Monthly Archives: December 2009

Tripwire – The Weblog for Web Design and Development

Tripwire is a very informative online resource for web designers and web developers. With literally hundreds of tutorials, tools, tips and step-by-step examples of the best design and development out there on the web, Tripwire’s writers share information that can help change the way you think about and approach design and the Internet.

A quick preview of post titles should give you an idea of what to expect in terms of samples and other helpful tools:
16 Scarily Realistic 3D animations
15 Stunning Fresh Photographic Effects from DeviantArt
10 Brilliant On-line Tools For Freelancers
30 Essential Tools For Web Designers

Tripwire offers articles on things from CSS, design and development, icons and Javascript to Photoshop, themes and logos. For the artistic and the analytical among you, this site offers hours of fun, inspiration and helpful lessons on how to expand your repertoire of skills, and expose you to how other designers and developers think. Have fun!

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Planning For 2010 – Make Your Own Calendars and Planners

It’s December! Blink, it’ll be Christmas. Blink again, it’ll be New Year’s day –snap!–just like that. Take this moment before the unavoidable seasonal rush to get a head start on planning your 2010.

For the master planners and list-lovers out there, Compact Calendar Creator helps you print-out an entire year on one page. It’s a very simple (and free) online app that lets you pick between a Sunday-Saturday version (where the 5 workdays are sandwiched in between the 2 weekdays) or a Monday-Sunday version (with Sat-Sun ending the week).

PDF Calendar also lets you print out your choice of calendar –again, for free– from the usual month-at-a-glance to 12 weeks per page, an option which you can format to fit your preferences with shading, borders, margins and even page-orientation. Continue reading Planning For 2010 – Make Your Own Calendars and Planners and Personal MBA’s

Running a business isn’t all about the products or services you provide. That’s only one part of the whole picture. Numbers have a huge role too — after all, they’re everywhere and they’re vital.

Numbers support and define your metrics, your goals — how else would you know you’re meeting them if you don’t have a record? Then you throw in your income and expenses, just to start, things which delineate the financial health of your enterprise…The list goes on.

Numbers are important. Don’t let math-phobia and lack of a business degree stop you from learning to read the numbers. Knowing how to read your financial papers is part of the costs, and strengths, of running a business.

Accounting is one free online resource that can help you with the numbers. The goal of the people running the site is “to make accounting information available for free to everybody on the planet 24/7. Whether you are a student or business person, we know how difficult accounting can be. That’s why we have spent so much time making this alternative resource available to you for free.”

And boy do they deliver. Continue reading and Personal MBA’s