Sunday Mashup

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Earlier this week I decided that I wanted to start a new series. The new series will be a weekly or bi-weekly mashup of my favorite articles I read each week. I haven’t really decided when the best time to post the mashup, but I am thinking it should be Sunday nights, Mondays or on Fridays.

This series will contain articles all about new media. The topics will include graphic design, web design, web development, SEO, social media, Photography, Inspirations, resources, WordPress, and blogging resources. Each article will be something important, and will hopefully those that read the mashup each week. I will try and post a mashup each week, but some weeks I may not be able to post a mashup. Each article I share, will have a few sentences copied (in italics) from the article that describes the article or I will do a short write up about each link.


TypeTalk: Ten Commandments of Type – by Ilene Strizve, CreativePro

There are exceptions to every rule, but for most typographic circumstances, following these 10 rules will result in projects that look more professional and are easier to read.

Best Resources To Download Free Fonts – by Shamuil, Web3Mantra

Typography is a main weapon of a good designer. Good designers always keep good fonts library with them.  There are several websites which offers free fonts to download  some of them are really good. I collected 20 best websites which  -offers free fonts. All these websites offers best free fonts which are ranging from Calligraphic, Hand written, Serif etc.

Which Content Management System Should You Focus On? – by Amber, Freelance Folder

So the problem now becomes, which content management system should you focus on? It can be quite confusing, so let’s take a look at a few and the pros and cons of each.

Selling a Theme by the Thousands: What Thesis Teaches Us – by Mathew Carpenter, WebDesigner Depot

I’ve studied Thesis to pinpoint the factors that have led to its success. From its flexible code to lucrative affiliate programs, there are eight main elements behind the theme’s skyrocketing sales.

20 Free Web Apps for Freelancer Web Designers by Adrian, Design Modo

Nowadays there are tons of different web based applications in the internet. We selected twenty best free web applications for Freelancer Web Designers which may significantly increase your productivity. Hope you will enjoy all of them:

A Beginners Look Into HTML5 – by Andy Crofford, TechKing

HTML5, which has been in development for more than six years, comes with a great number of new elements. These new elements are supported by almost all of the popular browsers. The latest versions of Safari and Chrome are the two browsers that support most of the HTML5 and CSS3 features, followed by Firefox, and even Internet Explorer 9, which was released in beta in September 2010, is also almost fully HTML5-compliant. But what is new in HTML5?

Did You Test Your Site With JavaScript Disabled Yet? by Omer Greenwald, WebTechWise

1%-2% of your site visitors have javascript disabled. Most of them turned off javascript as a precaution against malicious scripts (on their own, or as employees working behind strict firewalls in their working places). Others simply want to speed up their browsing or to minimize the annoying popups and ad scripts.

So if you care about SEO (and you should), you need to make sure content elements in your site are visible to search engines as well as browsers with js disabled.

Weekly Freebies: 10 Brilliant jQuery Pluginsby Joshua Johnson, Design Shack

This week’s collection of awesome free resources includes some of our favorite jQuery plugins. Utilizing these in your site designs can save you loads of time in development and will help ensure that both your code and design is top-notch.


The 15 Best WordPress Plugins To Use in 2011 – by Nicholas Cardot, Site Sketch 101

This list is the 15 most incredible WordPress plugins. Only the 15 best WordPress plugins have made it while anything less than amazing has been kicked to the street. Only 5 plugins survived last year’s listing to be returned this year. The rest are fresh to this year.

Each of these WordPress plugins are used at Site Sketch 101 and I personally recommend each of them to you. The following plugins are posted in the order that I recommend them.

List Building, Marketing, Brand Building, SEO, Link Building

How to Create an eBook using Existing Content –  by, Murray Lunn, Murlu

This post will take you through the process of repurposing existing content into a freebie eBook.

The 15 Best SEO Tips For WordPress in 2011 – by Nicholas Cardot, Site Sketch 101

So you’re looking for the best SEO tips for WordPress necessary to get your website noticed by Google? Look no further. Take your time. Exam the ideas below and then transform the effectiveness of your WordPress website

100+ Websites to Promote Design Related Articles and News – by labeeqa, Design Dazzling

Hopefully these listed sites will be beneficial for get huge traffic and many unique visitors in very short time. Submit your news, articles, designs, inspirational data, tutorials and everything which you want to promote.

Social Media

What Your Business Needs to Know About Social Graphs – by Jeff Korhan, Social Media Examiner

Understanding the concept of social graphs will not only enhance your proficiency with Social media marketing today, it will also help you foresee emerging trends. This will significantly help you be fully prepared when new web technologies are launched.

Social Media Monitoring Made Simple – by Andrew Hanelly, Social Media Explorer

We know we should be listening but often times it’s difficult to figure out what exactly we should be listening to and how we should be listening to it. And then once we’ve heard it, it’s difficult to figure out what we should do with the output of our eavesdropping.

The Four Essential Phases of Social Media Adoption – by Tom Pick, Marketing Profs

Here is a four-phase adoption model designed to reveal the entire elephant that is social media.

Cause A Stir With Your Social Media Status – by Kiesha Easley, We Blog Better

You can grab a lot of attention and even hook new fans on Facebook or new followers on Twitter with quality content.

Do you need all those damned share buttons? – by Jay, The Anti-Social Media

Why do we assume our readers want 100 different ways to share an article? Why do we inundate them with buttons, toolbars, and chicklets that ignore any styling you’ve made for your own site?

Stop sacrificing your site to get shared. You don’t have to be a share button whore. The path of least resistance to sharing doesn’t make your content any better. Your laziness and design incompetency don’t make me want to share your article any more when it has no content of value.

The Pros and Cons of Twitter Newspapers –  by Laura Spencer, Freelance Folder

In this post, I’ll explain what a social media newspaper is and examine the pros and cons of having a Twitter newspaper. I’ll also share the results of an informal Twitter poll that I conducted.


50 Most Breathtaking Examples of Landscape Photography – by Michael Dachstein, Inspirefirst

In this article, I am showcasing some of the most beautiful landscapes that I could find. Some of them are so surreal and breathtaking that it will definitely spark the photographer in you and inspire you to say the least. The links for the photographers who captured these can be followed by clicking the Image. I also have added a few links to resources and inspiration which you will find useful to improve your Photography skills.

Introducing Light through Photography of Light – by Pavol Janovicek, Cruzine

Images, presented below, illustrate the whole versatility of light in the photography – from traditional “live” pictures of light to futuristic images, emerging from the symbiosis between a traditional photography and hi-tech image rendering techniques. It is still amazing how different light can be – at some pictures it is just a subdued ray, struggling through the fog, but at the others light appears in the form of a magnificent phenomenon of aurora, enlightening tremendous amount of the night sky. In any case, humans nourish some special, even primeval respect to light. After all, it is the source of life on our planet and also the source of optimism, joy, and inspiration, isn’t it?

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