Category Archives: m3talink

linkHive For Jan 26th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 26th

  • FHOKE Blog | Creative Digital Agency | Free Grungy Social Icon Set – More Friday Freebies! We’ve kept to our word and continued to evolve our social icons set – the shiny surfaces have been stripped back and the edges roughened for a grungy, hand drawn look. Enjoy the new look Free Grunge Social Icons.
  • Free Icons – 24 Free Exclusive Vector Icons: ‘Handy’ | Webdesigner Depot – ‘Handy’ is a set of 24 free and exclusive vector icons that can be used on websites, logos and more.

    The icons have a unique hand drawn feeling and look great in color or black and white. The set also includes most social media websites, such as Delicious, Digg and many more.

    These icons are completely free for personal and commercial use and they’re being released exclusively to all our RSS subscribers.

    If you’d like to share these icons, please refer your friends to this page so that they can download them from here.

  • Open source e-portfolio and social networking software – Mahara ePortfolio System – Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.
  • Free Icons – 24 Free Exclusive Vector Icons: ‘Handy’ | Webdesigner Depot – ‘Handy’ is a set of 24 free and exclusive vector icons that can be used on websites, logos and more.

    The icons have a unique hand drawn feeling and look great in color or black and white. The set also includes most social media websites, such as Delicious, Digg and many more.

    These icons are completely free for personal and commercial use and they’re being released exclusively to all our RSS subscribers.

    If you’d like to share these icons, please refer your friends to this page so that they can download them from here.

  • Open source e-portfolio and social networking software – Mahara ePortfolio System – Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.
  • uzimak! » Blog Archive » Ubuntu poster sources comics – Ubuntu poster sources
    May 28, 2007 – Posted by Hannes Pasqualini

    ubuntu_poster.jpg

    I made this Ubuntu poster some time ago, and released the “sources” with a Gnu-GPL licence. But this licence is not really made for work like this, since it was concieved for software only. Now I’m re-releasing this with a more appropriate licence, a Creative Commons (share alike) licence 3.0.

    The zip file you can download here contains the parts I used to make the poster in png and svg formats, compatible with all the major free applications like the Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus. You can use them to make your own poster, create a localized version, make a wallpaper or sticker with it… whatever you want as long as you don’t do it for profit, and you share the result with the same CCPL licence (see the link to creative commonst below for more info). Please let me know if you do something with it… just curious!

linkHive For Jan 25th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 25th

  • Handycons 2 – another free hand drawn icon set – Four months after releasing Handycons icon set, I am happy to release Handycons 2 – icon set containing 20 more hand drawn icons. This time it is not limited just to socail media related icons. Package contains Facebook, Blinklist, Feedburner, Flickr, FriendFeed, Furl, Gmail, Google, Heart icon, Last FM, Linked IN, Magnolia, Newsvine, PayPal, Skype, Sphinn, Twitter, Vimeo, Yahoo and You Tube icons. All icons come in four sizes: 16×16, 32×32, 64×64 and 12x128px. And they are all free, of course :)

    I want to thank everyone for the support and for suggestions regarding icons. Enjoy!

  • Handycons 2 – another free hand drawn icon set – Four months after releasing Handycons icon set, I am happy to release Handycons 2 – icon set containing 20 more hand drawn icons. This time it is not limited just to socail media related icons. Package contains Facebook, Blinklist, Feedburner, Flickr, FriendFeed, Furl, Gmail, Google, Heart icon, Last FM, Linked IN, Magnolia, Newsvine, PayPal, Skype, Sphinn, Twitter, Vimeo, Yahoo and You Tube icons. All icons come in four sizes: 16×16, 32×32, 64×64 and 12x128px. And they are all free, of course :)

    I want to thank everyone for the support and for suggestions regarding icons. Enjoy!

  • Handycons – a free, hand drawn social media icon set – Handycons is a free, hand drawn social media icon set that contains 12 icons. Package contains icons for del.icio.us, Digg, Mixx, DesignBump, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Developer Zone, DesignFloat, Technorati, Twitter and RSS feed & Email icon, of course. All icons are available in four sizes: 16×16, 24×24, 32×32 and 48×48 pixels.

linkHive For Jan 22nd

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 22nd

  • EEI Communications – EEI Press – The Elements of Internet Style

    The New Rules of Creating Valuable Content for Today's Readers

    Copublished with Allworth Press.
    ($24.95, 162 pages, softcover.)

    This is the completely updated new edition of our award-winning book, E-What?
    A Guide to the Quirks of New Media Style & Usage.

