8 – 12 June 2009. This weeks articles, posts & websites I have discovered and sent via twitter. To get them as I tweet them follow me on twitter – @justbecos.


super_png1 .8 Excellent Tools for Optimizing Your Images. improve page response times. these are mainly png tools http://sixrevisions.com/tools/8-excellent-tools-for-optimizing-your-images/

wood_album2 .How to Make a Vector Photo Album. good step by step lesson using illustrator. wood texture part is cool http://www.tutorialmagazine.com/tutorials/view/how_to_make_a_vector_photo_album_72

wine3 .Wine release vers 1.1.23. wine update for linux means more windows software that works. PS CS2 update http://www.winehq.org/announce/1.1.23

command4 .10 Windows Command Line Tips You Should Check Out. command line smarts are not only for linux users. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-windows-command-line-tips-tricks-you-should-definitely-check-out/

contact5 .25 Stylish Examples of Web Forms. if you want inspiration for your forms, here it is. beautiful work http://sixrevisions.com/user-interface/25-stylish-examples-of-web-forms/

feed_mingle6 .FeedMingle.combine multiple rss and atom feeds to make one feed. great html widget for website use http://feedmingle.com/about

technodots7 .How to make technodots in Photoshop. simple 6 step process, easy http://www.tutorialmagazine.com/tutorials/view/how_to_make_technodots_in_photoshop_61

leaf8 .10 High-Quality Free Leaf Textures. liberal Creative Commons license use them in any manner you choose http://sixrevisions.com/freebies/textures/10-high-quality-free-leaf-textures/
fonts9 .Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts For Your Designs. Chunk, Titilium, Amputa Bangiz, Serif Beta etc http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/05/beautiful-high-quality-free-fonts-for-your-designs/

flash_sites10 .50 Beautiful Flash Websites. if flash is your thing then these will inspire and scare you. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/07/50-beautiful-flash-websites/


gif_animation1 .Create GIF Animations online.upload pictures or get images from Flickr, Picassa, YouTube. http://www.gickr.com/upload_files

hyplet2 .Online Signature. create personal signatures, ID’s and web flyers for gmail,blogs, everything really. http://www.hyplet.com/

value_of_design_work3 .14 Invaluable Tools To Check The Real Worth of Your Design Work. some old, some new. worth a look http://www.minervity.com/features/free_hub/14-invaluable-tools-to-check-the-real-worth-of-your-design-work/

iphone3gs4 .iPhone 3GS Complete Feature Guide.US release date june 19. $199 16G, $299 32G. looks awesome!! http://i.gizmodo.com/5283099/iphone-3g-2009-complete-feature-guide

brushes5 .18 Absolutely Stylish Designs Using Photoshop Brushes and How to’s. lots of watercolours and grunge http://www.noupe.com/photoshop/photoshop-brushes-and-how-to.html

gradient_effect_logos6 .50 Creative Masterpieces Of Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects. small article with mainly image http://www.smashingapps.com/2009/06/08/50-creative-masterpieces-of-logo-designs-using-gradient-effects.html

illustrator_videos7 .30 Illustrator Videos To Turn You Into An Expert.when you just need to see it done to really get it. http://creativenerds.co.uk/tutorials/30-illustrator-videos-to-turn-you-into-an-expert/

social_media_presentations8 .10 superb social media presentations. need some ideas for a preso, these are all from slideshare. http://econsultancy.com/blog/3982-10-superb-social-media-presentations

retro_futurism9 .Retro Futurism At Its Best: Designs and Tutorials. new meets old meets new. confusing fusion? http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/08/retro-futurism-at-its-best-designs-and-tutorials/

html email with php10 .Sending Nice HTML Email with PHP explained in simple terms, very handy to know http://css-tricks.com/sending-nice-html-email-with-php/


wordpress_with_adds1 . 25 Useful Wordpress Themes with Ads Ready. good variety some generic enough for any use, scooter too http://blueblots.com/freebies/25-useful-wordpress-themes-with-ads-ready/

