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Useful resources for creative professionals. Collected weekly and rolled together.

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Friday Links, vol. 105

Friday Links, vol. 105

Silicon Valley is over, Netflix’s new typeface, Space Grey keyboards for sale, and more.

Recent Link Posts

Friday Links, vol. 105

Friday Links, vol. 105

Silicon Valley is over, Netflix’s new typeface, Space Grey keyboards for sale, and more.

Friday Links, vol. 104

Freelance mistakes, how to name files, new design tools, and more.

Friday Links, vol. 103

Friday Links, vol. 103

Typekit licensing Q&A, The Laws of UX, a conference calendar, and more.

Friday Links, vol. 102

Friday Links, vol. 102

A social posting tool, design conference tracking, designing your day, and more.

Friday Links, vol. 101

Friday Links, vol. 101

The math and science of web technology, Tim Ferriss reflects on productivity, and a tool for cold emailing

Friday Links, vol. 100

Friday Links, vol. 100

The 100th Link Post! Morning routines of many creatives and Kickstarter’s new patron-backing service.

Friday Links, vol. 99

Friday Links, vol. 99

Social media kills mental health, an app to remove the “notch”, and boosting your home wi-fi.

Friday Links, vol. 98

Friday Links, vol. 98

Stats on freelancing, the end of Quipsologies, InVision Studio is on the horizon, and more.

