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16 WordPress Sites to Help You Build a Better Blog

So you finally decided to step up your blogging game and build yourself a site with WordPress. You’ve install a pretty good free theme and have a few posts under your belt. After a few days, you get seriously bored with the "My blog kinda looks like everyone else" syndrome and start your search for some creative ways to make your blog stand out from the crowd.

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Video games can be a great source of design inspiration; they’re the ultimate mash-up of visual goodness and entertainment. Making concept art requires a high skill level with image creation software such as Photoshop and 3D animation applications such as Maya, as well as a very creative mind. In this massive collection, you’ll see variety of stunning video game concept art by talented digital artists for games such as Unreal Tournament, Grand Theft Auto IV, Assassin’s Creed, Half Life, and much more.

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UPrinting and Six Revisions teamed up to give five Six Revisions readers a chance to win a set of 500 die cut business cards.

These are the folks who have won the business cards of the “Best Online Resource for Graphic Designers?” giveaway:

Last week, Navicat, the creators of popular database administration software, worked with Six Revisions to give three lucky winners a chance to win single-user licenses of their wonderful tools. Today, we’re happy to announce the winners.

Here are the winners of the Navicat giveaway:

Minimal and Modern Layout: PSD to XHTML/CSS Conversion

In this web design tutorial, you’ll see a process for converting a Photoshop mockup to working HTML/CSS template. This is Part 2 of a tutorial series that will show you how to create the design, and then convert it to an HTML/CSS template.

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10 Free Server/Network Monitoring Tools that Kick Ass

When you have a website or a network, it’s helpful to be aware of any issues as soon as they occur. There are open source and freeware server/network monitoring tools that will supervise your infrastructure for any issues that may arise. These tools are meant to aid you in avoiding being taken offline and evaluating if your resource needs has outgrown your infrastructure.

In this article, we review our top 10 server/network monitoring tools. You will see a variety of server applications here so that you might find the tool (or tools) for your needs.

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Pixmac, a microstock photo site, is giving away 20 credits to five randomly selected winners.

This giveaway is like a scavenger hunt. This is what you have to do: Head over to Pixmac’s site, look for a photo you think represents design and/or development, head back to this page and provide a link to your photo, a description of why you think the photo represents design and/or development and then also share your experiences using the Pixmac site.

The giveaway ends on November 10, 2009 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

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