Internet Hoarding is a weekly(ish) collection of links that I curate and share with the team here at digital-telepathy. Since it’s been going on with some regularity on an internal basis, we’ve decided to open up the audience by publishing these finds here on the Betterment blog.

This week we’re back with a lot more design related content. Whether you’re a developer or designer, I encourage you to check out each category’s links. There’s usually a lot of overlap in those two categories that each role can benefit from.

Internet Hoarding #2

Designery

Sneak peek at Macaw

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It may just be the tool that designers who can’t code or want to put together quick prototypes have been waiting for!

The Most Difficult Design Conversation You’ll Ever Have

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Something every designers goes through from time to time. Perhaps this will better arm you for the next time.

Product Strategy Means Saying No

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Just say no to feature creep, kids.

Convince Clients that It’s Content Before Graphics

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Stop designing for lorem ipsum. Everyone wins. A great read for designers and strategists alike.

Forecast Font

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If you’ve got an app idea that’s itching to disrupt the weather app market – then this is the font for you!

Supersteil – Portfolio Site

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Super fun interactions. Check out the MacBook Air open animation and the interactive sketchbook. Very cool!

Developerish

Style Guide Boilerplate

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An awesome starting point for any front-end style guide. You could also throw links in there to logo & branding asset files to streamline things.

Normalizee.css in SASS

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Finally, a nice port of good old normalize.css into SASS.

General Awesomeness

T+L Season in Review

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Teehan + Lax continuing their reign of awesome with another labs project.

The News

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Checking two sites is too many. Get your Hacker and Designer News fix all on one glorious and responsive interface!

Until Next Week

That’s all for this issue!  If you’re still craving some stimulating links though I recommend checking out our ever-growing backlog of Internet Hoarding posts. And if you have a link or two you’d like to share with the community feel free to share them in the comments below.  No spam or self promotion though, because it will be deleted 😉

Until Next Week,

Shawn

Comments
  • Arunas

    First, thanks for a great selection.
    I did’nt find the arguments in the article on “Lorem ipsum” convincing. Seemingly valid and nice points, but suggestion to hire an information architects, etc etc prior to the wire frames is ridiculous, just as the examples provided. To hell with “pros” who find it unexpected that a heading might be two more than 3 words (one line) and an article also goes below the fold. It seems that these days too many people are trying to find their own niche. With all due respect but it seems this narrow focus neraly makes some of them blind;)

    • Hi Arunas, Thanks for commenting. I agree that dedicated IA roles aren’t always warranted. I think the crux of this piece was that designing for the content, and putting it first will ultimately yield a much richer product. However, you’d be surprised how many clients don’t know what they want to say on a page, before it gets to design. When you’re dealing with sites that have a massive footprint, or huge e-commerce catalog, great IA goes a long long way!