It’s only a few days away till August and it’s been a pretty hectic last couple of months for the ChillyBin Web Design team, we’ve had a lot of projects on the go and got the go-ahead from two of our clients to publish their websites live, so things have been really busy. The sites came together really well for Miami Horror and Vigahs Marine Technologies (view more details on our portfolio) and both companies are extreemly happy with the work that’s been done, internally we are really proud of the work we’ve done too.
We have a few resources for you this week that we found interesting over browsing the interwebs over the last week, so please enjoy…
Social Networking has become a necessity for the majority of businesses with an online presence, and it’s got an even more significant footprint with the general community. There are more than 400 million active users on Facebook, and people spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook. Significantly for business, there are over 160 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups and events). Those are amazing statistics so it’s something you want to make sure your website has the capability to tap into, should your users decide to share your content. Which means that you will need to include these social bookmarking links on your website, for those of you on WordPress, there are some really easy ways to integrate it into your current site, so no excuses…
Read the whole article at speckyboy.com
And on that note, we have a link to a Free Full Layered Facebook GUI in PSD format for those budding designers out there. It’s a great start and a very useful tool for presenting ideas and/or mockups to clients of prospective Facebook designs. You can download it from Smashing Magazine for FREE!
Things are moving pretty quickly in the web design world, sometimes you need to take some time for yourself and do a bit of self-education, there are plenty of wonderful books out there written by some fantastic authors. I’m personally working through some of the SitePoint books as well as some Digital Photography Guides on my iPad when I have some spare time. If you don’t have any spare cash, let’s face it, who does? then we have a fantastic resource for you, webdesignledger.com has put up links to 10 free web design books, so browse and download to your heart is content, or your eyes start bleeding, one or the other will do Read the full article at webdesignledger.com.
Here are some really great tips from the team at ThinkVitamin that every project manager should read, The 7 Sins of Managing Web Projects, we’re all guilty of at least a couple of them.
I’m undertaking a HTML5 course at the moment, courtesy of the lovely folks at SitePoint, it’s only a few days in, but things are starting to make sense already, and with that knowledge I hope to at least keep up to date with the upcoming web-standard. Alongside HTML5, there have been some significant steps made in CSS3 implementation and sixrevisions.com has some pretty nifty demo’s and experiments linked up. They really showcase how powerful this will all become in the next few years once all major browsers have fully supported them, and we’re on a pretty good path with 4/5 major browsers having partial integration, and IE9 promising that it will support HTML5 and CSS3 also, some really exciting times. Read the full article at sixrevisions.com.
Lastly, because season 4 of Mad Men has just started, we bring you every cigarette ever smoked in Mad Men