May 2010

How to convert PDF files to ePub files to read on your iPad with iBooks.

iBooks uses an ebook format called ePub. Using a free converter application (and ebook manager) called Calibre you can quickly convert PDF (and other file formats) to .ePub files, which you can then transfer to your iPad for reading in iBooks. SimpleHelp will take you step by step through the entire process.

50 helpful Typography Tools and Resources.

To help you improve the typography in your designs, SmashingMagazine present useful new articles, tools and resources related to typography. You will learn the fundamentals of typography, find out how to combine fonts and know what to keep in mind when choosing a typeface. They also present typography-related slideshows, glossaries, layouts and experiments.

The Top 5 Free Tools to Split or Merge Video Files.

Speeds have leapfrogged, but split video files haven’t disappeared. Split and merge tools remain because files are still being uploaded and downloaded in chunks. MakeUseOf has the best free tools to Split or Merge Video Files.

How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress.

Great site statistics is probably the single most important success factor of any website. The best way to know your audience is through your traffic stats and this is what Google Analytics provide for free. WpBeginner shares why Google Analytics is important, and how you can install Google Analytics in your WordPress blog.

Five Twitter Translation Tools.

As Twitter grows in popularity in remote corners of the world, so will the use of other languages on it. Thanks to a few Twitter translation tools, you don’t need to take language courses. MakeUseOf takes a look at five of these online Twitter translation tools. Most of the Tweet translation services are mashups of Google Translate. Ultimately, the only thing that sets them apart from each other is the way they take in your tweet and tweet out the result.

Tools and Systems for CSS Grid Based Layouts.

There are several advantages to using grids in web design, but primarily they help achieve structure and consistency in layouts. If you have yet to start using grids in your web design projects, but want to get started…WDL are here to help. In this post, they’ve rounded up 13 excellent tools and systems for CSS grid based layouts.

April 2010

How to pick a color off your screen the easy way.

Do you want to pick a color off your screen but do not know how to go about it? One method of course is to take a screenshot, paste it in paint, then pick the color off there. But unless you zoom into the image, you will not be able to pick off the exact color of the pixel you click on. And even if you do, you will not be able to know the color in a way that can be transported to another image program. SmashingApps suggests a useful tool called DCPicker.

15 Google Chrome Extensions for people who build Websites.

Google Chrome is a wonderful web browser of choice for web designers and web developers. With Google Chrome extensions, you can add more features to the browser to help you with designing, debugging, and working on websites. SixRevisions share with you the top ten Chrome extensions for designers and developers.

Essential Freelancer Tools for Expense Tracking, Billing and Invoicing.

In this post at TripwireMagazine, you will find a large list of software solutions for supporting your Expense Tracking, Billing and Invoicing processes. Hope you will find a good tool and get paid on time going forward!

Awesome Toolkits for Icon Designers.

If you want to create effective icon designs, then you should take a holistic approach to issues such as audience, size, simplicity, lighting, perspective, and style. 1stWebDesigner presents some icon design toolkits that will work together with you and fit within your budget.