This weeks articles, posts, website I have discovered and sent via twitter. To get them as I tweet them follow me on twitter – @justbecos.

monday 1 june 2009

1. Business Card Tutorial using Inkscape. completely free software that works on all platforms.
http://blog.worldlabel.com/2009/business-card-tutorial-in-inkscapeorg.html

2. How to Download Embedded Flash Files using your Browser.has instructions for IE and firefox.http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-download-embedded-flash-swf-files-using-your-browser/

3. 30 Inspiring Dark and Sleek Web Designs. lots of cool grey, brown, black and blue websites. http://sixrevisions.com/design-showcase-inspiration/30-inspiring-dark-and-sleek-web-designs/

best_today4. Top 7 Twitter Tutorials on YouTube. very useful for anyone new to twitter still feeling a little lost. http://mashable.com/2009/05/31/twitter-tutorials-youtube/

5. Where I Write. photos of fantasy and science fiction authors in their creative spaces. clutter is good! http://whereiwrite.org/

6. 20 Inspiring Uses of Data Visualization. great use of visuals to show data results and concepts. http://singlefunction.com/20-inspiring-uses-of-data-visualization/

7. Useful Glossaries For Web Designers and Developers.. typography, useability,web,design,print,marketing http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/29/useful-glossaries-for-web-designers-and-developers/

8. Create a 3D Text Scene Using Photoshop. illustrator for the text. good use of textures here too. http://www.tutorialmagazine.com/tutorials/view/create_a_3d_text_scene_using_photoshop_60

9. 12 Tips For Designing an Excellent Checkout Process. no registration needed to shop, accurate avail etc http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/28/12-tips-for-designing-an-excellent-checkout-process/

10. Best of the Web – May 2009 – Psdtuts. awesome collection of graphic and web design tuts, articles, imgs http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/web/best-of-the-web-may-2009/

tuesday 2 june 2009

1. 25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures. great when image or textures budget is zero
http://blueblots.com/freebies/25-sites-to-download-free-royalty-stock-photo-and-textures/

2. 7 Technologies Shaping the Future of Social Media.arduino, RFID tags, geomag sens, opt patt recog, openID http://mashable.com/2009/06/01/social-media-future-tech/

3. The Ultimate Guide to Setting up WordPress after an Install. really great advice covering most areas http://www.problogdesign.com/wordpress/the-ultimate-guide-to-setting-up-wordpress-after-an-install/

4. New search engine by microsoft called Bing has gone live, see what all the fuss is about. http://www.bing.com/ http://www.bing.com

most_popular2 5. 22 Extremely Well Written Icon Design Tutorials. all beautiful and useful icons to make yourself http://webdesignledger.com/tutorials/22-extremely-well-written-icon-design-tutorials

6. The Ultimate Collection of The Best Ornament Photoshop Brushes. amazing collection all in one place. http://www.minervity.com/features/photoshop/the-ultimate-collection-of-the-best-ornament-photoshop-brushes/

wednesday 3 june 2009

1 .Ultimate Guide to Delicious Social Bookmarking. I love this online bookmarking system. http://www.interactiveinsightsgroup.com/blog1/ultimate-guide-to-delicious-social-bookmarking/

2 .Sexy Drop Down Menu with jQuery & CSS. good step by step instructions to make a good looking menu http://www.noupe.com/tutorial/drop-down-menu-jquery-css.html

3 .10 Awesome Free Handwritten Fonts. want to add that personal touch, these fonts are very nice. http://www.myinkblog.com/2009/05/21/10-awesome-free-handwritten-fonts/

4 .Send a Fax for Free online – tested this site. took 10mins for fax to arrive. confirms when sent,impressive http://www.myfax.com/free/

5 .5 Websites to Learn a LOT More About Photography & DigiCams. good collection of photography sites. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/five-websites-to-learn-a-lot-more-about-photography-and-digital-cameras/

most_popular2 6 .A – Z of Web Design. one of the coolest lists I’ve seen in one place for ages. all so useful! http://blog.iampaddy.com/2008/12/23/a-z-of-web-design/

7 .Launch a Business, Not a Side Project. very sensible approach, easy to read, not overwhelming. http://thinkvitamin.com/business/launch-a-business-not-a-side-project-2/

8 .Best video card for your money: June 2009. for those who say there is no such thing as too much grunt! http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-video-card-june-2009/

9 .Cleaning Your Laptop Cooling System. simple process but could extend the life of your laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-Your-Laptop-Cooling-System/

10 .Review: Campaign Monitor, Email Newsletter Software. who needs an online email marketing application? http://thinkvitamin.com/features/review-campaign-monitor-email-newsletter-software/

thursday 4 june 2009

1 .50 Beautiful Hand-Drawn Web Design.just great to see freestyled designs. need some inspiration? http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/60-beautiful-hand-drawn-web-design/

2 .Google Squared (its new). matrix style search from labs guys. could be useful for some applications http://www.google.com/support/faqs/bin/answer.py?answer=139211

3 .10 WordPress Plugins That Will Increase Your Search Engine Ranking.very good. broken link checker too. http://www.webdesignbooth.com/10-wordpress-plugins-that-will-increase-your-search-engine-ranking/

4 .Freebie: High Res Cracks Brushes for Photoshop.nice set made from the cracks photos from another post http://designm.ag/freebies/high-res-photoshop-cracks-brushes/

5 .CSSline – All about excellent css sites.lots of sites you can sort by colour or type http://cssline.com/

6 .5 Useful WordPress Functions You Didn’t Know Existed.grass roots wordpress code but not overwhelming http://www.nathanrice.net/blog/5-useful-wordpress-functions-you-didnt-know-existed/

7 .Palm Pre review.linux based mobile. in depth. lot of pics. not better than iphone just different. http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/03/palm-pre-review/

8 .9 Ways People Respond to Your Content Online.1 screen article with sound advice about better content http://lateralaction.com/articles/9-responses/

most_popular2 9 .jQuery TOOLS – Demo areaa collection of jquery tools like tabs, embedding flash or video, tooltips http://flowplayer.org/tools/demos/index.html

10 .How You Can Protect Linux and Get YourName@Linux.com.costs $99 per year. now don’t say nobody told you http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/blogs/browse/2009/06/how-you-can-protect-linux-and-get-yournamelinuxcom

friday 5 june 2009

1 .MOBIFY – Make Your website mobile.converts website to be mobile friendly. fanatastic service I think http://www.mobify.me/

2 .6 Free PSD/(X)HTML-Templates.good to use as an example for design ideas. all quite different too. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/04/6-free-psdxhtml-templates/

3 .Magento – eCommerce Software for Growth.highly recommended free ecommerce platform, powerful tool http://www.magentocommerce.com/

4 .Website made out of YouTube video. now thats what i call creative minds at work, love it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elo7WeIydh8

best_today 5 .Heard Mentallity.really good example of good clean design using wordpress as a back-end (music blog) http://www.heardmentallity.com/

6 .What is a hybrid bike?In response question from @HelenCrozier a cross between a road & mountain bike http://bicycling.about.com/od/howtoride/a/hybrids.htm

7 .Freelancing in a Niche: 5 Ways to Market Your Servicesgood advice to make your niche work for you. http://www.freelanceswitch.com/finding/freelancing-in-a-niche-5-ways-to-market-your-services/#comment-39646

8 .40 Fascinating Digital Painting Tutorials.great place to learn the art of painting without paint! http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/web/40-fascinating-digital-painting-tutorials/

9 .Free Textures from TextureKing.fantastic range of free textures. metal,liquid,grunge,paint etc http://www.textureking.com/

10 .30 Sites Every Freelancer Should Visit and Utilize.this is a golden link. enjoy http://freelancefolder.com/30-sites-every-freelancer-should-visit-and-utilize/