Creative Community Bulletin 03 May 2009 Through 06 May 2009

These are the arti­cles, blogs, and resources I found inter­est­ing and wor­thy of shar­ing for 03 May 2009 through 06 May 2009:

  • The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words – It may be incon­ceiv­able for you to mis­use a word, but a quick look around the web reveals plen­ty of peo­ple doing it. And it’s all too easy when we hear or see oth­ers use words incor­rect­ly and par­rot them with­out know­ing it’s wrong.
  • 14 Essential Magazines for Graphic Designers – In spite of the tremen­dous expan­sion of the Internet, the pow­er of the print­ed word remains strong and pop­u­lar. Print media is where it all began and today
  • 12 Tips for Flawless Service – 12 tips for improv­ing your e‑mail cor­re­spon­dence with your design clients. Hey true believ­ers! At Go Media we’ve start­ed hav­ing in-house “class­es.” Basically any design­er from Go Media that has some good advice to pass along to the staff will sched­ule a time to do a quick presentation.
  • 120 Free Icon Sets to Enhance User Interfaces | Back to Essentials – Icons have been used to make com­put­er inter­faces eas­i­er for every­one. They rep­re­sent a file, fold­er, appli­ca­tion or device on a oper­at­ing sys­tem. This is a list of 120 Icon Sets for every web devel­op­er and designer.
  • 13 Training Principles of CSS Everyone Should Know | Design Reviver – Your web­site’s Cascading Style Sheet defines the pre­sen­ta­tion of the doc­u­ment, but writ­ing your CSS file can some­times take a bit longer than you originally
  • 13 WordPress Plugins You Probably Don’t Use But Should @ SmashingApps – Opensource, Free and Usefull Online Resources for Designers and Developers
  • 60% of Enterprise Companies Still Use Internet Explorer 6 – This news may come as a shock­er to the tech-savvy folks in the house, but 60 per­cent of com­pa­nies use Internet Explorer 6 as their default brows­er, accord­ing to Forrester Research. Meanwhile, your IT depart­ment spends a decent amount of time erect­ing bar­ri­ers to pre­vent brows­er upgrades. Bottom line: com­pa­nies need a brows­er pol­i­cy, or they will risk pro­duc­tiv­i­ty losses.
  • What Happens When Twitter Gets Mainstream Attention « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing – Twitter is get­ting a tremen­dous amount of buzz from brands, celebri­ties, media, politi­cians, and ath­letes. Despite the hype, it’s still a very small social net­work­ing site (like­ly under 10mm), com­pared to the social giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and MySpace (150–300mm), see my stats page to learn more. I assert that main­stream atten­tion is dif­fer­ent than main­stream usage.
  • Ultimate WordPress Tutorial Collection | Mogdesign – WordPress is prob­a­bly the most used blog­ging CMS in the whole uni­verse. Starting a blog on WordPress is very easy and the amount and vari­ety of great WordPress tuto­ri­als is real­ly help­full to every­one inter­est­ed in blog­ging . I found WordPress real­ly easy to use and almost-perfect solu­tion for my web­de­sign blog and many of these tuto­ri­als helped me to build my blog suc­ces­ful­ly in a very short time. Enjoy!
  • Contact Sheet, Extract, More Free for Photoshop CS4 – Adobe removed sev­er­al pop­u­lar com­mands from Photoshop CS4 like the con­tact sheet, extract, and oth­ers. I found this out the hard way when try­ing to do a tuto­r­i­al on con­tact sheets and found out that you have to down­load it.
  • Unusual and Creative Bus Stops – ReflectionOf​.Me – Creative and unusu­al bus stop designs that make the time you spend wait­ing for the bus a bit more bearable.