    The Elements of Internet Style will open your eyes to the major tech-driven trends
    in publishing—and Web-driven audience expectations—that no professional
    communicator can afford to ignore.

  • Every Web Site Is the Same: The Elements of Web Style | Jackfig – You can ask most anyone the question, “What is Web style?”, and the response may be as simple as a shrug or as complex as a theorem. That is, it’s anyone’s guess. But most people concerned about the matter would agree: it is an under-exploited element of the Web, with no commonly agreed upon standards or clearly identified best practices.

    The concept certainly exists; we found one of the best summaries once on the Rice University Web site:

    “Good web style is a complex subject, incorporating general principles of good writing style and good visual design as well as technical matters specific to the World Wide Web.”

    You won’t find a more succinct definition or, more importantly, a full disclosure of the three critical ingredients of Web style:

    Writing – Design – Technology

  • Web Style Guide – Consistently praised as the best volume on classic elements of web site design, Web Style Guide, now in its third edition, maintains an emphasis on fundamentals while bringing every chapter topic up-to-date.

    Written for web site designers in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions, the book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design—from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.
    New for this edition:

    * a chapter devoted to universal usability
    * information on search engine optimization and the designs that improve it
    * a chapter on information architecture and how to promote its robust development
    * techniques for employing cascading style sheets in layouts and typographic design
    * 185 full-color illustrations

  • EEI Communications – EEI Press – The Elements of Internet Style

    The New Rules of Creating Valuable Content for Today's Readers

    Copublished with Allworth Press.
    ($24.95, 162 pages, softcover.)

    This is the completely updated new edition of our award-winning book, E-What?
    A Guide to the Quirks of New Media Style & Usage.

    The Elements of Internet Style will open your eyes to the major tech-driven trends
    in publishing—and Web-driven audience expectations—that no professional
    communicator can afford to ignore.

  • Every Web Site Is the Same: The Elements of Web Style | Jackfig – You can ask most anyone the question, “What is Web style?”, and the response may be as simple as a shrug or as complex as a theorem. That is, it’s anyone’s guess. But most people concerned about the matter would agree: it is an under-exploited element of the Web, with no commonly agreed upon standards or clearly identified best practices.

    The concept certainly exists; we found one of the best summaries once on the Rice University Web site:

    “Good web style is a complex subject, incorporating general principles of good writing style and good visual design as well as technical matters specific to the World Wide Web.”

    You won’t find a more succinct definition or, more importantly, a full disclosure of the three critical ingredients of Web style:

    Writing – Design – Technology

  • Web Style Guide – Consistently praised as the best volume on classic elements of web site design, Web Style Guide, now in its third edition, maintains an emphasis on fundamentals while bringing every chapter topic up-to-date.

    Written for web site designers in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions, the book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design—from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.
    New for this edition:

    * a chapter devoted to universal usability
    * information on search engine optimization and the designs that improve it
    * a chapter on information architecture and how to promote its robust development
    * techniques for employing cascading style sheets in layouts and typographic design
    * 185 full-color illustrations

  • Kaltura: Open Source Video Developer Community | Leading the Open Video Revolution – [This looks like it will let you roll your own YouTube - and it's opensource. Wow!] Home of Kaltura’s open source video platform, the fastest growing platform on the web – used by over 48,000 sites worldwide.

linkHive For Jan 21st

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 21st

  • Synergy
  • Developer Job Interview Questions and Answers – Are you a developer? Need to prepare for a job interview? We have selected a big collections of interview questions and answers in many technical areas: Java, JSP, ASP, C++,C#,.NET,ORACLE, PL/SQL,Perl, struts, XML….more …
  • Design Trends (Predictions) in 2010 – [I always wonder how much of these articles are predictive and how much they are prescriptive...] As we are stepping in a new decade, I can foresee that web design in 2010 is going to be fun and filled with experimental works. With the new CSS3 and HTML5, designers and developers are trying to utilize the new features to create impressive designs. Sketchy and large background styles are fading out. Serif fonts and texturized background will be popular. Thanks to CSS3, we are going to see a lot of rounded corners, RGBA transparency, and drop shadows. With the rise of smart phones, mobile web design is going to pick up this year.

linkHive For Jan 19th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 19th

  • Ninite Easy PC Setup – Download/Install Multiple Programs Fast – The easiest way to get apps.

    1. Pick your favorite software.
    2. Start your customized installer.
    3. You're done!

    Ninite installs software fast with default settings and
    says "no" to browser toolbars and other junk.

    Ninite checks your PC's language and 64-bit support
    to install the latest, best version of each program.

    Ninite runs on Windows XP/Vista/7 and works in the
    background unattended and 100% hands-free.

