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Photoshop Resource Lists

I always like to link to lists of resources for products and tools that I use. Here's some lists of Photoshop resources that are pretty good.

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Web Site Testing

Here are 31 Free Online Tests that you can run on your site. Test for validation, syntax, links, load time, etc. You can even check for who's linking to you, and your search engine optimization status. A great list of resources for web designers. How does your site fare?

h/t Church Communications Pro

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New Theme

As you can see, I changed the WordPress theme. Still fiddling, but since this site is rarely visited, I figure it wouldn't really matter. As in previous versions, the CSS and page structure is mine, while the PHP is a mish-mash of the two default themes and some of my own work. Hope you like it.

Update: It's change a couple of times now, and is currently using Drupal.

CSS Backgrounds

I've received several questions about css backgrounds in the last week or so. I've answered them as they've come in, but I thought a post on the subject was in order. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here's some CSS background resources that are already available.

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What is that?

Basement.org: The Richer Web & The Death Of Design

Each of these platforms have their pluses and minuses. And as we assess this or that platform we're left with an oddly empty feeling: what is all this stuff?

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70 CSS Tips

A must read for anyone learning CSS, or anyone who wants to know it better. 70 Expert Ideas For Better CSS Coding | Smashing Magazine. The Organization section is particularly good I thought.

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Master CSS

Master Stylesheet: The Most Useful CSS Technique. I don't know about the most useful, but definitely in the top few. Few things are more frustrating than working your way through a CSS problem, only to find out the real problem was that you didn't clear some obscure CSS default styling.

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508 Compliance problems?

I've been trying out Watchfire WebXACT in order to identify problems with 508 compliance. It seems to be a very helpful tool for checking online sources. Some of the documents I'm working on however, are not online and can't be... figures doesn't it.

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43 Web Design Mistakes

43 Web Design Mistakes You Should Avoid A lot of these are self-evident, or should be. I've never seen such a comprehensive list though. My personal favorites are:

6. Do not resize the user's browser windows 15. Do not break the "Back" button:

34. Do not use animated GIFs:

There are some good comments there too. I have to agree with the comment about spelling and grammar. I've seen that cause some serious confusion.

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