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Weekly Tech Roundup for November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

This week’s Tech Roundup includes WordPress infographics, free fonts, and a new security tool for small businesses.

New Tool to Help Small Businesses Plan for Cyberattack – The FCC is developing a tool to help small businesses with their security planning. The tool will ask a series of questions and output policies and suggestions based on those results. Be on the lookout for it later this month.

20 High Quality Free Fonts Every Designer Should Own – As an admitted font hoarder, I was excited to see this as a reminder of some of the fonts I lost in a recent upgrade (the one thing I forgot to back up – ugh!). It was great to somewhat replenish my stash.

WordPress Developer Tools – Two tools to check out if you make WordPress websites.

15 Entertaining & Informative WordPress Infographics – Exactly what the title indicates, these are interesting and fun infographics. If you work with WordPress you’ll appreciate them.

A Brief History of Web Standards – Another infographic. This one is very informative. It takes you all the way back to 1962! It covers technology, typography, and web standards.

15 Point Checklist: WordPress Start-Up Guide After Installation – A handy guide for what to do after you install WordPress. There’s an pared-down advanced version and a more detailed beginner version. I can see this being really useful for both types of users, particularly for beginners as it explains what everything what each is and why it should be done.

Have a great weekend!

Weekly Tech Roundup – August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

This week’s Tech Roundup includes what’s new in Firefox 6, a must-read on CSS best practices, and a review of caching plugins for WordPress.

Firefox 6 is here – Details of what’s new in Firefox 6. Have you upgraded yet? It took me a few days because I had to wait for all of my must-have add-ons to become available for the new version. I haven’t noticed much difference yet.

An Event Apart: CSS Best Practices – A bullet-point overview of Nicole Sullivan’s talk at An Event Apart Minneapolis, called “Our Best Practices Are Killing Us.” Fascinating statistics and a must-read for any designer or developer.

Komodo Edit Is a Versatile Open Source Code Editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux – Looking for a new code/text editor? You might want to take a look at Komodo, especially if you use more than one operating system. I am a big fan of Notepad++ but I’m going to give it a shot. If you’ve used it, feel free to share your experience in the comments.

8 Excellent WordPress Caching Plugins to Speed Up Your Site – If you run a WordPress site with a good amount of visitors, chances are good you’ll want to make your site faster at some point. One way to do that is to use a caching plugin. This article goes over 8 options.

Infographic about WP_Query – I love infographics. Even more when they are super useful like this one! If you’ve ever written or edited a custom WordPress theme you’ve probably come across WP_Query. Unless you’re a seasoned pro this is probably still a touch complicated but it should help you get a better understanding of how it works.

What Are Websites Made Of? (Infographic) – Yet another infographic with some very interesting stats about what makes up the web.

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Weekly Tech Roundup – August 19, 2011

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

This week’s Tech Roundup includes WordPress survey results, Know Your Network lessons, and how browsers work.

So you think you can build a website? – This is a smart and funny flowchart to help you decide if you can take your website idea from concept to production. Make sure to click through to see the full size infographic.

State of the Word – WordPress year in review presentation with results of their recent user and developer survey. They have some very impressive stats and I’m excited to see more of the crunched numbers. If you are a WordPress designer, developer, or user, you should watch the video to see what has happened this year and what is up in the near future.

This week’s Night School series at Lifehacker is a good one. It’s all about getting to know your home network. Check it out if you’d like to learn more about your wifi network:

How Browsers Work: Behind the Scenes of Modern Web Browsers – Keeping with the spirit of how things work, this is a very detailed explanation of how your web browser works. It includes just about everything you’d ever want or need to know about how your browser processes information.

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