Great presentation by Luke Wroblewski on “What Every Web Designer Should Know.”
42 High Quality Fonts For Professional Web Design. (via hongkiat.com)
According to Robert Hoekman, User-Centered Design (UCD) is broken. His in depth explanation on why UCD no longer works especially with teams on limited time and resources is very convincing, and possibly have some truth in it. Read this three part article at Peachpit, and you might agree with him at the end.
Recession Tips for Web Designers by Jeffrey Zeldman is very timely and offers good tips on how to survive in these difficult times as a freenlancer.
According to Paul Boutin of Wired.com, Yes. Read his full explanation at wired.com. If blogging is dead, Wired.com would have pulled the plug on all of their blogs already.
I came across an interesting article by Luke Wroblewski on how site visitors within 2-3 seconds can quickly identify whether the site they are visiting is worth staying or leaving. That means as a site owner you got 3 seconds to impress your site visitors. 3 seconds might not be the exact amount of time for each visitor, but it emphasizes that you have a few seconds to grab people’s attention and communicate who you are, what you do and what to do next on your site.
A great book that goes beyond the web to explain this phenomenon is Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.
Google Analytics is one of the best web tracking tools for web sites of all sizes and it is free. The video below goes through the basics of Google Analytics and its features which is great for people who are just starting to use this tool.
AgencyTool Dashboard has all the tools, tips, articles and howtos that you will ever need as a web designer or developer. This is an excellent site that must be on your bookmarks if you are doing anything web related.