October 2009 Links

Links for the month of October.

Here are a few links of interest to the folks who read my books and articles or watch my training videos.

  • 20 Best WordPress Typography Plugins To Enhance Readability – WordPress has pretty decent typography features in the core installation. But there are plenty of areas ripe for improvement. That’s where these plugins come in. On Hongkiat.com.
  • WordPress Theme Building Cheat Sheet – Are you a WordPress beginner looking to create your own WordPress theme? Building basic WordPress themes only takes 2 things: CSS knowledge and some WordPress Code. On WPExporer.com
  • The Mystery Of The CSS Float Property – What the FLOAT property is and how it should be used in Web design. On Smashing Magazine.
  • How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10v Into the Ultimate Snow Leopard Netbook – Here's the pitch: a 10-inch, almost-pocketable computer running Snow Leopard, the latest, greatest version of OS X. It costs just $300. Sound good? Here's how to make your own. On Gizmodo.
  • Internet rules and laws: the top 10, from Godwin to Poe – The internet has matured into a world of its own, and like the real world, it obeys certain immutable laws. Here are 10 of the most important. On Telegraph.co.uk.
  • Eight steps to Internet unpopularity – Christopher Breen writes: "After a particularly trying weekend moderating the Macworld forums, it occurred to me that there are a handful of ways to become an Internet pariah in a very short period of time. In the hope that you might not fall into some of these traps, allow me to enumerate those ways." Read it on Macworld. Thanks to @RadMegan for sharing the link.
  • The DVR vs Internet Video – Interesting discussion of the future of content consumption and how the networks and cable TV providers just don't get it. On Mark Cuban's blog. Thanks to @DonPerreault for sharing the link.
  • The Apple Powerhouse – It's no surprise that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) crushed its fourth-quarter earnings estimate. The company delivered earnings of $1.67 billion, up 47% from last year on an earnings-per-share basis. To understand why Apple's crushed earnings predictions were no shock, take a look at the business model that telegraphed the punches behind what Apple called its most profitable quarter ever. On The Motley Fool. Thanks to @DonPerreault on Twitter for sharing the link.
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