The Design Coyote New Year Sale!

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New Year post is a-coming, but for now, THIS!

DESIGN COYOTE NEW YEAR SALE!

QUICK SALE! For ONE MONTH ONLY I will be selling basic WordPress designs for $300 and basic Blogger designs for $200! Basic design includes header, 2 or 3 columns, footer, and background in a traditional blog format (not full website).

Examples of basic WordPress Blog Design ($300):

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Examples of basic Blogger Blog Design ($200):

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More Details

Turn-around time is 2-4 weeks and will include an email consultation with contract, 1 initial flat image proof, 1 revision, and coding. Logo creation not included, nor custom illustrations. You need to have self-hosted WordPress or Blogger account already set up (or I can install WordPress for you for $50). Price is a flat fee to be paid 1/2 up front, 1/2 upon development of theme. Sale ends February 14th.

To get in on this, fill out this quote request form with all your information (ignore the pricing info), choose WordPress or Blogger, and in the “Referred By” box, please put NEW YEAR SALE so I know you’re taking part. That’s it!

Please share with your friends! This is a great way to get a quick, simple, but branded look for your blog!

Happy New Year, friends!

Hitting the Big Time: Mashable!

So if you hadn’t heard, Snailbird recently made it into the popular online magazine Mashable. Now we’ve been featured in quite a few online articles and showcases, but I think it’s a safe bet that Mashable is the biggest and most well-read site that has given us a few visitors. And not just a few – our visitors and hits have gone through the roof! Thank you Mashable! Interested in the article? You can find Snailbird featured in 20 Resources for Displaying Twitter Updates. Check it out, comment, and adore our cute little twitter bird!

Design Coyote Sneakpeak

I am currently doing a major rehaul of my design site Design Coyote and I thought I’d give you a sneak peak of of my changes so far. It’s not a big sneak peak, but it’s better than nothing right?

Yeah, I know you’re all dying in your seats. Here it is.

Design Coyote Sample

See? Not as big and impressive, but trust me, the new design and the new layout will be a huge improvement over the old-fashioned blog design I’ve got going over there. It’ll look snazzier, more professional, and of course will feature all the information you need to get yourself an artsy, creative design for your personal site.

Hopefully within the next few weeks, the new DC will go live. Cross you fingers!

10 Illustrated Web Designs

If you couldn’t tell by my own design here on Snailbird, I love illustrated designs. I have quite a few illustrator/web designers in my favorites, so expect quite a few more of these lists at a later date – I don’t want to swamp you with all of them at once (far too many for that). Here is a list of my 10 favorite illustrated web designs that I’ve come across online.

DasBecca

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dasbecca.com
The personal blog of Becca Lyn. You could call her a typical mommy blogger, but have you seen her designs? She’s anything about typical.

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Design Coyote!

Ladies and Gentlemen (and those in between sorts and those that are neither), I finally present to you, after many hours of labor and birth pains with no epidural (I’m a trooper), my brand new, precious baby.

Design Coyote

It is the Grand Opening of my new design site Design Coyote. Click on the banner to see the site, peruse the Premades Shop, or check out the freebies (which have been moved there permanently). You can fill out the request quote form to find out how much a custom design would be, and in my own navigation there is now a Hire Me? link that brings you to the site. I’ll still be making freebie themes and cross-posting them here, but they’ll be over there from now.

Please check it out and tell me what you think and if anything doesn’t work for you. I’d appreciate it. It seems to work on my end, but apparently the shop is being fickle. I’ll try and figure out what that’s about.

Go at it!

Design Poll Time!

The quick flash of a thunderstorm today did wonders to my soul. As did the two skeins of rainbow yarn, circular needles, and double pointed needles I got today while out in town. I also got a few art supplies and some used books. So now I’m busy knitting some rainbow colored fingerless hobo gloves and matching hat and then off to bigger projects I think. Like socks. Or a sweater. Who knows.

But all that aside, I have a quick poll for you all. I’m in the process of moving all my themes and my portfolio to their own website for many reasons, but I need help with the name. Coyote Designs has always been the first choice, but Coyote Designs.com is taken, so here are my other options:

coyote-designs.com
coyotedesigns.net
coyotedesigns.org

Or should I do something completely different? Yotedesigns.com? DesignsbyCoyote.com? SnailbirdDesigns.com? Comment and tell me what you think and why you chose it. I’d really appreciate any feedback I can get.

