Well, finally. Here is the first installment of (Anti) Social Lists in 2009. I’ve meant to do one the last two weeks but I wasn’t online enough to have enough interesting links to include. This week I have information about html 5, WordPress tutorials, the WordPress 2.7 interface, PSD to HTML tutorials, freelancing, cleaning a coffeemaker and Jeff Starr’s thoughts on Twitter. I posted some of these links on Twitter, so you may have already seen them, but they are worth repeating.
- 5 Exciting Things in HTML HTML hasn’t had a major revision since 1999 back when we were all stressing about Y2K. But don’t hold your breath because HTML 5 isn’t due until 2012. The W3C definitely doesn’t work fast. HTML 5 plans to include more precise ways of describing the structure of a web page. For example, we currently use the p tag to designate a paragraph but 5 will also include tags for header, navigation footer, sidebar and content. It almost sounds like HTML 5 is going to be more blog like. Read more of the article if you are interested in this topic.
- 30 Excellent WordPress Video Tutorials – Umm … this is just what the title says. There are videos on all topics. Useful and helpful.
- WordPress 2.7: Guide to the New Interface – This site includes a link to a guide to the new WordPress 2.7 interface. The guide is a downloadable pdf.
- Thoughts on Twitter from Jeff Starr of Perishable Press – Jeff Starr has written his thoughts on Twitter. It contains a lot of truths and quite a bit of humor. I especially enjoyed the part about “whats his name” from TechCrunch who doesn’t follow anybody.
- 12 Fantastic PSD to HTML Tutorials – A couple of months ago I had a hard time locating one decent tutorial on this topic and now ThemeForest has gathered 12 all in one location. This is very useful for web designers.
- 4 Online Freelancing Jobs You Should Approach with Caution – This is SO true. I highly recommend avoiding the client who says it’s going to be an easy 10 minute job. It won’t be easy, it will take a lot longer than 10 minutes, and you will lose money. My thought is if it’s so easy, do it yourself.
- How to Clean a Coffee Maker – My coffee make was in deplorable condition and I couldn’t quite remember how to clean it. I knew it was vinegar / water combination and this article helped me do it properly. I can’t live without my coffee – I don’t drink it to stay awake, I drink it to stay alive ;-)
And, finally, a really cute photo of Capt. Courageous, which explains why it takes so long for my daughter and I to get our hats and scarves on in the morning.