Resources for visual designers

Jumpola Some terrific links to resources for designers - all on one page!

Ultimate Writer's Resource has a ton of useful information on writing and grammar published by Amsterdam Printers Learn, master, and apply digital tools and techniques.

Good CSS reference Sitepoint

Adobe Indesign help? Casey D’Andrea's shares his expert tips and Adobe Indesign resources on customized contact sheets

Killer Sites Web design tutorials

TypeKit is a service that allows any font to be displayed on the web. There is a fee attached.  Nonetheless, perhaps there may be a client or an application for using it sometime.

Typetester is a nice widget for previewing and comparing the look of screen fonts - helps with specifying typography on the web.

Web Logs and Analysis FAQs on interpreting your web reports

Q2ID The leader in conversion plug-in. A review of Q2ID is available here for QuarkXpress lovers. There is a fee attached.

An eclectic collection of best practice web and wonderful inspiration for designers is piepmatzel.

Imagination is everything at OCAD University.

Good Reads
The One to One Future: Building Relationships One Customer at a Time. Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, PH.D.

Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty. Patrick Lencioni

Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity. Jakob Nielsen, 1999

Why We Buy: The Science Of Shopping (Google eBook). Paco Underhill

Password Tips

With hacker horror stories keeping us alert and everything from our banking, friendships and mailboxes now online, we're stuck with creating and remembering endless passwords. Using the same password for all the sites you visit regularly is just not a good idea:
  1. How about starting with a memorable phase that you can turn into an acronym?. 
  2. Make sure it doesn't contain a readable word. 
  3. Mix upper and lower case. 
  4. Use a number or symbol in the middle of the word. 
  5. It's easier to remember a phase that means something to you and is secure because it's original.
Here's some good advice on how you can Fix Your Terrible, Insecure Passwords in Five Minutes at