Jennifer Kyrnin: excellent web design resources at About.com

November 29, 2009

I’ve been experimenting with html editors – largely to get a handle on some layout issues while keeping the learning curve
nice and shallow – and in doing so discovered Jennifer Kyrnin, who is the author of a number of excellent articles at About.com.
Here’s her list of The 10 Best Free Web Editors for Windows. And [...]

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Tidy Start Menu

November 29, 2009

I’ve been using Tidy Start Menu for a couple of years – and as the Windows XP program list started to get long again, I went back to it to try to get rid of some clutter. In combination with the judicious use of the excellent Revo Uninstaller,  and it becomes a lot easier to [...]

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Alex Denning/WPShout.com: Biblioteca theme

November 23, 2009

Alex Denning of WPShout released the theme Biblioteca a few weeks back; and has also recently released InstantWordPress, a theme framework or system.

Here’s a screenshot.However, given the number of configuration options available, this may not be a “typical” front page – perhaps here isn’t even a single “typical” style for the front page. mber configuration [...]

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“Insert Callout” plugin

November 21, 2009

Callout generated by plugin.Download “Insert Callout” plugin here. From the plugin’s description: Adding a callout box (like a sidebar within a post) is a cumbersome process if you try to do it by hand. You could code a stylesheet to handle this, but this won’t work for people who use feed readers to read your [...]

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AskTheCSSGuy: meta-meta-meta lists, plus funnier headlines than ours

November 14, 2009

The CSS Guy  – of askthecssguy.com is clever, funny, and when he lists lists – he lists some cool things- check out 59+ Amazing (and jaw-dropping) web design-related lists with titles that will rip your face off, blow your mama’s mind, and make you cry under the crushing pain of their inspiration.
Check out his chives [...]

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Testing Debrief Notebook by Idealign Software

November 12, 2009

Debrief Notebook by Idealign Software is currently undergoing trials in our ornate, dust-free test labs. In other words, I’ve downloaded the freeware version in my search for usable information organization/PIM/HTD application(s). I’ve not generally posted about it, but I’m beginnning to think it might be worth posting a list with my (highly subjective) ratings.
A few [...]

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callout test 1

November 5, 2009

A demo callout.Callout content here.

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A Way Back – the weblog of Amrinder Sandhu

November 5, 2009

I found these sites via WPEngineer. amd MakeBetterWebSites.com – which took me to “A Way Back,” the blog of of Amrinder Sandhu, a freelance web designer from Punjab.
A Way Back is quite beautiful and simple, using only a single color (other than black and white) – and that only for headings. His portfolio is at [...]

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Blogussion: how to use Twitter to increase traffic; plus some digression (no extra charge)

October 28, 2009

At Last, a Simple Guide to Mastering Twitter from the fine folks at Blogussion.
But also – check out this excellent graphic:
That article – about their redesign is by Alex, who is also the proprietor of Asnio – a blog about entrepreneurship. A blog about entrepreneurship by a teenager – I anticipated that it would turn [...]

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David Lambert’s new “Insert Callout” plugin

October 27, 2009

David Lambert, as far as I can figure is one serious software and systems designer,  recently wrote Callouts: I need a WordPress plugin on his blog Component Oriented. Then he went out and wrote the plugin. It’s called “Insert Callout,” and the preceding link is to its page on the WordPress Plugin Repository.
Here’s Lambert on [...]

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