Monthly Archives: November 2009

Smashing Freebie: iPhone PSD Vector Kit

Smashing Magazine certainly has no shortage of freebie themes, icon sets, and vector images. This particular one could be useful for designers/developers working in the iPhone arena. The iPhone PSD Vector Kit is a set of images that would work well for mocking-up iPhone apps or putting together imagery for an iPhone-oriented website.

iPhone PSD Vector Kit

BlogBuzz November 28, 2009

AOL Rebranding Disaster

AOL, in their effort to reimage themselves as a “new media” company, is rebranding. The bad news? They’re ditching the classic triangle-circle logo in favor of random imagery with the white text “Aol.” overlayed. That’s right, no more caps and an extraneous period. While…

The Death of the Boring Blog Post

Don’t miss this amazing Smashing Magazine article: The Death of the Boring Blog Post. What if bloggers published less articles, but spent a lot more time on them? This is something that has been recommended by blogging legends such as Vitaly Friedman and Darren…

Dropbox: Easy File Synchronization

As long as people have worked with multiple computers, they’ve always had to find ways to transfer files between them. Back in the old days, we used square plastic things called “floppy diskettes” to store data and recall it on any convenient computer. They…

Blogsolid is Back!

Blogsolid.com is back from the dead. It was acquired recently by someone who hopes to resurrect the long-silent blog. With 658 RSS subscribers (including myself) still on the clock, I think it shouldn’t be too hard. One of my favorite parts of Blogsolid has…

Count Your Retweets with the Tweetmeme API

I didn’t know this until recently, but Tweetmeme has an API for displaying the number of times and URL has been retweeted. A quick request to http://api.tweetmeme.com/url_info?url=[the URL] will return an XML, JSON or PHP response. You can pass the full URL as the…

BlogBuzz November 21, 2009

jParse: A jQuery XML Parser Plugin

jParse is a jQuery plugin that can asynchronously fetch an XML file (AJAX, in other words) and parse it for display. It works in all modern browsers, plus Internet Explorer 6+, and the file is only 1.8KB in size. It’s basic usage looks something…

Preventing the Caching of Dynamic Functions in WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is commonly used to speed up WordPress blogs and reduce server load. In essence, it stores static HTML copies of pages on your blog so they will load faster the next time they are accessed. It works fairly well, but with…

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