Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Sep 2, 2016

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

Newsy and Resourceful

Envato: 25 Essential Chrome Extensions for Web Designers
“There are quite literally hundreds of Chrome extensions available for web designers. All of them offering time-saving solutions to many of the design and development issues that will often crop up. So with all these extensions available, how do you choose the one, or the collection, which will help you the most?” (read)

Hiten Shah: Create products that people love by validating your idea first

Here’s a three step process you can use to validate ideas:
1. Create a problem hypothesis from your idea
2. Set up a system to pull people to you
3. Find the pattern of pain (read)

Startup Grind on Medium: SEO is Not Hard — A step-by-step SEO Tutorial for beginners that will get you ranked every single time
“SEO is simply not as hard as people pretend like it is; you can get 95% of the effort with 5% of the work, and you absolutely do not need to hire a professional SEO to do it, nor will it be hard to start ranking for well-picked key terms.” (read)

hate paperwork

Guardian: New ways to shine on social media
“You’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — and maybe Snapchat, too. Here are new tools and best practices to help you showcase your talent and personality on social media.” (read)

GoGoChimp: Words Are Powerful: The Future of Your Business Depends on Them
A good headline, title or an eyeball clutching advertisement appeal to our emotions. They add a hint of mystery and perhaps offer actionable advice. (read)


HOW: Embrace Disruption: Key Factors Shaping the Future of the Design Industry
“The more the creative thinker is involved in the process of innovation and responsible for its consequences, the richer our world.” (read)

Fortune: 10 Traits of Highly Creative Achievers
Highly creative achievers approach every new experience with the mindset of being a “beginner,” no matter how advanced they may be. They are jumpy, spontaneous, inquisitive, and ask a lot of questions, rarely claiming to already know everything. (read)

Help Scout: What Psychology Teaches Us About Structuring the Workday
“Well-intentioned as you might be about having a productive day, it’s easy for the hours to pass in a flurry of emails, meetings, and demands that eat away at your time.” (read)

A Little Levity 🙂

Contently: The 10 Stages of Pitch Rejection Grief
“You repeatedly refresh your inbox, waiting for a sign of life.” (read)

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