Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #24

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 – because having resources and staying up-to-date is important in growth and development.

Week of 11-2-09:

Essential infographics and data visualization blogs
“In the tradition of Inspired Mag’s huge lists, here goes a new one – all the blogs with cool data visualization eye candy in the same place! Enjoy and leave some comments with suggestions, questions and so on.”

WordPress visual cheat sheet
WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet is the new document, of the Visual Cheat Sheet family, that contains a practical reference guide to WordPress 2.8. This cheat sheet (5 pages) contains the full reference guide to WP Template Tags with detailed descriptions and sample code.”

50 creative web agencies
“Web agencies are the ones that make the trends regarding webdesign. There are a lot of freelancers and companies nowadays. Some are great and some are not… well… we selected a few of great ones to showcase their work.”

Well designed contact pages
“Contact pages are often overlooked during the design process of a site. It’s all too easy just to slap on a standard contact form and leave it at that. However, some designers go the extra mile, and it really pays off.”

6 ways to take your webdesign from good to great
“The difference between good and great webdesign is relatively small. The average person may not be able to explain the tangible differences that make up great design, but they can usually spot a design they like.”

Effective uses of typography within web design
“Not only do we showcase typography in the classic sense, but also illustrate that the combination of web design and great typography can be used effectively, along with clever color selection, and create usable web sites thats base design is dominated by text, for either navigation, a good headline, a logo or even used for the entire content.”

The Golden Section
“This program is a unique design tool for artists, designers, programmers, photographers. It allows you to design using the golden section proportion visually over your preferred design software.”

Layout solutions to improve your designs
“The 8 techniques include sliders, tabs, progressive layouts, structured grids, modal windows, rollover elements, accordions and mega drop-down-menus.”

Dan Cederholm on bulletproof web design, CSS3 and dribbble
“Today’s entry  in our series of web deisgn interviews is Dan Cederholm. Dan is a recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design and has worked with Google, MTV, AIGA, ESPN, Blogger, Fast Company, Inc.com, and many more. He’s a renowned speaker and author and blogs about web design related topics at SimpleBits.”

Visual branding: context is key
“Well-established companies with strong recognition face an interesting challenge when they seek to redirect or revitalize their brand. Change needs to be signaled and a new message is called for, yet there might be considerable value in preserving the existing brand mark. It’s a conundrum: how can a brand identity be redirected without also changing the company’s mark? The answer is to look not at the mark itself, but at what surrounds it and supports it: the context.”

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  1. Sher says:

    Very excellent compilation. Thanks for sharing, Brian.

  2. Logo Design says:

    I really liked the Effective Typography in Web Design thanks for your sweet tweet!

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: