Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #12

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 8-3-09:

FREE Font: Medio
A beautiful serif font that is available for free.

25 Classic Fonts That Will Last a Whole Design Career
This collection of 25 classic fonts is a round up of the best and most popular fonts every designer should own. You can be sure that they will last your whole design career.”

Type Hierarchy Book
“[...] the same information given, but different compositions with different rules for each set.”

17 Tips for Designers on Starting a Freelance Business
“The tips in this post will cover all aspects of freelancing and the lifestyle that comes with it. In many cases unexpected issues and adjustments are what new freelancers struggle with, so hopefully this article will help to prepare new freelancers to meet the challenges that will be presented.”

3 Reasons Why Clients Don’t Choose You
Helps you understand the “Thank you for your proposal and your time to discuss our project with us, but we have decided to go with another firm” and how to prevent it.

Color on the Web: Color Theory for Designers
“What is it then, about color, that we can investigate which will aid the process of fulfilling a design and the requirements of a need? In actuality, quite a few factors exist.”

An Introduction to Web Usability for Graphic Designers
“How to make sure that the site you work on is going to be easy to use to its visitors.”

How to Write for the Web
“These are tips based on my own experience and education as a writer, and particularly as a writer specializing in the web.”

Interview with Rob Janoff, designer of the Apple logo
“When Jean Louis Gassée (executive at Apple Computer from 1981 to 1990) was asked about his thoughts to the Apple logo he answered…”

How to Sync Photoshop Presets on Multiple Computers
“If you have multiple computers, and you use both of them quite frequently (like myself), then you understand that syncing 2 computers is a never-ending battle.”

Learn logo design from top brands
Webson made an analysis of the top 50 brands which should give some pointers to great logo design”

The Top 100 Web Sites of 2009
“Our picks for the hottest Web sites and Web trends of the year, plus some old favorites to enjoy.”

Five Really Simple Colour Tips
“I’m no colour expert so I’m not going to bore you with any theory but having worked with colour for a long time I there are a few really simple tips I’ve picked up along the way.”



Brian Hoff
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:


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