The week in links 17/04/09

Well here’s the new layout for the week in links posts now that the work and designs get their own post, that will be coming out soon, hope you enjoy. The links get sorted into categories that are based on the content of all the weeks links, so next week there might not be a typography category. That sort of thing.

Graphic Design, Identity & Career

The Unspoken Rules Of Graphic Design (commercial​-archive​.com)
It’s the law of sod that these will happen to you.
Ten Graphic Design Paradoxes (designobserver​.com)
Life is so confusing at times.
Motion Graphics Inspiration By Lilit Hayrapetyan (abduzeedo​.com)
I really love motion graphics but I haven’t a clue how most of them are done.
Clear Images For Identity Design (creativebits​.org)
Oldie but a goodie.
The Top Ten Cultural Branding Failures (imjustcreative​.com)
Some brand names just don’t translate so well.
First Steps To Graphic Design Pricing (davidairey​.com)
Another great post from David Airey.
The 5 Hats Of Graphic Designers (successful​-blog​.com)
The different hats you have to wear to get the most from your career.
Creating a CV (ycnonline​.com)
It contradicts itself in places but good advice nonetheless.
Placement Pointers (ycnonline​.com)
Useful advice from the YCN website if you’re looking for a placement.

Web Design, CSS & WordPress

50 Beautiful Websites With Illustrated Landscapes (webdesignerdepot​.com)
I love looking at good website designs.
CSS Is Like… (css​-tricks​.com)
Some funny ones in here.
35 Beautiful Commercial And Free Joomla Templates (smashingmagazine​.com)
Joomla looks like a really cool platform judging from these designs.
10 Exceptional WordPress Hacks (smashingmagazine​.com)
Some useful tips, get functionality without the need for plugins.
Browser Comparision Of Available Screen Width When Using 1024x768 (nealgrosskopf​.com)
Turns out you only have 1003 pixels to work with in the end.
14 Horizontal Scrolling Websites (cssleak​.com)
Some websites are just designed horizontally, and they’re great too.
Exclusive Look At The New Outlaw Design Blog Re-​​Design (wefunction​.com)
I doubt the exclusive-​​ness when so far two other sites have the post, but this was the best I felt.
Px — Em — % — Pt — Keyword (css​-tricks​.com)
A well timed post, I was getting confused by all the different font sizing methods.

Typography

We Love Typography (welovetypography)
Described as a FFFFound for typography, from the maker of I Love Typography.
Font Generator (yourfonts​.com)
Make a font with your own handwriting for free.
30 Brilliant Typefaces For Corporate Design (smashingmagazine​.com)
A great selection with new and old fonts a like.

Tutorials

40+ Tutorials On Photoshop Website Design And PSD To HTML (tripwiremagazine​.com)
Large selection of tutorials to choose from.

Other

The 100 Most Iconic Internet Videos [Full List] (urlesque​.com)
I’m not sure whether to be happy or ashamed that I know most of theses.
How To Block The DiggBar (daringfireball​.net)
The DiggBar seems like a really stupid idea, so here’s how you block it.
The Pirate Bay Trial: The Offical Verdict — Guilty (torrentfreak​.com)
Well I wasn’t expecting that, could get very interesting.
Who Killed Linking, A Lame Ass Response (misfitduck​.com)
Makes you think, linking has died down quite a bit.







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