Sweet Tweets is a weekend feature to The Design Cubicle highlighting some of my favorite, and other Twitterer’s design-related links discovered viaTwitter throughout the work week – because having resources and staying up-to-date is important in growth and development.
Week of 1-18-10:
Top 100 fonts of all time
Just like it sounds — beautiful typefaces galore!
The ultimate guide to CSS typography
“Typography is often overlooked in todays design specifically by web developers. It really is a shame because CSS gives us so much control over our type. That being said, we our limited to certain “web safe” typefaces but that shouldn’t decrease our creativity. Here are a few CSS tips for typography on the web.”
25 New high quality free fonts
“Every now and again we take a look around, select “fresh” high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you don’t have to.”
Resources for easily creating web forms
“Almost every website needs some type of form, whether it be a contact/feedback form, a registration form, a survey, or an order form. Despite the fact that forms are a necessity for just about every project, designers and developers can often be frustrated by the process of creating them, especially more advanced forms.”
A nice guide to CSS transitions from WebDesignDepot
The importance of teaching your clients and being the boss
“What I have come to realise over the last few years is that too many people are trying their best to please the client over the visitor. The client is not the primary aim, the visitor is. Of course the client has to like and approve the site but you should not be letting one persons clouded judgement determine the outcome of the entire project – design is personal and subjective – the sooner you realise that and the sooner you teach your client that, the better off you will be.”
Recommended for design reading
“I often receive emails asking for my favorite typography book or a good book recommendation on learning web design and CSS — so I’ve decided it’s time to organize my recommended reads in an Amazon store organized by category:typography, graphic design, creativity, logo and brand identity, web design, andbusiness.”
Building your knowledge portfolio
“In their book, The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master, Hunt and Thomas refer to something known as the “knowledge portfolio”. They call it a portfolio because they believe it should be invested in over time. You should always invest in your portfolio so that it grows and never becomes an excuse for holding you back.”
My (ILoveTypography) favourite fonts of 2009
“Perhaps the most difficult part in compiling this list is not what to include, but what to leave out. There are, then, many other typefaces that should be in this list, but aren’t. Perhaps some of your favourites from 2009 coincide with mine; perhaps they don’t”
TypeTogether’s Adelle: two weights for free!
“Santa is late but he’s finally here! The OpenType Basic version, full commercial licence, of Adelle Bold and Bold Italic can be downloaded free of charge at TypeTogether’s website.”