Weekend Link Roundup: Week 15

Written by Mark Sanborn: Jul 12, 2008

30 Essential PDF Documents Every Designer Should Download - Nuff said.

Browsershots - Cross test your site against pretty much every OS/Browser combination.

15 Tools for faster development - Very good list of tools for web development. One more I would add is Opera’s DragonFly development tool.

The 10 Best Linus Torvalds Quotes - Some funny quotes from the grandfather of Linux. My personal favorite: “Microsoft isn’t evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.”

Pirate Bay Wants Total Network Encryption, But Who Else? - Deep packet inspection, aka: looking at what everyone is doing on the internet has gotten more attention lately. I have been saying for awhile that eventually all traffic will be encrypted. Here is an interesting article about Pirate Bay cofounder starting such a project.

Need Social Media Success? Don’t Start With Digg - This blog can relate to this article. This blog has yet to gain any attention from digg desipite the numorous article submissions; however, we have had luck with a lot of other smaller or more niche type social networks. If you are looking for gaining some extra traffic try some of the others don’t just rely on digg.

Gmail LogoWeb Form Design Patterns: Sign-Up Forms, Part 2 - An interesting article on the web form statistics.

New Gmail Features Protect from Snooping - I have always wondered why webservices didn’t tell you your last login time and IP. All I can say is that everyone should show this information and its about time.

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