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Vitaly Friedman's Notebook: Web-Resources

List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow-charts
  » Aug 18, 11:53 AM  Add to Delicious!

Developing web-sites over the last few years, I’ve been stumbling over the same problem over and over again: how can I visualize my idea easily and quickly? Since human being is used to visualize things, trying to understand the idea behind them, recently I’ve spent hours googling for useful tools and tutorials which would help me to create images – mostly, diagrams, charts, flow-charts etc. to visualize my personal ideas to my potential clients.

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Icons Round-Up: Free Mini Pixel Icons
  » Apr 10, 08:53 AM  Add to Delicious!

Mini-icons are becoming more and more popular. You can use them every now and again – developing web-sites, weblogs or eCommerce-portals. Few hours ago has released a set of Mini Pixel Icons. The icons are divided into 5 categories – File Type Icons, Web Design Icons, Web Blog & CMS Icons, User Icons, E-commerce Icons.

Mini Pixel Icons

Over 320 free mini pixel icons are designed at 14×14px with transparent background. They are specially designed for header or side navigation buttons. Feel free to use these icons for your site (personal or commerical). However, if you are using more than 10 icons, you must give a link back to the sie you’ve downloaded them from.

If you are looking for more professional free icon sets, you may be interested in visiting the following links… [...]

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Free Quality Font - Charis SIL
  » Mar 31, 11:22 AM  Add to Delicious!

SIL International, the creator of Gentium, presents Charis SIL – a free quality serif font, proportionally-spaced and optimized for readability in long printed documents. Charis is similar to Bitstream Charter, one of the first fonts designed specifically for laser printers. It is highly readable and holds up well in less-than-ideal reproduction environments. It also has a full set of styles – regular, italic, bold, bold italic – and so is useful in general publishing.

Charis SIL

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  » Mar 23, 12:57 PM  Add to Delicious!

One of the most useful web-dev-sites with articles, references, tutorials and tips for web-developers is re-designed and updated. Recommended for daily visiting and daily reading.

An educational Web site design and development resource, provides CSS, HTML, and XHTML tutorials, graphics tutorials, articles, tips, and Web design and development resources to build or improve your Web site presence - especially for Web site owners, Web designers, Web professionals, webmasters, teachers and educators, and students.

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Imagining Google's Future
  » Feb 2, 10:25 AM  Add to Delicious!

Have you ever thought about the future of the Internet? You did, right? Semantic Web, Web 2.0, whatever, what will it look like in the next decade? What willl it be capable of? Which social and programming patterns will it change? CNN Money has published an insightful article called “Imaging the Google Future”, in which several scnearios of the Google’s development in the future are described.

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The State Of The Web: CSS Galleries and Showcases '2006
  » Jan 12, 01:42 PM  Add to Delicious!

During the past few months various CSS galleries and showcases have been popping up like mushrooms after a spring rain - almost every month a "newcomer" was promising more quality content, more updates, just more everything. And even although one could wonder whether the growing amount of css-showcases actually improves the quality of web design, sometimes CSS galleries can serve as a great source for inspiration, creativity and new ideas. Indeed, they present the most beautiful examples of CSS-based web design and they have to be good, so they get regular visitors. There is no need to overestimate them, however, one shouldn't underestimate their ability to inspire, too.

This article is the first part of the series of articles titled "The State of The Web". Every month one specific branch of web-development will be reviewed, web-designers interviewed and web-resources presented, exhibiting the state of the web from my personal perspective. What would are you interested in? What topic should be next? Comment on this article!

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The Web-Developer's Handbook: re-design
  » Jan 7, 11:20 PM  Add to Delicious!

Few minutes ago I’ve uploaded a new version of the Web Developer’s Handbook. Since many users were asking me to change the outer appearance of the page – design, the structure, font size, font type etc. (well, almost everything) – I finally decided to take some hours, trying to figure out what would be the best for the page, me – visiting the page almost every day – and thousands of users, visiting the page every day.

The result is here.

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15 Best License-Free Pixel Fonts
  » Dec 31, 04:40 PM  Add to Delicious!

Some weeks ago I have written about 25 Best License-Free Quality fonts; surprisingly, the article has become quite popular, many artists who have created the fonts listed in my list were either angry or happy about the traffic my article has brought to their site.

However, since the topic I have written about was both extremely useful and unique for the visitors of my page, I decided to publish an article about quality pixel fonts I have found working on my last project (it’s not online yet).

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