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5 of the best: #2

A weekly entry listing interesting, informative (and sometimes useless) links that I’ve found over the past 7 days including little UI details, creating your own Google font and the disaster that was the redesign of the Leeds United Badge.

1. Little UI details

A collection of useful little snippets and tips offering advice on the best way to enhance your interface. Nothing groundbreaking – just informative, interesting and a cool little ‘go-to’ resource.
https://codepen.io/tyrellrummage/pen/ZJPXgy

 

2. The Leeds United badge redesign

Leeds united club badge

It’s fair to say that this didn’t go very well for the Yorkshire club. Met with a barrage of negative feedback from disgruntled fans, the club decided to “re-open the design consultation”. I do wonder if the retraction would have been quite so swift in the days pre-social media. Maybe people would have just accepted it after a few weeks of initial negativity.
http://www.espn.co.uk/football/blog/the-toe-poke/65/post/3359178/leeds-united-admit-defeat-over-badge-redesign-pledge-to-try-again

 

3. Should we ditch the ‘phablet’ label and just call them ‘phones’?


More users than ever are using a ‘Phablet’ (5.5″ – 6″) as their primary device. The crossover point has probably been reached that these are now standard phones, rather than a mix match of two terms.
http://flurrymobile.tumblr.com/post/169545749110/state-of-mobile-2017-mobile-stagnates

 

4. If it ain’t broke…

The design hierarchy of the Apple homepage has remained remarkably similar over the last 20 years. The format clearly works.
https://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1985

 

5. Creating a custom Google font

Really interesting insight (and pretty awesome output) into the work behind the creation of a Google font.
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/designing-a-font-from-scratch-and-submitting-it-to-google-fonts-in-24-hours-152a30c57095