Links of the Week 03/2015: Your Mom, Crazy Furniture, Some BS and a Material Design Case Study

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Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas. Anyway, who am I to judge? Have it your own way. These are our Links of the Week 3 of 2015…

The Freelancer: How to Explain Your Freelancing Career to Your Mom

Image: This mom sure is a sceptic; is yours too?

Image: This mom sure is a sceptic; is yours too?

Hehe. Though this article on how to explain what you are earning your bread with to your mom is not exactly brand-new, it is still true (and I found it just these days). Rachel Kaufman describes how she tried to have her mom understand what she is doing and gives a few tips how you could try that, too. If you got parents, read it ;-)

The Freelancer: How to Explain Your Freelancing Career to Your Mom

Splashnology.com: Showcase of Creative Furniture Designs

Image: Kate Danessa's Lounge Chair

Image: Kate Danessa’s Lounge Chair

This article by Andrew Glushakov lists extraordinary furniture designs. This may not sound very exciting. And in fact there is not a lot more to it; no explanations whatsoever, just a list of images and links to their sources. But as inspiration this serves perfectly good. Just scroll through the pictures and see what creativity can do. If you can think it, you can do it…

Splashnology.com: Showcase of Creative Furniture Designs

Trello Blog: We are Living in a Material World, and I am a Material Girl

Image: Trello in the Material World

Image: Trello in the Material World

Fyza Hashim from Trello’s developer team gives a more than thorough insight into how Trello reimagined their Android app to incorporate Google’s Material Design guidelines. You’ll seldom find such a deep look at a design process down to the tiniest detail. If you are a designer seeking to get involved in Flat Design in general and Material Design as an iteration of it, make sure to read this article.

Trello Blog: We are Living in a Material World and I am a Material Girl

Syzygy: 20 Things that Happened on the Internet in 2014

Image: 20 things that happened on the Internet in 2014

Image: 20 things that happened on the Internet in 2014

This is fun to explore. Syzygy came up with their 2014 edition of 20Things and again chose 20 remarkable things that happened in 2014. These didn’t happen on the internet only but had a strong echo there. The infographic comes in the tradition of a hidden objects game. Can you spot all the facts correctly?

Syzygy: 20 Things that Happened on the Internet in 2014

Medium: The Fine Art of Bullshit – Killed by Google

Image: How Google killed the Bullshit

Image: How Google killed the Bullshit

I can totally relate to that. Jason Smith tells a story about how the search for facts affected our social lives in the Nineties (to say the least ;-)). We needed to phone people we thought might know, or had to visit libraries or even – beware – read a book. The side effects were sometimes worth striving for. But, no spoilers, read it…

Medium: The Fine Art of Bullshit – Killed by Google

KISSmetrics: 12 Infographic Tips That You Wish You Knew Years Ago

Image: Infographics like a Boss

Image: Infographics like a Boss

Neil Patel shows you why infographics are not dead and gives you a plethora of tips how to make them shine. Still today, an image is worth a thousand words. But with everyone creating infographics, sticking out from the crowd is getting more important by the minute. Read this post, and you’ll be good to go…

KISSmetrics: 12 Infographic Tips That You Wish You Knew Years Ago

Dieter Petereit

Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.

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