This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.18

If you are needing a quick way of catching up on what has been happening within the design community after the festive holiday period, this is the round-up for you. Oh, and welcome back to work!
We love to share fresh design related news and resources through Twitter, this post is a collection of everything resource we have tweeted about in the past week.

Creating a Web Development Environment using Google Chrome Extensions

Since its launch, an extension system has been one of the most sought after and requested features for Google Chrome, and last month, Google delivered. They launched, in beta, there Google Chrome Extensions web site, and in just under a month they have already cataloged an impressive 1000+ extensions (no support for the Mac, as yet).
So, the big question now is, how powerful, useful and indispensable can we, as developers and designers, actually make Chrome, while backed up with its new extensions? The next question is, can it or will it replace Firefox?

Weekly Web Design and Development Inspiration – N.22

This is our weekly selection of beautiful web designs, as recommended by our readers and sites that we have discovered in the past week (in this case the past two weeks). Surprisingly, with it being Christmas and New Year, there is a lot of new high quality web designs around this week, I hope you like them.
Send us a recommendation for next weeks Weekly Web Design and Development Inspiration (for our review), by clicking here…

Merry Christmas and a Roundup of Web Design Articles from Speckyboy Design Magazine

Christmas is here, and the wife has ordered me to take the next three or four days off. I haven’t had more than two days off at any given time in the past year, so perhaps she is right. I have handed over my laptop, handed over the power lead to the desktop and at this moment she is trying to pry my mobile phone out of my hands. I will fight this one, I love my mobile!

The Top 50 Web Development Icon Sets from 2009

The demand for development icons is huge, and thankfully this year has been a fairly productive year with new icon sets being freely released every other week. As you will see from the list below, they are all of high quality, some do have more flexibility than the others, and some do have limited numbers and options, but all are beautifully designed.
Anyway, all of the icons I have listed below have been designed specifically for web design, web development, web applications and blogging. And I am sure you will agree, they are amazing.