The major news of the week was Facebook announcing that itâ€™s launching the ability for Facebook Page admins to simultaneously update both their Page and Twitter. You can decide whether to share updates with your Twitter followers, and you also will be able to control what type of updates to share: status updates, links, photos, notes, events or all of them.
The other interesting news that could have a huge impact on the blogosphere was the fact Google was forced to reveal the identity of an offensive blogger this week in court. Liskula Cohen is a Canadian-born model, discovered that a blog called Skanks in NYC, hosted on Googleâ€™s Blogger, had been referring to her as â€œskankâ€ and â€œold hag,â€ she decided to press Google to reveal the identity of the blogger through court, and the court has now decided in her favor.
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 Photoshop Edition after the first link below which turned out to be quite popular on Twitter when i tweeted it earlier in the week.
- The Big Collection Of Amazing Photoshop Actions
Photoshop actions help you create effects faster and easier. This post contains some amazing actions that can prove very useful in the design process workflow.
- Essential Tips for Designing an Effective Homepage
This article covers some web design tips for designing homepages and uncovers some of the vital steps required to construct a powerful and successful front page.
- 20+ Free and Stylish Typography WordPress Themes
Stylish typography in web design gives your site or blog an added air of quality and sophistication, this collects some of the best free and stylish typography WordPress themes.
- Minimal Mac
Created by Patrick Rhone, the Minimal Mac collects some of the best mac productivity tips and ways to keep your mac organised, efficient and less of a memory hog!
- 75 Free Useful Icon Sets for Web Designers and Developers
Icons are the basic requirement of any web related projects and good icons are like a treasure for web designers. This is a great collection of some fab icons.
- This Is Indexed
Created by writer and illustrator Jessica Hagy, this blog reduces everyday life to small Venn Diagrams and bar graphs that graphically and (often hilariously) highlight life’s profundities and absurdities.
- Information Is Beautiful
Ideas, issues, knowledge, data â€“ visualized! This site caught my eye after being featured on Mashable for it’s unique take on Twitter – If The Twitter Community Were 100 People.
I just found this today, it allows you to create screencasts for your Twitter followers as easily as you tweet and all within your browser. It’s a brilliant site and one you should check out.
Cheeky name, great typography and type based site. It’s typography with personality and was created by Peter Sebastian. It’s a definite must bookmark.
That’s a wrap up of the fourteenth 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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