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Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Twenty fresh high-quality free fonts courtesy of the folks from Smashing Magazine.Twenty fresh high-quality free fonts courtesy of the folks from Smashing Magazine.

Every designer knows that it can never hurt to have some quality fonts laying around in your design arsenal for a rainy day. Having too many shitty fonts in your library and using said shitty fonts often, well that's another story.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:29 PM | Tags (9) | arsenal | design | fonts | free | fresh | layout | magazine | quality | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Seven things about JavaScript you wish you'd have known earlier in your career.Seven things about JavaScript you wish you'd have known earlier in your career.

As usual, another quality post from the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I have to admit that I'm guilty of still not knowing some of the tidbits contained in this article despite (for all intensive purposes) this being my career for quite some time. How irresponsible is that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:59 PM | Tags (9) | arrays | code | javascript | programming | shortcuts | shortening | smashing | things | tidbits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Need some icons for your next project? Smashing Magazine is here to help.Need some icons for your next project? Smashing Magazine is here to help.

Ah, icons - creating them can be a tedious process even for seasoned designers. Luckily, Smashing Magazine has given us all an arsenal of which to start from. Expect to see most of these icons (or slight variations of them) in iPhone apps, productivity software, and/or WordPress themes near you soon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | art | commercial | development | downloads | free | icons | magazine | projects | smashing | ultimate | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Large hadron collider smashes protons successfully after some minor power issues.Large hadron collider smashes protons successfully after some minor power issues.

This is thought to have a profound role in the structure of the Universe, and would enable scientists to explain why matter has mass - something which, at a fundamental level, they have difficulty doing at present.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 6:17 AM | Tags (9) | bbc | collider | hadron | issues | large | lhc | power | scary | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Fifty useful design tools for beautiful web typography.Fifty useful design tools for beautiful web typography.

Another quality post from Smashing Magazine covering everything you could possibly need to know about how to make decent looking web typography. Post features a number of great online utilities you can use as well as some handy techniques. Happy fonting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:33 AM | Tags (9) | design | web | smashing | typography | beautiful | type | text | interwebs | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Smashing Magazine would like you to know that classic blog posts are boring.Smashing Magazine would like you to know that classic blog posts are boring.

A lof of valid points in this writeup along with some great examples of web designers who are pushing the envelope in this area. I'm loving the deviation from their normal layout just to push the article's main concept.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:56 PM | Tags (7) | blogazine | blogs | boring | death | design | posts | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Twenty brand new high quality free fonts just for you.Twenty brand new high quality free fonts just for you.

Need some new fonts for your design arsenal? Smashing Magazine is here to the recue to perk up your library. They encourage you to read up license agreements before using these fonts - just in case.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:40 AM | Tags (6) | design | fonts | free | high | quality | smashing |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

The essential characteristics of modern CSS layouts.The essential characteristics of modern CSS layouts.

Another quality post from the folks at Smashing Magazine that covers said characteristics ranging from progressive enhancements to rich typography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:58 AM | Tags (9) | css | standards | modern | smashing | layouts | design | typography | enhancements | modular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.

In a nutshell, Internet Explorer 6 is a big steaming pile of 'not supported' while Internet Explorer 7 trails slightly behind. Version 8 seems to finally be on the right track.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | coding | css | differences | ie6 | ie7 | ie8 | microsoft | programming | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

A collection of iPhone design trends for your viewing pleasure.A collection of iPhone design trends for your viewing pleasure.

Smashing Magazine takes an in-depth look at successful (and perhaps the not so successful) design trends and patterns of the mobile sensation that is iPhone. Big pretty buttons, don't fail me now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 2:56 PM | Tags (7) | apple | iphone | design | trends | patterns | smashing | buttons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Ten useful usability findings and guidlines from the folks over at Smashing Magazine.Ten useful usability findings and guidlines from the folks over at Smashing Magazine.

Elements such as layout, consistency, typography, color and style all affect how users perceive your website and what kind of image you project. Your website should project not only a good image but also the right one for your audience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:49 AM | Tags (6) | design | findings | guidelines | interface | smashing | usability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Fifty free resources that will help improve your photography skills.Fifty free resources that will help improve your photography skills.

An extensive list of links as only Smashing Magazine can do regarding everything photography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:39 AM | Tags (7) | free | links | photography | photos | resources | smashing | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

The ten harsh truths about corporate blogging.The ten harsh truths about corporate blogging.

A good read for you corporate bloggers out there (you know who you are).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:46 AM | Tags (5) | blogging | blog | corporate | smashing | truths |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Fifty new CSS techniques to attempt for your next web design.Fifty new CSS techniques to attempt for your next web design.

An extensive writeup that's sure to inspire all types of web coders. Have at it!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:38 AM | Tags (9) | ajax | css | css3 | html | internet | jquery | json | programming | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Ten ways to make your site accessible using web standards.Ten ways to make your site accessible using web standards.

Another quality post from Smashing Magazine that covers everything from doctypes to validation. This post is a great read for all of my fellow web development nerds.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:37 PM | Tags (7) | css | development | smashing | standards | validation | w3c | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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