a number of exciting milestones.  In May, I officially launched this site as a means to display my personal portfolio to prospective employers.  At the time, I had just lost my job and I was looking to start fresh in a new design job somewhere.  As time went on, the focus of this site changed from a means to showcase my portfolio to a platform to share my opinions and design resources with other designers.  Since then, I’ve published some really great articles, freebies and tutorials but since this site is relatively new I decided to review some of my favorite posts just in case some of you guys missed them.  Thanks again and I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

Best of Colorburned – December 2008 Reviewed

As you guys know, each month I post a review of all the things that I’ve been up to on this site.  December was another great month, I was able to get a lot of things done in what seemed to be a very short amount of time; especially with the Holidays coming at the end.  This month I was able to post quite a few articles, tutorials, freebies and of course contests in addition to some other exciting projects that I am working on.  So, if you missed anything because of the holidays, please feel free to review some of the things I’ve been up to this month.

Best of Colorburned – November 2008

November was by far the biggest month this website has seen in terms of popularity and traffic.  I’ve been humbled and excited by the support that I have received from my readers and friends in the design community and am very excited to see what the future has in store for this site.

In this past, I’ve posted a monthly review of everything that has happened on this site.  This month, I’ve decided to try something a bit different and instead of simply re-posting what I’ve done on this site, I’ve recorded a few comments on video and have made some notes below.  I hope you enjoy this new feature and cut me a bit of slack as I get used to being on camera.  Feel free to leave your comments below; I am interested to know what you think about this format.

Best of Colorburned – October 2008

Well, it’s been another exciting month here on Colorburned. In terms of traffic, October 2008 was the best month ever receiving over 35,000 visits and 85,000 page views. The site has come a long way in the last 5 months or so and it’s really developing into a really nice resource for graphic designers.

Every month I try to post a review of everything that has happened on this site and elsewhere.  I’ve been really busy this month producing resources for you guys to use in your work but I have also published some great interviews, articles and even sponsored some great contests on some other sites.

September 2008 in Review

September was a crazy month for me but a great month for Colorburned.  I spent half of this month either without electricity or in New York City but in the time I wasn’t either traveling or sitting in the dark, I was able to post quite a few great articles and freebies to the site.  Below you will find a review of the great content that was posted on this site.

August 2008 in Review

When I launched four months ago, I had originally envisioned it as primarily a portfolio site to display my work. Since then, the design has remained largely the same but the scope and direction of the site has changed dramatically. While I am still using the site to display my work, I am also using the site share resources with my friends in the design community. Since I started offering textures, tutorials and vector freebies on the site, traffic has steadily increased and so has the readership. I’ve been excited but also humbled by the warm reception that you readers have given me. With August 2008 being my biggest month in terms of traffic, I thought I’d offer my first monthly review.