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    OneArmedGraphics
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    Smashing Magazine have given away a jam-packed PDF to celebrate their 5 year anniversary.

    The eBook has 409 pages of their favorite content that could be of interest to any web dev’s and designers.

    Makes good reading for the train trip to work :)

    Table of Contents

    “Thirty Usability Issues to Be Aware Of”  —  Vitaly Friedman
    “Ten Principles of Effective Web Design”  —  Vitaly Friedman
    “Clever JPEG Optimization Techniques”  —  Sergey Chikuyonok
    “Typographic Design Patterns and Best Practices”  —  Smashing Editorial team
    “Ten Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines”  —  Dmitry Fadeyev
    “Setting Up Photoshop for Web and iPhone Development”  —  Marc Edwards
    “The Ails of Typographic Anti-Aliasing”  —  Tom Giannattasio
    “Mastering Photoshop: Noise, Textures and Gradients”  —  Marc Edwards
    “Better User Experience With Storytelling”  —  Francisco Inchauste
    “The Beauty of Typography, Writing Systems and Calligraphy”  —  Jessica Bordeau
    “Web Designers, Don’t Do It Alone”  —  Paul Boag
    “Making Your Mark on the Web Is Easier Than You Think”  —  Christian Heilmann
    “Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How to Use It”  —  Kayla Knight
    “I Want to Be a Web Designer When I Grow Up”  —  Michael Aleo
    “Persuasion Triggers in Web Design”  —  David Travis
    “What Font Should I Use?”  —  Dan Mayer
    “The Design Matrix: A Powerful Tool for Guiding Client Input”  —  Bridget Fahrland
    “Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed”  —  Helge Fredheim
    “Dear Web Design Community, Where Have You Gone?”  —  Vitaly Friedman
    “Make Your Content Make a Difference”  —  Colleen Jones
    “Two Cats in a Sack: Designer-Developer Discord”  —  Cassie McDaniel
    “Print Loves Web”  —  Mark Cossey

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    Astrid
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    Hi

    Thanks for the link. That’s not only interesting for web guys ;-).

    Cheers
    Astrid

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    zukweb
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    Hey OneArmedGraphics,

    Thanks for the link. Smashing Magazine is a great resource site.

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    JohnW
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    Hi
    The BIGGEST problem with the web is ACCURACY of information (or lack of it).

    I have trouble with any headline that raves about “5 Years of Smashing History”…

    When it comes to “how to” web page publishing articles and guidelines, anything over 6 months old is definitely suspect or potentially out of date.

    I’m sure there is a lot of good stuff on this site but on a 78,000 page site, can you tell what is still relevant and what is totally superseded?

    Regs,
    JohnW

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    OneArmedGraphics
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    JohnW, post: 90194 wrote:
    Hi
    The BIGGEST problem with the web is ACCURACY of information (or lack of it).

    Yes John, clearly this ACCURACY problem you mention is much BIGGER than say child pornography, or Terrorism being spread via the Web.

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    I have trouble with any headline that raves about “5 Years of Smashing History”…

    When it comes to “how to” web page publishing articles and guidelines, anything over 6 months old is definitely suspect or potentially out of date.

    Sorry to inconvenience you by providing a link & table of contents. Next time I will provide an up to date YouTube review and spoken table of contents. Of course things change in 5yrs, but read the contents and you’ll see a lot are potentially timeless

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    I’m sure there is a lot of good stuff on this site but on a 78,000 page site, can you tell what is still relevant and what is totally superseded?

    I don’t know where you got 78k pages from or how that’s relevant, but you might want to think twice about pooh-poohing a harmless ‘hey, here’s a freebie you might be interested in’ type of post.

    For the record, I’m not taking it personally in the slightest, I simply dislike that officious attitude that you may or may not wish to portray.

    Good day Sir.
    Robbie

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    DigitalDomination
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    Thanks Robbie, i appreciate the link – i love it ever more that i can read it on my iPad!

    Outdated or not, there’s always good stuff to glean from these kinds of resources.

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