#50 Fantastic Resources for Dribbble Lovers
Here at Design Shack, we’re huge Dribbble fans. Sort of a Twitter for design, this awesome site is home to beautiful bite-sized work samples from the web’s best designers.
To showcase our love for Dribbble, we’ve put together a collection of fifty fantastic resources for anyone and everyone who uses Dribbble. From open source developer projects and quirky web projects to desktop and mobile applications, we’ve got enough Dribbble goodness to keep you occupied for months.
The official Dribbble API documentation. If you’re a developer and you want to build anything related to Dribbble, start here!
Jribble is a jQuery plugin that opens up various aspects of the Dribbble API. Grab shots, users, comments, rebounds and more.
If you want to keep an eye on what developers are doing with the Dribbble API, hit up Rebbbounds, a Tumblr blog that’s chock full of great examples.
There are a ton of Dribbble related projects on GitHub, here’s a quick list of some that you should check out.
- dribbble-php – PHP wrapper for the Dribbble API.
- swish – Ruby wrapper for the Dribbble API.
- dribbble_desktop – A ruby script that scrapes rss feed of “shots” from dribbble.com, puts the images in a folder, generates an html file that you can load using WebDesktop. Poof – dribbble shots tiled nicely on your desktop.
- Objective-Dribbble – A wrapper for the Dribbble API, written in Objective-C.
- dribbble-codeigniter – Dribbble API Library for CodeIgniter.
- Dribbble-node – Client API for Dribbble web site in node.
- dribbbleCFC – ColdFusion wrapper for the Dribbble interface showcase API.
- dribbble-dotnet – A Mono and .NET library for the Dribbble API, built using C#.
- Dribbble-Sync – Drupal 7 module that syncs shots from Dribbble.
- Dribbble-Retinizer – Chrome and Safari extensions that add a few nifty retina features to Dribbble.
- dribbble-sass – Sass demo for Dribbble Show & Tell.
- dribbble-dimmer – Chrome extension that enables the viewing of shots over a dimmed background.
- Dribbble_Wrapper – Dribbble Wrapper takes the mobile Dribble website and put it inside phone gap to create a native android application.
- dribbble-screen-saver – Pulls down popular shots for easy use in a Mac OS X “picture show” screensaver.
Adds a template function that grabs the most recent shots from the Dribbble user of your choosing.
Similar to the one above, this plugin returns an array of 15 recent shots from any player.
Liiikes is like a Dribbble scoreboard. It shows you the statistics for all of the major players and scouts (recruiters).
A simple and fun memory matching game built with the Dribbble API.
Nibbble is a web app, but it’s specifically built to allow a better Dribbble viewing experience for the iPad.
Type in a Dribbble username, see who drafted that person.
Box Seat is a no distractions, one-at-a-time shot viewer with keyboard controls.
An infinitely scrolling grid of recent Dribbble shots. Great if you need a quick shot of design inspiration.
Search Dribbble by color. Really helpful if you have one color that you like and want to find some others to complement it.
Another simple grid full of Dribbble shots. This one doesn’t require scrolling though, just load up the page and watch.
Play by Play is the Dribbble client that I personally use the most. It has the feel of a desktop Twitter client, only it’s full of Dribbble shots. What could be better?
Dribbbler isn’t meant for viewing shots but for making them. Drag it over the area you want to shoot, click the button and upload.
Love Dribbble? Why not make it your screensaver? Mac users can do just that with this free software.
iOS developers have definitely embraced Dribbble and its API. There are quite a few really sharp iPhone clients. Here are the ones that I found.
As far as I can tell, they pretty much all share most of the basic Dribbble browsing and interaction features. It really comes down to which interface you like the best. I personally think that PlayBook is pretty slick. It’s also free so it’s a good place to start.
Dribbble on the iPad is an entirely enjoyable experience. The large screen and touch interaction makes for an unrivaled browsing experience. It’s definitely one of my favorite ways to keep up on recent activity.
If you’re looking for a suggestion, the first two are my favorites. Dribbblr is from Tapmates so you know it’s awesome and Pick’n’Roll is just gorgeous.
Not an iOS user? Fear not, there are a couple of good Android Dribbble apps as well. Check them out below.
What Did We Miss?
This collection includes the absolute best Dribbble resources that I was able to find, but I’m sure that I missed a ton of great stuff. Leave me a comment with a link to your favorite Dribbble app, service or code project. Also be sure to let me know what you think of the resources above.