Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #14

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 8-17-09:

10 User Interface Design Fundamentals
“Staying out of the way’ means not distracting your users. Rather, good UIs let your users complete goals. The result? A reduction in training and support costs, and happier, satisfied and highly engaged users.”

27 Useful Logo Design Tutorials and Tips
“If  you think you could learn more about logo design, then here are some very useful tutorials for you.”

A Showcase of Fantastic Footer Designs
“Website footers have become more than just a place to put the copyright information and a few links. Now web designers are making full use of the footer as way to keep the visitor on the site longer.”

The Remedies For An Effective Online Portfolio
“The importance of creating an online portfolio is essential in their success. Online portfolios are certainly effective but most of them required a bit of technical knowledge to develop which may not be the core expertise of some designer.”

Color Management: A Field Guide
“Whether you are designing for print or for the web, making the leap from what you see on your computer screen to the outside world can be a tricky process, fraught with unpredictable changes and unexpected results. The web is full of information regarding color management and sifting through it can be very overwhelming. Contradictory opinions abound and it can be difficult to find reliable sources of information.”

30 Amazing Retro Posters and Flyers
“I love the style of the ‘old paper look’ with some awesome typography, propaganda influences and really cool colors.”

60 Unusual Business Card Ideas and Designs
“Most business cards tend to be forgotten, which is why they are not effective. Business cards can become great interactive elements with the added ability to have custom shapes, different materials and matte finishing along with a great design idea.”

Typographic Design Patterns and Best Practices
“Even with a relatively limited set of options in CSS, typography can vary tremendously using pure CSS syntax. Serif or sans-serif? Large or small font? Line height, spacing, font size and padding… The list goes on and on.”

20 Creative Agency Web Sites that Rock
“Here are some of the top creative agencies that have put out some of the greatest sites on the web.”

65 Popular and Professional Free Fonts for Creative Typography
The title says it all.

250+ Resources to Help You Become a CSS Expert
“While they’re not likely to make it any less staggering, they can help you master the techniques that will help set your designs apart from the crowd.”

The Web Design Process Start to Finish
“I’ve always found it interesting reading the design process of others (David Airey, Contrast, Brian Hoff). It’s good to have an insight into others work, to see if I can learn anything from their process but also for curiosity. So I’ve put together a break down of my design process.”

Interview with Elliot Jay Stocks
Elliot Jay Stocks is a well known designer whose client list includes WordPress, Blue Flavor, The Beatles, EMI Records, and Carsonified. His work is frequently featured in online and offline publications, showcased on various ‘inspiration’ websites, and used as an example to design students around the world of how accessible web design can still look beautiful…”

Interesting Finds and Must-Sees

Discussion and Comments

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  1. Erica says:

    Great roundup!!!

  2. Well done. Thanks for nice summary of the week.

  3. Danny Hinde says:

    Great summary. My favourite tweet design resource this week would be Grace Smith’s “5 things you didn’t know about me”, this was retweeted LOADS an she’s had a further 89 comments since!

    Check it out everyone.

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: