Now on with the top 10 list, in reverse order for maximum suspense:
Graphic designers, especially those who freelance, often rely on networking for information, growth and work. These 12 social sites provide great ways to meet other designers in either a professional and amateur context. And there are even more social sites recommended in the comments.
This post of the Telefrancais theme song five years ago isn't just about the original post. The comments thread has spawned 80 posts of discussion. Telefrancais was a weird French language instructional video that North American classes were subjected to. The nostalgia of a talking pineapple that hasn't made it very far in the digital age has driven people here on their quest to discover the truth of Ananas.
Burning a DVD in Windows is only as easy or hard as the software that you have. Luckily, there are free, open source solutions and people are really looking for them making it number eight on our list.
Twitter is a micro-blogging website that has become one of the most watched "Web 2.0" sites in the recent year. Embedding a micro-blog in your Wordpress blog can add an additional, more up-to-date feed of information in between your larger posts. This tip tells you how to do it pretty easily (You can friend me on Twitter at twitter.com/sketchee)
Audio programming is great for a commute or at wor. With podcasts being a free medium, it seems like they're taking off more and more. This compilation of tips is meant to make the concept behind podcasts easier so you can start listening to free customized radio-like programming even if you don't have the latest gadgets. If you can read this, you probably have everything you need to enjoy podcasts.
Whether it's about the holidays, a birthday, a promotion or a non-event, people are looking for all kinds of gifts for graphic designers. The latest picks quickly became one of this year's hottest posts.
This old post still seems to strike a cord with David Bromstad fans. He's an interior decorator on HGTV. While the post is old, the comments still buzz with conversation about the star. If you're looking for a place to talk about David, join in the discussion.
These free open source tools for graphic designers on a budget seems to have resonated with people. Open Source software has taken off in 2008. Open source fonts, web design, illustration software, page design and photo development tools are there for the freelancer, casual use or business. If you're interested in any of these, check out this post.
Shoe design was once limited to athletes, celebrities, big name designers and whoever is designing shoes for the brands. Now some of that technology has gone to the masses and it sounds like people are loving the idea. Now someone tell Zazzle we want men's shoes in 2009!
Crafty and resourceful designers really have responded to this tip on hemming jeans. It's the most popular post on this site. As a shorter person myself, it really makes life easier to have the option of hemming pants. This tip takes a bit of practice, but it can be worth it. Practice on some cheap jeans from a consignment shop if you're really worried about messing up those designer brands.
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