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(Thanks dzineblog) –> This Article is the final part of one my Business card design inspiration series, 1. 27 Creative business cards you should’ve seen , 2. 36 cool business cards you Should’ve seen

In a company where the visual identity became essential, these creations make it possible to make the difference. A well designed and printed business card can impress and make people take notice and remember you . A badly designed or printed card can leave a bad impression or even worse be simply

forgotten.

Here is a collection of cool business cards to inspire you,

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Wallpapers de locos!

You will be amazed by this really inspiring wallpapers. You can also see exhibition-sites like DepthCore, Phirebrush or Evoke. Here’s a site that focus on Desktop Wallpapers. Desktopography publishes their 4th exhibition and a new album. Dont miss it.

Download their High-Resoltion-Wallpapers on their Website.

For more please visit Desktopography.net

For more please visit their website Desktopography.net

I think this is the biggest list we’ve ever done (special thanks to abduzeedo). This week despite the fact we don’t have any amazing new launch or a big news, we can bring to you a lot of awesome links. You’ll see funny, creativity, design, architecture and some great reads. Let me know if I’ve missed a good link and share with us!

SATURDAY – 08/16

Google Turns On AdSense For Feeds

Google Turns On AdSense For Feeds

Last.FM Needs More Than A Redesign To Catch Up To Imeem

Last.FM Needs More Than A Redesign To Catch Up To Imeem

Werk updates 2008

Werk updates 2008

TexturePacks

Gina

Logo Design Inspiration: 54 Creative Logos Hand-picked From Logopond

54 Creative Logos Hand-picked From Logopond

World’s Most Counterfeited Fashion Brand

World’s Most Counterfeited Fashion Brand

FRIDAY – 08/15

Twitter Is Down… The Street

Twitter Is Down… The Street

Twitter Is Down… The Street

Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff

Mountain Dew’s Green Label Art 2008

Mountain Dew’s Green Label Art 2008

Are You Designing for the Smaller Screen?

Are You Designing for the Smaller Screen?

THURSDAY – 08/15

Apple Now Worth More Than Google

Apple Now Worth More Than Google

Google Reader Now Lets You Share Selectively

Google Reader Now Lets You Share Selectively

Top 10 CSS Table Designs

Top 10 CSS Table Designs

‘machine head’ by n maeda atelier

'machine head' by n maeda atelier

nike (burguer) air max 90 by olle hemmendorff

nike (burguer) air max 90 by olle hemmendorff

Green Concept Cars by The Royal College Of Arts

Green Concept Cars by The Royal College Of Arts

WEDNESDAY – 08/13

DevSnippets has Officially Launched with a $4600 Contest Prizes

DevSnippets has Officially Launched with a $4600 Contest Prizes

3rd. edition of the Boardgame Festival. Spain

3rd. edition of the Boardgame Festival. Spain

Interview with David Leggett / Tutorial9

Interview with David Leggett / Tutorial9

Turn Your iPhone or iPod Touch Into a Multi-Room Wireless Music Remote

Turn Your iPhone or iPod Touch Into a Multi-Room Wireless Music Remote [Music]

Top 10 Killer Photoshop Combo Moves

Top 10 Killer Photoshop Combo Moves

10 Handwritten fonts you can’t miss

10 Handwritten fonts you can't miss

OZEANEUM

OZEANEUM

highresolution textures

highresolution textures

Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days

Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days

TUESDAY – 08/12

The Spirit Trailer

The Spirit Trailer

Top 10 Usability Highs Of Mac OS

Top 10 Usability Highs Of Mac OS

The next 37signals Live: Wednesday, August 13 at 11:00am central

00am central

Top 5 Most Inspirational Videos on YouTube

36 Font Resources You Should Have in Your Bookmarks

36 Font Resources You Should Have in Your Bookmarks

Hand-drawn floral type

Hand-drawn floral type

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Hand-drawn floral type

I Can Vector Too

I Can Vector Too

MONDAY – 08/11

5 Useful Coding Solutions For Designers and Developers

5 Useful Coding Solutions For Designers and Developers

Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors

Top 5 Graphic Design Forums

Top 5 Graphic Design Forums

Is Facebook the Most Popular Social Bookmarking Service on the Web?

