Weekly News for Designers № 408

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This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.

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New Resources & Tools

One-Nexus – A front-end boilerplate and UI toolkit built using the Synergy framework, combined with a custom grid system; Kayzen-GS.
One-Nexus

fontplop – An OSX/macOS application which takes ttf and otf files and outputs a webfont bundle.fontplop

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Schnack.js – An awesome, ad-free, open source Disqus clone that comes with a very minimal, hackable code base.
Schnack.js

Froala Design Blocks – Over 170 responsive design blocks ready to be used in your web or mobile apps. Based on the Bootstrap library.
Froala Design Blocks

Maptalks – A tool that integrates 2D/3D maps together by pitching and rotating 2D maps.
Maptalks

Sketch Emmet – A plugin that gets Emmet HTML abbreviation snippets to be expanded based on layers list structure and naming.
Sketch Emmet

Sitemod.io – A browser extension that lets you modify any website in real-time.
Sitemod.io

Sketch to React Native – Convert Sketch files into React Native components.
Sketch to React Native

CSS Resources

10 Snippets for Creating Unique CSS Background Effects – A showcase of some of the unique ways in which designers are spicing up backgrounds.
10 Snippets for Creating Unique CSS Background Effects

10 Retro Video Games Recreated with HTML5, JS & CSS – Check out some CSS/JS/HTML5 shrines to your favorite classic video games.
10 Retro Video Games Recreated with HTML5, JS & CSS

Naming Things In CSS Grid Layout – Rachel Andrew provides some tips on naming best practices with CSS Grid.
Naming Things In CSS Grid Layout

Learning Resources

Dynamic Shape Overlays with SVG By Yoichi Kobayashi
Dynamic Shape Overlays with SVG

UI Design Tips for iPhone X By Stefano Malachi
UI Design Tips for iPhone X

Designing for iPhone X By Meng To
Designing for iPhone X

UX Design Learning

Flat Design: Why you should question Nielsen Norman’s research on the trendy design style. By Sean Dexter
Flat Design: Why you should question Nielsen Norman’s research on the trendy design style.

How to make your resume as user-centred as you are By Nicola Rushton
How to make your resume as user-centred as you are

Are You Actually Designing for the User? A Case for Empathetic Design By Stephen Moyers
Are You Actually Designing for the User? A Case for Empathetic Design

Introduction: What are Ghost Buttons? By Bartholomew Fish
Introduction: What are Ghost Buttons?

…and finally…

11 Optical Illusions Found in Visual Design – Illusions you might encounter as a visual designer.
11 Optical Illusions Found in Visual Design

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