I’ve developed countless brands using both agencies and other times with nothing more than my imagination and a copy of photoshop. There are many ways to go through it but here is a nice infographic running you through some of the key details that you need for your next startup logo.
If you are front end web developer, you know User Experience designer and CSS guru Andy Budd from his books like CSS Mastery. Here is one of those great inspiration presentations on design.
If you are frequent visitor to the North Shore Web Geeks events in Newburyport, you may have bumped into Joshua Porter (aka Bokardo) author of Designing for the Social Web. Here is an excellent conceptual presentation on building out a user registration process.