The major news of the week while not strictly design or tech related was the announcement that Disney is to buy Marvel in a $4bn deal. It means Disney will take over ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters, such as Spider-Man and the X-Men. It’s a very interesting acquisition by Disney, we will just have to wait and see what plans they have for future releases and products.
The main tech related news this week was Microsoft’s apology for their poorly edited image on its Polish website, replacing a black person with a white one. A clumsy piece of design work that has caused Microsoft considerable embarassment.
I’ve called this the Resume edition after the first link below, which proved extremely popular over the week both on Twitter and Digg.
- The Best Geek’s Resume Ever
A colourful, beautifully designed resume from Michael Anderson which acts more as an infographic than resume, it’s a much check out.
- Wireframe Magnets (DIY Kit)
This DIY magnet template is based on the Konigi wireframe stencils and includes 3 sheets of elements that might be useful in whiteboard prototyping.
- Unconventional Urban Marketing Techniques
Sometimes you need to break the boundaries and switch up your marketing. These are some seriously rad and out of the box promotional techniques.
- Website Background Images : Examples and Implementation
Whether you are using a standard header background, a basic body background or a full body backgrounds there is great scope to come out with an amazing result.
- 70 Tutorials Using Photoshop To Design A Website
Theses tutorials are perfect for first time Photoshop users because they are short and sweet with some terrific end results.
- If Famous Graphic Artists Were Web Designersâ€¦
An exploration of inspirational paintings and artists who have influenced modern design, it’s easy to see a true evolution in design.
- Make Photoshop Faster
Set up by Dan Rubin, this holds two very simple but pretty awesome ways to really speed up Photoshop, any PS user just has to check this out.
An amazing resource to classify, categorize, and connect typefaces. My favorite site of the week.
- CSS Sprit.es
A new online tool to help web designers and web developers to build CSS Sprites.
That’s a wrap up of the fifthteenth 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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