Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Dec 2, 2016

We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

Phrasee: The awesome glossary of email marketing terms
“Email marketers love email marketing terminology. There’s nothing wrong with that – but for people new in the game, it’s a source of constant confusion and consternation.” (read)

Icon Utopia: Free Icon Design Guide
“Want to create your first icon set, but have no idea where to start? Or maybe you just want to earn some money on the side by selling stock icons? Or do you shoot for the stars and plan to kickstart your career as an icon designer specializing in custom icons?” (download / read)

UXPlanet on Medium: Mobile Design Best Practices
“85% of observed users working with their phones using one hand.” (read)

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Basic ways of how people are holding their phones. Research by Steven Hoober. Via UXPlanet.

Hubspot: How to Validate Your Blog Post Topics: A 3-Step Process
“When you have a clearer idea of the demographic and psychographic traits of your ideal audience, you can then use this information to substantiate your list of ideas. Chuck the ideas that don’t fit their mold, and keep the ones that do — it’s that simple.” (read)


Drift: Customer Feedback: Why It Matters, How to Ask for It, & What to Do With It
“The problem that many companies are facing right now, however, is that they simply don’t how to do customer feedback. They don’t know where to start. They don’t know how to flip that switch and begin the process of continually collecting and prioritizing what customers are telling them.” (read)

The Mission on Medium: What a Shrinking Social Media Landscape Means for Influencers and Marketers
“Many Twitter influencers have done the same and migrated over to platforms like Facebook and Medium to ensure they won’t die when the blue bird stops singing.” (read)

Entrepreneur: The Key to Meaningful Productivity: Being Receptive
“When we focus too deeply on our productivity, it becomes easy to see ourselves as a collection of outputs. But we are more than just the sum of what we’ve accomplished. We’re also the sum of what we’ve learned, heard, read, watched, reflected on, believed in and listened to.” (read)

A Little Levity 🙂

The Design Team on Medium: How To Conduct “Engaging” Design Reviews
“Use subjective absolutes like “Your fonts look ugly” or “I don’t like those colors” (even though the designer is using brand colors). Comments like these will keep them on their toes and scared of ever making mistakes again.” (read)

UXMAS: An advent calendar for UX folk
“Each day through December, enjoy a delightful little treat from some of the world’s leading UX specialists. UXmas is a joint effort from the teams at Thirst Studios and UX Mastery.” (read)

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Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks. Follow her on Twitter @seenandsaid.