The year in links 2009

Each week I put out a list of links, at the top of each of these lists is a selection of favourite links, the posts I felt were the best out there. This post brings them all together and then I take it a step further and pick my favourite 10 from each category, these are the links below. I’ve gone even further and then selected my favourite from each category and these, in my opinion, are the best posts of the year.

Just a quick note, with the tutorial posts I haven’t included any tutorial list posts.

For a full list of all favourite links in 2009 go here.

Graphic Design links of the year

Great Designers Steal? (webdesignerdepot​.com)

25 Classic Fonts That Will Last A Whole Design Career (blog​.spoongraphics​.co​.uk)

If Famous Graphic Artists Were Web Designers… (smashingmagazine​.com)

Colour Psychology In Creative Design (merttol​.com)

The Good 100, Or So (awesome​.good​.is)

The Future Of Interface Design (uxbooth​.com)

Colour: The Next Limited Resource? (sixrevisions​.com)

Understanding Your Brain Better For Better Design: Left Vs. Right (webdesignerdepot​.com)

Smashing Magazine Killed The Community (Or Maybe It Was Me) (drawar​.com)

Minimalism Is Mandatory (drawar​.com)

Graphic Design Inspiration of the year

20 Websites For Your Typography Inspiration (designbombs​.com)

25 Examples Of Stunning Typography (denisdesigns​.com)

60 Photographs Celebrating The Colours Of The Rainbow (inspiks​.com)

25 Beautiful Retro Futurism Designs (creativenerds​.co​.uk)

Amazing Colourful Sunset Photography (abduzeedo​.com)

Web Design & Blogging links of the year

Web Fonts. Where Are We? (ilovetypography​.com)

Design Checklist Before You Finalise Any Web Project (merttol​.com)

15 Indispensible Virtues Of Website Design For Serious Graphic Designers (pixelactic​.com)

250+ Resources To Help You Become A CSS Expert (webdesignerdepot​.com)

Ultimate Checklist For Designing A Non-​​Profit Website (shayhowe​.com)

Why Traffic Signs Don’t Work (And What You Should Learn From It) (neboweb​.com)

Browser Support For CSS3 And HTML5 (deepbluesky​.com)

Print Design To Web Design: Comparative Analogies (css​-tricks​.com)

The Death Of The Blog Post? (smashingmagazine​.com)

Stupid WordPress Tricks (perishablepress​.com)

Web Design Inspiration of the year

31 Websites Using Huge Type (scarletbits​.com)

40 Very Colourful Websites (inspiredology​.com)

60+ Beautiful Websites Showcasing Minimalist Design (webdesignbooth​.com)

45+ Unusual Layout Website Designs (dewebtimes​.com)

Tutorials & Resources of the year

40 Fresh Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs (instantshift​.com)

Coding A HTML5 Layout From Scratch (smashingmagazine​.com)

81 Pixel Perfect Social Media Icons (psd​.tutsplus​.com)

300+ Resources To Help You Become A Photoshop Expert (webdesignerdepot​.com)

How To Design A Skate Deck With A Cool Skull Pattern (blog​.spoongraphics​.co​.uk)

Create A Mobile Site (eng​.designerbreak​.com)

Reader Tutorial: Extinction By Chanito (abduzeedo​.com)

Tutorial9 Presents: The Ultimate Resource Package For Web Designers (tutorial9​.net)

108 Mono Icons: Huge Set Of Minimal Icons (tutorial9​.net)

Custom Fonts Embedding: No Hacks, No Javascript, No Flash (giordanopiazza​.com)

Apps, Social and Other links of the year

Providing Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons On A Visual Display (chrisharrison​.net)

Most Stunning Twitter Visualisations (chethstudios​.net)

Why Don’t Teens Tweet? We Asked Over 10,000 Of Them (techcrunch​.com)

25 Extreme Desktop Customisations + Tools To Customise Your Own (visionwidget​.com)

The History And Evolution Of Social Media (webdesignerdepot​.com)

When Publicity Stunts Backfire… (taylorherring​.com)

20 Useful & Nicely Designed Web Applications (webappers​.com)

80+ Typography Related Twitter Accounts To Follow (spyrestudios​.com)

How Will Twitter Grow Up? (wired​.co​.uk)

15 Biggest Internet Controversies Of The Past Decade (sixrevisions​.com)







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