Now back to watching the Westminster Dog Show and knitting. We were supposed to head out for Austin, TX tomorrow but the trip has been put on hold since things have just been so busy here and we haven’t had a lot of time to prepare for it. I was hoping we’d be there to celebrate Valentine’s Day in one of our favorite places, but it looks like that too will be postponed (as will our trip to see Mac). Who knows what will happen though. Just have to wait and see.

So go on, answer the poll!

Blogger/WordPress Theme!

I finally got around to creating a theme for both Blogger (or Blogspot) and WordPress. I thought it was a good design to jumpstart my introduction to Blogger Themes while keeping up with my WordPress themes. Please keep the credits intact if you download and use it. Thank you!

Sheep in a Field

Three-column design , featuring a few sheep, some birds, and a little springtime to cheer you up from the Winter blues. You don’t have to be part of the flock to use this theme.

Blogger Preview | Blogger Download
WP Demo | WP Download

Sheep Field

If you have any problems with any of the designs, or need to ask some other question, feel free to contact me through comment here or email. I’ll try and help out in any way I can. If you like this theme, let me know and I’ll start making more like it. If you want a personalized theme for your Blogger/Blogspot/Wordpress blog, check out my portfolio and contact me for more information.

Enjoy!

New Theme – Rainy Days

I didn’t think I’d do it, but I did, so here’s another theme for the day (I did manage to get three done in one day – go me!). This one is one that Ash really likes, so I’m extra proud of it. Same disclaimer as usual: No commercial use. Please leave the credits intact (you can move it, but I want to be able to find my link back here fairly easily). That’s really all. If you like these, let me know, and I’ll start making more. Want a personalized one? Commission me!

Rainy Days

A rainy two column design full of the cool wet air of a fresh thunderstorm. Don’t forget to bring your umbrella (or you could just dance in the rain).

This theme has been removed. You may purchase it at here.

If you have any problems with any of the designs, or need to ask some other question, feel free to contact me through comment here or email. I’ll try and help out in any way I can. I might make a page purely for my themes, but I won’t do that until I make enough of them to really deserve a full page. If you download or use any of these, let me know! I’d like to see my work in action. Any suggestions? I’d like to hear them!

Okay, I think I was pretty productive today, don’t you? Time for a relaxing rest of the night.

New Theme – Floral Prints.

Okay, this isn’t the one I was working on earlier – that one I kind of gave up on for now. But there are some who really like the openess of my current theme so I tried to replicate it for this new theme. Oh well. Remember: No commercial use. Please leave the credits intact (you can move it, but I want to be able to find my link back here fairly easily). That’s really all. If you like these, let me know, and I’ll start making more. Want a personalized one? Commission me!

Floral Prints

A light three column design with an elegant topper with floral prints and cute little butterfly subjects. It’s an airy and open theme with few limitations.

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Floral Prints

If you have any problems with any of the designs, or need to ask some other question, feel free to contact me through comment here or email. I’ll try and help out in any way I can. I might make a page purely for my themes, but I won’t do that until I make enough of them to really deserve a full page. If you download or use any of these, let me know! I’d like to see my work in action. Any suggestions? I’d like to hear them!

I’m on a roll!

New Theme – Quoting You!

That’s right! I finally got around to finishing another theme. I wanted to release these three at http://snailbird.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=411a time, but since I’m done I figured I might as well post it. Remember: No commercial use. Please leave the credits intact (you can move it, but I want to be able to find my link back here fairly easily). That’s really all. If you like these, let me know, and I’ll start making more. Want a personalized one? Commission me!

Quoting You!

A light two column design with sleek and clean lines and cool colors. I tried for an elegant simplistic approach to the design and I think I achieved it with the slight pattern at the top.

Live Demo | Download

Purple Prose

If you have any problems with any of the designs, or need to ask some other question, feel free to contact me through comment here or email. I’ll try and help out in any way I can. I might make a page purely for my themes, but I won’t do that until I make enough of them to really deserve a full page. If you download or use any of these, let me know! I’d like to see my work in action. Any suggestions? I’d like to hear them!

Okay, now time for bed. Night!