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Archives by Month: April, 2008

Listed below are excerpts and links to all weblog, blog entries, posts published during April, 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. (447 words, 8 links, 1 image)

02:19 pm, pdt10 April, 2008

Categories: Graphics, Weblogs





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. (566 words, 12 links, 2 images)

04:50 pm, pdt 5 April, 2008

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I Wrote a Book

Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists  Via Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser. SitePoint Books (July 2006). 

Available now via: SitePoint Books,, (Canada), (UK), (France), (Germany), (Japan), Tower Books U.S. and elsewhere! You'll also help support this site and its owner if you purchase via any of these links.

Learn more at SKDesigns - Deliver First Class Web Sites and via SitePoint Books.

Recommended Books

 Book cover: The Design of Sites, Second Edition : Patterns, Principles, and Processes for Crafting a Customer-Centered Web Experience. By Douglas K. van Duyne, James A. Landay, Jason I. Hong. Prentice Hall PTR (December 14, 2006). 

Book cover: Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS, by Dan Cederholm.

Hand-picked best book recommendations for Web site design, CSS, graphics, Photoshop, color, accessibility, more

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