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


Why Flash is Here to Stay
There’s a huge debate stirring around the internet about the capabilities of HTML5 and it’s threat to Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and other rich internet application (RIA) technologies. The amount of support behind HTML5 is encouraging and great to see, as it will only help it’s adoption by both browsers and users, however it is important to understand it’s capabilities and limitations.

How To Add Author Box On Your WordPress Blog Without Using Any Plugins
Author Box is always nice to have on your WordPress blog, not only because it looks good, but it gives the reader a chance to connect with and promote yourself in one or two liners.

Basic CSS3 Techniques That You Should Know
We’ll be looking at a few of the essential things you need to know about CSS3. With all of these new features, it’s important to place emphasis on the most important ones to get you up to speed. Even though only the most modern of web browsers (Safari, Mozilla, Opera) currently (partially or fully) support CSS3 specs, it’s an exciting time for those who like to experiment!

Entering The Wonderful World of Geo Location
Pulling out your phone, find your location and getting directions to the nearest bar is easy, but a lot of work has gone into making that possible. The good news is that because of that effort, mere geo-mortals like you and me can now create geographically aware products using a few lines of code. So, let’s give the geo-community a big hand.

12 Tips for a More Accessible Website
Making your website accessible to everyone is not only a moral duty, it’s a legal obligation. Many organizations, including the International Olympic Committee, have been sued for not making their websites accessible enough. With 50 million Americans suffering from some disability or other, improving your site’s accessibility makes clear commercial sense too.


38 Mobile (iPhone) Sites
As you may probably know mobile design is getting more and more popular, particularly the iPhone design. Almost every popular website or web app offers a mobile version now. In this post, I’ve collected a list of 38 nicely designed sites (ranging from personal, blog, portoflio, editoral, web app, etc.) that are optimized for iPhone.

30+ Business Card Design Ideas That Will Get Everyone Talking
Business cards; don’t leave home without it. Business cards are a means of passing on your contact details to potential partners or customers. It is a traditional tool of the trade that cannot be overlooked despite how small and insignificant it might appear to be.

10 Amazing iPhone PSD Resources
iPhone PSD Resources including iPhone PSD Vector Kit, iPhone GUI PSD, Apple IPhone Case, iPhone Photoshop Template and iPhone User Interface elements.

12 Useful and Free Downloadable Web Design Books
In this post rather than offer all of my favorite web design books, I have listed 12 books that I have either downloaded and read (or at least scanned through), or I have bookmarked with the whole-hearted intention of eventually reading it (Ruby Best Practices), and the best thing of all? All of these books are completely FREE, in digital format anyway (PDF or HTML).

What Every Designer Should Do Right Now
While trying to balance the different areas of our life, there are things that we often forget and neglect to do. With today’s fast-paced society and the busyness of our every day, we tend to overlook some important things. I would like to remind every designer today about some of these tasks that we often put-off but are so important and necessary to get done.

Blogging & Business

Google Analytics in Depth: Goals and Funnels
In this article, we’re going to delve into Google Analytics and start to tailor your account settings so you can get information you need much more easily. Google Analytics in Depth is my series of Google Analytics articles where we will explore Google Analytic’s beneficial features to help you get the most out of this powerful and free web tool.

13 Must Have Firefox Addons to Boost the Productivity of Bloggers
Firefox is currently the ultimate choice for bloggers because of its awesome collection of addons. These addons provide a lot of flexibility by reducing the necessity of separate tools for different tasks of blogging. In this article we have compiled 13 best Firefox addons necessary for Bloggers.

5 Kinds of Blog Posts That Attract Clients
By now, you should already be familiar with the many benefits of blogging for freelancers. But, are some types of posts better than others for attracting clients? I think so.

Building Community Sites with WordPress: 15 Plugins to Get Started
Most bloggers would love to see more of a sense of community among the regular visitors to their blog. Sure, discussions sometimes take place in the comments of various posts, but it all seems a bit disorganized and they never really get off the ground. There has to be a better way to create a real sense of community on a WordPress blog.

7 Tips for Writing an Effective Instruction Manual
In your day-to-day work, you might find that there are times when you need to provide a client with documentation that walks them through a process or teaches them how to do something they may be unfamiliar with. Here are seven tips to help you create a comprehensive yet coherent instruction manual.

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