Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #7

Sweet Tweets is a weekend feature to The Design Cubicle highlighting some of my favorite, and other Twitterer’s design-related links discovered via Twitter throughout the work week.

Week of 6-29-09:

Vintage 2.0: Glossy Retro Takes Over Web Design
“An Inspired Mag reader said a few posts ago that the round corner buttons are dead. I think precisely the same mate, I know how you feel about the so-called web 2.0 buttons and shiny blingos! But what about this new futuretro style, that combines the web 2.0 (clean) look with a vintage touch?”

15 Must Read Articles for CSS Beginners
“This collection of 15 articles pulls together some of the best must read blog posts for anyone looking to get started with CSS styling.”

The Icon Directory For Designers
“This post is a complete directory of icons for designers. Featured are hundreds of icon sets that will be continually updated, dozens of icon design tutorials, as well as dozens of examples of successful uses of icons in web design.”

Free Tool: Symbol Signs Collection
“This is a collection of 50 common used signage symbols, professional designed. The symbols signs are free of charge available as an OpenType font format, allowing you to easily add symbols & icons to your sign and wayfinding design.”

Computer Art’s 21 Design Books You Must Own
With so many new books hitting the shelves, how do you sort the library-worthy from the waste paper? These are the titles no designer should be without…”

101 Design Resource Sites
We love prowling the web for the latest trends and design inspiration. Here we have composed a list of common resources we use. The primary focus of this list is inspiration, it can come from a photograph, font, or a website.”

Seven Smooth Steps to Superb Grids
“One of the new trends among web designers has to be grid design. While grid design is a simple concept, there are now so many tools and ways of doing it that it might get confusing for newcomers.”

45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionnaires
“45 checklists to make your design process easier and more organized. Consider using these checklists as a jumping off point for creating your own customized list, based on your own needs.”

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About Brian Hoff: Designer, Writer and Speaker

I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello: