Weekly News for Designers № 408
This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.
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.
fontplop – An OSX/macOS application which takes ttf and otf files and outputs a webfont bundle.
Schnack.js – An awesome, ad-free, open source Disqus clone that comes with a very minimal, hackable code base.
Froala Design Blocks – Over 170 responsive design blocks ready to be used in your web or mobile apps. Based on the Bootstrap library.
Maptalks – A tool that integrates 2D/3D maps together by pitching and rotating 2D maps.
Sketch Emmet – A plugin that gets Emmet HTML abbreviation snippets to be expanded based on layers list structure and naming.
Sitemod.io – A browser extension that lets you modify any website in real-time.
Sketch to React Native – Convert Sketch files into React Native components.
10 Snippets for Creating Unique CSS Background Effects – A showcase of some of the unique ways in which designers are spicing up backgrounds.
10 Retro Video Games Recreated with HTML5, JS & CSS – Check out some CSS/JS/HTML5 shrines to your favorite classic video games.
Naming Things In CSS Grid Layout – Rachel Andrew provides some tips on naming best practices with CSS Grid.
Dynamic Shape Overlays with SVG By Yoichi Kobayashi
UI Design Tips for iPhone X By Stefano Malachi
Designing for iPhone X By Meng To
UX Design Learning
How to make your resume as user-centred as you are By Nicola Rushton
Are You Actually Designing for the User? A Case for Empathetic Design By Stephen Moyers
Introduction: What are Ghost Buttons? By Bartholomew Fish
11 Optical Illusions Found in Visual Design – Illusions you might encounter as a visual designer.
Source: Specky Boy