Is Facebook the Most Popular Social Bookmarking Service on the Web?

richard rogers retrospective exhibition and graphic design

richard rogers retrospective exhibition and graphic design

CBS Interactive To Change Its Colors. And Cnet Tests A New Design With Blogs Top And Center.

CBS Interactive To Change Its Colors. And Cnet Tests A New Design With Blogs Top And Center.

Adobe Photoshop: 50+ High Quality .PSD Files and Tutorials

50+ High Quality .PSD Files and Tutorials

livingstones by stéphanie marin

livingstones by stéphanie marin

Tulipan Condoms Print Ad

Tulipan Condoms Print Ad

Where The Shadows Come To Play

Where The Shadows Come To Play

Here are 192 of the best creative, smart and clever advertising messages that I have found across the web in recent times. They have used some great techniques and ideas in all of these ads (Thanks justcreativedesign)

Sources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Articles, Information, & Organizations

SitePoint: How to Code HTML Emails

SitePoint: The Principles of Beautiful HTML Email

Think Vitamin: Ensuring your HTML emails look great and get delivered

Think Vitamin: HTML Emails – Taming the Beast

CSS-Tricks: Using CSS in HTML Emails: The Real Story

Email Standards Project

Nielsan Norman Group: Email Newsletter Usability
544 page PDF Report the subject. Probably chock-full of good stuff but it’s $400 bucks (or $700 if you wanna make a copy)

Campaign Monitor: A Guide to Using CSS in HTML Emails

Wikipedia: CAN-SPAM (Set of laws passed in 2003 that govern some specifics about mass emails)

Mayhem Studios: HTML Newsletters on a Mac

Smashing Magazine: Best Practices for Bulletproof Email Delivery

Free Templates

Mail Chimp: Free HTML Email Templates

Campaign Monitor: 30 Free HTML Email Templates

Spark List: Free HTML Newsletter Templates for Email Marketing

Screencast Tutorial

CSS-Tricks: Creating and Sending HTML Emails
Step-by-step walkthrough of how to create an HTML email that will look good and have a very high chance of looking correct in all email clients. Tables and inline styling!

Arguments Against HTML Email

George Dillon: 7 Reasons Why HTML Email is a Bad Thing

Not everybody things HTML emails are so hot.

HTML Email Isn’t Rich

Testing Your Designs

Premailer: Preflight for HTML Email

Litmus: Email Testing

Campaign Monitor: How to test HTML emails

Mail Chimp: Stupid HTML Email Design Mistakes

Contactology: Test your Email’s Spam Score

Email Reach

Services

Mail Chimp
Mail Chimp is the only one on this list I have directly used and I can vouch for them 100%. Reasonable prices, awesome user interface, and loaded with the features you’ll want.

Constant Contact

Campaign Monitor

Cake Mail
Cake Mail’s tagline is “White Label Email Marketing” meaning that with their service, you can sort of “brand” the backend of the software. You are able to create and send campaigns like all the other services, but you can also set up clients to be able to do it themselves and in essence become a reseller.

Plick

With temperature rising to 26 ºC (in London) and above there’s no better time to get in the mood for summer. Who knows how long it will last. Therefore I put together a collection of the best summer wallpapers for all those who have to sit in front of a computer, but still want to feel the heat. No sunblock needed.

