Top 39: Design News for Sept. 20 – 26
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Every Friday, we’ll be sharing a round-up of what’s happening in the Design Industry, such as new digital product announcements, platforms being launched, unique peer projects, interesting experiments and much more. Follow along as we keep a pulse on exciting news in design each week.
Here’s our recap for the week of September 20th through 26th, 2014.
1. CSS Audits
Read this A List Apart article by Susan Robertson about taking a thorough inventory of your CSS code. The goal? To improve what’s there, fix issues and make your codebase better (and your site faster too).
Design Kit is a batch of resources and education about the power of human-centered design. Download books, guides and other resources that’ll help you innovate and solve problems for people with digital design.
Do you have a tough time presenting your work? Read this article by Mike Monteiro to avoid common pitfalls, and get insights into how you can better control the flow of presentation meetings.
For the 6th Anniversary Set of Ugmonk, Jeff released a limited edition of 200 sets of gold and black swag. Get one before their gone!
A side project by jxnblk that produces performant, fully fluid headlines that are block justified. Two points for the Radiohead reference in the project title! Grab it on GitHub.
Add text on top of your photos fast and easy. Download the app from the App Store and give it a try!
Available in the App Store, Manual is a custom exposure app for iOS 8 only iPhone cameras. It offers full, independent control of camera elements such as shutter, ISO, white balance, focus and exposure bracketing. Made by William Wilkinson.
13. Pictura Plugin
With so many versions of the iPhone starting to stack up, this handy guide from the folks behind PaintCode summarizes the current landscape of Apple’s smart phones. Browse dimensions such as device size, view port size, resolutions and more.
Do you create tutorials and education lessons? If so, then you’ll want to look into using Patience.io — a new platform where you can sell online courses from your own website.
The second ebook in a series on web programming by Vicki Murley, which offers insights into how users can apply CSS transitions and animations to make elements more interactive on their web pages. Download it on iBooks.
The video player that gets out of the way. Join the beta to get access to an amazing free HTML5 video player that you can match to your brand identity in minutes.
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Dig into this Illustrator tutorial by the talented Veerle Pieters on how to create nice looking wood textures in vector format.
The latest informative offering by Nathan Barry, PS for Web Design is an educational course that teaches folks how to design websites and apps using Adobe Photoshop.
23. UI Cloud
25. Anchor App
Invoicing is one of those necessary tasks that is time-consuming and sometimes painful. If you’re in the market for another solution, then check out Anchor — a free invoicing software that you host on your own server. It’s easy to integrate with Stripe and PayPal too!
27. One Month iOS
29. UX Design Weekly
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30. SVG Circus
31. Nicely Said
Watch a video produced by Vans on Aaron Draplin. He talks about side projects while standing among 650+ printed pieces of design work from his career.
33. Nice Letterform
Nod is a smart piece of hardware that seamlessly transform your movements into commands, allowing you to control your laptop, living room lights and more with just the wave of your hand. It’s like magic!
39. Color Sublime
What Did We Miss?
That does it for all the great design industry links we found this week. Join the conversation by adding interesting sites or resources you found below.