When it comes to SEO, Google’s PageRank (PR), which is the most used SEO ranking metric, is vague and unhelpful. Although most SEOs would agree that it’s an indication of a page’s popularity (or power), it’s unclear why that’s so or exactly how popular a ranked website is.

For example, for a website with a PR of 7 — and as a point of reference, this website has a PR of 6 — most people would assume it’s a popular, and thus powerful, website.

But that’s not always the case, and there are quite a lot of exceptions.


50 Beautifully Blue Logo Designs

The color blue, in many cultures, symbolizes wisdom, trust, depth, intelligence, confidence, faith, and truth. It’s the color of the sky and the ocean, and so it’s also often associated with tranquility and calmness.  Below are 50 examples of blue logos. Notice the variety of blues, from lapis lazuli to sky blue, used in these logos.

If you liked this collection, you might also want to check out this collection of 30 Beautifully Blue Web Designs.


Recently, we hosted a giveaway for 10 licenses of PhotoEQ.

Here are the winners of the sponsored giveaway:

A growing number of top quality designers are turning away from contract work and towards their own personal projects (such as selling WordPress premium themes, for example). From skills-based products to online consulting, the world of design goes far beyond the field of Design itself; it extends into disciplines such as online retailing and marketing — two of the most lucrative forces on the web.


Letting Bad Design Decisions Happen

For a web designer — whether you work in a design agency, a design department of a large company, or as a freelancer — it’s a rare occasion that you embark on a project totally on your own. The creation and deployment of a new website is almost always a team activity comprised of clients, employers, other designers, and developers.


Your Client Knows More Than You

"The customer is always right." It’s an often disagreeable adage, but it exists for a reason. Those of us who have had any direct client experience understand that a happy customer makes for a happy business. Return customers account for the bulk of any good design business.


Our friends at Digiarty Software have teamed up with us to give away 10 $15 iTunes gift cards (valid on the U.S. iTunes store) for everyone in celebration of their two new products: PetsWar and MacX iPhone Mounter.

To win, simply answer the following question in the comments: How would you use your iTunes gift card if you won?

This giveaway ends on April 12, 2011 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. The iTunes gift cards are valid for use in the U.S. iTunes store only.