We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.
Newsy and Resourceful
Stéphanie Walter: Photoshop Style Guide .PSD (and workflow)
“This is my style guide starter file I use when I start a Photoshop project. I thought it could be useful and some of you wanted to see it so I decided I might as well share the .PSD file. It contains colors, responsive typography, normal, active and hover buttons, forms, icons, tables, image alignments, ui elements, etc.” (read)
Neil Patel: The 5 Important Metrics of Facebook Ad Campaigns
“When asked about the performance of their Facebook campaigns, marketers sputter random metrics. Many of these don’t directly result in the profitability of your campaign.” (read)
HubSpot: 16 of the Best Examples of Beautiful Blog Design
“According to a recent U.K. survey, bloggers have ranked as the third most trustworthy source of information, following only friends and family. That’s right — bloggers are trusted more than celebrities, journalists, brands, and politicians.” (read)
HOW: 10 Indispensable Typography Terms, Illustrated
Earlier this summer, Fontsmith put together a lovely and informative poster entitled “The A-Z of typographic terms” featuring an alphabetical visual glossary of typography terms, a project intended to publicize its new typeface FS Aldrin. (read)
Athena Talks on Medium: 100 Women in Tech and Founders to Follow on Twitter
“…if you want to help solve the world’s toughest problems facing our communities nationally and globally, only listening and interacting with other influential men in your network gives you a severely limited perspective.” (read)
The Mission on Medium: The Only Way to Master Any Creative Skill
“If you want to be a pro, you’re going to have to break this terrible amateur habit of looking at what people have without paying attention to what they did to get it. Chasing the results without understanding the process will lead to short-lived success, if not outright failure. — Jeff Goins” (read)
Buzzfeed: Out of Hand: More people are using more devices more often than ever before. Increasingly, that’s a pain point.
“To Dr. Robert Markison, it’s clear: Virtually none of Silicon Valley’s inventions, from the clunky Macintosh 128K of 1984 to the sleek iPhone 7, have been designed with respect for the human form. Markison is a San Francisco surgeon who depends on his hands to operate on other people’s hands. He so believes in technology’s potential to harm — and treats so many young startup workers who confirm that suspicion — that he almost exclusively uses voice recognition software.” (read)
A Little Levity 🙂
ICYMI: Our Posts This Week
- Is Failing to Have a Long-Term Business Plan, Planning to Fail?
- Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: Q&A With Danielle Krysa of The Jealous Curator
- Grow Your Business with the Power of Word of Mouth Referrals
- Don’t Be Silent: Why More Small Businesses Need to Start Talking About Mental Health
Have a great weekend!