Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #35

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 2-8-10:

New Heinz Ketchup packaging
Ketchup lovers two cool ways to enjoy Heinz Ketchup: either tear off the tip to squeeze with pinpoint accuracy, or peel back the lid for easy dipping.

The ultimate website prelaunch checklist
“Do you think to yourself, ‘I know every pixel on this site inside out’ and put it live? Hopefully not. You’ll have a printed checklist which you complete before you go public.”

Georgia on my mind
Great read on a website redesign.Explains and showcases the inspiration for the site and explains elements such as typographic choices.

How to sell the value of a design
“As a designer it’s not always easy to stand up for yourself… clients often have demanding requests, tight budgets and due to one reason or another, designers will succumb to taking on labour heavy jobs at heavily discounted rates. This does not have to be.”

Cookie cutter websites
“We’re all learning better practices in web design, and that’s a good thing. But designing a website isn’t a simple recipe, and while it’s important to make a website useful, they don’t have to all look the same.”

The Oscars of typography
“Various type blogs and font foundries released their own best-of lists at the end of 2009. I sifted through them and cast my own votes. Each of the selections presented here comes from a published list of the year’s top typefaces”

Find your type match
This one is fun: What’s your “type?” Find out what your best match would be if you were a typeface.

Tips to choose good text type
“Today, I want to take time to analyze how to choose correct text typography design in different cases. It is very important to understand that these tips are not final word, but they can be good help at the moment of choosing a text type.”

Bring your websites alive
“Some have a passion for web design; others consider it a mere task! This article is for those who consider web design more than just a task, in fact, it is meant for those who always have a passion to create something new”

What were some of your favorite Tweeted design resources from the past week? Share in the comments below.

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  2. Chris Thurman says:

    We released our first social media icon set this week (green thumb). http://www.visualswirl.com/2010/02/green-thumb-a-free-social-media-icon-set/

  3. Great round up Brian, the typography Oscars is a great link, thanks for sharing them.

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: