Kick-Ass Squeeze – July 2009

Kick-Ass Websites

Chris Spooner's Personal Blog

The Personal Blog of Chris Spooner – “ is my personal slice of the web where I post my ramblings, random life updates and the odd video. Basically anything that doesn’t fit on my other blogs or is a little too off topic or too long for Twitter.”

Fuel Your Branding

Fuel Your Branding -This site will give you the tools and advice you need to be successful at giving your company the brand that will differentiate you and make you memorable. We have things like articles written by branding pros as well as things like tips on how to make your brand THE brand.

The Theme Boutique

The Theme Boutique – “Premium WordPress themes for those who value first impressions”

Kick-Ass Links


Modernizr – “Modernizr is a small and simple JavaScript library that helps you take advantage of emerging web technologies (CSS3, HTML 5) while still maintaining a fine level of control over older browsers that may not yet support these new technologies.”

WordPress 101

WordPress Overview – “Whether you’re just getting started with WordPress, or you just want to learn how to get the most out of your WordPress-powered website, these videos were created with you in mind! In less than one hour, these thirteen high-definition video screencasts will show you how to set up and use WordPress for the best results and increased traffic!”

Apple Forever

Apple Forever – “Welcome to Apple Forever, the blog all about Apple. The site was founded by Stuart Wagner and Jacob Haug, who believe that Apple is the better choice. Why is it so much better? You can find out by exploring the site!”

Kick-Ass Articles / Tutorials

Javascript frameworks

10 Impressive JavaScript Animation Frameworks – “In this article, you will read about the top 10 JavaScript-based animation frameworks and libraries that will enable you to create engaging and captivating user experiences.”

How to Work with a Designer

How to work with a professional designer – “In the 3 years I’ve been in business I’ve seen many different job requests come in. However, of all my job requests, only about 10% actually ever go through. There are all sorts of reasons, but many times it’s due to some common issues. This leads me to believe that many people out there don’t know the preferred practices when it comes to working with, and hiring designers. [...]”

50 Creative and Inspiring 404 pages

50 Creative and Inspiring 404 Pages – “In this post you will find a showcase containing 50 of the most creative 404 pages that we found on the net.”

Multiple single.php templates in WordPress

Tutorial: Multiple single.php templates in WordPress – “WordPress has loads of cool features built in for those of us who like to treat post categories differently, but sometimes a little extra hacking is required.”

23 Essential HTML 5 Resources

23 Essential HTML 5 Resources – “Everyone is excited about the possibilities of HTML 5, but there’s a lot to learn and absorb as well. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of articles to get you started!”

Choosing The Right Niche For Your Blog

Choosing The Right Niche For Your Blog – “Today I decided to do something different, one of the most asked questions people ask me, is how do they decide what to blog about? Well today I have got together with fellow 6 figure blogger, David Risley to answer that question.”

9 Tips for Establishing Your Own Marketing Method as a Freelancer

9 Tips for Establishing Your Own Marketing Method as a Freelancer – “In this article we’ll look at the subject of marketing yourself as a freelancer, but the information will also be applicable to small design studios. Regardless of whether you are just getting started as a freelancer or whether you have a good bit of experience, giving consideration to your marketing efforts is a worthwhile activity.”

The Importance Of Wireframes In Web Design And 9 Tools To Create Wireframes

The Importance Of Wireframes In Web Design And 9 Tools To Create Wireframes – “Designing wireframes the right way the first time cost no more than doing it the wrong way. Creating a paper prototype adds no cost, either- simply print out the wireframe diagrams for the pages a visitor will use to complete the tasks most closely related to achieving his goals and meeting the site’s business objectives.”

How to include JQuery on your WordPress theme

How to include JQuery on your WordPress theme – “JQuery is definitely a great Javascript framework, which allow you to, among other things, create stunning visual effects. Including JQuery is easy. But do you know that WordPress can make it even easier?”

30 Essential CSS3 Resources

30 Essential CSS3 Resources – “Web designers around the world are extremely excited about the power of CSS3 and the creative freedom it offers. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 29 resources for you to learn more.”

40 Eye-Catching Registration Pages

40 Eye-Catching Registration Pages – “Because it’s fairly easy to steer towards the wrong direction when designing a registration page, we’ve provided 40 eye-catching pages for your inspiration. Each of these pages posses vital characteristics in the succession of a complete registration on your site.”

Massive Compilation of Designer Tools

Massive Compilation of Designer Tools – “Web designers have a wealth of tools available to them, for doing everything from organizing their thoughts about a particular design to debugging the final design. But with so many tools out there, how do you ever determine which ones are really useful and which ones are just going to waste your time?”

The Ultimate Round-Up of Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

The Ultimate Round-Up of Fireworks Tutorials and Resources – “In this post, you will learn how powerful Fireworks can be and you will see how easily it can be used for any design project, whether you are a graphic designer or web designer. Would you consider changing from Photoshop?”

Pure CSS text gradient (no PNGs)

Pure CSS text gradient (no PNGs) – “A pure CSS text gradient with no PNG images necessary. Of course, it only works in Safari … but Safari is the way of the future. Get your mind into techniques like this now, and you’ll know the logic when other browsers catch up.”

Add to Cart Button Showcase

“Add to Cart” Button Showcase – “In this post we will feature more than 60 items for your design inspiration. First, we will showcase the “add to cart” buttons. Then, we will also showcase the display of shopping cart icons and items.”

Date Display Technique with Sprites

Date Display Technique with Sprites – “Hopefully it’s fairly obvious that each date doesn’t have it’s own unique graphic. The dates are pieced together from a single graphic (css sprites!), where different smaller parts of the graphic are shown in the three different regions: day, month, and year.”

Text Rotation with CSS

Text Rotation with CSS – “Within the article I linked to, the example uses an image sprite and a sprinkle of CSS to get things positioned right. Well, maybe not so much a sprinkle. It’s like the top fell off the pepper shaker and you’ve suddenly got a large pile of pepper on your food. It makes me want to sneeze. Thankfully, many of the popular browsers of today support the ability to rotate HTML elements. Even better? We can make it work in Internet Explorer (back to version 5.5 even). How you might ask? Okay, let’s look at the HTML.”

Kick-Ass Fonts

Indonesia font


Damask Dingbats

Damask Dingbats

Romance Fatal Serif Font

Romance Fatal Serif

Celeste Font


101 Apb Font

101 Apb

One Comment on "Kick-Ass Squeeze – July 2009"

  1. Monie says:

    Great collections…

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