In this post, you would find a list of over 20 free PDF files covering aspects of Web Development as well as Graphic design. These include cheat sheet for web developers, client questionnaires for Graphic and Web design, helpful checklists as well as some useful resources for designers and developers. All of these are available in PDF format as they are easy to print. I have a number of them hanging around in my work area and find them quite useful. It would be great if you have any helpful documents to share.
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Forms, contracts, pricing guides, questionnaires and more
Creative Latitude has provided some free essential forms, contracts, employee manuals, client questionnaires and pricing for graphic designers.
Building a custom WordPress theme (Beginner Level)
Nick La’s Copy-and-Paste instructions for converting a static HTML template into a custom dynamic WordPress theme.
WordPress Help Sheet
A handy WordPress Help Sheet.
Writing a WordPress plugin
A full length PDF including all code samples and images for creating a WordPress plugin
WordPress Theme Development Checklist
A checklist for WordPress theme development.
The Web Developer’s SEO Cheat Sheet
A very useful PDF on SEO techniques by Danny Dover.
Website Pre-launch Checklist
A comprehensive pre-launch checklist for a website including content, style, validation, SEO, etc. by Dan Zambonini. (Available in pdf as well as in French translation)
Webpage Design Checklist
A helpful checklist for creating effective website design layouts.
Jquery 1.2 Commands Cheat Sheet
An all-in-one categorized commands cheat sheet for Jquery 1.2 and Ajax.
jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet
A quick reference to all functions and properties contained with the jQuery 1.3 library.
jQuery 1.4 API Cheat Sheet
A comprehensive API Cheatsheet for jQuery 1.4.
A comprehensive Prototype cheat sheet detailing all aspects of development.
Prototype 1.6.02 Cheat Sheet
Prototype cheat sheet – a full reference to a bleeding edge 18.104.22.168
CSS Help Sheet
A categorized CSS Help Sheet.
Typography Keyboard Layout
Typography Keyboard Layout – a simple, yet useful tool that lets you enter characters that are usually unavailable on a keyboard with ease.
Online Graph Paper/Grid Paper PDFs
A collection of online downloadable and printable graph paper/grid paper PDFs available in various sizes.
Guide to CSS Support in email clients
A helpful guide to save you the time and frustration of figuring out the support for CSS in email on different clients, popular applications across desktop, web and mobile email.
Ajax and Ruby on Rails
A brief intro for developers wishing to get their hands on Ajax and Ruby on Rails by Slash7
HTML5 Visual Cheat Sheet
This cheat sheet is essentially a simple visual grid with a list of all HTML tags and of their related attributes supported by HTML versions 4.01 and/or 5.
CSS Typography Reference Sheet
A reference Sheet created to emphasize the many options available within CSS, particularly for Typography.
CSS 3 Cheat Sheet
A printable CSS 3 Cheat Sheet (PDF) with a listing of all the properties, selectors types and allowed values in the current CSS 3 specification.
Top 10 fonts for Graphic Designers
Douglas Bonneville has updated a list of some of his favorite fonts in this PDF.
72 questions to Ask new Web Design Clients
A detailed client questionnaire for web design by Douglas Bonneville.
Time Management for Creative People
A free e-book designed to help you maintain your creative focus while dealing with your other commitments.
Introduction to Good Usability
A free pdf on an introduction to good usability by PeterPixel
Basic Typography and Document Design
A beginner level lesson series by James Cline on Basic Typography and document design.
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