Monday, March 09, 2009

50+ Useful Cheat Sheets For Designers and Programmers

Cheat Sheets for Designers
Cheat sheets are useful, yes sir they are. Irrespective of the fact whether you want to learn something quickly or don't want to get stuck on some petty nuances while working on an important project, you need to have some cheat sheets handy.

Here is a compiled list of some 50+ cheat sheets for designers and/or programmers. I am sure you would find them useful. And while you are downloading your favorite cheat sheets, mind giving this collection a Stumble and/or a Digg? It would be a great help for me. Also consider subscribing to the RSS feed of The Chronicles of R so that you don't miss any of these useful articles in future.

1. CSS Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for CSS, listing selector syntax, properties, units and other useful bits of information.

2. Adobe Photoshop CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts
A handy keyboard shortcut cheat sheet for Adobe Photoshop CS2.

3. CSS Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for CSS, listing selector syntax, properties, units and other useful bits of information.

4. HTML Cheat Sheet
HTML is the language of the web. It is the semantic support on which websites depend. This cheat sheet lists the various tags available to the web designer, as well as a selection of useful character entities, attributes and events.

5. Ruby on Rails Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for Ruby on Rails, containing the default directory structure, predefined variables, methods, reserved words and regular expression syntax.

6. Adobe Photoshop Elements Cheat Sheet
A table of the shortcuts available for Adobe Photoshop Elements.

7. jQuery Cheat Sheet
A quick reference for jQuery.

8. MooTools Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for MooTools, a super lightweight web2.0 javascript framework.

9. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Help
The PDF help for Adobe Photoshop CS4. This is a must have for every designer working on Adobe Photoshop CS4.

10. Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts
A handful of Adobe Illustrator shortcuts that would help productivity.

11. HTML Color Codes Matching Chart
Another must have for designers. Matching color codes in CMYK, RGB and Hex was never this easy.

12. InDesign Cheat Sheet
InDesign tools that you will always find useful.

13. GIMP Quick Reference Card
A quick reference guide for the GIMP image manipulation software.

14. ASP/VB Script Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for ASP / VBScript, containing functions, collections, regular expression syntax and other useful bits of information.

15. HTML Character Entities Cheat Sheet
This contains a list of the assigned character codes in HTML, with an example of how they are displayed, and description.

16. Prototype Cheat Sheet
A handy reference guide for Prototype, a JavaScript framework for easy Ajax and DOM manipulation.

17. Yahoo! User Interface Library
A collection of Yahoo! User Interface cheat sheets released by Yahoo!

18. MySQL Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for MySQL, including functions (both in MySQL and PHP), data types, and sample queries. Available in PDF and PNG formats.

19. mod_rewrite Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for mod_rewrite, including server variables, flags and regular expression syntax. Also includes examples of commonly-used rules.

20. CSS Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for CSS, listing selector syntax, properties, units and other useful bits of information.

21. Cyro Pantone Foldout
A handy Acrylite Pantone color comparison guide.

22. Fireworks MX Quick Reference for Windows
A quick reference guide for Macromedia Fireworks MX for Windows.

23. Fireworks MX Quick Reference for Mac
A quick reference guide for Macromedia Fireworks MX for Mac.

24. Computer Arts Keyboard Shortcuts
An essential shortcut guide from the world's best-selling creative magazine.

25. Script.aculo.us Cheat Sheet
A field guide to Scriptaculous.

26. PHP Cheat Sheet
This cheat sheet is designed to sit by your desk and make your life easier so that you don't have to look in php.net every now and then.

27. Adobe Illustrator CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts
Useful keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS2 for Windows.

28. Adobe Illustrator CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac
Useful keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS2 for Mac.

29. Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Quick Reference
A quick reference guide to Adobe Photoshop 7.0 with Adobe ImageReady for Windows.

30. Adobe Photoshop Cheat Sheet
A handy cheat sheet for Adobe Photoshop from Brown University in MS Word format.

31. Python Cheat Sheet
The Python Cheat Sheet, a quick reference guide for the Python programming language.

32. Subversion Cheat Sheet
The Subversion Cheat Sheet, a quick reference guide for command line Subversion.

33. Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet
A quick reference guide for regular expressions, including symbols, ranges, grouping, assertions and some sample patterns to get you started.

34. Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 Cheat Sheet
A handy quick reference guide for Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.

35. Adobe Photoshop Secret Shortcuts
30 secret Photoshop shortcuts that would help increase productivity.

36. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts
A handy keyboard shortcut cheat sheet for Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Windows.

37. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts
A handy keyboard shortcut cheat sheet for Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Mac.

38. Black and White Adobe Photoshop Cheat Sheet
A cheat sheet for Adobe Photoshop for black and white conversion.

39. Microformat Cheat Sheet
Microformats allow us to add more information to our documents on the web, embedding semantic data in web pages that can then be parsed and used in other applications. This reference sheet contains an overview of the most often used microformats.

40. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Quick Reference
A quick reference guide for Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Windows.

41. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Quick Reference for Mac
A quick reference guide for Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Mac.

42. jQuery Cheat Sheet for iPhone
A touchable jQuery Cheat Sheet in your pocket, accessible anywhere. Built for iPhone and iPod Touch, it also works great on any W3C Standards compliant browser or mobile devices with built-in Internet access.

43. What's Ajax Cheat Sheet
A Web 2.0 cheat sheet for Ajax.

44. Form Helpers Cheat Sheet
A Ruby on Rails cheat sheet for forms by Amy Hoy.

45. Photoshop Toolbox Reference
A comprehensive Photoshop Toolbox reference with video manuals.

46. Perl Cheat Sheet
A handy cheat sheet for the Perl programming language.

47. C Cheat Sheet
A quick reference of C and it's library files.

48. Perl Quick Reference
A quick reference guide to Perl regular expression.

49. C/C++ Cheat Sheet
A must have quick reference for C and C++.

50. MFC Quick Reference
A quick reference guide to the MS Foundation Classes.

51. Casting Cheat Sheet
Describes several casting and type related operations in VB.NET and C#.

52. Turbo C++ Cheat Sheet
A handy cheat sheet for Turbo C++ programming language.

53. Perl Quick Reference
A handy quick reference guide for the Perl programming language.


10 Comment:

Julia Scissor said...

Thank you, thank you. This is a useful compilation. I have been eternally photoshop-challenged and always wanted a shorter way out.

Rajtilak Bhattacharjee said...

@Julia Scissor : Thank you for your comment. So good to see you back.

Heart Rate Watch Company said...

very useful cheat sheet for me. i have manage to publish a site but it is not CSS oriented. I hope to learn css fast.

Reliable hosting service said...

Good cheat sheet. I found a similar cheat sheet for google in webpronews. Photoshop still rules. Do you think anything would ever conquer it?

Stu said...

Amazing collection - thanks

Especially for the CSS ones! :-)

Anonymous said...

Gr8.

Prestito said...

I found a similar cheat sheet for google in webpronews. Photoshop still rules. Do you think anything would ever conquer it

Heart Rate Monitor Watch said...

Very nice collaboration. Will keep me from having to search around.

Pay for Performance SEO said...

I've been looking around for some CSS cheat sheets. Glad I was able to find it here;) Great list! Thank you for sharing

Whybrand said...

Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me.It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! I’m sure you had fun writing this article.

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