LifeDev’s New Design and Other Excellent Articles

LifeDev's new redesign beta
A screenshot of LifeDev’s very very beta new look. Whatcha think?

I’ve been heads-down creating a new design for LifeDev for the past week and a half. It’s been three and a half years since I’ve changed the design, so it was about time change was made.

I’m also a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve seriously let the design slip. There are tons of unused divs, inline styles and other big design no-nos. (I’ll save the other reasons for the redesign for a later post.) The current template has been great, but it’s about time I flexed my design muscles and created something unique. Above is a tiny sliver of the new LifeDev to whet your appetite of the coming changes.

While I don’t have any new material for you, here are a few articles I’ve truly enjoyed and found helpful this past week.

What You Don’t Do Doesn’t Matter
Chris is one of my favorite bloggers. This post reminds me of my favorite adage:

You can wish in one hand and crap in the other. Which do you think gets filled first?

What I Learned from the 100 Business Launch
Another gem by @chrisguillebeau. Never compromise when it comes to business.

Would you Pay to Read Your Own Blog?
The New York Times decision to put up a paywall last week sent shock waves around the ‘Net. Jonathan Fields asks a very important question that all writers/bloggers should have to answer at some point: Would you pay to read your own content?

Could You Be Ruining Your Blogging Business?
This CopyBlogger post addresses many of the problems that businesses have with actually brining in referrals with the writing.

“Let me restate the obvious: you are business blogging. That means your awesome content must be delivered in the context of your business goals.”

The Hustling Secrets No One Talks About [sorry, link doesn’t work anymore]
Love Jade Craven‘s work ethic.

life is subject to change: what happened when I raised my rates
Danielle started working less and charging more. Guess what happened? She started selling more.

The Reason You’re Stuck (and the one best way to avoid the six ways that will keep you stuck)
A guest post on Leo’s blog by Seth Godin himself.

“What separates the few who ship from the masses who stumble, stall and ultimately surrender? The resistance.”

If anybody knows how to create killer content every day, it’s Seth.

How to Make Your Reminder System Totally Useless
Brett hits the nail on the head as to why your reminder system isn’t working, and gives a few reasons to fix it. Brilliant.

Brett’s blog is still new, and he’s cranking out killer stuff. (His blog masthead was designed by yours truly.) Subscribe to his feed for more tasty tech goodness.

Ok, that’s it for this week. You should be seeing a brand-new LifeDev next week and more regular posts (if there is such a term as “regular” around here.)

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  • A Baki May 16, 2010, 4:06 am

    thank you for this option.

  • Get In The Hot Spot February 8, 2010, 7:07 pm

    I'm with you Glen, a decent design should see you through 5 years or more. From what I can see it looks as if you've come up with a cleaner, simpler and more modern look. Can't wait to see the whole thing and congratulations on still blogging after alll this time. That's quite a feat:)

  • Craig February 1, 2010, 2:16 am

    The redesign looks quite nice. I often get into the habit of designing a new layout/complete design every few months.

    • Glen Stansberry February 1, 2010, 7:07 am

      I guess I'm the exact opposite. It's ever few years for me :)