The biggest news this week was security breach that Twitter experienced, after a French hacker broke into the email accounts of Twitter executives and employees and released over 300 documents to TechCrunch. The documents included a complete Twitter employee list and salary information; confidential contracts with companies such as Nokia and Samsung, a contact list of notable Web and entertainment personalities, meeting reports and applicant resumes.
The was also some big news for Theme Thursday, when this week the twitter followers finally hit 1000! From an idea i had back in mid March it’s an achievement and i’m happy that so many people find it useful.
Alongside the major news there were plenty of other great articles and resources being published over the last week, my favourite of which are summarised below.
I’ve called this the How To edition after the first article listed which shows clients exactly how to hire and work with a designer.
- How to work with a professional designer
A superb article for clients because unfortunately many people out there donâ€™t know the preferred practices when it comes to working with designers.
- Concerning design superstars
Thought provoking article from Eric Karjaluoto explaining why the last thing we need is for designers to start thinking theyâ€™re rock stars.
- 25 amazing lifehacks for designers
Great original list from Designer Daily which will give some food for thought with a variety of hacks to experiment with gadgets.
- Lessons From Swiss Style Graphic Design
Very inspiring article on how we can learn from this progressive, radical movement in graphic design. With a great collection of articles and images.
- Ten Productivity Tips for Being a More Effective Web Designer
This collection of excellent tips will help make you a better, faster, and more productive designer, if implemented correctly.
- 10 Ways to Beat the Hell Out of Creative Block
We have all experienced it, those times we feel completely void of all creativity, however these suggestions should make your muse come calling.
- Improving Your Process: Faster Front End Development
Reducing the time you spend on front end development can lead to more experimentation and a better end product, so this advice is essential.
- 30 Productivity Tips for Designers
Tutorialblog gives a great rundown on the best productivity tips for designers to help you get organized and motivated.
- 100-Plus In-Depth Resource Collections for Web Workers
An oldie but a goodie, this is a great collection of resources on areas such as productivity and communication to business and mobility. A must bookmark.
- 10 OS X Pranks That’ll Get You Beat Up or Fired
My fun bookmark of the week from Maclife. From seriously messing with their shortcuts to changing their language to Swedish!
That’s a wrap up of the ninth edition. Were there any links you thought deserved a mention? If so drop a link in the comments so we can check them out.
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