This week saw a mixture of breaking news stories, the largest being that Apple is rumoured to be launching a Tablet in September. Google also revealed 100,000 Invites for Google Wave will go out on September 30th, along with news on how their ‘hackathon’ is going to create applications that tap into the Wave API.
The most interesting social media story this week is that Digg has now changed the behavior of its short URLs so they no longer go to the source of the story for logged-out users: instead they direct visitors to a landing page on Digg.com. As expected this wasn’t very well received as now many publishers will have their traffic
stolen diverted to Digg.
Alongside the major 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 called this the Apple Edition after the first link which show’s a humerous look at how the Apple website would have looked in 1983.
- How Apple.com Would Have Looked in 1983
From the beige to the menu bar items to the Lisa Office or the iPhone, this 1983 take on Apple.com’s frontpage is pure genius.
- The Ultimate A-Z of the Best Design and Development Related Sites
For anyone in the web design and development industry, you should be checking most of these on a regular basis and you canâ€™t go wrong with this list.
- 25 Essential Web Services for Designers
A good rundown of the 25 essential services that all designers should consider using, from Domain Names to creating colour schemes.
- Make Money off Your By-Products
A summary of Jason Friedâ€™s talk at The Future of Web Apps. It gives some good food for thought and how we can learn from others like Gary Vaynerchuk.
- The Web Developer’s SEO Cheat Sheet
This is the mother of all technical SEO cheat sheets. Covering HTML Tags, Indexing, Syntax, Re-directs and lots more. It’s a must download.
- 15 Steps to a More Productive Workday
To be a successful freelancer youâ€™ll have to place a priority on productivity and find ways that work for you. Which will be made easier with these tips.
- Top 18 Self-Promotion Tips for Web Designers
As a freelancer itâ€™s not easy to stand out of the crowd as it used to be just a few years before, but these simple yet powerful tips will help.
- How To Properly Archive Your Design Work
A simple five step guide to archiving your work reliably and efficiently. I enjoyed reading this as having a organised file system can’t be underestimated.
- The Entrepreneurâ€™s Handbook â€“ 59 Essential Resources
A great post from QuickSprout which runs down some of the best resources for first time entrepreneurs, including accounting and marketing.
- 20 Cheesiest Pick-up Lines to Use on Graphic Designers
My fun bookmark of the week from Maclife. Check out the selection of ice-breakers cheesier than Cheez Whiz guaranteed to help you find someone to love.
That’s a wrap up of the tenth 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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