We recently held a giveaway for three 1-year Advanced account subscriptions to Squarespace, a platform that will help you create a website.

Here are the three winners of this giveaway:

Congratulations to all of our winners. The winners should have already received an email from me containing information about their Squarespace subscription.

We’ve teamed up with 123ContactForm to give away five annual Platinum  plan subscriptions.

For a chance to win, answer one or both of the following questions in the comments below:

This giveaway ends on November 1, 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 Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

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Beautiful Blog Designs for Inspiration

A beautiful and well-designed blog can leave a lasting impression onto its readers. With so many sites competing for the attention of Internet users, the appearance of a blog can be a large factor in helping it stand out from the crowd. In this showcase, you’ll find a wide variety of beautiful blog designs for inspiration.

If you’d like to see more blog designs not in this collection, see our other showcase: 40 Excellent Blog Designs.


7 Blog Design Tips from a Content Strategist

As a content specialist, I prefer web designs that support content rather than conflict with or ignore it. Web designers should have a real appreciation of content strategybecause it is crucial in launching a successful blog.


JavaScript Libraries for Web Type (Elsewhere on the Web)

Here is another one of my articles that was recently published on Mashable. It’s a collection of JavaScript resources for working with web typography, including JS libraries such as Kerning.js and Lettering.js.


A Visual Guide to the Ampersand (Infographic)

The ampersand symbol (&) has a long and rich history, dating as far back as 63 B.C. To this day, its use can be witnessed in a wide range of situations, from being a key component in a Fortune 500 company’s logo/brand identity materials to casual SMS/text messages between old friends.

Below is a visual guide to this beautiful and artistic symbol.