Weekender: Facebook, Silverlight, CSS, Guy Kawasaki

CSS Zen Garden Illustrates the Power of CSS

This is a great site that shows real-time CSS design changes by simply clicking on a new theme. What is nice about the site is that it has a lot of content that perfectly shows how content is separated from the layout style. You can also download the files and play with the very well commented CSS so that even if you’re a beginner, you learn a lot!

Explorer Exposed Dissects the World of IE Quirks

If you’re a designer and who is trying to get a grip on a variety of IE related quirks, check this site out. What is really nice is that most of the major ones are covered and illustrated fully with detailed explanations and screenshots of the bug and fix. IE5+ are covered under the guide and is constantly updated for newer versions like IE7 and IE8.

Step-by-Step Guide to a Standards-based Site Using Expression Web 3

As someone who is learning web design, I found this 20 minute tutorial very useful. It really goes to explain some basics of Expression but also the finer details of web designing in general. If you don’t want to create your own assets, the tutorial also makes the ones in the video downloadable buy clicking on “Quick Start Guides” in the navigation.

Facebook Desktop Application Released in Silverlight 4 Beta

We all spend time on it, so why jump through the hoops of a browser? This Silverlight Facebook application adds a modern UI and cool visualizations to better show photos and comments. Many people I know use it as their default method to use the Facebook. To use it, visit the link. You can even right-click and install locally so you have a choice of running in the browser or as an application.

11 Outstanding Online Resources for Web Developers

Mashable compiles a great list of websites dedicated to improving web developer’s “nun-chuck skillz.” Included on this list are famous sites like Ajaxian, O’Reilly, and W3 Schools. Good descriptions and differentiations on about each site are described.

34 Favorite Windows 7 Tips

I could write about two dozen articles on many of the tips in this list, but why bother? Any person who reads this list will go from Windows novice to Windows power-user in minutes!

Add a Custom “Move To” Location to Windows Right-Click Menu

By default, Windows has a “Send To” feature in the context-menu, but this only copies a file. What if you want to move a file? Read about this registry key you can add.

The Art and Science of the Email Signiture

Email signatures are so easy to do well, that it’s really a shame how often they’re done poorly. Many people want their signature to reflect their personality, provide pertinent information and more, but they can easily go overboard. Why are email signatures important? They may be boring and the last item on your list of things to get right, but they affect the tone of every email you write.

Guy Kawasaki Shows Us How To Blog In Style

There’s something about a British accent. Whenever I hear it, I assume the person speaking with it is smart. Call it “accent profiling.” These ten qualities are the equivalents of a British accent when it comes to blog posts.


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