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Weeky Round-up: 15 must read development, design and blogging articles


To hell with web standards
W3C, I owe you my career. Your work made the web a better place. I can’t possible express the depth of my gratitude. Today, though, you’re irrelevant. I just don’t care anymore. I’m done with validation, done with changing doctypes every year to follow the latest fads, done with trying to keep track of which parts of CSS3 and HTML5 I can actually use.

How to Achieve Cross-Browser @font-face Support
At the moment, web fonts are all the buzz. Unfortunately, achieving cross browser support is not easy. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to get custom fonts working in all of the major browsers.

Why all programmers should blog
There are some obvious reasons why you should start blogging when you are a programmer. Most of them also apply to everybody else. But the main reason is something else. Some years ago I read an article about software documentation. There was a lot of wisdom in it, but one phrase sticked to my brain.

What Developers Need to Know About Agile
Agile is mostly driven driven by managment and consultants, seldom bottom up by developers. Some developes are suprised about agile and don’t know how to react. Lots of literature is written about agile, but very little with the developer in mind. What do you need to know about agile as a developer?

Pushing Your Buttons With Practical CSS3
CSS3 is the partially implemented sequel to the CSS2 spec we all know and love. It’s already popping up in new browsers such as Firefox 3.5, Safari 4 and Chrome. In this article, the first of the articles that explore practical (and even far-fetched) implementation of CSS3, we start by applying CSS3 to something we all have to create: buttons.


Mobile Web Design: Tips and Best Practices
Last year, more than 63 million people in the United States accessed the Internet from a mobile device. It’s forecast that by 2013 there will be more than 1.7 billion mobile Internet users worldwide. With those kinds of numbers, it’s imperative that web designers and developers learn optimal development and design practices for mobile devices.

50 Freelance Job Sites For Designers & Programmers – Best Of
Being a freelancer can be extremely advantageous and it is probably a dream for many designers and developers. Not only you get to choose the job you are really interested in, you also have total flexibility in terms of time, whom you want to work with and where you want to work at.

What to Expect in 2010: UX/UI Design Simplicity
In January of each year, we flip over the hourglass and, once again, we have everything in front of us. The new year gives us a clean slate, a chance for change and encouragement to evolve the way we do things. In the past, we’ve yielded to client and user requests to pack our website designs full of unrelated features and countless pages of duplicate information. The change we have been waiting for has come – our users have matured. 2010 is the year of Design Simplicity.

The Future of User Interfaces
User interfaces—the way we interact with our technologies—have evolved a lot over the years. But there’s still a long way to go and there are many possible directions that future interface designs could take. We’re already seeing some start to crop up and its exciting to think about how they’ll change our lives.

Valentine’s Day Themed Pattern Tutorial Using Adobe Illustrator
Saint Valentine’s Day is coming, soon millions of will be giving and receiving gifts to show how big are their love. This tutorial aims to guide you through the process of creating a unique St. Valentine’s Day themed pattern inside Adobe Illustrator.

Blogging & Business

How to Use Google Buzz
On Tuesday, Google announced Buzz, a new social networking service integrated with Gmail. On Wednesday, you probably mashed your F5 key waiting for it to arrive in your Gmail account–and maybe you even tried to cut in line. By Thursday, you were likely worried about the privacy issues. Well, if you’re buzzing about Buzz, we have the tips you need to make it work for you. And if you’re wishing it would buzz off, we’ll show you how to remove it from your Gmail account.

10 Tips for Conducting a More Effective Google Search
Effective searching is a powerful skill. Think about how often you jump over to Google to look something up during your day. If you understand the nuances of a search engine, you have the ability to find what you’re looking for quickly, and potentially find information you may not have specifically thought about but adds value to your query.

Successful Strategies For Selling Ad Space On Low-Traffic Websites
Upon first thinking about it, the idea of selling advertising on a website or blog with limited traffic seems a bit daft. After all, aren’t most advertisers interested in putting their product in front of the highest number of eyeballs possible? Approaching them with piddly visitor numbers seems like a surefire way to end up in the deleted folder.

Free Speech and Freedom of Information: Advice for Bloggers
Here’s a guide to free speech and freedom of information specifically for bloggers. Legal issues, ethical issues, and other things to consider are all covered.

What is the Purpose of Your Blog for Building Your Business
Are you simply flying by the seat of your pants with absolutely no direction.. no goals… NO PURPOSE?