links for 2011-08-24

  • Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple in a letter to Apple's Board of Directors. In his letter, Steve requests to stay on as Chairman and appoints Tim Cook to be the new CEO. The requests must be approved by the board, which is all but assured.

    To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

    I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

    I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

    As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

    I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

  • In continuation with our website design inspiration post, we bring to you two styles of websites which look like a replica or imitation of the printed magazines or newspapers. Magazine or newspaper-styled websites are similar to the typical magazines and newspapers which contain a huge amount of content on the home page (basically text and not images, text is divided into two to three columns with background illustrations and high-quality photos on it. The magazine style is mostly used on websites associated with online shops or e-commerce while the newspaper style is applied to websites that have the editorial focus of an online periodical.

    Check out these websites that are themed and styled just like your favorite magazines and newspapers. Here are the 30 Examples of Magazine and Newspaper-Styled Websites for your inspiration. Enjoy!

  • Being a web designer, whether it’s freelancing or working in house, is a difficult job. There are a lot more skills needed than just knowing how to code a web site. If you’ve ever considered becoming a web designer, continue reading to see some of the skills needed to compete in the job and freelance web design market. Some of the skills might surprise you.
  • NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Google has agreed to a $500 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for illegally allowing online Canadian pharmacies to advertise drugs to U.S. consumers.

    The settlement, which represents the revenue received by Google for selling the ads through its AdWords program and the estimated revenue the Canadian pharmacies got from their sales to U.S. consumers, was one of the largest ever in the United States, according to the DOJ.

    "This investigation is about the patently unsafe, unlawful importation of prescription drugs by Canadian online pharmacies, with Google's knowledge and assistance, into the United States, directly to U.S. consumers," said U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha.

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