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Happy 5th Birthday to Us! — 25% Off Unique Blog Designs Celebration Sale

Wow, time flies! Unique Blog Designs is turning 5-years old on August 22nd! It was only five years ago that we launched UBD with the redesign of John Chow dot Com. In that time period, John Chow went from ~7000 blog subscribers to more than 200,000 subscribers now. Talk about an improvement in readership! 25% Off Sale Celebration To celebrate our birthday, we’re having a 25% off all blog design sale. That’s right, all of the packages on our Design Services page are now 25% off from now until August … Continue reading

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Follow Us on Twitter!

Unique Blog Designs is now on Twitter! Follow us today! Although the UBD team has been on Twitter for quite a while now, we hadn’t setup a company account until now. We have a lot of exciting things planned for 2009 that will definitely surprise you! In Q1 2009, we have something very special to show you and we will be announcing it first on Twitter. We also plan to use Twitter for exclusive contests, promotions and giveaways.

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Matt Blancarte's "Blog Design Makeover" Speech @ IZEA Fest

UBD’s own Matt Blancarte recently spoke on the “Blog Design Makeover” panel at IZEA Fest in Orlando, Florida. Matt also spoke with Scott Allen and Christopher Schmidtt, two other incredibly talented web designers. For the panel, Matt was asked to redesign a British Columbia boating blog, www.boatinginbeautifulbritishcolumbia.com. This blog is owned by Heather, an attendee of IZEA Fest. What did Heather have to say about Matt’s redesign? My blog had been chosen to receive a makeover, along with 2 others. Matt Blancarte from Unique Blog Designs (UBD) designed a new … Continue reading

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ATTN: Smashing Magazine Readers – We Are Hiring!

Hopefully, eye tracking works and you are reading this sentence. 😉 Are you a talented web designer/developer? If so, we may be very interested in working with you! Why are we telling you this? This past day, we have received an enormous amount of traffic from Smashing Magazine. We thought it would be smart to use this opportunity to recruit some new designers from the incredibly talented Smashing Magazine community. Special thanks to Brian D. Armstrong who linked us in the post, “How To Communicate Design Decisions To Clients.” It … Continue reading

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