Being a fairly active Twitterer and follower of a number of web design blogs, I’ve gathered a useful set of links to ‘themed’ website collections that I turn to for inspiration when thinking about the design of a new site. Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve visited again and again.

Color and Texture

Navigation

Footers

Okay, so I’m starting late. Anyway…

Today’s assignment is to write an elevator speech for this blog. I think the tagline is already pretty well focused on what this blog’s for and may just work as my elevator speech, too – ‘things I learn as a designer of websites.’ That takes into account a lot of things – code snippets, techniques, dealing with clients, motivation, business tools and practices. When I started this blog I kind of thought it would be about design, but it’s really about the whole gamut of running a business as an independent designer and developer.

Wow, that was easy. I think I’m done.

I’m looking for a WordPress calendar for a client that will let him:

  • color-code his events by type;
  • let him use icons to represent different events;
  • let him include photos and larger images in calendar posts.

So far EasyPHP Calendar seems the best choice, but I’d have to integrate it into a page in WordPress.