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Weekly round-up: 15 must read development, design and blogging articles

Development

The future of software development. Are you ready?
15 years ago, Microsoft released its first version of Internet Explorer. In 8 years, the mobile devices are going to take over television, computer, phone, gps, internet, console… Everything will be integrated in a single device. Internet connectivity will be universal and inexpensive. The 80% of the applications we will run will be web browser based.

Joomla vs Drupal , The Sad Truth
I’ve had more than a few conversations recently about which CMS is better. From the Joomla camp I hear, “Joomla is easier. Joomla has a great user interface.” From its competitor I hear, “Drupal is more flexible and it has tagging.” It’s the Pepsi versus Coke debate for open source CMSes.

Vital MySQL Development Security Tips
When you’re developing applications or a website using MySQL, there are a few tips you can follow to enhance the security of your database. When you create a database and use PHP to code your applications you’re automatically faced with hash security risks that can hinder what you’ve worked hard to develop.

3 easy steps for scheduling regular backup of your MySql database: Be safe
It is extremely important to take backup of your MySql database of your live website. Just follow 3 steps and everything is under control.

Coding a CSS3 & HTML5 One-Page Website Template
Today we are making a HTML5 web template, using some of the new features brought by CSS3 and jQuery, with the scrollTo plug-in.

Design

Web designers who can’t code
“Honestly, I’m shocked that in 2010 I’m still coming across ‘web designers’ who can’t code their own designs. No excuse.” – Elliot Jay Stocks

35 Inspiring Examples of Transparency in Logo Design
Transparency effects in logo design help bring to life a digital mark, adding that extra level of depth and color. This showcase of examples provides some great design inspiration and shows how designers have creatively used transparency and overlaying effects to build unique logo designs.

Why Are Children’s Books Good for Designers?
Children’s books are a great gift to the world, and are often credited with developing children’s minds and talents. Despite their moniker, however, simple stories can be inspirational for adults as well, and designers and illustrators in particular. The simplicity and fresh perspectives that quality children’s literature gives can seldom be found elsewhere.

Email Newsletter Design: Guidelines And Examples
The email newsletter is a powerful marketing and communication tool that has various useful functions. It reminds your users about you; it informs users about your products; it tells them what you have been up to; and it helps you build a unique relationship with them. Users like email newsletters if the newsletters bring them value.

The 57 Most Creative 404 Pages in 2010
When most people hit a 404 page, they will immediately leave your site not to return unless…. Unless your 404 page is so creative that your visitor’s interest is piqued enough to drive them into your site. Here’s 50 pages that might inspire you to build your 404 page into something great.

Blogging & Business

Google Buzz button for your Blogs
We are now having another twitter from the Search Engine giant Google. It has been now three days since Google launched Google Buzz service. Due to this, I think Google hasn’t given any Share buttons so far. So Lets try to create one for our blogs. It’s very simple. Anyone who have a basic knowledge in html/css can do this.

Not getting hired? 10 reasons why
You don’t understand. You updated your résumé, you’re applying to jobs every day, you’ve cleaned up your digital dirt and you network every day. Yet here you still are on the unemployment list. What is wrong with employers?

Ten Must Read Tips to Start a Small Business Blog
A friend of mine who is an experienced corporate marketer started a new business. The store just opened and being the good pal that I am, I was able to provide some advice regarding marketing on the web – specifically regarding blog marketing.

Selecting your start up funding source
One of the things that drives me up the wall is hearing the local start up community complain that the venture capital market in Australia isn’t like the US. Of course it’s not, we are in Australia, a much smaller market, with a completely different culture.

Why You Are Losing Clients (How to Stop)
There are many reasons why clients stop doing business with a freelancer. While we may never know all of those reasons, we can identify (and correct) some of the most common problems that clients have with freelancers.