1. Vector RSS Icons

Take your RSS feed to the dark side with these sinister symbols.

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If you decorate your house for Halloween, why not do the same for your blog? We’ve found eight great collections of social media icons that will add some spook to your site.

From pumpkins to cauldrons, from bats to black cats, these graphic ghouls will transform your site into a veritable Halloween grotto of gruesome.

Take a look through the gallery for our picks. Link us in the comments below to any other spooky icon sets you’ve seen.

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Already using Google+? Follow Mashable’s Pete Cashmore for the latest about the platform’s new features, tips and tricks as well as social media and technology updates.

Now that you’ve had a few weeks to get your feet wet with Google+, it’s time to make sure your other web properties are linking to your +Profile in style.

SEE ALSO: Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 Hints for New Users

As always, the web is teeming with talented and generous artists who offer their visions of a more beautiful Internet up for free. We’ve sampled their wares and chosen the classiest badges and buttons that will alert your readers in no uncertain terms: “Hey, I’m doing things on the Google+!”

Found any beauties we missed? Link away in the comments.

1. The Google+ App, by David Walsh

Probably the defining Google+ icon on the web right now, the subtle gradients and light shadow give David Walsh’s contribution the look of a smooth stone. It’ll make a nice addition to any webpage or app dock.

2. A Google Rainbow, by Samuel McQueen

What it lacks in texture, it makes up for with a fresh take on Google’s color scheme.

3. A Clean Vector, via Sean McCabe

Here’s the original inspiration for Walsh’s, created by designer Sean McCabe. This option includes the big plus.

4. A Bit of Texture, via Creative Nerds

This four-pack comes with and without grain.

4. Assorted +1 Items, via IconShock

At first glance, this pack may seem similar to those previously discussed. But the bevel of light that runs across each one adds a glossier feel. What’s more, the set comes with the white versions, as well as their non-glossy counterparts.

7. Circular With a Waving Banner, by Taiyab Raja

This little number makes thematic use the Google+ “circles,” and adds the logo colors with a waving banner. It’s a great choice for an airy blog theme.

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8. A Touch of Glass, via Serif Tuts

We really like these. View them at full size for maximum appreciation.

9. Inverted Metal, via The Icon Deposit

In a word: epic.

10. A +Fresh Font, by David Silva

Silva freshens up the Google logo with a new font — great for design-centric sites. It’s based on Sean McCabe’s original vector.

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Whether you want to improve your existing skills or learn new ones, we’ve provided plenty of web design and development resources in the past year.

Here we recap the best posts that fell into this creative category. These include a wealth of tutorials, resources, galleries, interviews and more.

Have a read below for a look back at Mashable‘s Dev and Design resources from 2010, and be sure to keep coming back next year for more.


Mobile Development Resources





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Whatever mobile platform(s) you favor, we’ve got you covered.


Icon Resources


From minimal to festive, here’s a roundup of great icon galleries.


Resources for Web Developers


PHP tips? Check. Apps for developers? Check. Online resources? Check.


Apple-Related Resources


The iPad made an impact on dev and design this year. Here’s why.


Photoshop Resources


Photoshop is one of the primary tools in the digital designer’s belt. We got you up and running with the imaging software in 2010.


Career Resources


Whatever career path you’re following in the online dev and design world, these articles can help.


Web Design


We’ve offered a wealth of design-related resources this year — dive in!


Interviews


From iconic designers to icon designers, we’ve talked to some rather interesting folk during the past 12 months.


Fun Resources


It’s not all work, work, work as we add a little fun with these light-hearted articles.