    All Ninite does is automatically download and install
    the apps you select. Not even Ninite is installed.

    People use Ninite to install a million apps every month.
    Here's what they're saying:

  • 10 Awesome PuTTY Tips and Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know – PuTTY is hands-down the best SSH client for Windows. It’s light-weight with a single putty.exe file and nothing else to install.

    A while back we wrote about 12 powerful PuTTY software add-ons and explained how PuTTY connection manager can help you to organize PuTTY SSH sessions in tabs.

    In this article, let us review 10 awesome native PuTTY tips and tricks that you might have not explored earlier.

    If you have not used PuTTY earlier and you have heard only about Silly Putty and Mighty Putty and not the PuTTY software, you may want to download PuTTY software from the official PuTTY download page here before exploring these PuTTY tricks.

  • Turbocharge PuTTY with 12 Powerful Add-Ons – Software for Geeks #3 – This article is part of on-going Software For Geeks series. PuTTY is hands-down the best, free, and lightweight SSH client for Windows. I have provided list of 12 powerful PuTTY add-ons with screenshots, that will solve few shortcomings of the original PuTTY. Play around with these add-ons and choose the one that suites your need.
  • Ninite Easy PC Setup – Download/Install Multiple Programs Fast – The easiest way to get apps.

    1. Pick your favorite software.
    2. Start your customized installer.
    3. You're done!

    Ninite installs software fast with default settings and
    says "no" to browser toolbars and other junk.

    Ninite checks your PC's language and 64-bit support
    to install the latest, best version of each program.

    Ninite runs on Windows XP/Vista/7 and works in the
    background unattended and 100% hands-free.

    All Ninite does is automatically download and install
    the apps you select. Not even Ninite is installed.

    People use Ninite to install a million apps every month.
    Here's what they're saying:

  • 10 Awesome PuTTY Tips and Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know – PuTTY is hands-down the best SSH client for Windows. It’s light-weight with a single putty.exe file and nothing else to install.

    A while back we wrote about 12 powerful PuTTY software add-ons and explained how PuTTY connection manager can help you to organize PuTTY SSH sessions in tabs.

    In this article, let us review 10 awesome native PuTTY tips and tricks that you might have not explored earlier.

    If you have not used PuTTY earlier and you have heard only about Silly Putty and Mighty Putty and not the PuTTY software, you may want to download PuTTY software from the official PuTTY download page here before exploring these PuTTY tricks.

  • Turbocharge PuTTY with 12 Powerful Add-Ons – Software for Geeks #3 – This article is part of on-going Software For Geeks series. PuTTY is hands-down the best, free, and lightweight SSH client for Windows. I have provided list of 12 powerful PuTTY add-ons with screenshots, that will solve few shortcomings of the original PuTTY. Play around with these add-ons and choose the one that suites your need.
  • PuTTY Connection Manager – Looking for a tabbed version of famous PuTTY?

    PuTTY Connection Manager is a free PuTTY Client Add-on for Windows platforms which goal is to provide a solution for managing multiple PuTTY instances. This is one of the most important missing feature of PuTTY

linkHive For Jan 18th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 18th

  • LinuxCommand.org: Writing shell scripts. – With the thousands of commands available for the command line user, how can you remember them all? The answer is, you don't. The real power of the computer is its ability to do the work for you. To get it to do that, we use the power of the shell to automate things. We write scripts.

    Scripts are collections of commands that are stored in a file. The shell can read this file and act on the commands as if they were typed at the keyboard. In addition to the things you have learned so far, the shell also provides a variety of useful programming features to make your scripts truly powerful.

  • OpenFaces – OpenFaces is an open-source library of AJAX-powered JSF components, an Ajax framework and a client-side validation framework. OpenFaces is based on the set of JSF components formerly known as QuipuKit. It contains fully revised codebase of QuipuKit and introduces many new components and features.

    OpenFaces is distributed under a dual license model. It means that you can choose between using the library under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) or purchasing a commercial license.

