Welcome to Found Friday Vol 2. This week’s finds include a collection of awesome Macbook cases, a beautiful & fun letterpressed card, a list of Mac & web apps for graphic designers, and a great article on why being a designer is awesome. Enjoy!
If you’re a designy nerd, and you did something to upset a fellow designy nerd, what better way to apologize than with a beautifully designed & printed CTRL + Z letterpress card? Found on swiss-miss.
Jacob, over at Just Creative Design, asked his network for suggestions for a potential cool case for his Macbook. He got inundated with suggestions; here is his list. If you’re looking for an awesome case for your laptop, look no further!
Hit the jump for the rest of this week’s finds!
5 Reasons Why I Love Being a Web Designer
There are a lot of articles out there on how to deal with difficult clients; sites like ClientsFromHell; web design comics complaining about this & that etc. It’s refreshing, then, to read a positive article from a fellow web designer on why he loves what he does. I’m calling for more of these!
Various web sources pinpoint sales of the iPhone at 40 million – and that’s just up to 2009. Blackberries and other mobile web devices are very popular too. With this growing popularity comes the question: is your website mobile-friendly? Here is a list of 10 tools to create a mobile version of your site – most free, with a few paid options. One omission: if your site or blog is powered by WordPress, check out the WPTouch plugin. We use it on the Paper Leaf blog – simple to use & looks great on an iPhone.
It seems there are 10 solutions for every 1 problem out there – it can be difficult to know which solution is best for you. One method is to see what the pros are using; chances are, if they’re using it, it’s a good solution. Here’s a list from Brian Hoff about a few of the applications he uses – some of which I use, and the rest I’ll be checking out.
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