August 2010

New Tool: A/B Test Plugin for WordPress.

As an Internet marketer, you know the importance of A/B testing. Comparing the successes of control samples or variables can inform your advertising, marketing, emails, and landing pages. Now there’s a plugin for WordPress sites that can handle it for you, and you’ll find it at AffiliateClassroom.

Five Best Personal Project Management Tools.

It’s easy to find a project management tool for large groups, but finding one for personal use that doesn’t overwhelm you with group-focused features is a challenge. Lifehacker provides a look at five popular tools for personal project management.

July 2010

A bookmarklet for typographically obsessed web designers.

FontFriend is a bookmarklet from SomaDesign for typographically obsessed web designers. It enables rapid checking of fonts and font styles directly in the browser without editing code and refreshing pages, making it the ideal companion for creating CSS font stacks. Version 2.0’s killer feature is instant drag-and-drop font previewing right in the browser (Firefox 3.6+ only), in any document you’re currently viewing.

Helpful tools for creating, sharing and discovering Lighting Diagrams.

Ever wanted to document your latest lighting setup or maybe check out how other photographers are setting up their lights? ThePhotoArgus presents several tools to help you do just that.

A free online font converter.

FontConverter allows you to quickly convert between many font formats without the hassle of installing any software on your computer. Their service works on any operating system including Windows, Mac and Linux.

Font Management Tools that make Typography Easier to deal with.

Most designers have a large collection of fonts waiting to be used a first or second time for whichever project they make be working on. However, because of how many fonts there are it can be pretty hard to deal with. Luckily there are several free applications that allow us to solve this problem by helping us manage fonts in real time. You’ll find them at DesignersCouch.

Laptop Computer Temperature Monitor Apps.

Overheating is one of the leading causes of hard drive failure. Other symptoms such as slowness, unresponsive programs and crashes and random reboots can sometimes be attributed to overheating as well. So what can you do to protect your laptop? MakeUseOf presents a few tools that could help you.

50 powerful Time-Savers for Web Designers.

In our work, we need to take care of so many details, so that our job becomes more and more time-consuming, requiring dozens of tools, attention span and an effective workflow for beautiful, timely and functional results. And this is where small time-savers become handy. SmashingMagazine presents useful time-savers for web designers.

June 2010

Mega collection of Cheatsheets for Designers and Developers.

Cheatsheets and various quick reference guides are available for almost any type of software and language these days. Hopefully they can be a timesaver for you, along with teaching you a new trick or two. The resources at SpyreStudios have been divided into various categories to make them easier to find.

Web Application Development Guide.

The following document is a style guide to assist in the production, implementation and continuing development of all SalfordCityCouncil websites and web applications. This document outlines the overall file structure, naming conventions, design and coding guidelines, styles and resources used in the construction of this site. To ensure design continuity and maintain the lifespan of sites, it is important that everybody involved in the development, maintenance and updating of sites read, understand and adhere to this guide.