Sweet Tweets: Resources of the Week #27

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 11-30-09:

Make an editable/printable HTML invoice
“I got to thinking it would be a kinda cool idea to create an editable HTML invoice of my own. This of course can’t do nearly all the awesome stuff FreshBooks can do, but it might be useful to some of you with extremely lightweight invoicing needs.”

The invisibility of typography
“Typography is, as we all know, a centuries-old art form with its roots deeply embedded in practicality: making the written word increasingly legible as part of development of printing.”

10 Principles that may make your work better or may make it worse
I hate the word “tip.” It implies that there’s something that you don’t know. Some secret little gem that, when sprinkled on your work, your creative process, your diet, or your sex life will magically make it all better.”

Choosing a typeface timelapse video
In the midst of designing a logo for one of my clients AQL Consulting, I decided to screen record my process and involvement of choosing the best typeface for the particular mark I created for AQL.”

Working with RGBA colour
“We’re all familiar with specifying colours in CSS using by defining the mix of red, green and blue light required to achieve our tone. This is fine and dandy, but whatever values we specify have one thing in common — the colours are all solid, flat, and well, a bit boring.”

Great design starts at the proposal
“I’m a firm believer of the saying “it’s the little things that make all the difference,” and also truly value what great design can bring to any business, especially my own. Let me explain…”

Typography blogs and websites
“Most graphic designers are true typography lovers, hopefuly the web is full of resources for them. I thought it’d be nice to share some of the type websites that I regularly read.”

Grid-based website inspiration website
A roundup of the best grid-based designs

Design process/technique of Ben Javens
“The good stuff doesn’t come easy — even for the pros. Follow the fascinating journey from concept through finished art — and beyond. Ben Javens shares a photo journal of the process for his latest design.

Huge set of minimal mono icons
“This Free Icon Pack is for use in your personal and commercial projects, and can be used without attribution. It may not be redistributed.”

How a web design goes straight to hell
Hilarious commentary and illustrations of a designers struggle with a client



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  1. designfollow says:

    great list, Thank you very much this will be very helpfull.

  2. su says:

    great! thanks for sharing, learning a lot with you, master =)

  3. Ella says:

    oh, my! I had so much fun reading the last one! So that’s why, from time to time, I end up with things I feel I can throw not show in my portfolio :))
    Thanks, Brian

  4. Thanks Brian for listing these inspiring resources. Finding some nice typography posts here, I feel like sharing one from my blog, which you all will surely enjoy:

    “30 Typographic Print ads… Hard to ignore!!”
    http://www.graphicdesignblog.org/typographic-print-ads/

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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