Summer by ~cyrusyrus on deviantART
Resolutions: 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

Great Summer Feeling. by ~PhysicalMagic on deviantART

Resolutions: 1600×1200, 1280×1024, 1440×900


Summerclouds by =DJMattRicks on deviantART
Resolutions: 1024×768, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1600×1200


Bliss 1.0 by ~computerarts on deviantART
Resolution: 1280×1024

Summer 2002 by ~rivella on deviantART

Resolution: 1024×768

A Summer Memory by ~Kadoodles on deviantART
Resolution: 1280×1024

Orange curves by ~N-boy on deviantART
Resolutions: 1280×1024, 1024×768, 800×600, 640×480

hotsummerone by ~reb70 on deviantART

Resolution: 1024×768

May wallpaper by ~xanthousis on deviantART
Resolution: 1778×1333

YOR by *webcruiser on deviantART
Resolution: 2000×1500

Bamboo wallpaper by ~cherrypieman on deviantART

Resolution: 1200×800

the last rays… by ~dusky-fairy on deviantART
Resolution: 1600×1200

Kiwi Fruit Wallpaper by *KatherineDavis on deviantART
Resolution: 1440×900

erdbeeren by ~fbb on deviantART

Resolution: 1280×1024

Limes – Wallpaper by ~Nadesiko on deviantART
Resolution: 1680×1050

Pineapple by *vlargg on deviantART
Resolution: 1680×1050

Summer Sunshine. by ~SenseOfTheSeason on deviantART

Resolution: 1600×1200

Summer Love by Michiel Kuipers by ~1Inter1 on deviantART
Resolution: 1280×1024

Block land: Summer by ~halfscottishguy on deviantART
Resolution: 2560×1600

summer vibe 2004 by ~Daaang on deviantART

Resolution: 1024×768

Summer-Ladybug by ~summer on deviantART
Resolution: 1280×1024

summer by ~DaaMaaN on deviantART
Resolution: 1152×864

Nuclear Summer by ~Lomode on deviantART

Resolution: 1024×768

Hot Summer by ~mrtol on deviantART
Resolution: 1600×1200

Summer Walk 3 by *ironicallife on deviantART
Resolution: 1600×1200

Summer Crush by ~Luckianm on deviantART

Resolution: 2048×1536

Summer greens 1280×800 by ~Balling on deviantART
Resolutions: 1920×1600, 1280×800

Summer is back by ~kyu-0 on deviantART
Resolution: 1280×1024

summer by ~Vatez on deviantART

Resolution: 1600×1200

“summer is back” by *bfo on deviantART
Resolution: 1680×1050

Summer Love by ~serafin666 on deviantART
Resolution: 1024×768

Instant of summer by ~red-FeNIks on deviantART

Resolution: 1280×1024

Summer Times by ~pycc-wallpaper on deviantART
Resolution: 1280×1024

Summer by ~invadertim3 on deviantART
Resolution: 1024×768

The Midnight Sun by *Isilmetriel on deviantART

Resolution: 1600×1200

summer by ~np1 on deviantART
Resolution: 1024×768

Hierbas Ibicencas by ~Shane66 on deviantART
Resolution: 1280×1024

The Seasons by ~piimapakk on deviantART

Resolution: 1024×768

Summer Wallpaper by *AriannaRedaelli on deviantART
Resolution: 1900×1200

Vista Summer by ~booterboy on deviantART
Resolution: 1600×1200

Sweet Summer by ~Verxuz on deviantART

Resolution: 1280×800

pdf tips, tools, resource

Portable Document Format (PDF) has been widely used for electronic documents in our daily life, either in work or personal file exchange. According to Adobe, PDF has been around for more than 15 years, with more than 250 million circulating on the Internet. But why PDF, and not the typical text files, docs, etc? Adobe has a good answer for that – Multiplatform, Extensible, Trusted and reliable, Rich in file integrity, More secure, Searchable and Accessible. Click here to read more about Adobe PDF.

HONGKIAT present you 80+ Free Tools, Tips and Resources to help you master and get the best out of PDF documents. Full list after jump.

