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54 Typography Resources Every Designer Should Bookmark


Typography Resources

If you are a web designer, or a passionate CSS hobbyist, you must be aware of the impact well structured typography can have on your overall design. Though, optimizing your typography to work on old and new versions of plethora of web browsers on various operating systems can prove to be quite a headache. With the following list of resources, you can learn, optimize, and beautify your web typography, and never need to worry about those pesky compatibility issues again (I wish!).

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22 Free Forum Software To Build Online Communities

One of the most powerful tools to run online communities is the onlne discussion forums. If you are a webmaster and you are struggling to interact with your visitors, or if you sell products online and want to provide online support in a free and open environment, or if you are a gaming enthusiast and want to host a gaming community, all you need is a forum software to realize your ideas.

There are a few paid forum packages you can use to run your online community, but why pay when you can get one for free? Yep, following is the list of 22 free forum software packages all equally robust, and each with its own unique features, that give paid forum software a run for their money.

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40 Best Personal Organization Tools To Boost Your Productivity

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Admit it or not, our minds have evolved in a way that they don’t retain information for too long. Even worse, whatever forms as thoughts and ideas is usually a hopelessly jumbled mess unless we lay it out before our eyes, and force it to come out as clear and coherent ideas.

Luckily, with the advent of digital note-taking, to-do lists, mind-mapping, and personal organization tools, undertaking this seemingly daunting task is a breeze. With the help of following 40 best task management tools, you can get the clutter out of your way, be more productive, and get the job done in time with ease.

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5 Odd And Unique Uses Of WordPress

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A customized WordPress installation can handle every kind of task it is given very comfortably. Thanks to its unmatched flexibility and an ever increasing repository of Plugins, we are able to set up WordPress to do things that it isn’t supposed to do.

You may disagree with me and say that every use of WordPress other than as a blog is its misuse, but trust me, WordPress is more robust, intuitive, and flexible than many of the free services and CMS out there. We trust WordPress because we know it so well, and it has never let us down.

The other day I was searching for a way to integrate Tumblr with WordPress, and came across some unique uses of WordPress. People have devised ingenious ways to turn WordPress into full-fledged CMS and whatnot. Here are some of the best ones.

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Top 11 Digg-like Sites For Bloggers, Designers, And Web Developers

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If you like this article, click here to give it a Digg (Whoops!)

Anyone who has tried to get to the Digg front page knows how hard it is to do that. You need a lot of friends, influence, and need to be a top member apart from writing quality content before you can dream of meeting success on Digg.

On Digg-clones, on the other hand, it’s relatively easy to get the attention you deserve. Many niche specific Digg-style sites have emerged over the past few months where you can submit stories to be reviewed and voted by those who are interested in your content. Though, you may not get as much traffic from niche social media sites as you would from Digg, it’s worth having your content read by the like-minded people who are more likely to become your regular readers.

Below is a list of 11 most popular Digg-like sites where bloggers, designers, and web developers can submit stories (their bog posts or whatever) to promote their content.

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8 WordPress Theme Tutorials You Don’t Want To Miss

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So, you want to have a go at creating your own WordPress theme? No problem. Once you know the basics, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t think of designing your own WordPress theme before.

Yesterday I highlighted the importance of going custom and investing money in a new blog design. But if you are anything like me, the last thing you want to do is shell out money for a blog template. So, I have compiled a list of tutorials, guides and lessons that I have used myself to learn the basics of WordPress theme development. Go through each one of them, they are all unique and point you to even more useful resources.

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10 WordPress Plugins To Automate Tasks And Save Time

Have you ever been annoyed by having to constantly upgrade your WordPress installation, going to tons of social bookmarking sites to bookmark your latest post, going through the hassle of installing new plugins and themes and having to manage multiple blogs?

The following list of WordPress plugins solves these and more of your problems by automating tedious tasks, and saving time that you’d rather spend on more productive activities.

WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin – WordPress Automatic Upgrade is a plugin that automatically upgrades your wordpress version to the latest files provided by wordpress.org using the 5 steps provided in the wordpress upgrade instructions.

OneClick for WordPress – OneClick is a WordPress Plugin+Firefox Extension combo which will change the way you look at wordpress forever. It reduces the effort needed to install a plugin or a theme for wordpress to just one simple click. It’s excellent for admins, non-techies, people with restrictive firewalls, and just about anyone who uses wordpress and installs plugins and themes.

Multiply – Multiply is a plugin for WordPress which allows multiple blogs from within the one administration interface. Includes one-click creation of new blogs, with per-blog user permissions, plugins, themes etc.

PlugInstaller WP plugin – PlugInstaller is a WordPress plugin-management plugin that eliminates the need to download a plugin archive, upload it to your FTP server and unpack it manually. With PlugInstaller, you can easily enter a plugin URL (e.g. directly from a plugin repository website like the WordPress.org plugin repository) within the admin interface which is in turn automatically downloaded and installed on your server or you can upload a file from your local file system which is also automatically installed. If you do no longer like one or more plugins that you previously installed, you can uninstall those plugins with a single click.

WPAds – WPAds is a WordPress plugin for showing and rotating ads in your blog. You only have to define the ad positions and the ads you want to rotate in each position, and WPAds will serve your ads randomly. WPAds can show contextual ads (ie, Google AdSense, Yahoo Publishers Network, etc) and also image banners.

WP Admin Switcher – After you have installed this plugin you will be able to add information of multiple blogs you manage, the plugin will show you a drop down on top of all pages and let you switch between blogs. When you switch the plugin will attempt to show the same page of the other blogs administration panel. This plugin also works with free blogs from wordpress.com.

Google Sitemap Generator – This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.

WP-o-Matic – WP-o-Matic is a WordPress plugin that will allow you to create posts automatically from feeds. With its simple interface, you just type in the feed url, select in which categories you want to create the posts, and you’re ready to go.

Throttle – Throttle is a WordPress implementation of a bandwidth and script limiting throttle. It provides an API to monitor and report current load to plugins or themes, allowing them to limit non-essential elements until load reduces. In doing this it limits the effect of traffic peaks on your server’s performance.

OnlyWire Multiple Social Bookmarking Service – This is not a WordPress plugin, but who cares? OnlyWire allows you to save a page (most of the time your own post!) to multiple bookmarking services with only one click. A great time saver!

Let me know in the comments if you know of any similar WordPress plugins/tools.

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