September 2010

The most common Print Finishes.

Print finishes include a wide range of processes for designers to investigate and use, but generally spoken print finishes can intensify the aesthetics and tactility of a printed product by adding a decorative aspect to a piece, or a textural quality. GonzoBlog gives you some basic explanations of the various print finishes that are available.

An absolute beginner’s introduction to Database Indexes.

KylesCousin gives you an introduction tutorial/guide about database indexes, for everyone who has no idea what they’re used for. Basic SQL knowledge is required in order to comprehend everything.

A free eBook library for Web Designers.

EbookLibrary is exactly what the name describes – a free eBook library. They feature books covering a wide range of Web Design topics, from Coding to Design to Business strategies. Like all Libraries, they’re a delight to browse and find that certain gem you’ve been looking for.

Good Designers learn from history.

Retinart makes it easier for designers to envision their work in terms of history by referring to Meggs’ ‘History of Graphic Design’. It’s an outstanding article about a great book. Check them out.

Ten Tips for designing Presentations that don’t suck.

Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. DesignShack address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations.

Using Multiple Twitter Accounts.

If you use one Twitter account for both personal and professional reasons listen up. There is no reason, with the technology we have at our fingertips, to have just one account. In fact, it can be downright inappropriate. WorkAwesome explains why.

The difference between Good Design and Great Design.

What’s the difference between a good design and a great design? Instead of a quick, one-size-fits-all solution to becoming a great designer, SixRevisions present a threefold response that arises from viewing design through three necessarily different perspectives: the designer, the client and the user.

How to write a Press Release.

Press releases were the lifeblood of any newspaper worth its ink and the companies who issued them were judged by the amount of free publicity they could garner for their clients. They continue to appear in newspapers, but they are also making big headlines online. TheNetsetter explains.

August 2010

How to create your first iPhone Application.

The iPhone has created unprecedented excitement and innovation from people both inside and outside the software development community.This how-to guide from SmashingMagazine presents various ideas, techniques, tips, and resources that may come in handy if you are planning on creating your first iPhone application.

How to use Affiliate Marketing.

ChrisBrogan wanted to just tell you a bit about how he uses affiliate marketing as part of what he does. It’s not necessarily the best way, and definitely not the only way, but maybe this will resonate. It’s a good place to start.