All Link Posts

  • Friday Links, vol. 105 - Silicon Valley is over, Netflix's new typeface, Space Grey keyboards for sale, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 104 - Freelance mistakes, how to name files, new design tools, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 103 - Typekit licensing Q&A, The Laws of UX, a conference calendar, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 102 - A social posting tool, design conference tracking, designing your day, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 101 - The math and science of web technology, Tim Ferriss reflects on productivity, and a tool for cold emailing
  • Friday Links, vol. 100 - The 100th Link Post! Morning routines of many creatives and Kickstarter's new patron-backing service.
  • Friday Links, vol. 99 - Social media kills mental health, an app to remove the "notch", and boosting your home wi-fi.
  • Friday Links, vol. 98 - Stats on freelancing, the end of Quipsologies, InVision Studio is on the horizon, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 97 - Keeping your employees satisfied, a better note-taking method, getting started with design, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 96 - A physical time-tracking button, iOS 11, How to operate a consultation call, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 95 - A new Elevation Dock, and the science of workplace distraction.
  • Friday Links, vol. 94 - The New Yorker's Podcast Department, stock photos of black folks, new fonts in Typekit, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 93 - Lucy Kellaway becoming a teacher, Freelance Achievement Stickers, UX vs. UI Design, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 92 - Migrating from WordPress to Jekyll, Design Resources for your team, designer/director titles, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 91 - Google Design's new site, behind the scenes with Star Wars, home office zen, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 90 - Nike's new NYC HQ, Slack covers freelancing, good habits are hard to stick, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 89 - Amazon sells Ikea stuff, Julian Assange's office, App Store scammers, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 88 - Adobe buys House Industries, a no-nonsense contract, and how to stay private.
  • Friday Links, vol. 87 - NYC ambience, How to Work Less, and Clients: Illustrated
  • Friday Links, vol. 86 - Luxury trains, thoughts on design education, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 85 - A new font for Dubai, Song Exploder podcast, and a look inside Juicero
  • Friday Links, vol. 84 - Free typefaces, how designers can give back, and profound US maps.
  • Friday Links, vol. 83 - Useful web design tools, How Zeldman writes proposals, how to deal with failure according to J.K. Rowling, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 82 - The habits of high-performing firms, setting up a digital workspace, the Upper East Side gets a co-working space, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 81 - The trouble with open-plan offices, how small teams get shit done, and Netflix's thumbs-up/thumbs-down system.
  • Friday Links, vol. 80 - US web design standards, planner-wallets, Microsoft Surface Studio, and why we suck at timesheets.
  • Friday Links, vol. 79 - Workplace happiness policies, how to be an adult, and how true are movies?
  • Friday Links, vol. 78 - Variable-width fonts, clothes hangers, and the distraction of politics.
  • Friday Links, vol. 77 - Switch hosts to Flywheel, How to price your services, and the Happiness at Work conference.
  • Friday Links, vol. 76 - USB-C gizmos, How leaders should reward effort, three habits of people (and Olympians)
  • Friday Links, vol. 75 - FontAwesome in InDesign, The Creative Introvert Podcast, avoiding this $8,000 mistake, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 74 - Celebrity deaths, being productive in terrible times, a detailed goal sheet in Illustrator.
  • Friday Links, vol. 73 - How Jason Fried works, updating your website's footer, great product photography, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 72 - MailChimp has tools for designers, Productivity Apps of the Years, and How to Yoga.
  • Friday Links, vol. 71 - MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is not that good, How to be productive in a crap environment, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 70 - Avoiding "Time Scarcity," overcoming distracting, and ergonomic essentials for a better workplace.
  • Friday Links, vol. 69 - The Mac App Store is full of scams, Flywheel Local to replace MAMP, and how to reject media addiction.
  • Friday Links, vol. 68 - How to flee spec work, Todd Henry on email, things to do before 8:00am, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 67 - The Fear of Being Uneeded, a cool vacuum former, Thunderbolt 3 docks, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 66 - The artwork of the US election, improve your InDesign GREP skills, the Habit Calendar, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 65 - How to become an early riser, The New York Times Magazine cover-design process, Ugly UI kit for Sketch, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 64 - Open Serif typeface, interviews with Graphic Designers, how to craft your portfolio, new Aeron chairs, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 63 - Tools and toys of Aaron Dowd, 10 rules for efficient web forms, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 62 - How Karen Marston writes quickly, a better blog layout, Adobe XD in the field, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 61 - Brie Larson's secret love of typography, Adobe Typekit updates, designing a global font, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 60 - Online accounting tools, getting lots of email subscribers, avoiding isolation, and Basecamp's workshop.
  • Friday Links, vol. 59 - The new Divi, macOS install disk creator, and Hackintosh info.
  • Friday Links, vol. 58 - Ambient noise generators, all the Apple dongles, you should write about your work, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 57 - YouTube Live is now a thing, the case against hourly pay, and the Creative Bullshit-Industrial-Complex.
  • Friday Links, vol. 56 - How Jeff Goins wrote 5 books, the new Design Observer design, a free client-area web template, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 55 - Hand-maid fonts, 9 ways to be productive, the benefits of running, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 54 - Landing page insight, 7 ways to fix your podcast (or writing), and daily routines of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Friday Links, vol. 53 - Free project management apps, trainable bots, organising your desk, and what to remember when commissioning a photoshoot.
  • Friday Links, vol. 52 - Why writers need a website, freelancing tips, changes with Evernote, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 51 - A cool Pomodoro timer for Mac, Doki is almost live, and achieving Feng Shui within your creative team.