PDF Converters

Online Tools

  1. PDFTextOnline – Extract text from PDF and makes these text copy-able.
  2. ShowPDF – A PDF-to-HTML converter.
  3. FreePDFConvert – Convert MS Office, Images, Web Pages, Vector Graphic Formats files to PDF or Convert PDF to Word (doc) or Excel (xls) document, extract Images from PDF.
    PDFConverter
  4. Document Converter eXPressConvert files to PDF or Image without the need of installing special software.

    neevia_technology

  5. Web2PDF Online – A free HTML to PDF Conversion service for your websites that allows your visitors to quickly save useful information in your blogs and websites to PDF files.
    PDF_Online
  6. Lettos – DOC to ODT & PDF, ODT to PDF a DOC, PDF to TXT
  7. PDFIt – A Firefox extension that allows you to convert any page into a PDF through a online service provided by Touchpdf.com.
  8. htm2PDF – A service to convert your webpages to PDF
  9. Zamzar – A free online file conversion that able to convert PDF to many document formats.
    zamzar
  10. PDFOnline – Convert documents to PDF, PDF service for iPhone, web to PDF and PDF to word.
  11. KoolWire – Just send your documents to pdf@koolwire.com, then you will receive a converted file in PDF format.
    koolwire
  12. HTML2PDF.BIZ – Web Service & API that converts your Website into PDF.
  13. ExpressPDF – ExpressPDF is an online service that lets you convert your Microsoft Office documents to PDF.
  14. Online PDF Converter – You can convert you PDF file to text or image (JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF) absolutely free.
  15. PDFText – Converts your PDF (Acrobat) file to plain text.
  16. RSS2PDF – Free Online RSS, Atom or OPML to PDF Generator.
  17. PDF-o-matic – A simple PHP script that uses HTMLDOC to convert the web page of your choice.
  18. LOOP – A free web-based service that allows you to convert and combine files to PDF.
  19. FeedJournal – Convert RSS and Atom feeds into PDF newspaper.
  20. BookletCreator – A free online tool that allows to create a booklet from a PDF document.

Offline Tools

  1. doPDF – With one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your emails and favorite web sites to PDF files.
    doPDF
  2. PDF995 -  Pdf995 makes it easy and affordable to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format.
  3. BullZip -  BullZip PDF Printer works as a Microsoft Windows printer and allows you to write PDF documents from virtually any Microsoft Windows application.
  4. PrimoPDFCreate PDF files from 300+ file types and optimized for print, screen, ebook, or prepress.

    PrimoPDF

  5. PDFConverter Desktop – PDFConverter Desktop is Windows software which allow to convert your files to PDF directly from your desktop.
  6. OmniFormat -  A free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats.
  7. PDF to JPG – A complete solution for the conversion of PDF documents into JPG, TIFF or other graphical files.

    pdftojpg

  8. PDF Image Converter – An easy-to-use application that converts PDF pages to image files with excellent quality.
  9. PDF to Text Converter – Easy PDF to Text Converter can extract text from pdf files — it does NOT need Adobe Acrobat software.
  10. PDF Ripper – Extract image, text, chart, formula from PDF files.

    PDF_Ripperpng

  11. PDF to Word Doc Converter – A desktop document conversion tool to convert Adobe PDF file to Microsoft Word Doc file.
  12. PDF Creator – An application for creating PDF documents from almost any windows application that is capable of printing.
  13. Some PDF Convert Tools – Convert PDFs to DOC competently and in batch.
  14. SWF Printer PRO –Convert documents (DOC,XLS, HTML etc) into both standalone flash movie (.swf) presentations with navigation and/or PDF document format with security options support.

PDF Creator & Editor

Online Tools

  1. Google Docs – Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application offered by Google. It allows you to download file as PDF.
  2. FreePDF.org – A PDF creator which is free and create your own pdf file with editor facility. Registration is required.
  3. PDF Hammer – With PDF Hammer you can quickly and easily edit PDF files online, without the need to install anything.
    PDFHammer
  4. PrimoPDFOnline – Free Online PDF Creator
    primoonline
  5. PDFfiller – Online PDF Form Editor-Writer works on any form.
  6. PDFescape – Your online PDF reader, editor, form filler and form designer.
  7. gOffice Web Word Wizard – gOffice Web Word Wizard is a wrapper around Microsoft Word 2007. This means you can implement a subset of the features found in Word on your website.
    gOffice
  8. Arcobat.com – Acrobat.com organizer for sharing files and creating PDFs and storing files.
  9. PDFsharp–An Open Source library that easily creates PDF documents from any .NET language.
  10. Zoho Tools – Zoho writer allows you to create a document online and save as PDF format.
  11. O!pdf – Online PDF creator
  12. Online PDF Creator – A very complete online PDF creator, comes with WYSIWYG editor.

