Here is the first installment of our top 10 links for the week – a selection of ten links we see as being very useful and important to the web development/business crowd. This list covers both technical articles for developers and higher level business ones.
- 10 Useful RSS-Tricks and Hacks for WordPress – Smashingmagazine
Great tips for any user of wordpress that relies on RSS for syndicating content. Most of these tips show you how to gain more control over your RSS feeds.
- 5 good programming habits in PHP
General rules of thumbs for php programmers. Some of the rules may make you think twice, like the rule of “Never copy and paste”.
- What is More Important To Succeed Online: Business or Technical Skills?
A question for the ages, at least in the IT field, is it more important to be business or technical minded? A very interesting article on how these skills have attributed to the success of several companies.
- Firefox 3.1 beta news – web workers
A CNET article on Firefox 3.1. The interesting part is how “web workers” can process work in the background. Background processing would push the RIA movement further and I’m sure would lead to some very novel ideas from early adopters.
- How to Setup a Dedicated Web Server for free – with Ubuntu
A practical and useful article on how to setup a web server. This is a very well written article that shows how far Linux has come in terms of ease of use.
- How to use Twitter as a tool
An article by Guy Kawasaki on how to use Twitter for productivity. It’s a very detailed post and for those new to Twitter, it explains the utility factor of Twitter beyond just being a gossip tool.
- Online Advertising and Its Impact on Web Design
An excellent article from Smashing Magazine on how online advertising affects web design. It’s an interesting topic as web advertising is a primary means of revenue for the majority of blogs.
- Top 10 Web Dev Blunders of 2008
A list of some of the biggest “mistakes” we’ve seen on the web this year.
- Who Protects The Internet?
Who does protect the Internet? This article should be of interest to anyone who uses the Internet, so that’s a lot of people. Techcrunch takes a go at reviewing where we are with the Internet.
- Referrer Detector WordPress Plugin
A great wordpress tool to greet your users coming from specific sites.
I hope you find these articles useful. You can contribute your own links by visiting this buncholink which groups related links together in a useful manner.