Near the beginning of this blogs young life i did a Fabulous Friday Link Fest, however due to the Theme Thursday roundup being posted on a Friday i had to abandon this concept. After some thought i wanted to revive it and create a weekly roundup where i could post the best links i had read and enjoyed throughout the week. So this marks the start of a new series, to be posted each Monday.
I’ve named this first one, the Typography Edition due to the incredible popularity of the first link below which i posted on Twitter last week.
- Rules of Typography (Downloadable PDF)
A unique and beautiful poster from designer Evan Stremke. I posted this on Twitter and i had a mass of retweets and the link now has over 1500 clicks.
- 50 iPhone Apps for Web Designers & Developers
Appstorm comes out with yet another incredible post. This one is a must bookmark, with apps for Colour, Typography plus lots more.
- Mac Hacks: 17 AppleScripts To Make Your Life Easier
I had been looking for some useful Apple Scripts for a while and then i found this. Simply put, if you own a mac you need to check out this post.
- The future of wireframes?
It’s pretty well known i love wireframing, and this is a superb in-depth deconstruction on how wireframing has evolved.
- FontStruct – Build, Share, Download Fonts
FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts. It’s a great way to get started creating your own fonts, which you can then download.
- Dear AmericanAirlines – Critique and Redesign
Designer Dustin Curtis writes an analytical critique of the AA website and then creates his own design to show them just how poor their site is.
- How to Cure Typochondria – Fear of selecting the wrong typeface
“Typochondria” is an affliction that has hindered many web and graphic designers over the years. This PDF will help should “Typochondria” strike.
- Top 10 Lies told to Naive Artists and Designers
It’s from 2006, and the title says ‘naive artists and designers’, but this list applies to pretty much every freelancer as well. We’ve all heard at least a few of these!
- 100 Wicked Tips For Adobe Products
An array of super useful tips for the entire creative suite from the actual Senior Product Managers who built the apps. You will want to bookmark or print this!
- Dropular – Media bookmarking service
Dropular is a media bookmarking service, although not open to everyone just yet. Much like FFFFound, it has an amazing variety of creative media.
That’s a wrap up of the first 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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