    online_pdf_creator

Offline Tools

  1. CutePDF Writer -  Create PDF for free, free PDF utilities, edit PDF easily.
  2. OpenOffice.org -  A free and open productivity suite that allows you to save a document into PDF.
  3. A-PDF INFO Changer -  A very simple tool, that lets you edit the properties of a PDF file, including author, title, subject and keywords. It does not require Adobe Acrobat.
    a-pdf_info_changer
  4. Skim -  Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF.
    Skim
  5. PDFTools 1.3 – PDFTools is a PDF management application. It can encrypt, decrypt, join, split, stamp, create and rearrange a PDF file.
  6. FPDF – FPDF is a PHP class which allows to generate PDF files with pure PHP.
  7. PDF Text Reader – Convert PDF files to text or PDF to TXT.
    free-pdf-text 

PDF Readers

Online Tools

  1. PDFMeNot – A free online PDF viewer.
    pdfmenot
  2. Samurajdata – An online viewer, with which you can view PDF and PostScript files as browsable images and Word documents as web pages.

Offline Tools

  1. Sumatra -  Sumatra PDF Portable is the lightweight Sumatra PDF packaged as a portable app, so you can view PDF files on the go.
    sumatra-PDF
  2. Foxit Reader -  A free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size (only 2.55 M download size), breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set.
  3. Adobe Reader -  Easily view, print, and collaborate on PDF files with free Adobe Reader 9 software
  4. Cool PDF Reader – The world’s smallest PDF viewer/reader to view, print, and convert PDF files to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, EPS.
    cool-pdf-reader
  5. eXPert PDF Reader – A free pdf viewer software that lets you view and print pdf documents on windows operating systems.
  6. PDF-XChange Viewer -  A smaller, faster and more feature rich than the Adobe Reader which has until now been the Reader of choice for PDF files.

PDF Tips & Related Tools

  1. Insert a PDF into Powerpoint 
  2. How to convert a PDF file to Word, Excel or JPG format
  3. How to convert Powerpoint To PDF
  4. How to capture links and embed in PDF
  5. How to add Save as PDF button to your website or blog
  6. How to Remove Watermarks from PDF Files
  7. Docmetrics – Track Statistics for Your PDFs
  8. Adobe Reader Speed-Up -  Allows you to significantly speed-up the time it takes to load the Adobe reader application.
  9. A-PDF Number  – Add numbers to PDF pages
  10. Scan2PDF – Enables you to scan paper documents and save them to PDF format on your computer for digital archiving or backup.
    scan2pdf
  11. Combine PDFs – Merges multiple PDF files into one. (Mac only)
  12. PDF Filler – PDFfiller lets you fill PDF Forms on-line
  13. PDF Image Grabber – Allows you to take embedded images out of PDF Files.

PDF Resources

  1. Issuu – A place for online publications: Magazines, catalogs, documents, and stuff you’d normally find on print.
    Issuu
  2. Data-Sheet – A search engine specially designed for searching PDF files, powered by Google.
  3. PDF Search Engine – PDF Search Engine allows you to search web for e-books with relative ease.
  4. Scribd – Scribd is a free, web-based, document sharing community and self-publishing platform that enables anyone to easily publish, distribute, share, and discover documents of all kinds.
    scribd
  5. Calameo – A new publishing method that has an incredibly wide variety of options and is simple to use. From a PDF file, you create magazines, brochures, sales catalogs, annual reports, presentation brochures and etc.
  6. Yudu Freedom – YUDU is a free online publishing service that lets you share your work with the world!
    yudu
  7. PlanetPDF – PDF user community – PDF softwares, events and newsletters.
    planetPDF
  8. VeryPDF- A Fascinating Entry To The PDF World
  9. Thanks Hongkiat (recommended visit)

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