Edition number 23 of Friday Focus, a little later than usual, but none the less, here it is. Ronalfy was a bit too busy to contribute to this week’s edition, but if you’re dying for some of his recent writing, be sure to check out his most recent article on Coordinating Clients in a Corporate Environment.
Sites of the Week
First up this week is Chris Shiflett’s site. I love how it’s organized, and silver / orange color scheme as well.
Next up is another personal portfolio site, this time of Jeremy Boles. An alternating gray and black, one page portfolio with that slick bello font. Looks good to me.
And finally wrapping up week 23 is Derek Punsalan’s 5thirtyone. Recently redesigned, this colorless design is still organized extremely well, which is why I like it.
Design – 42 Design blogs and Sites designers and webmasters need to know
Smashing Magazine should really consider renaming themselves Listing Magazine, as here is another lengthy list of top online design / development resources. Of course, we make the list (should be number one though, don’t you think?)
Programming – The Only 10 Things to Know about CSS
I found this article really interesting. Now if I only I get could this guy to join our staff team. Either way, definitely worth a read.
The Refresh 2007 Contest – Spring
As previously mentioned on the homepage, April 1st will launch the beginning of our search for a new look for Devlounge to hit the stage this summer. I’ve been wrapped up with the same color scheme and basic layout for too long, and while I still love the colors, layout, and design as a whole, it may be getting old. To solve the problem, April 1st-15th will mark an open submission period for potential designs for the next version of Devlounge. The winner will score some nice prizes. You’ll be able to find out more of this on April 1st, so be sure to watch out for the official announcement, and start preparing your designs now!
Also note, if you run a startup or you want some exposure, why not contribute a prize to the prize pack for the Refresh contest? Score some free promotion and let people experience your project as well! Drop me a line if you’re interested.
Where’s the chatter?
Comments have seeming dropped off even more considerably lately (I didn’t know that was possible). Besides that damn Myspace music hack article, things have been mum around here! Please feel free to leave your responses to the articles you read, we love hearing from you! (That includes you you feed-reading-hiding-subscribers! ;))
Announcement: Cracking the 1K Mark
Another somewhat important announcement, at least to us here on the team, is that we have finally cracked the 1K subscriber count on Feedburner. We still have a while to go until we catch Vitamin or Techcrunch (yeah, because that’s possible), but hopefully we’ll continue to make progress. Thanks to all our readers!