Links of the Week 12

by Tom Kenny (@tkenny)

Typedia, get creative beyond your education, A/B testing results, IKEA’s bizarre font swap, Photoshop disasters, design of the week and inspiration for the weekend.

Links of Interest



Recently launched, community driven site with almost everything you ever wanted to know about typography including individual typefaces.

Don’t Stick With What You’ve Been Taught; You’re a Creative So Get Creative.


A great article encouraging designers to be more creative beyond what they’ve been taught.

Which Test Won


Great little site that takes A/B tests and shows which one was the best. Very handy to get an idea of what works best before you do your own testing.

IKEA says goodbye to Futura


Ikea has inexplicably changed their main font from Futura to Verdana. See just how bad it looks.

Awful Photoshop Disasters


A collection of funny Photoshop mishaps.

Design of the Week

Make Photoshop Faster


Dan Rubin has designed a beautiful site informing people of two simple steps to make Photoshop work. Superb use of colour, webkit transition effects and CSS3 properties.

Inspiration for the Weekend


Think of Ember as the flickr for designers. Make sure to check out the categories section to narrow down the type of inspiration you are looking for.

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by Tom Kenny

I’m a freelance web designer and front-end developer with over 7 years of experience designing for the web. Follow me on Twitter here.