The biggest news story this week was the sad passing of Michael Jackson. An icon who gave us some of the most unique and original music, lyrics and videos.
I really loved this blog post from Web Design Depot which features an amazing array of artistic homages to Michael Jackson.
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 Holiday edition as i had limited internet access due to being on holiday last week and so have caught up with the week’s links over the weekend.
- Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us
An inspiring tale of Web 2.0 and how it has changed our view of the world and technology. A must watch video.
- 50 Ways to Get Your Site Noticed
A fab article from Themeforest on how to attract users. A good source of inspiration for anyone with a website.
- 27 Must-Have Starter Kits For Web Designers
Starter kits are great timesavers for web designers and they are particularly useful for those who often create mock-ups for project pitching on daily basis.
- Best Practices For Effective Design Of â€œAbout meâ€ Pages
Over 60 beautiful and effective about pages that engage users and neatly present their designers.
- 10 Tools to Improve Your Siteâ€™s Usability on a Low Budget
Testing the usability of your site is one of the smartest things you can do. A neat rundown of some the best tools for those on a budget.
- XHTML WTF
Web Guru Zeldman breaks the news about the transition from XHTML to HTML5 with an interesting discussion in the comments.
- Beautiful CSS: Organizing Your Stylesheets
We may not be able to attain such CSS Nirvana but we can at least make it easier on ourselves and those we work with by following this set of guidelines.
- A Six-Pack of Gmail Hacks
With a little customisation you can make Gmail even more efficient. This provides some super ways to send Gmail into productivity overdrive.
- The Web Designer Declaration of Independence
A fun article from the guys at Build Internet which centers on a list of grievances from some of the things that plague designers.
That’s a wrap up of the seventh 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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