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Saturday Round-Up for May 09 2009

I’m starting a new feature today called Saturday Round-Up. On Saturdays, I will showcase all the cool stuff I have found throughout the week that relates to Web and graphic design. Enjoy!



How Social Networks Are Changing Everything
from Business Week, May 7 2009

Facebook and its ilk offer platforms to explore all the Web with one’s relevant data in tow, and they’re set to overtake the big portals Read more »


Twitter Search to Become Real Search
from, May 7 2009

The fact that Twitter (Twitter reviews)’s search is now often faster and more relevant than any other search engine out there is not a secret anymore. It is, however, a very limited search engine: it merely indexes a bunch of tweets. In its current state, it’s great for tracking conversations, but it will never be a competitor to Google (Google reviews). This is about to change. Read more »



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Web Design

101 Techniques for a Powerful CMS using WordPress
from, May 5 2009

Throughout this article, we’ll be focus on many WordPress Theme hacks, ideas, tips and useful tutorials you need to have ready in hand when developing WordPress websites. Let’s take a look at useful, yet rather unknown techniques for a powerful CMS using WordPress. Each section of the article presents a suggestion and provides you with an explanation of the solution for each suggestion. Read more »


Website Grader

Website Grader is a free seo tool that measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. It also provides some basic advice on how the website can be improved from a marketing perspective. Try this tool »


Worldwide Conferences for Web Designers
from Web Designer Depot, May 8 2009

We’ve arranged a massive list of events of interest to graphic design professionals. Read more »


73 Best Free Design Resource Website Help You To Use In Your Designs
from VisionWidget, May 9 2009

As a designer its always handy to have a collection of Photoshop brushes & vector & Free Quality PSD objects to use in your designs, but finding a best/perfect piece is not an easy task, even though there are quite a few resources around the web, some of the websites are best and others are not worth checking, here I’ve collected best 73 websites of them where you can download free files, all these sites are worth bookmarking. Read more »


Flash vs. Silverlight: What Suits Your Needs Best?
from Smashing Magazine, May 9 2009

With the release of Silverlight 1.0 and its subsequent versions, a debate started among designers and developers regarding choosing between Flash and Silverlight. Silverlight faces difficulties in capturing the market because of the maturity of Flash. However, Silverlight has managed to keep up by including certain features that designers and developers have always wanted to see in Flash, such as search engine optimization. In this article, we will discuss some of the technical differences between Flash and Silverlight to help you choose the technology that best suits your needs. Read more »


The ‘Semantic Video Web’ is Essential, Pluggd’s Alex Castro
from Beet.TV, May 20 2008

Video search is key to discovery and consumption of video. Also essential is the organization of metadata. Pluggd, a Seattle-based start up, does both. The company provides its enterprise solution to CNET Networks and others. View video »



How to Create a Highly Viral Blog
from Write to Done, May 6 2009

Despite all the buzz about creating “viral content” and a “viral blog,” not many people really understand how this is done. I’ll be honest, I’m not quite sure I’ve got it all figured out. There aren’t really any secrets. But, there are a lot of little tactics that can add up to creating something contagious. Read more »


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