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Sven is the co-founder and former CEO of Smashing Magazine. He's now writing at his Conterest Blog, where he focuses on blogs, content strategy and publishing — all in German.

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Tasty snack for web-heads: The List Of Lists

A list of the most useful web-development-related lists you will ever find out there. Ajax, Social Bookmarking, Cheat Shees, CSS, Google, RSS, Web-Tools, Web 2.0, Wiki, Wordpress. On one single page. A tasty snack for web-developers.

In the era of Web 2.0 everyone is collecting, tagging and presenting bookmarks, images, videos, mp3s and, of course, links. Being focused on the most useful tools for web-developers, we've decided to collect something quite different - most useful lists, which include references to the best web-development-related resources. We've collected them, sorted them and listed in one single article. A quick overview of the most popular and useful lists for your web-projects. For web-developers and designers.


Symbols, Buttons and Icons For Free

We've all been there: sitting in front of a new design layout, we realize that something doesn't fit, is even disturbing, but we have no idea what it is and how we should improve the page. Sometimes, line-height can do the job and sometimes background can completely change the impression on the visitors - in fact, sometimes the smallest design elements we overlook can drastically improve the readability of a given text.But if your attemps to change the layout haven't beart any fruits, maybe you were looking in a wrong place. To improve the usability one can use a variety of methods and techniques - in fact, many of them will be presented in the next articles on the Smashing Magazine.


Design Patterns: Badges, Tag Clouds, Huge Fonts

Web 2.0 dominates. Everywhere and all the time. The new design trends are there, in front of you and me, on the blog you've come from and on the blog you are going to visit next. Every now and again we find new design elements which somehow manage to become essential for every hip, trendy, glossy, stylish web-site which will be developed in the era of its majesty Web 2.0.


List of CSS Tools

What can be better than simple, useful and handy tools you can use "on the fly" in the development process? Whether you'd like to test font size, generate online-forms, create rollover-navigation, create a slide-show, format CSS code or optimize your code - you can use dozens of tools to make your life easier.

We've collected them. At least most of them, and compiled them in a brief and precise overview. And here what we've come out with - most useful CSS-Tools you can use developing tableless web-sites.


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