Did you apply for the ninth 9rules round? Did you win? Do you want to know who did? There’s a list on the official 9rules blog, as usual. This is the first round since Splashpress Media acquired 9rules (disclosure: they own this site too) by the way.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.