One of the biggest stories this week has been that of Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a Minnesota woman who must pay a record $1.92 for illegally downloading 24 tracks from Kazaa which vilolates copyright laws. This which works out at $80,000 per song…yikes.
This week also saw the the release of the 3.0 software update for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Noteworthy features include tethering, push notifications and find my iPhone.
Along with the big news there were plenty of other great articles and resources being published over the last week, my favourite of which are summarised below.
I’ve named this the Geek Gang Edition as i discovered that we Geek’s even have our own gang signs, i’m off to add mine now…
- Geek/Web Developer Gang Signs
I found this last week and the link blew up on twitter. There is also a Flickr Group and a who range of Web Developer Gang Signs, go add your photo!
- 14 Essential WordPress Development and Design Cheat Sheets
This is an essential bookmark for any WP designer or developer. A list of extremely useful cheat sheets which are always helpful for reference.
- 25 Excellent Typography Tools for the Serious Designer
A collection of the best (FREE) typography tools available on the web. There were several i hadn’t seen before, this is a very useful rundown.
- Ways to improve the Typography of your WordPress site
Excellent article covering a multitude of ways to improve the typography of your blog, from sIFR and WP-Cufon to CSS, with some tasty WordPress examples.
- 125 Code Snippets for web designers
- 40 Top-Notch Print Based Tutorials
The tutorials cover the use of Photoshop, InDesign, and even Illustrator. Print design never gets enough attention so this post is a fab resource.
- 10 Great Time-Saving Mac Utilities For Graphic Artists
The utilities cover the gamut of creative work on the Macâ€”from graphic design, illustration, magazine layout output, file/folder/Finder navigation and more.
- Fabulous and Funny 404 Pages
It’s a collection of fabulous, funny, creative, and weird 404 error pages. One of my faves takes inspiration from the LOL Cats.
- The Ultimate WordPress 2.8 Optimization Guide
Having a blog thatâ€™s snappy & responsive is just one of the many factors that makes a great blog. This shows the best tips to optimise the new 2.8 release.
- We Love Typography
This has been a favourite of mine for ages, but i realised i haven’t included in the Weekly Roundup. It’s all about type, typography, lettering and signage.
That’s a wrap up of the fifth edition. Were there any links you thought deserved a mention? If so drop a link in the comments so we can check them out.
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