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 25 may 2009

1. Consider TweetBackup option. Why? daily backup, access to your last 3200 tweets, multiple accounts. http://tweetbackup.com/

weekly_winner2. Freelance Hourly Rate Calculator. Great tool to get your hourly rate to realistic level. Do it now! http://freelanceswitch.com/rates/

3. Make twitter look like spreadsheet Spreadtweet. Use twitter but make it look like a spreadsheet. Genius camouflage option. http://elliottkember.com/spreadtweet/

4. 40 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design.Great to show clients who want too much on their site http://sixrevisions.com/design-showcase-inspiration/40-beautiful-examples-of-minimalism-in-web-design/

5. Iphone rumour roundup Rumor Round-Up. Everything We’ve Heard About the Next iPhone. 1.5 times battery life just for starters. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/iphonerumors/

6. Do You Want Fries With That Logo? Good advice on those rush jobs, which we all seem to get too often. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/24/do-you-want-fries-with-that-logo/

7. Taking the Guesswork Out of Design. Goals, page organisation, page layout, personality, fit & finish http://www.alistapart.com/articles/taking-the-guesswork-out-of-design/

8. Design a Ready to Print Brochure in Photoshop. Bright, very visual, easy to follow lesson in brochures. http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/designing-tutorials/design-a-ready-to-print-brochure-in-photoshop/

9. Examples Gorgeous Examples of Floral Typography. Thse designs that are so current right now. Inspirational!! http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/23/gorgeous-examples-of-floral-typography/

10. 20 Minute Intro to Typography Basics. Be font smart.Read this before meeting your designer / client. http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/techniques/a-20-minute-intro-to-typography-basics/

tuesday 26 may 2009

1. Beginner Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Vector RSS Icon. Great place to start and you can use the icon! http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/beginner-illustrator-tutorial-create-a-vector-rss-icon

2. 33 Best Photoshop Tutorials of May 2009. Broad range of tutorials to pick from. At least one gem each! http://www.tutorialmagazine.com/33-best-photoshop-tutorials-of-may-2009

3. 9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design. Preced, Space, Nav, Design, Typ, Usab, Align, Clar, Constnt http://www.tutorialmagazine.com/tutorials/view/9_essential_principles_for_good_web_design_24

most_popular24. twi5.com – latest twitter apps. An interesting bunch of the latest apps hitting the twitter scene, everyting and anything. http://www.twi5.com/

5. Graphic Design Week Wrap-up. 12 Tutorials, 9 Articles, 5 GraphicRiver Roundups, and 2 Competitions http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/news/graphic-design-week-wrap-up/

6. 33 Excellent Web Layout Photoshop Tutorials. Some beautiful looking website techniques. http://www.csstea.com/css-gallery-news-and-resources/824-33-excellent-web-layout-photoshop-tutorials.html

7. CSS Quick-Question Edition. Great css info as asked by regular people like you and me http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/25/ask-sm-css-quick-question-edition/

8. 17 AppleScripts To Make Your Life Easier. For the mac users wanting to work smarter http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/22/mac-hacks-17-applescripts-to-make-your-life-easier/

9. Latest Email Hoaxes – Current Internet Scams.Ugly website, good info about bogus emails and websites. http://www.hoax-slayer.com/

10. How to Create Screencasts. Great visual step by step lesson in the art of screencast. File under handy! http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/general/how-to-create-screencasts/

wednesday 27 may 2009

most_popular21. 15 Ways to Rework Your Next Blog Post Title. An advanced ninja skill you need to get right. http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/05/23/15-ways-to-rework-your-next-blog-post-title/

2. How to effectively manage you (huge) ToDo list. Good concise visual post about getting sh*^t done! http://thinkvitamin.com/features/how-to-effectively-manage-your-huge-todo-list/

3. Twitter’s Search Engine Is Very, Very, Broken. A reality check on how far back you can actually search. http://www.louisgray.com/live/2009/05/twitter-search-engine-is-very-very.html

4. 6 Ways To Sync Music To Your iPhone Without iTunes. Operating systems used: 4 windows, 1 any, 1 linux http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-to-sync-music-to-your-iphone-without-itunes/