fluid layouts2 . Adaptive CSS-Layouts: New Era In Fluid Layouts? making a comeback due to 22inch screens and iphone mix http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/09/smart-fixes-for-fluid-layouts/

twitter tools3 . 10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps. good for some housekeeping and stats on your twitter account http://mashable.com/2009/06/09/organize-twitter/

speed_painting4 . 25 Speed Painting Videos. a great collection of designers in action. beautiful work for inspiration http://designm.ag/tutorials/speed-painting/

analytics_power_user5 . The Complete Google Analytics Power User Guide. current guide of an important website management skill http://blog.vkistudios.com/index.cfm/2009/6/5/The-Google-Analytics-Power-User-Guide

iphone6 . iPhone 3.0: The Features Falling Through The Cracks. the lesser promoted new excellent features http://www.148apps.com/news/iphone-30-features-falling-cracks/

single_page_designs7 . 88 Single Page Website Designs For Design Inspiration. think out of the box, try one page. kinoz rocks http://www.instantshift.com/2009/06/10/88-single-page-website-designs-for-design-inspiration/

stay happy8 . 6 Amazing Techniques to Staying Happy During a Stressful Project. cool ideas like taking weird breaks http://zenhabits.net/2009/06/6-amazing-techniques-to-staying-happy-during-a-stressful-project/#more-2991

adobe air apps9 . 60 Useful Adobe AIR Applications You Should Know. great for the toolkit. webkut is one of my fave’s http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/60-useful-adobe-air-applications-you-should-know/


switch to mac1 . Five Reasons Why Designers / Developers are Switching to Mac. need to justify that mac you drool over http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/26/five-reasons-why-designers-are-switching-to-mac/

why web developers don't need mac2 . Why Web Developers Don’t Need A Mac. to balance the last tweet. lots of good software mentioned here http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/10/why-web-developers-dont-need-a-mac/

design meets open source3 . Graphic Design Meets Open Source Software. the alt to windows and macs for grapic or web designers http://www.sketchee.com/923/graphic-design-meets-open-source

iwphone wordpress plugin4 . iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme. just found this had to share. now my website loads fast on iphones! http://iwphone.contentrobot.com/2007/07/04/iwphone-wordpress-plugin-and-theme/

web_dev_tools5 . 20 Tools to Make the Life of a Web Developer Easier. type, forms, colour, browsers shots, icons, grids http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/web-roundups/20-tools-to-make-the-life-of-a-web-developer-easier/

how to make iphone ringtones6 . Create Free iPhone Ringtones Using iTunes in Windows. you can finally customise your ringtones. http://cybernetnews.com/2008/08/21/cybernotes-create-free-iphone-ringtones-using-itunes-in-windows/#more-14702

25 wordpress themes7 . 25 Beautiful Free Wordpress Themes That Offer Theme Options. customisation is the key. http://www.techiesouls.com/2009/06/11/25-beautiful-free-wordpress-themes-that-offer-theme-options/


lifehacker pack1 . Lifehacker Pack 2009: Our List of Essential Free Windows Downloads. lots of goodies here in one place http://lifehacker.com/5271828/lifehacker-pack-2009-our-list-of-essential-free-windows-downloads

estimate time for design projects2 . Effective Strategy To Estimate Time For Your Design Projects. good short article, links to good tools http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/11/effective-strategy-to-estimate-time-for-your-design-projects/

typography inspiration3 . 60 Most Stunning Typography Inspiration of All Time. need a creative recharge. click here http://thedesigninspiration.com/articles/60-most-stunning-typography-inspiration-of-all-time/

truth about corp websites4 . 10 Harsh Truths About Corporate Websites hey important bossy one, read this, time for a fresh approach http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/10/10-harsh-truths-about-corporate-websites/

virtual bus cards5 . 8 Ways to Create Paperless Business Cards. great option, save the trees,be more effective. good links http://mashable.com/2009/06/11/virtual-business-card/

45 wordpress themes6 . 45 Best Free WordPress Themes of All Time. not bad, a few lines about each one is a nice touch. http://www.blogperfume.com/45-best-free-wordpress-themes-of-all-time/