20 Useful Web Design Books Worthy of Your Collection

Apr 6 2008 by Jacob Gube | 31 Comments

Leading image  - Books - by  Faeryan of flickr

If you’re in search of books on the topic of web design to expand or start up your book collection, here’s 20 web design books worth considering.

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15 Helpful WordPress Plugins for the Savvy User

Apr 2 2008 by Jacob Gube | 75 Comments

15 helpful WordPress plugins for advanced users - photo by  jimwhimpey of flickr

This article presents 15 WordPress plugins to help enhance and simplify the blogging experience of advanced users, especially web developers and designers. Most of the plugins were tested on a default installation of WordPress version 2.3.1 for basic functionality; relevant screenshots of the plugins in action are included.

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5 Unconventional Places to Scout for Web Work

Mar 27 2008 by Jacob Gube | 26 Comments

adrian on computer - photo by Bombardier from flickrIf you’re a freelancer or a full-timer looking for additional income, there’s a variety of places you can go to seek for project-based work.

There’s a ton of websites geared specifically for freelance workers, such as All Freelance Directory and Guru.com. Many of these sites do, however, charge you a subscription fee to access their job listings.

Typically, a lot of work comes from referrals, advertising in your local area, or through your website.

But if projects are running thin or you’re seeking to expand your project search, check out these 5 places you might not have considered before.

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10 More Worthwhile Web Developer Websites to Check Out

Mar 15 2008 by Jacob Gube | 4 Comments

Lead-in image: an architectural structure with the words More. Photo by  Gaetan Lee.A recent article of mine entitled “20 Websites That Made Me A Better Web Developer” attained a large amount of popularity and I was pleased to find out that many people found a link or two that they’ve bookmarked.

The list started out as a massive collection of 100 websites (after going through my massive-huge bookmark collection) , but I then decided that, instead of overwhelming readers with 100 links that will be skimmed and forgotten the next day, that I would filter it down to only 20 quality websites that have been truly helpful and rich with information. A few things on the list were there for sentimental reasons, such as Web Monkey and SitePoint, which did help at the beginning, but now I’ve outgrown.

I received plenty of feedback regarding sites that should have been on the list. Here, I’d like to make amends and list down websites that have helped you (and me) further our understanding of web development and design.

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10 Web-Building Resources You Should’ve Already Bookmarked

Feb 18 2008 by Jacob Gube | 5 Comments

I spend a large portion of my day connected to the internet, and as a result I’ve amassed a large collection of websites and links pertaining to web development. Here’s 10 of my favorites:

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