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Found Friday Vol 45

Welcome designers & readers alike to Found Friday Vol 45. This week, we have a great article on link-building; a good read on the difference between mediocre & great design; the new A Book Apart book for web designers; a fun jQuery plugin that racily gets you to choose stronger passwords; and a great post for anyone undertaking an icon design project. Read on!

Link Building 101

This is an article that should be read & understood by both web designers and their clients. Clients will measure the success of the site you built for them by a few factors; one big one is search engine optimization. Proper link-building can help SEO rankings immensely; read up.

Link Building 101

Mediocrity Vs. Excellence: What Separates Good from Great?

A must-read for designers of any ilk. Plain and simple. Want to be great? Details!

Mediocrity vs. Excellence in Design

The Elements of Content Strategy

I’ve just picked up the first two A Book Apart books, and they’re outstanding. I’m assuming this one will be as well.

The Elements of Content Strategy

Naked Password

As you enter a stronger password, the beautiful 8-bit model (“Sally”) tastefully removes her clothes. I told you: RACY.

*Edit: it appears something is wonky over there; the link now takes you to a CRM login screen. Hopefully it’ll be back up soon.

Naked Password

Tips & Inspiration for Icon Designers

We just completed a custom icon project for a client of ours; the tips and references in this article will be useful if you have any similar projects coming down the pipe. Have a read!

Tips & Inspiration for Icon Designers

See you next week!

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