One more week to go before we hit 30 weeks of Friday excitement. Just to let you know, I’m cutting out one site of the week and my weekly “Top Week Submissions” from Digg for this weeks Focus, because I didn’t have time during the week (see “Slow Month“), and since I didn’t do much browsing around the web this week, I thought it’d be better to leave out entries than try to half-ass them all too quickly. So, most of this weeks focus content comes from Ronalfy, who by the way has multiple posts on the writing block in a series you’re truly going to enjoy (especially you WordPress fans). Hopefully it’ll start this week.
Sites of the Week
First up this week is Visit Cascadia. A fun but very nicely designed site. I like it a lot, and some great uses of flash here and there really add to it.
And wrapping it this [short] week is UKOS. I love the tabbed navigation, and even though it’s simply, the layout is very balanced and clean.
Up and Coming
Design – 16 Best-Loved Fonts In Web Design
A great collection of the various fonts shown throughout the web.
Software – 20 Sure-Fire Ways to Come Up With Great Ideas
A great list of how to come up with good ideas.
This week’s design dilemma is contributed by Inspiration Bit.
Would you consider using tables for laying out forms and cut the headache with the cross-browser issues, or would you still bang your head trying to get the form to display correctly working with DIVs?
Have your own dilemma? Send Ronald yours and we’ll feature it in the next focus.
WordPress Plugin Spotlight
Simple Yearly Archive Plugin is very similar to the Clean Archives plugin. Both allow you to display your posts categories by year and offer different display options. For a way to show your archives by categories, check out a plugin called Categories and Posts.