Links of the Week 17

by Tom Kenny (@tkenny)

Interview with Jakob Nielsen, Sitepoint 5-for-1, Smashing Magazine acquires Noupe and respond effectively to design criticism.

Links of Interest

Interview with Web Usability Guru, Jakob Nielsen


A fantastic interview with the man who knows as much as there is to know about usability.

The SitePoint 5-for-1 Sale


Sitepoint are selling 5 PDF books for the price of one. They have a great selection so make you take a look.

Noupe Has A New Owner: Smashing Magazine


Smashing Magazine, the best design blog on the internet, have bought Noupe, another of my favourite design blogs. This seems to be a win-win situation for all concerned, especially us, the readers!

How To Respond Effectively To Design Criticism


Responding to criticism from clients can be a hard thing but luckily this great article from Smashing Magazine can help.

Design of the Week


Jonathan Snook has redesigned his site with a minimalistic design which I love as it draws the users’ attentions to the great content.

Inspiration for the Weekend



Remember the old Monkey Island games and how good they were? Now think of any great point and click games that have come out in the last 10 years. Not many, which is a shame. The demo of Machinarium is out now and is absolutely gorgeous. Download it now, you won’t be disappointed!

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by Tom Kenny

I’m a freelance web designer and front-end developer with 9 years of experience designing for the web. Follow me on Twitter here.