Welcome back and happy 2011 to all Think Vitamin readers. I hope you all had a RESTful (first and only pun of the year I promise) holiday period and are raring to get back to what you love most, designing and building cool web stuff.
Unfortunately like so many others I have spent much of the festive period in a flu ridden haze. It’s amazing how much you miss when you are ill, you turn your head away from the screen for a few days and return to find out that Zeldman is buying Delicious or Yahoo or was it Google and that the whole web world has gone mad for another social network. It’s hard to keep up.
However I did manage to favourite a few tweets and star a few articles in my RSS reader. Here in no particular order are the stories, apps and sites that caught my eye over the last couple of weeks:
- Nice infographic on the “anatomy of the perfect landing page“
- S3 Stat – Analytics for CloudFront and Amazon S3 (via @maxvoltar)
- Jamie writes about using Cucumber for high-level PHP application testing
- Interesting article in Inc on “How to Expand Without Losing Your Indie Culture“
- How to reduce HTTP requests for your WordPress site
- Beautifully designed Rails 3 Cheat Sheets (via @allison_house)
- Mashable’s Top 8 Web Development Highlights of 2010
- Embed.ly – Embedding external content made super easy
- Giga Om interview Twitter founder Ev Williams
- Wunderlist – A new take on the task manager(via @joelmoss)
- UI Sketcher for iPad (via @malarkey)
- A directory of Quick Look Plugins for Apple’s OS X 10.5 Leopard (via @codepo8)
What did I miss? If you read something interesting over the break do let us know in the comments.