Best Design Inspiration

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The saying “if you need to ‘see’ something, look at something else” really holds true when it comes to design inspiration. Dan Lockton is now offering a new version of his free design kit ‘Design with Intent’. The kit includes “101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design”, a set of 101 cards, “each illustrating a particular ‘gambit‘ for influencing people’s interactions with products, services, environments, and each other, via the design of systems.” They’re grouped into 8 easy to work with disciplines like ‘architecture’ with examples on what will bring about a behavioral change through design. You can download a corresponding worksheet with each card. Beautifully done!

(This tip was first seen on Mister Wong!)

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Have You Received A Cease and Desist Notice?

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>> If you’ve received a notice from Getty Images, read this thread on WebHostingTalk.com and this article and comments on nctritech.com.

Have you received a cease and desist notice asking you to take down content from your website, or stop engaging in an activity? Before you take action, inform yourself about your online rights at ChillingEffects.org. Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities. While there are of course lawful claims, it seems that some individuals and corporations are using intellectual property and other laws to attempt to silence legitimate online activity for various reasons.

The website offers explanations of the law for people whose websites deal with topics such as Fan Fiction, Copyright, Domain Names and Trademarks, Anonymous Speech, and Defamation. It is a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law clinics. It allows you to submit your materials you have received (with personal info removed) which will then be posted on the site along with comments about its legal implications.

Google Code University

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At the Google Code University (GCU) does not require registration and materials are free to use. It includes tutorials and courses on advanced topics, video lectures and exercises. Find courses like , and and lots of info on .

CSS Structure And Rules

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A compact cheat sheet on CSS structure and rules can be found at HTMLhelp.com. Find cascading rules, including author’s versus website readers stylesheet rules and specificity. It also has a quick run-down on pseudo-classes and pseudo elements and basic syntax rules like grouping of ID and class selectors and declarations and inheritance.

Free URL Redirect Service

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Unlike other services offering redirects, Jambai’s comes without ads. You can sign up for a free sub-domain name and use it to access your website, no matter where it is hosted. Visitors to your site won’t see your URL in the address space of the browser, only the chosen sub-domain. The site claims to not tolerate any spamming used in conjunction with using their service. They will also delete any account that has been inactive for a year or more.