Design Tweets of the Week Ending 07/03/2010

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Here are just a few of the design-related tweets that crossed my laptop this week.

Darren Hoyt asks an interesting question on his blog about whether designers should “design over a period of years in a consistent, signature style” or be versatile enough to change their style with each new job.

In an excellent article, MIX discusses the future of wireframes. Just don’t call a UX professional a designer!

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The Gutenberg rule points out a user behavior called reading gravity which is the western habit of reading left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Muiomuio looks at the Gutenberg diagram.

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An article from 2005 (seems like a really long time ago by web standards) by Mark Boulton on the first of “Five simple steps to better typography.”

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More looking into the future in an article on Smashing Magazine. The post discusses the Future Of CSS Typography.

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There’s a very good read on iPad application design by Matt Gemmel. He talks about some of the interesting opportunities. “The iPad is a target for apps from the desktop, not just from smartphones.”

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On the Ignore The Code website, Lukas Mathis writes about Realism In Design and makes particular mention of design of application icons.

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Chris Coyier illustrates how to speed up the use of gradients in CSS3 and how different browsers handle them.

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Sketching is a key step in the design process. The Design Informer asks the question “to sketch or not to sketch?” As well as being a good read, it’s also a nicely designed post.

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And finally, according to the Oatmeal, here’s what happens when a web design goes to hell.

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