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Friday Links #20

[Smushit: Optimize Images For Web Without Losing on Quality MakeUseOf.com ](http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/smushit-optimize-image-size-loosing-visual-quality/)- a web tool that lets you optimize images for the web and reduce the size without compromising on visual quality.

Featured Firefox Extension: Nodobe Viewer Brings Lightweight, Inline PDF Viewing to Firefox – Gotta love the name.

[PaperCase: Create and Print Paper Sleeves For Your CDs MakeUseOf.com – ](http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/papercase-create-print-paper-sleeves-cds/)I needed a sleeve the other day and couldn’t find one. This trick would have been handy.
[Sarah Palin Blogs: 10 You Must Follow The Blog Herald](http://www.blogherald.com/2008/10/04/sarah-palin-blog-news/) – Some are pro Palin and other are not. Fun read.

Visual Studio 2008 XHTML 1.1 Templates – Finally! I’m quite done with XHTML transitional, thank you very much.

PostSharp - Bringing AOP to .NET – Let’s you add logging and parameter checking by specifying attributes. Why the compiler doesn’t do this is a mystery because it is super useful. Open source and free.

Take Automated Screenshots of Web Pages from Command Line - capture a screenshot of Google homepage from the command line like this: “IECapt –url=http://www.google.com/ –out=google.png”. Provides a quick way to grab screen shots without all the mousing around.

Android: Give Android a Spin Online – Not fully functional but it does give you a flavor of what the new TMobile Andriod phone is like.

Sara Ford’s WebLog : Did you know… You can single-click to make a project be the startup project? - #328 – Another great tip from the vixen maven herself.

XAML Power Toys for Silverlight - Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Multi-AppDomain Add-provides Line of Business form generation tools, Grid tools, DataGrid and ListView generation that really shorten the XAML page layout time.

[Parlez Vous Électronique? In Paris, Electric Cars Steal the Show Popular Science](http://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2008-10/parlez-vous-%C3%A9lectronique-paris-electric-cars-steal-show) – Several more manufactures demo their newest all electric cars.

Find Spelling Mistakes on Web Pages with Spellist – Ran it on some of my pages. Looks like I have some work to do.

Brian’s House of Bilz: I’m speechless… – A promotional video for the up coming PDC 2008 that is well, over the top. Must see.

Is There Anything You Wish CSS Could Do? 15 Designer/Developers Sound Off – Great collection of wish lists from several developers.

Sara Ford’s WebLog : Did you know… How to edit a .csproj or .vbproj project file within the IDE? - #332 – Sara, you tease…

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