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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,


Sweet Chops

Red-i Design is a dog-friendly workplace – we have regular residents Stella and Luby-Loo, and both of them are always hungry.

Whenever lunchtime comes around the dogs tend to linger. This wouldn’t be a problem if I wasn’t so hungry at lunchtime and could share my food – but by this time my tummy is always grumbling.

So….I went on the hunt for some doggy treats to alleviate my guilt and stumbled across Brisbane-based business Sweet Chops – a mecca for tasty dog treats.

Sweet Chops

All of their cupcakes and dog treats use dog friendly ingredients including gluten free flour, fruit, natural peanut butter and honey, carob, molasses and yoghurt. Their gourmet dog treats are handmade (baked and iced) and are designed to be a little piece of decadence for your four legged furry friends.

Their treats have no added salt or sugar and are free of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Each recipe is developed over time in the Sweet Chops kitchen and tested by their own pooch – Noogie.

I can’t wait to get some of these treats and test them out with Stella and Luby-Loo! I have a feeling they’ll be a hit!

Yours in design,