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10 Best Web Links This Week

• My Pantone birthday colors and profile are: for October, Cosmic Sky (Peaceful, Poised, Balanced); and, for the 20th, Cerulean (Artistic, Intuitive, Resilient). What colors and profile are you?

• Want some help picking a perfectly coordinated color palette? All you need is your first color choice. ColorBlender will do the rest.

• Hot off the press news on social search from Google’s official blog.

The New SEO is About Relationships and Relevance.

• The Creative Group 2011 Salary Guide. Quite a clever piece of design work in itself (I recommend the PDF download). But be warned: there’s music on this site.

• Anyone else doing the 5 Boro Bike Tour on May 1? Training begins now! Especially if you typically suffer from bike butt early in the season like I do.

• If you have a few hours to spare to luxuriate in design blog bliss, check out design*sponge. You won’t be disappointed.

• Debbie Millman interviews the great Milton Glaser in this archived podcast of Design Matters.

Are You Listening to the Marketing? Insightful blog post by Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing Mentor.

• Why it just might be worth holding on to your old smartphone for a little while longer. I really thought I wanted an iPhone on Verizon. But I have to say, the HTC Thunderbolt is looking mighty fine.

Cover art for The Creative Group Salaries Report 2011

Cover art for The Creative Group Salaries Report 2011 (find link above)

Mary Maru