Category Archives: Blog Design Tips & Tricks

Free typefaces for commercial use

on 1.5.2015

If you’ve ever done commercial work, you probably know the feeling when you finally find that perfect free font… only to discover that it’s free for personal use only!

I don’t mind paying for fonts (I like supporting the talented type designers), but there are times when you just need a good, free font. That’s where FontSquirrel.com comes in. One of my favorite resources, the site offers a great collection of some of the best and most popular fonts — all free for commercial use.

Here are some of my favorite free commercial typefaces:

Free typefaces and fonts for commercial use

Download links:
Montserrat | Josefin Sans | Playfair Display | Open Sans | Libre Baskerville | Learning Curve Pro | Oswald | Sail

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How to add an Instagram feed to your blog

on 9.22.2014

How to add Instagram to your blog

What do the above photos tell you? I like stripes, I like flowers, and I like food. Oh, and I like taking pictures of those things and sharing them with others. I can’t be the only one, right? Instagram has more than 200 million users and seems to be pretty darn popular in the blogosphere, so today I’d like to share a quick and easy way to add an Instagram feed to your blog.

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What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

on 9.8.2014

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

People often ask me if my premade blog themes will work on their WordPress blog. The first thing I always reply is: “Is your blog on WordPress.com or is it self-hosted?” This question usually causes confusion, which I completely understand. There are two kinds of WordPress, and figuring out which does what can seem like a puzzle. So to clear up the confusion, I figured I’d explain the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (also known as Self-hosted WordPress).

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An easier way to add social media icons

on 9.1.2014

How to add social media buttons without uploading images

My very first blog design tip is about how to add social media icons to your blog… without uploading any images! But wait, why would you want that? Well…

You’ll save time because you won’t have to create the icons yourself or hunt them down on the web. They’re also easy to customize in terms of color and size. They’ll look better because they’re scalable vectors, which means that you get clear, pixel-perfect icons at any size. No blurry images — even on screens with very high resolutions!

So how does it work, you ask? I use the free resource called Font Awesome, and it really is awesome. Alright, this is starting to sound like an infomercial, so let’s get started!

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