The Design Coyote New Year Sale!


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


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!

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.


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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Preview and Possible Contest News

While working on a new WP theme for a client, I made a mock-up of a very fun and colorful theme. After going through it, we decided to scrap it and start with something else. However, I didn’t just want to throw the theme away considering someone else might like it, so I’m going to be adding it to my Design Coyote Premade Shop.

Here’s a preview:

Colorful Crayons Preview

Let me know if you’re interested. I’ll be putting it up soon, and if I get enough interest, I might run a small contest for someone to win this theme for free! That’s right – FREE. More information will be blogged about this later.

Also, anyone else feeling absolutely lost with Twitter down today? What do I do with my life when I can’t tweet about it?

Texas on my Mind.

I know I’ve been a grouch the last few days and I apologize. Today has actually been quite a good day. I skipped out on a boring class to make some money this morning, and I had a sudden realization as I sat at the computer creating the new Alumni 2009 Reunion brochure. I’m going to be in Texas in a few weeks. I’m going to be in Austin, Texas with my Ash celebrating Christmas. Texas! You have no idea how excited I am over this. I was almost screaming with happiness at Ash over the phone when I figured it out. Texas. Oh I can’t wait.


And on an entirely different, and more geeky note, who else is excited for WordPress 2.7? I still haven’t updated to 2.6.5, but I’ll try and squeeze that in tonight among all the packing and cleaning that has taken over the house. I have to get mine updated as well as Ash’s, Meg’s, and Mac’s (the SBird Crew as I refer to them as in my own little world). Gotta love WordPress. How can anyone say Blogger is better?

Alright, I’m gonna work for another half an hour and then head over to the dark room to make my final prints for tomorrow’s class. That way I have roughly three to four hours to get some work done there before I pick up Ash from the kennels. Okay, go team!

Dreaming of Mountains and Stars.

Yesterday I finished my first free wordpress theme, and I started on my second last night. I’m gonna wait to put it up though until later because this morning, Ash and I are going to clean house. We’ll be moving in two months and today we’re going to start cleaning up and packing some things away.

Ashland is beautiful in the fall, but we’ll be going to Tennessee in December where it will be warmer and I love the mountains. MOUNTAINS. It’s temporary until we end up in Austin, Texas where we want to make our home permanently. That won’t happen until late 2009 I believe, but I really can’t wait. There are so many more options down there for us, and so many more opportunities. We’ve even started dreaming (and slightly getting ahead of ourselves) and looking up real estate in Austin. Some of the homes even on the lower end of our estimated budget are really nice. I’m crossing my fingers that it will all work out. It will.

But right now, in this moment, our house is filthy and we need to clean.

New Theme: A little dusty.

Excuse the mess – I’m putting up the new design and it’s a little messy right now.

Edit: I’m not done completely, but it’s good enough for now. I’ll work on it later.

Edit2: I decided to scrap on making my own at the moment and I decided to go with this already-made design for right now. It’s real purty like and can be found here.

New Theme Update (And Finals)

I’m currently designing a new theme for my blog, so deal with this already-made theme for now while I work on it.

I should be studying for exams, but I’m doing so well on procrastination I figure, Why stop now?

Edit: Finals are done, but I haven’t had a chance to update the blog, so deal with this one for awhile until I come back in January. Yes, I know the blogroll is incredibly screwed up. I’ll figure it out when I come back.

New Theme! Excuse the mess!

New theme called Sunset in Wisconsin has been put up, with a whole lot of thanks going to Lauren for all the help she gave me. She rocks. Thanks Lauren!

Now I’m done with coding for awhile. I’m going to go make some bowls. And hide from fireworks.

Edit: The quote is the header is by Rabindranath Tagore.