Creative Community Bulletin On 02 July 2009 (09:05 to 18:12)

These are the ar­ti­cles, blogs, and re­sources I found in­ter­est­ing and wor­thy of shar­ing for 02 July 2009 from 09:05 to 18:12:

  • How to Copy Content Into WordPress From Microsoft Word – It isn’t un­usual for me to get a re­quest to fix a WordPress site that doesn’t show some posts in Internet Explorer. After bang­ing my head on my desk and curs­ing Microsoft, I get to work clean­ing up these phan­tom blog posts. Upon look­ing at the code via the HTML tab on the WordPress edit­ing screen, I could eas­ily put the blame on the post’s au­thor by copy­ing and past­ing di­rectly from Microsoft Word.

    Microsoft Word, when pasted, adds a lot of junk code, which is in­tended to keep for­mat­ting, but in­stead can se­ri­ously an­ni­hi­late a web­site lay­out and pre­vent browsers (such as IE) from view­ing sec­tions by us­ing con­di­tional com­ments.

    So how can you keep the for­mat­ting you have in your Word Document with­out screw­ing up your post?

  • 20 Great Online Image Editors – The on­line im­age edit­ing space has grown rapidly in the past year, pro­vid­ing great free and subscription-based op­tions for users of all lev­els. These well-rounded ser­vices let you im­port im­ages from your so­cial net­works, touch up pho­tos, pro­mote your work, and more. Here are 20 on­line im­age ed­i­tors that are worth a try.

    What are you look­ing for from an im­age ed­i­tor when you go on­line?

  • 200 Mind-Blowing Wallpapers | Delliblog – When it comes to the na­ture, we can’t re­sist its beauty. The beauty of na­ture al­ways comes with pleas­ant and mind-refreshing look. Even though we’re in the mid­dle of our stress­ing work, we still can with­stand it with the help of pleas­ant scenery of na­ture.

    However, we won’t be able to leave our work­place for tak­ing a walk all the time. That’s where nice na­ture wall­pa­pers come in res­cue. Luckily, there are a lot of amaz­ing and re­mark­able na­ture wall­pa­pers show­cased around the web. Here, I only do a lit­tle help by col­lect­ing 200 na­ture wall­pa­pers: Aurora, Clown fish, Rocks and Waterfall Wallpapers

  • 20 Creative and Inspiring Free Design Magazines | Design Reviver – Over the years, PDF Magazines have be­come ex­tremely pop­u­lar. Unlike web­sites, these PDF de­sign mag­a­zi­nes aren’t con­strained by browsers, cod­ing, 72DPI, or even be­ing on­line. Many com­mu­ni­ties have been built around these mag­a­zi­nes, with many of them be­ing cre­ated on user sub­mis­sions. Take a look at some of the best PDF mags that the in­ter­net has to of­fer.
  • 20 Brilliant Kinetic Typography (Motion Typography) Videos  | Dzine Blog – Kinetic ty­pog­ra­phy refers to the art and tech­nique of ex­pres­sion with an­i­mated text. Similar to the study of tra­di­tional ty­pog­ra­phy of de­sign­ing sta­tic ty­po­graphic forms, ki­netic ty­pog­ra­phy fo­cuses on un­der­stand­ing the ef­fect time has on the ex­pres­sion of text. Kinetic ty­pog­ra­phy has demon­strated the abil­ity to add sig­nif­i­cant emo­tive con­tent and ap­peal to ex­pres­sive text, al­low­ing some of the qual­i­ties nor­mally found in film and the spo­ken word to be added to sta­tic text. Kinetic type has been widely and suc­cess­fully used in film as well as in tele­vi­sion and computer-based ad­ver­tis­ing.

    Here I’ve col­lected 20 bril­liantly an­i­mated Typography videos which i en­joyed most ( I kind of ad­dicted to it, now) hope you like it.

  • 15 Useful Tools for WordPress Bloggers – If you use WordPress as your pub­lish­ing plat­form, you’ll find a ton of use­ful tools you can grab off the web that’ll help you im­prove your pro­duc­tiv­ity and make sure your WordPress site is run­ning smoothly.
  • 15 Key Elements All Top Web Sites Should Have | FreelanceFolder – There are a lot of de­tails to con­sider when de­sign­ing and de­vel­op­ing a web site. In re­al­ity, it can seem like an end­less list — but if you look care­fully you’ll see that there are cer­tain el­e­ments that are more im­por­tant than oth­ers, el­e­ments that are used con­sis­tently among the most suc­cess­ful sites.

    Once you’ve com­pleted the Planning Stage of your web­site, the rest of the el­e­ments fall into broad cat­e­gories rang­ing from User Interface Design to Content Creation to ac­tual Development. Of course, there are also the is­sues sur­round­ing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) — but we’ll save that for an­other day…

    With that in mind, here are the 15 el­e­ments that should al­ways be in­cluded on any top web site.

  • 15 Mac Apps Web Designers Should Have In Their Dock – Creattica Daily – Designer Lee Munroe blogs about 15 Mac Apps that web de­sign­ers will want hang­ing around in their dock.Back in June when I was con­vert­ing from a PC to a
  • 15 Graphic Design Podcasts you should check out | The Design Cubicle – a list of 15 design-related pod­casts cat­e­go­rized by free­lanc­ing, graphic de­sign, web de­sign, tu­to­ri­als and more that you should check out.
  • 15 help­ful WordPress plu­g­ins for the savvy user – This ar­ti­cle presents 15 WordPress plu­g­ins to help en­hance and sim­plify the blog­ging ex­pe­ri­ence of ad­vanced users, es­pe­cially web de­vel­op­ers and de­sign­ers. Most of the plu­g­ins were tested on a de­fault in­stal­la­tion of WordPress ver­sion 2.3.1 for ba­sic func­tion­al­ity

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