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Weekly Web Favorites #2

As I’m doing research for Creative Opera, I come across lots of design-related websites, photos, and blog articles that I think are inspiring, educational, or just plain entertaining. Each week, I bookmark my favorites to share in this weekly post. This week, my favorites range from hilarious to incredibly useful.

spoonervideos

Chris Spooner has collected five insanely hilarious videos that illustrate what it’s really like to be a designer. Check out The Harsh Truth About Life as a Designer on his new web design blog, Line25.

404

PresidiaCreative put together an inspirational post called 101 Purely Awesome 404 Error Pages. I don’t know about you, but looking at this post makes me think my 404 page needs a serious makeover.

twitter

I’m pretty new to Twitter, so I found this post, The Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter, EXTREMELY useful. Webdesigner Depot covers the gamut from Twitter basics to tutorials and plugins. If you’re not a pro yet, you will be after reading this article.

960

Have trouble sticking to a grid when you’re working on web design? Are you a teacher who could use a fantastic example when demonstrating the grid to your class? Check out the 960 Grid System. This website provides templates, CSS, demo HTML, and many examples to help you build a visually pleasing website based on a 12- or 16-column grid.

worstwebsite

Session Magazine posted an article featuring the 5 Worst Websites Ever. Put on your sunglasses and take anĀ aspirin. These are pretty rough.

forms

And, to heal your eyes, we’ll move on to something lovely. DzineBlog created a fantastic post featuringĀ 36 Beautiful Login Page/Form Designs. Gorgeous!

artistic

I found this one late Friday, and loved it so much that I just had to add it. VandelayDesign continues an inspiring post line up with this latest group of 25 Incredibly Artistic Websites. While you’re there, check out the past posts. These examples should clear up any creative block you might have.


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