links for 2009-02-19

  • Musicnotes.com is the leading Internet-based sheet music store offering nearly 90,000 pieces of digital sheet music and guitar tablature from Alfred Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Disney Music Publishing, Mel Bay Publications, BMG Music Publishing, Zomba Music Publishing, Brentwood-Benson, Peermusic Publishing, BUG Music, Famous Music Publishing, Word Music, Shapiro Bernstein, ICG, The Loving Company, Manna Music, Spirit Music, Faber Music LTD and EMI Christian Music Publishing with many titles from other publishers continually added to our online catalog.

    In addition to the instant delivery of digital sheet music, the site also offers music books & more, a catalog of more than two hundred sixty thousand traditional music titles, CDs and videos from Alfred Music Publishing, Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, Word Music, Music Sales Corporation and others.

    GuitarTabs LLC and MXTabs.net, the first legitimately licensed site designed to provide musicians with advertising-supported

  • We won’t mention Internet Explorer here. Nor Opera or even Google’s Chrome browser (disclaimer: I may write this post for Chrome in a few months once they have extensions available). Today, we’re going to take a look at Firefox – the browser we all are should be using.

    In my endless pursuit of the ultimate productivity system, technology always seems to get in the way. Last week, we looked at how you can stay productive inside of Twitter; a place many of us seem to be spending a lot of time lately. Today I want to try and summarize some of the greatest productivity bits that the Firefox browser has to offer. You may be surprised that many of these don’t even require an extension!

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  • Sure, anyone can write CSS. Even programs are doing it for you now. But is the CSS any good? Here are 5 tips to start improving yours.
  • Possibly the biggest mistake in any development project is failure to plan. Recently, the owner of a prospective start-up told me that planning was unnecessary and a good developer could just start coding. This, I promise you, will end in tears.

    Wireframing is one of the first steps in your planning process and arguably it’s one of the most important ones. This is when the idea starts to take shape as an application, becoming boxes and buttons that users will interact with. This article will take you through a wireframing process; who should be involved, the tools to use and tips to enable you to make better wireframes.

    1) Be Clear About Your Objective
    As a developer I can understand the temptation to jump in and start coding. Often the initial idea seems so simple that surely you could just sit down and bash it out? Unfortunately, projects are rarely simple and anyone with experience will know what a myriad of unforeseen issues and challenges await you if you go down this route.

    A

  • Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.
  • A place to keep post production materials for use of reference, an inactive job file. This morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.

    The term "morgue file" is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits. This is the world wide web's morguefile.

  • Eight years ago (almost to the day), Jeffrey Zeldman wrote, To Hell With Bad Browsers, signaling the dawning of “The CSS Age”. Explaining how the use of @import for referencing stylesheets is ignored by Netscape 4, was an important step in shedding away the problems related to supporting an ancient browser. Eight. Years.

    Completely ignoring a browser in terms of CSS is a wonderfully freeing thing. It certainly can’t be done on every site. The important thing to remember is that it’s a site’s statistics that should determine what level of support you decide to offer.

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