Outlaw Design Blog is coming up with a brand new look and it's giving us a special sneak peak of their new design, check out all the details about the relaunch and what you should expect of their new blog + a lot of giveaways.
What inspired such a huge relaunch?
To put it simply, I was always a bit unhappy with past versions of Outlaw Design Blog. While the designs them self weren't bad, I just didn't feel they helped me contribute to the community as much as I wanted to.
I started Outlaw Design Blog because I wanted to share my skills, opinions, and thoughts on the business of design. While a traditional blog helps do this, it is only one of the many tools out there for sharing such things. Now that the web and its users are more accustom to finding information in a variety of formats, I decided it was time to raise the standards and start offering information in a variety of multimedia formats.
It is really this interest in multimedia sharing that really sparked the fire for the re-launch.
When Outlaw Design Blog was just a thought, the idea was to create a "super blog" that was a combination of Freelance Switch, PSD tuts, and Smashing Magazine. I never really came close to create such a blog in the past, but this relaunch should change all that.
What cool features can we expect to see in the re-launch?
One feature that will play a large part of the new Outlaw Design Blog is one that I have already started playing with a bit and that is video. I am planning on making video a part of as many posts as possible in the future. Everyone learns in their own way; some people learn better by reading, other by hearing or seeing. For this reason, I want to add video, text, and possibly audio for every post that can handle it. After the relaunch, and as my video editing skills improve, the videos should become a little more professional looking and less like home videos.
Aside from regular videos for posts, I am working on doing a semi-regular video with David Leggett from Tutorial9 which should be awesome.
Another feature that I am really excited about is the Outlaw Design Podcast. I am working with Andrew Lindstrom from the Well Medicated Blog to create a podcast with a few other panel members including David from Tutorial9. The podcast will be monthly and cover a variety of topics the freelance creative should appreciate.
I have also been building up a collection of high quality stuff to give away. You can expect to see everything from hi-res textures to premium Wordpress themes.
I have been working on building up a collection of Photoshop Tutorials. So you can expect to see anywhere from 2 to 4 Photoshop tutorials a month.
I am also working one finding some developers to work with to create some top notch web tutorials for designers.
This new design also has an entire section dedicated to review of products and software that creatives are interested in. On these types of posts, readers will be able to read my review, write thier own, and read others review of the product. There will also be a link to purchase the product, as well as compare prices on it.
Outlaw Design Blog is giving away
1 Full year of Hosting from WP Web Host
1 Free Subscription to Jumpchart
1 Corporate License to Active Collab
1 Copy of the Espionage App
1x Complete Vector Set of choice (1-14) or any on the site of equal value $34.99 from Go Media
1x Distressed T-Shirt Templates from Go Media
5x FAIL Stickers from Go Media
5 free licenses of Firetask (via Apple Store coupon codes -- please not that AFAIK they only work in the US store)
We are going to chose 8 lucky winner
, all you need to do is to make a comment saying what you think about the new look of Outlaw and what prize would you like to get
, on the 20th of this month we will announce the winners!