This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.04

This is week four of our weekly Twitter design resource round-up. This post showcases the best design related links that we have found and Tweeted in the past week. We love new, fresh and original resources. It could be something inspirational, a cool tutorial, a great and useful resource, or even just a damn good read. If you have any cool links that meet this criteria, to not hesitate to send them to us here: Submit News.
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40 Breathtaking & Creative Logo Designs Just to Inspire

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Yes, another logo inspirational post, I do love them. When it comes to Noupe.com, you are always guaranteed a quality and beautiful showcase.
In this post you will find a compilation of 40 beautiful and creative logo designs of different varieties and styles that will definitely inspire you.

What if you were restricted to only 140 Characters

What if you were restricted in the real world to only 140 Characters? The office might be a sticky place for this to happen. This video is hilarious.

Web Designers Number Plate: Eddie's Geek Plates

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Stunning Pieces Of Digital Art That Would Make You Say ‘Wow’

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These are some beautiful and creative pieces of digital artwork and illustration in this post from Smashing Apps. These are wondrous creations from designers who use their creativity with a viwed from a different angle to achieve result that makes them stand out from the rest.

BlogDesk

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BlogDesk is a desktop publishing applications for blogging. It does make it easier to write posts, it can also speed up lavish processes and assists the author with smart features. It currently supports WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine. And is the only application that I can find that supports Custom Fields. Having said that, I still prefer to publish online.

The Next Serif Trend

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In the past, we’ve been told not to use serif fonts due to its readability on low resolution monitors and poor rendering in WindowsXP. Now, with display technology advancing and IE7+ supporting ClearType by default, the author of this post believes it is time to change that rule.
In this post, from WebDesignerWall, they have take a look at a few example sites and demonstrated that the serif typeface will be the next web font trend. Cool post, well worth reading.

6 Incredible Twitter Powered Art Projects

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Strangely, Twitter is being used to power some very intriguing and beautiful virtual art projects. Tweets are being visualized and mashed up with other content in ways that create stunning online art.
In this post there are six incredible experimental art projects that are using Twitter as a basis for their awesome creations. These visualizations go beyond just displaying data in more interesting ways — they are also truly fascinating pieces of online art.

Android Hacking For The Masses

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Are you looking for an easy way to hack your Android mobile? This is perhaps the easiest, cleanest and quickest method that I have seen.

iWebSkel: The Ultimate Website Skeleton!

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iWebSkel is a ready to use kit for website design. It features only the latest versions and essential components to start developing quickly using XHTML, CSS, and Javascript. All nicely packed together.
I will be honest, I have not tried this yet, and have not read any reviews on it, but it does look promising. Does anyone have any feedback on it?

Mobile Phone Concepts

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Everyday a new phone is released with the hope of being more powerful and better than the previous. What if we were to look into the near future, and view what the next generation of mobile development is going to be? This post does, there are some really cool phones here, you will love this.

72 Creative And Smart Typographic Logo Inspiration

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In this you’ll find 72 beautiful logos that proves the point that the simple use of one or two words and the proper use of negative and positive spacing can create a very effective logo design.

The Difference Between Arial and Helvetica – Rip Off?

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Popular Logos with Hidden Symbolisms

Twitter Design News Round-Up

Yes, another logo post! Some logos are very creative and have subtle symbols and messages that represents something about the company it stands for. In this post they explore a handful of such logos and demonstrate the hidden symbolism. Not quite the Da Vinci Code, very creative all the same.

The Ultimate Productivity Blog

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When your productivity is at an all time low, visit this web site. I need to visit it several times a day.

30 Great Sites Using WordPress as a CMS

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I love WordPress, you may have noticed! I couldn't let a week go by without the inclusion of a great WordPress resource, so in this post you will find showcase of web sites that use WordPress, not as a blogging engine, but as a full blown CMS.

jQuery Visual Cheat Sheet

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jQuery Visual Cheat Sheet is a useful and practical reference for jQuery 1.3. The cheat sheet (6 pages) contains the full jQuery API reference with detailed descriptions with some sample code.

30 Incredibly Useful WordPress Hacks

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WordPress is without doubt one of the best publishing platforms available and it’s functionality and flexibility mean we have the ability to completely customize our installation and theme. However sometimes a plugin isn’t enough to give us the functionality we need, that’s where ‘hacks’ come in.
This is a compilation of some of the best Hacks available to help unleash the full power of WordPress.
(And, it does include one of my posts).

How much should I charge to develop a website?

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This question was posted on Reddit.com, and has had a phenomenal response. For all the guides available for web development pricing, they all pale in comparison to the many great comments on this thread. Not only is there great advice on pricing, you will also find great advice on studio and client management. A trully great and must read.

50 Impressive Car Ad Photographs

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This post is a showcase of the car ads by Oliver Paffrath. He has worked with the best car companies in the business and made their cars look more than amazing on each ad campaign. If you a fan of cars, photography, and great final results you must check this out.

40+ Free Vector Stickers

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Zipped file contains EPS files with stickers with editable text so you can create your own stickers. There are also stickers with fonts converted to outlines. Great freebie.

Design a Stylish Retro Game Boy Poster in Photoshop

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I am not much of a gamer, they mostly bore me. But I do like to play old SNES games on the WII, and love the old games from the original Gameboy.
This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a vector Nintendo Gameboy in Illustrator and then using it to produce a cool retro poster in Photoshop.

Twi-Birds Icons

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