5. 500 Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop. most are free. each set links to great design websites. gold! http://designm.ag/resources/watercolor-photoshop-brushes/

6. How to Create an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator. great images. well explained. not rushed. wicked http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-an-abstract-vector-design-in-illustrator

7. 20 Time-Saving Tips to Improve Designer’s Workflow. general, photoshop and indesign hints. not-well-known http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/26/20-time-saving-tips-to-improve-designers-workflow-part-1/

8. Interview with Matthew Jurmann of CHROMATIC. Great insight into a 3 man web business. Gives us all hope! http://designm.ag/interviews/matthew-jurmann/

9. 10 Super Useful Tools for Choosing the Right Color Palette. Save this bookmark straight to your toolbox! http://webdesignledger.com/tools/10-super-useful-tools-for-choosing-the-right-color-palette

10. 40 Amazing 3D Art Pieces. Give you eyes a break (black website) this stuff is just great to look at! http://www.abduzeedo.com/40-amazing-3d-art-pieces

thursday 28 may 2009

1. Free PowerPoint Templates and Backgrounds. All free, might give you some new ideas for that next pres. http://www.templateswise.com/

2. The future of wireframes? A great article about a subject that is very important for client communication http://www.madebymany.co.uk/the-future-of-wireframes-00991

3. TypingWeb, touch typing lessons. very good interface and techniques for learning that ninja skill. http://www.typingweb.com/

4. 15 wonderful set of icons for web design. more good looking icons. some free for commercial use, not all. http://www.designer-daily.com/15-wonderful-set-of-icons-for-web-design-2191

5. Google Web Elements. embed things like google docs presentations, spreadsheets, maps on your website. http://www.google.com/webelements/

6. Download YouTube Videos as an MP3, WMV, AVI, MOV, WAV. Useful as website does the hard work for you. http://www.farkie.com/

most_popular27. 10 WordPress Plugins Guaranteed to Save You Time. Nice selection ranging from secure uploads to twitter. http://sixrevisions.com/wordpress/10-wordpress-plugins-guaranteed-to-save-you-time/

8. latest beta version of Skype adds screen sharing. macs can screen share with windows users now too. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/new_version_of_skype_adds_screen_sharing.php

9. Ubuntu AppCenter – The future package manager for Ubuntu. Will replace the synaptic package manager. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-AppCenter-112572.shtml

10. Designer Showcase: Alex Beltechi. talented Romanian desinger writes for sites like PSDTUTS http://designm.ag/designer-showcase/alex-beltechi/

Friday 29 may 2009

1. 45 Step-by-Step Tutorials on Web Design with Photoshop. outstanding collection of tutorials for toolbox http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/web/45-step-by-step-tutorials-on-web-design-with-photoshop/

2. Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents. a fantastic option using the web as it should be. http://www.slideshare.net/

3. Iconza – Free colored icons for your web site and blog. great selection of icons to use in web design http://iconza.com/

4. Cracks Texture Pack. good selection of cracks from a tennis court. many possibilities. http://designm.ag/freebies/cracks-texture-pack/

5. How Journalists Are Using Twitter in Australia. learn some journalists twitter names here. http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2009/05/how-journalists-are-using-twitter-in-australia147.html

6. 36 Eye-Catching Jquery Navigation Menus. just amazing I love the mac dock menu and all downloadable! http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/resources/36-eye-catching-jquery-navigation-menus/

most_popular27. 40 Exceptional CMS Enabling WordPress Plugins. if you want to make an awesome wordpress website go here! http://www.noupe.com/wordpress/wordpress-cms-plugins.html

8. How To Get Started With jQuery . good intro to ease in to JQuery little by little. http://spyrestudios.com/simple-guide-how-to-get-started-with-jquery/

9. FreelancerPro Interview: Laura Roeder, Social Media Hero. for anyone using twitter as a marketing tool http://www.freelanceswitch.com/interviews/freelancerpro-interview-a-social-media-hero/

10. Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography. This shows how to creat some really amazing looking 3d Text. http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/create-dream-design-3d-typography/

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