Who needs images when we can make words look beautiful with a great font?

Better Font Management (With Font Management Tools) (#)

Joel Sacks has a look at free and commercial grade font management programs for Windows and mac machines and also provides an overview how each system works with fonts.

The truth is that after a few years you will end up with a large collection of fonts on your systems and keeping track of them as well as choosing the right font for a project can be cumbersome without the right tools. I'd be interested in checking out Font Xplorer 1.2.2 which has a compare mode to quickly search and find the perfect font.

Fonts from Smashing Magazine (#)

Smashing Magazine's fonts category is a great place to hit and keep an eye on for available free fonts around the web.

They either find them, or link to other places that have found them. Be sure and browser the archives as there are some great refreshing fonts in there that may still be available (some freebies are time limited). You can subscribe to the category RSS feed to stay updated.

Our Favorite Fonts of 2004 || Typographica (#)

If you are in need of some font inspiration, look no further then this collection from 2004 provided by typographica, which included a refreshing selection of various styles of fonts.

Subscribe to their feed for a semi-regular helping of font-inspiration.

Fontleech: The Free Font Blog (#)

A stylish Wordpress blog all about free fonts: Our constantly-growing index of the best free font sites on the web. Nice reviews, good taste, and links to free fonts among other things...

Check out the Resource categories for older content

The latest from my personal website,

SiteUptime Web Site Monitoring Service

Sitepoint's web devlopment books have helped me out on many occasions both for finding a quick solution to a problem but also to level out my knowlegde in weaker areas (JavaScript, I'm looking at you!). I am recommending the following titles from my bookshelf:

The Principles Of Successful Freelancing

I started freelancing by diving in head first and getting on with it. Many years and a lot of experience later I was still able to take away some gems from this book, and there are plenty I wish I had thought of beforehand. If you are new to freelancing and have a lot of questions (or maybe don't know what questions to ask!) do yourself a favor and at least check out the sample chapters.

The Art & Science Of JavaScript

The author line-up for this book says it all. 7 excellent developers show you how to get your JavaScript coding up to speed with 7 chapters of great theory, code and examples. Metaprogramming with JavaScript (chapter 5 from Dan Webb) really helped me iron out some things I was missing about JavaScript. That said each chapter really helped me to develop my JavaScript skills beyond simple Ajax calls and html insertion with libs like JQuery.

The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Like the other books listed here, this provides a great reference for the PHP developer looking to have the right answers from the right people at their fingertips. I tend to pull this off the shelf when I need to delve into new territory and usually find a workable solution to keep development moving. This only needs to happen once and you recoup the price of the book in time saved from having to develop the solution or find the right pattern for getting the job done..