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Wednesday: November 11, 2009

LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.

Yes, you can now tweet your everyday happenings to your LinkedIn colleagues. On Twitter's side of things they hope that this crossing of services will make professional tweeters (copywriters) more successful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | cross | interwebs | join | linkedin | services | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.

Need some inspiration by way of lettering? These fonts are a great addition to any designer's arsenal of fonts. The fact that they are free is also good. I like free and I'm gueeing you will too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:59 AM | Tags (9) | 2009 | design | development | fonts | free | graphics | layout | list | webdesignledger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

A handy tutotial on how to browse the Interwebs without leaving a trace.A handy tutotial on how to browse the Interwebs without leaving a trace.

A comprehensive guide from the folks at Lifehacker regarding how to surf the web and then make a successful attempt at covering your tracks. Not that you have anything to hide, right?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:32 AM | Tags (11) | anonymous | browse | browsing | internet | interwebs | lifehacker | security | surfing | tracks | tutorial | batch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Eight brilliant examples of drinking straw art for you to gawk at.Eight brilliant examples of drinking straw art for you to gawk at.

Yes, it turns out that your drinking straws are a creative masterpiece just waiting to happen. Are you still using your straws for just drinking liquids? Live in the now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:57 AM | Tags (7) | art | artsy | gallery | neat | photos | straws | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 106 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.

The folks at Mozilla are quite proud of their recent little growth spurt which was measured by tracking the amount of times that Firefox actually phones home to check for software updates (apparently it does this every 24 hours).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (7) | browsers | interwebs | firefox | users | base | millions | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Reddit founders officially announce their departure from Reddit.Reddit founders officially announce their departure from Reddit.

I'm a huge fan of Reddit - and you should be too. The content is great and there is always something fresh to look at in a variety of categories. The commentary is insightful and at times laugh out loud hilarious. Hopefully, nothing will really change (the founders make that quite plain in aforementioned blog post).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:05 PM | Tags (6) | departure | fan | founders | interwebs | reddit | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.

Ah, GeoCities - one of the first places I went to for free web hosting when I was learning all about this thing called the world wide web many years ago. Thanks for the memories and that fine ad-supported hosting you once provided.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:34 AM | Tags (9) | geocities | closings | yahoo | fyi | free | development | web | newbie | novice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The White House website code is now open source.The White House website code is now open source.

Having the public write code may seem like a security risk, but it's just the opposite, experts inside and outside the government argued. Because programmers collaborate to find errors or opportunities to exploit Web code, the final product is therefore more secure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:23 AM | Tags (6) | website | web | whitehouse | government | source | open |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Fourteen simple tips for super fast web browswing.Fourteen simple tips for super fast web browswing.

Quick summary: ditch Internet Explorer if you haven't already, learn some keyboard shortcuts, and tabs are your friend. There are other great tips and tricks for the slightly advancded web surfer on source article as well (bookmarklets, killing off extensions, disabling flash, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | adblock | browsing | chrome | explorer | firefox | interwebs | safari | surfing | tabs | zenhabits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.

Adding some jQuery into your CSS can make a world of difference. Source site covers everything from rounded corners to some specific Internet Explorer fixes.  I've always been curious to try out some of that checkbox customization.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 9:18 PM | Tags (10) | jquery | css | programming | styles | styling | checkboxes | lists | webdeveloper | development | front |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

A handy writeup on the do's and don'ts of Photoshop retouching.A handy writeup on the do's and don'ts of Photoshop retouching.

Follow these well-written collection of tips to avoid being the Mr. Bungle of Photoshop around your home or office. No, the clone stamp can't fix everything.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:49 AM | Tags (9) | brush | clone | depot | donts | dos | photoshop | retouching | tutorial | webdesigner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.The top twenty ways that web developers can reduce their carbon footprint.

Based on the theory that a black Google could save 750 Megawatt-hours a year, Blackle is just that. It's identical to the real Google with an energy-saving black color scheme.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 4:51 PM | Tags (9) | developers | environment | carbon | footprint | nettuts | web | programming | servers | blackle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Seven things I wish I had known about jQuery.Seven things I wish I had known about jQuery.

A great writeup with a list of jQuery tips and tricks ranging from chainability to callback functions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:45 AM | Tags (6) | jquery | programming | web | development | designers | javascript |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.

Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:53 PM | Tags (15) | web | browsers | history | back | safari | netscape | explorer | mosaic | opera | infoworld | interwebs | surfing | information | internet | chrome |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirteen of the world's most uncomfortable chairs for you to gawk at.Thirteen of the world's most uncomfortable chairs for you to gawk at.

The Radiator Chair comes with an optional companion piece: a $1,200 end table that sports a red valve handle on one front leg. Don’t turn it, whatever you do!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:51 AM | Tags (6) | uncomfortable | chairs | weburbanist | gallery | radiator | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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