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7 sites every designer and developer must bookmark

Designers and Developers across the world need to keep up with the latest technology and trends or get left behind. It’s just how the industry works. The great thing about both of these professions is that everything we could possibly want to know is readily available, right now, for free.

I won’t hold any more of you eager learners back by raving about why you should check the following sites out, and just cut to the chase, below are a few sites you might not have heard of that are definitely worth the bookmark or RSS subscription.

1. OnTwik

An excellent resource for designers and developers dedicated to showcasing lectures, conferences and other video resources.

2. DesignIsKinky

An Australian art and Design resource that is great for inspiration and finding out what’s on locally.

3. SitePoint

An incredidbly valuable resource targeted at pretty much everyone in the Communication Design industry, great podcasts, great articles and just generally useful references. They even write their own textbooks!

4. Fonts In Use

Fonts in Use is a fantastic typography resource, great for keeping up with trends in type and full of awesome tips and tricks.!

5. YouTheDesigner

This is a cool blog full of interesting and useful print, web and photography tid bits.

6. Bittbox

A great place to find both paid and free resources including fonts, designs, tutorials and showcases of user’s work.

7. Design Float

A DIGG-like website for graphic and web designers that has a nice broad selection of topics presented in a very to the point fashion.

Yours in design and technology,

Lee

TED: Ideas worth spreading

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Want to be inspired? Love learning? I know I certainly do.

If you haven’t discovered it already… TED is an amazing non-for-profit – “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other”.

TED started in 1984 as a conference bringing people together from three different worlds: technology, entertainment, and design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conferences in Long Beach and Oxford bring together the world’s most fascinating people (who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes), and the best of these inspirational and informative speeches are loaded onto TEDTalks for everyone to see!

One great example is a speech by Randy Pausch titled “Really achieving your childhood dreams”.

Be sure to check it out.

Yours in design,

Jorja-saurus