  • ZURB – How to Design Better Copy – Last week, Bryan told us that it's all about great copy—but how do you make that great copy perform? Designing your words is an easy way to turn effective copy into a weapon of mass enjoyment. Here are three tips for designing better copy on the Web.
  • Catch My Fame » jQuery Before/After Plugin – About a month ago I was reading the New York Times online and they had an article which showed a road in Brooklyn that had been reconstructed to make it safer and more pleasing to the eye. To show the difference in the reconstruction project, they showed a before and after picture using Flash that let the visitor drag a slider over the images, which were sandwiched with one on top of the other, so that you could easily see how dramatic the changes were. I immediately thought that this could be done in JavaScript using jQuery, so I set out to do it. Here’s the result:
  • Catch My Fame » jQuery Before/After Plugin – About a month ago I was reading the New York Times online and they had an article which showed a road in Brooklyn that had been reconstructed to make it safer and more pleasing to the eye. To show the difference in the reconstruction project, they showed a before and after picture using Flash that let the visitor drag a slider over the images, which were sandwiched with one on top of the other, so that you could easily see how dramatic the changes were. I immediately thought that this could be done in JavaScript using jQuery, so I set out to do it. Here’s the result:
  • emson… » 18 Useful bash scripts for web developers – Here are a few scripts, that I find really useful for speeding up my web development time.

    I’ve been building up this list as I needed to use them – so they maybe a little raw.

    For example often clients send me images with filenames that don’t match my naming standard, so running the appropriate script really helps keep me focussed on the job in hand and not waste too much time reformatting filenames etc.

linkHive For Jan 15th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 15th

  • Content Management Strategy, How To Develop The Other CMS
  • 10 Completely Free Wireframe and Mockup Applications : Speckyboy Design Magazine – Every web designer and developer should have a good and reliable wireframe (mockup or prototype) tool at there disposal. The importance of such a tool differentiates amongst web designers and developers, some use them, some don’t. Personally, I use them. It is in this initial stage of development that makes web design enjoyable, the coming together of the clients needs and your own creative ideas onto a blank canvas, allowing you to plan effectively the visual arrangement of the sites content.

    The downside is that a good and reliable wireframe application can come at a heavy price, have you seen the cost of a good wireframe application? Prices can vary from as low as $100 all the way up to over $4000. Who has this kind of mine to throw around? Certainly no freelancer developer I know.

    So, what options do you have? The Ten Best FREE Wirefame/Mockup/Prototype applications for designers and developers.

linkHive For Jan 15th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 15th

  • 10 Completely Free Wireframe and Mockup Applications : Speckyboy Design Magazine – Every web designer and developer should have a good and reliable wireframe (mockup or prototype) tool at there disposal. The importance of such a tool differentiates amongst web designers and developers, some use them, some don’t. Personally, I use them. It is in this initial stage of development that makes web design enjoyable, the coming together of the clients needs and your own creative ideas onto a blank canvas, allowing you to plan effectively the visual arrangement of the sites content.

    The downside is that a good and reliable wireframe application can come at a heavy price, have you seen the cost of a good wireframe application? Prices can vary from as low as $100 all the way up to over $4000. Who has this kind of mine to throw around? Certainly no freelancer developer I know.

    So, what options do you have? The Ten Best FREE Wirefame/Mockup/Prototype applications for designers and developers.

  • 20+ Must have documents for Designers and Developers | Creative Repository – In this post, you would find a list of over 20 free PDF files covering aspects of Web Development as well as Graphic design. These include cheat sheet for web developers, client questionnaires for Graphic and Web design, helpful checklists as well as some useful resources for designers and developers. All of these are available in PDF format as they are easy to print. I have a number of them hanging around in my work area and find them quite useful. It would be great if you have any helpful documents to share.

Bookmarks for Jan 13th through Jan 14th

These are my links for Jan 13th through Jan 14th:

  • hResume · Microformats Wiki – hResume is a microformat for publishing resumes and CVs. hResume is one of several open microformat standards suitable for embedding in HTML, XHTML, Atom, RSS, and arbitrary XML.

    Want to get started with writing an hResume? Use the hResume Creator to create your hResume and publish it, or follow the hResume authoring tips to add hResume markup to your web page or blog.

  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • Happy Seamstress – {amazing Nintendo knitting projects…with tasty patterns!}

Bookmarks for Jan 12th through Jan 13th

These are my links for Jan 12th through Jan 13th:

  • Gmail: Tips – Become a Gmail Ninja

    Learn tips and tricks to save time, increase your productivity, and manage your email efficiently. Start with the tips that are right for you, based on how much email you get each day.

  • Gmail: Tips – Become a Gmail Ninja

    Learn tips and tricks to save time, increase your productivity, and manage your email efficiently. Start with the tips that are right for you, based on how much email you get each day.

  • Magazeen | drupal.org – The Magazeen theme is a cool and modern theme with a stylish colour scheme.

    This bold magazine 2-col-theme was designed with the main focus being on
    typography, grids and magazine-look. It was created especially for
    Smashing Magazine and its readers.

  • The Truth about Split Cards : Daily MTG : Magic: The Gathering – Design notes on MTG Split Cards