Brainstorms and Raves

Notes on Web Design, Development, Standards, Typography, Music, and More

Tue

10

JUN

2008

30 More Free Blog Icons, Website Icons, Symbol Icons

Since my previous free blog icons giveaway has been so popular, I decided to create more - this time 30 free icons in a monochrome, silvery metal color scheme. Like before these small pixel icons include: 15 16x16 icons and 15 matching 10x10 icons. Download them all or by each size via the ZIP files within today’s post. 30 More Free Blog Icons, Website Ic ... continued

01:04 pm, pdt10 June, 2008 Comments, Trackbacks (2) ·

Categories: Graphics, Weblogs

Thu

10

APR

2008

30 Free Website Icons, Blog Icons, Symbol Icons

Looking for free blog icons or website icons? I created 30 free icons for anyone needing small pixel icons: 15 16x16 icons and 15 matching 10x10 icons. Download them all or by each size via the ZIP files within today’s post. 30 Free Website Icons, Blog Icons, ... continued

02:19 pm, pdt10 April, 2008 Comments, Trackbacks (2) ·

Categories: Graphics, Weblogs

Sat

5

APR

2008

9 Free Adobe Illustrator CS3 Brushes and Symbols

Looking for free Illustrator brushes or symbols? I created 9 free Adobe Illustrator symbols and brushes for anyone who needs rounded triangles or alert symbols, warning symbols. These free brushes and symbols are all fully editable within Adobe Illustrator, so you can change the colors, sizes, and customize them as needed. In addition, I’ve included resources to many more Illustrator brushes, symbols, tutorials, and resources. 9 Free Adobe Illustrator CS3 Brushe ... continued

04:50 pm, pdt 5 April, 2008 Comments, Trackbacks (1) ·

Categories: Design, Graphics, Illustrator, Software

Wed

12

MAR

2008

Respecting Copyrights Online, Part 2

In my previous post I stated that I had 'no current plans' to divulge the person behind my copyright infringement example. Although this person removed the content, images, and HTML that he took without permission from my websitetips.com site (only after I took drastic measures), he continues to add new content to his weblog that is copyrighted from other websites. Today’s post is a follow-up to my previous post, Respecting Copyrights Online. Respecting Copyrights Online, Part ... continued

12:04 pm, pdt12 March, 2008 Comments, Trackbacks (3) ·

Categories: AdSense, Content, Graphics, Web Biz

Mon

3

MAR

2008

Respecting Copyrights Online

Despite how much I see this, I’m still amazed at the volume of people taking copyrighted content, images, and other works online to use at their own sites, to pass off as their own, to earn income with AdSense or other ad programs, to even sell to their own clients, and whatever else. Like many others, I have also had my copyrighted work taken by others. So, how do you know if something is OK or not to use at your own website? And what can you do about people infringing on your copyrighted materials? Today’s post goes into copyright infringement and includes helpful resources for more information. Respecting Copyrights Online ... continued

07:38 pm, pst 3 March, 2008 Comments, Trackbacks (2) ·

Categories: AdSense, Content, Graphics, Web Biz

Tue

1

JAN

2008

Destroy Those Old Hard Drives

I have a couple of old computers to donate or take to a recycling facility, but first I want to remove the hard drives and destroy them. Researching the current best approaches to destroy old hard drives led me to some downright scary stories of identity theft or potential identity theft from consumers just following requirements for hard drive warranties or computer store repair policies. I thought I’d share a sampling of stories and recommendations on how to safely physically destroy those old hard drives. In addition, I’m including some humorous, light-hearted, and creative approaches to destroying those old hard drives. Destroy Those Old Hard Drives ... continued

09:36 pm, pst 1 January, 2008 Comments, Trackbacks (2) ·

Categories: Humor, Research, Technology

Thu

6

DEC

2007

Upcoming IE8: Interview with Bill Gates by Molly Holzschlag

Fascinating reading to be had about the upcoming IE8 via a new interview of Bill Gates by Molly Holzschlag: Conversation with Bill Gates about IE8 and Microsoft Transparency. Not long after the interview, the official IE Blog also announced the upcoming Internet Explorer 8. Check out the complete post that covers that interview, the IE Blog’s announcement, an earlier interview with Chris Wilson (IE’s platform architect), other information about the upcoming IE8, and IE’s current CSS support. Also included are links to lots more resources. Upcoming IE8: Interview with Bill G ... continued

08:31 am, pst 6 December, 2007 Comments, Trackbacks (2) ·

Categories: Browsers, CSS, Development, Software, Standards, Technology

Wed

10

OCT

2007

Are Google AdSense Ads within YouTube a Good Thing?

Tuesday, October 9th, Google announced the availability of Google AdSense ads within YouTube videos. Perhaps this is one of the things in mind when Google purchased YouTube last year. Today’s post covers Google’s announcements about Google AdSense for Video, online advertising trends, a video demo of Google AdSense for Video, and links to more on Google AdSense, YouTube, and Google AdSense for Video. Are Google AdSense Ads within YouTu ... continued

10:44 am, pdt10 October, 2007 Comments, Trackbacks (1) ·

Categories: AdSense, Internet, Marketing, Press Releases, Technology, Web Biz

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