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StickyStack, Colofilter, Heisenberg and More: 5 Interesting Design Helpers

February 26th, 2016
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StickyStack, Colofilter, Heisenberg and More: 5 Interesting Design Helpers

On my daily deep dives into the web of webs, it’s natural that I come across countless corals, sea creatures, particles, and everything else that dwells down there. I thought you might be interested in what I keep in my virtual trawl. As I’m a selective fisherman, the bycatch is rather small. These design assistants fell into my trap. Tools for Design and Development:...

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Unsplash Adds New API and Like Buttons

February 26th, 2016
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Unsplash, the popular free photos site with no restrictions on image usage, recently unveiled a new set of features and tools for its users. To begin with, much like Facebook and other social networking sites, Unsplash too has a “like” feature now. This option, presented in the form of a heart, is what you can use to “like” or “heart” a photo on the...

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Gutenberg: Web Typography for Everyone

February 25th, 2016
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Gutenberg: Web Typography for Everyone

Gutenberg is a starter kit for better web typography. Its developer Matej Latin provides an easy way of creating prettier content that is easier to read. This is mainly achieved by a consequent orientation of all contents towards a baseline which is defined depending on the text size. Gutenberg’s Web Typography is Handsome Good typography is a rare sight on the web. Of course,...

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PayPal Sans: The New Exclusive Font For PayPal

February 25th, 2016
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PayPal has recently got a new custom typeface: PayPal Sans. Designed exclusively for PayPal by the Klim Type Foundry, PayPal Sans comprises of two sub-families: PayPal Sans Big and PayPal Sans Small, as well as 14 styles. As a custom font, PayPal Sans is something you will see in use exclusively on PayPal website and mobile apps.

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Lightroom 2.0 For Android is World’s First RAW Photography App

February 23rd, 2016
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Adobe have recently released a new version of the Lightroom app for Android, and among other things, Lightroom on Android 2.0 happens to be the world’s first end-to-end RAW mobile photography app. In other words, Lightroom 2.0 lets you shoot, edit and share RAW/DNG photos using your Android smartphone or tablet.

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What We Can Learn from the Color Palettes of 10 Top Websites

February 22nd, 2016
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What We Can Learn from the Color Palettes of 10 Top Websites

When you take a close look at the ten most popular websites in the U.S., you’ll notice some patterns- some ways of dealing with color and white space that can inform your design sensibility. These companies wield an inordinate amount of capital, and can pay marketing professionals designers and market researchers to A/B Test, design, and optimize their sites at this point in their company...

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SVG Filters: How to Apply Them to HTML Elements

February 21st, 2016
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SVG Filters: How to Apply Them to HTML Elements

You can use CSS3 to add blur, shadow, brightness or contrast to an element. Overall, there are ten filters available. The SVG format knows filter effects as well. Partially, these options overlap, for example when it comes to blur. However, the SVG format knows several additional filters that CSS3 alone can’t create. With little effort, you can add SVG Filters to an HTML element....

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Wix 2016: Brand-new Editor, Music Store, and More

February 16th, 2016
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Wix 2016: Brand-new Editor, Music Store, and More

Wix is a website builder made to simplify and professionalize the creation of contemporary websites for several years already. Plenty of templates and extensive editing options are essential characteristics of the tool. As trends and techniques change fast in the web design and development sector, Wix has recently published its rehashed editor with new features. Now, Wix supports the trend of using videos as...

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Adobe Has Released A Fix For Creative Cloud File Deletion Problem

February 16th, 2016
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Adobe has released a fix for the file deletion problem that had surfaced with the last update of Adobe Creative Cloud, and users are encouraged to install the fix at the earliest, in order to prevent loss of crucial files. Last week, following the updated release of Adobe Creative Cloud version 3.5.0.206, users encountered a weird and serious problem: Creative Cloud was deleting folders...

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5 Things to Include When Designing a Site for Ecommerce

February 16th, 2016
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5 Things to Include When Designing a Site for Ecommerce

Continuously increasing numbers of shoppers are heading online to compare prices, read customer testimonials, and verify the businesses they’re purchasing from are reputable and deliver high-quality goods. Ecommerce sales have been and are projected to steadily increase, with eMarketer predicting a growth to $2.489 trillion in 2018 from $1.077 trillion in 2013. For website design for a retailer, ecommerce options are a vital component....

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Performance Budget: Free Online Tool for Page Optimization

February 14th, 2016
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The free online tool Performance Budget made by the London-based web developer Jonathan Fielding quickly estimates the size your pages are allowed to have to still be loaded quickly under different web conditions. This is not an accurate science, but a really great reference point to consider for your design. Using the tool is so uncomplicated, that it almost doesn’t require any additional time....

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Best of 2015: 100 Free Fonts for Designers

February 11th, 2016
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Best of 2015: 100 Free Fonts

When it comes to adding visual variety to the design, there is no simpler way than to use a couple of typefaces, which on the one hand, should match each other and, on the other hand, should have some distinguishing traits. Whether you need to craft a print design or create a website interface, there is always a typeface that meets the requirements of the...

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Chromantics: Do You Know the Psychology of Colors?

February 10th, 2016
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The small but really neat browser quiz Chromantics asks ten questions touching ten different design environments. You need to choose the right one of two color options for each design task from a color-psychological point of view. I wasn’t always right. Chromantics: Who is the Best Color Psychologist? Fortunately, Chromantics always explains the correct choice with background information which was able to restore plausibility...

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Adobe Announces Updates for Muse and Animate CC

February 9th, 2016
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Adobe has recently announced the release of major updates to three of its apps: Animate CC, Muse CC and Bridge CC. All of these applications have been overhauled and are now ready for download. Adobe Animate CC is, basically, a revamped version of Flash Professional (Adobe had announced the renaming of Flash Pro as Animate CC back in late 2015). Animate CC comes with...