Christian Montoya

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Here are some of my most popular entries at christianmontoya.com.

How to create a custom image map header for your Bandcamp page
One of my last posts on this blog is helping countless independent musicians earn more money and reach more fans… or something.
Crowdherding
I coined my own term and explained how addictive online games make sick amounts of money in the process.
I Get Paid By The Year
Explaining the mindset of someone who loves what they do.
PHP techniques I use all the time
A follow-up to my similar article on CSS techniques. Most everyone found something useful that they hadn't seen before.
See the link on del.icio.us, now with over 300 people.
Add Windows Vista fonts to your stylesheets
My guide on the new fonts in Windows Vista, and how they compare to common web fonts.
Get the PDF comparison: Windows Vista Fonts Compared to Typical Web Fonts
See the del.icio.us link, now with over 100 people.
A look at short-term traffic
My in-depth analysis of the effect of high-volume, short-term traffic from social bookmarking sites, with lots of visuals.
CSS techniques I use all the time
I shared a few CSS techniques that I have found very useful in the past and everyone seemed to like them.
Check out the Reddit.com bookmark, now with over 100 points.
See the link on del.icio.us, now with over 1200 people.
Full-featured comments.php Template for WordPress
My very nice, feature-rich comments.php template file for WordPress themes. Try it out.
Teaching Web Design, part 5
All about my first lecture on web design, on the subject of C.R.A.P. in design.
Get the lecture slides as a PDF: Designing with C.R.A.P. [PDF, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5]
Tips to Make a University Student Blogging Program Successful
The one entry that was probably worth money, but I gave it away for free…
Get this entry as a PDF
Top 10 Ways to Uglify Your Blog
Advice every blogger should take home.
Hot Dates with CSS
My critically-acclaimed tutorial for making sweet little date-blocks for your blog entries.
Check out the link on del.icio.us, now with over 60 people.
Check out the del.icio.us link, now with over 250 people.
Tip: Feature Your Best Entries
A little advice on why a page like this is a very good idea.
How to pull an all-nighter
My first post to make it on the frontpage of Digg.com.
View the digg.com bookmark, now with over 1900 people.
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14 Resources for the Artistically Challenged
My first post to make it on the del.icio.us "most popular" list.
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Miami Drivers are Stupid
My first entry with handmade visuals, lovingly crafted with MS Paint.