Weekly Design News (N.214)

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Animation Principles in UI Design: Understanding Easing by Suresh V. Selvaraj
This article takes a deeper look into the fundamentals of animation by exploring the underlying concepts and eventually showing how it all applies to UI Design.

WordPress 3.8 Has Been Released this Week by Sufyan bin Uzayr
Named “Parker” in memory of Jazz saxophonist Charles Parker, WordPress 3.8 has been released.

Best of Sublime Text 3: Features, Plugins, and Settings by Chris Sevilleja
In this article, you’ll be diving into the best parts of Sublime Text. You’ve probably already heard of some of these, but maybe not some others.

Setup Node.js, Grunt and Node-Sass from Scratch by Dale Sande
Here is a step-by-step tutorial for creating a Node.js app from scratch, adding in Grunt and then Node-Sass.

The Designer's Guide to Special Characters by Jason Cranford Teague
The characters on your keyboard are just the tip of the iceberg – there's a whole other world of special characters to discover.

A Beginner's List of JavaScript Gotchas by Catalin Rosu
If you are new to JavaScript or just don’t know it as well as you would like, you will find this article useful.

50 CSS Tools & Resources from 2013
In this article we have put together a useful collection of our favorite CSS resources, frameworks, UI kits and handy tools, all from this past year, 2013.

50 Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2013
In this article we have the 2013 edition of our top 50 jQuery plugins that we feel are the most useful and most innovative from this year.

The Shocking Truth About Flat Web Design by Wes Parrish

Web Standards for Writers by Georgina Laidlaw

Responsive Web Design Trends by Jeremy Osborn

Converting your CSS project to Sass by Brian Krall

The Responsive Hover Paradigm by Jenn Lukas

New Resources & Services

gitdown is a script which moderates your git committing activity based on your blood alcohol content (BAC). It uses the DrinkShield for Arduino as a breathalyzer, and a Ruby script as the git hook.

The purpose of Dynatable is to provide a simple, extensible API, which makes viewing and interacting with larger datasets easy. It provides a framework for implementing the most common elements out of the box, including sorting, searching and filtering.

Lazy-Load-XT is a mobile-oriented, fast and extensible jQuery plugin for lazy loading of images/videos with build-in support of jQueryMobile framework.

Built with Sass and Grunt, Kickoff is a lightweight front-end framework for creating scalable, responsive sites.

jQuery Adaptive-Backgrounds.js
Adaptive-Backgrounds.js is a jQuery plugin for extracting dominant colors from images and applying it to its parent.

Co-developed by Google and Typekit, Web Font Loader gives you added control when using linked fonts via @font-face. It provides a common interface to loading fonts regardless of the source, then adds a standard set of events you may use to control the loading experience.


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Weekly Design News (N.214)

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