  • Friday Links, vol. 50 - Send & receive money better than PayPal, the 70% Slump, Pixel Density Demystified, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 49 - Finding love on Twitter, the future of work, Adblocking for iOS, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 48 - Quark is back, the ultimate guide to robots.txt, create a category-specific RSS feed, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 47 - Who pays influencers, awareness apps for Mac, advice on setting up an agency, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 46 - How to get clients, a busy person's guide to work-life balance, the new Instagram identity, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 45 - Booking event spaces, automate Slack with Zapier, work tips for introverts, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 44 - Design systems with CMS, the worst-designed feature in InDesign, why iTunes is still horrible, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 43 - Paul Boag and the iPad, implementing a retainer, why designers should use Terminal, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 42 - Free-to-enter competitions, setting up a forever-business, great open-source fonts, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 41 - From freelancer to entrepreneur, working from home (according to The Onion), snippets for your WordPress blog, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 40 - Quit your crappy job, 5 Photoshop tips for travel photos, five-a-day coffee habit, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 39 - Being a freelancer hiring a freelancer, conference calls in real life, stop wasting time, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 38 - Cultural differences in logo design, Spiekerman on Dribbble (on Medium), creative strength/weaknesses, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 37 - How to win an Oscar, the myth of the neurotic creative, updates to InDesign, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 36 - Designing for AppleTV, ambient sound apps, B&H in trouble with the law, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 35 - Tools for apartments or dorms, Google resizer, creating a 118 GB floppy disk, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 34 - 3 tools/services for your WordPress site, and a collection of productivity-focused tools.
  • Friday Links, vol. 33 - Reasons to scrap your website carousel, what to do when your design company fails, the daily habits of creatives: illustrated, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 32 - Molly Young reviews productivity books, Cathryn Lavery attends a Tony Robbins seminar, Marie Poulin answers "why should I hire you?", and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 31 - Hidden Netflix categories, the definition of a Creative Director, and turning home into a co-working space.
  • Friday Links, vol. 30 - Tools for modern storytellers, a list of designer-letterers-caligraphers, tiny firewall devices, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 29 - CallRecorder for FaceTime, 7 lessons from Kickstarter campaigns, mistakes of new freelancers, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 28 - Share link generators, three books to change your life, RGB v. CMYK, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 27 - Building a snowman in InDesign, another clipboard manager, and avoiding Death by PowerPoint.
  • Friday Links, vol. 26 - Markdown-friendly editors, use your iPad as a second monitor, Disk Utility reborn, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 25 - Routines for creativity, positive work culture, co-working roundups, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 24 - Google is tracking fitness, Graphic Design terms explained, Adele goes undercover, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 23 - How to avoid distraction, how Evato works (from home), what social media does to your brain, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 22 - A report on freelance rates, portable cardboard desks, simple icons, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 21 - Verify & Repair Permissions in El Capitan, a survey on Freelancers, a report on creative work in NYC, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 20 - Illustrator plugins, how Tim Ferriss sleeps, The Work Ethic according to the BBC, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 19 - Googler lives in a truck, Simple icons, devices for screen testing, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 18 - Asana's new identity, Fixing PDF errors in Illustrator, 21st Century opportunities, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 17 - IBM's design-driven culture, London rents mapped, preparing for freelance life, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 16 - The Steve Jobs movie trailer, the secrets of casino design, a speech template, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 15 - A simple web editor, web-based prototyping, an ad-blocker for iOS, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 14 - Tools for designers, personal branding for photographers, we aren't a nation of freelancers, and is September the new January?
  • Friday Links, vol. 13 - How to write 1,000 words daily and 40+ top SaaS landing pages analysed.
  • Friday Links, vol. 12 - Cat purr generators, remotely test your app, John Lee Dumas's morning routine, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 11 - Finding duplicates on Mac, a funny-looking sit-stand desk, celebrity photo mashups, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 10 - InDesign-to-Office plugins, the Hamburger Menu doesn't work, Stephen Curry's habits, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 9 - Manage projects in Slack, freelance strategy from Marie Poulin, why leaders eat last, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 8 - A simple countdown app, common freelance mistakes, 30 logo fails, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 7 - Archetypal entrepreneurs, Product Hunt Books, good copywriting, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 6 - Becoming a full-stack designer, Cushion is out of beta, calendar hacks, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 5 - Dealing with rejection, designing logos in black-and-white, and creating a folder structure you can rely on.
  • Friday Links, vol. 4 - Bare-bones iOS browsers, the word "just", how Disney used to work, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 3 - Tweeting from Terminal, meditation techniques, switch from Photoshop to Sketch, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 2 - Block out distractions, how freelancers disrespect their own time, Jeb Bush's campaign logo, and more.
  • Friday Links, vol. 1 - Keynote motion graphics, Getting Things Done podcast, good project management apps, and more.