Weekly News for Designers (N.245)

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New Resources & Tools

Responsive Logos – An intriguing exploration into scalable logos from Joe Harrison.
Responsive Logos - An intriguing exploration into scalable logos from Joe Harrison

Justified.js – A jQuery plugin that creates a justified image grid of images.
Justified.js - A jQuery plugin that creates a justified image grid of images

PatternBolt – A selection of SVG pattern backgrounds packed into a single CSS/SCSS file.
PatternBolt - A selection of SVG pattern backgrounds packed into a single CSS/SCSS file

jquery.smoothState.js – A jQuery plugin that progressively enhances pages to behave more like a single-page application.
jquery.smoothState.js - A jQuery plugin that progressively enhances pages to behave more like a single-page application

DomFlags – A chrome Extension that allows you to create keyboard shortcuts to DOM elements.
DomFlags - A chrome Extension that allows you to create keyboard shortcuts to DOM elements

Critical extracts & inlines critical-path (above-the-fold) CSS from HTML.
Critical extracts & inlines critical-path (above-the-fold) CSS from HTML

MagicTools – An extensive list of game development resources.
MagicTools - An extensive list of game development resources

Learning Resources & Tutorials

50 Visually Appealing CSS Tutorials & Techniques.
50 Visually Appealing CSS Tutorials & Techniques

Notification Styles Inspiration – Simple ideas & effects for website notifications.
Notification Styles Inspiration - Simple ideas & effects for website notifications

A Compendium of SVG Information – An extensive collection of resources and tutorials about SVG.
A Compendium of SVG Information - An extensive collection of resources and  tutorials about SVG

Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Naming Conventions by Tom McFarlin.
Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Naming Conventions by Tom McFarlin

"RWD is bad for performance" is good for performance by Tim Kadlec.
RWD is bad for performance is good for performance by Tim Kadlec

An exploration of GitHub's CSS by Mark Otto.
An exploration of GitHub's CSS by Mark Otto

Google Analytics Tips for UX Research by Chris Myhill.
Google Analytics Tips for UX Research by Chris Myhill

Responsive Images: Use Cases and Code Snippets to Get You Started by Andreas Bovens.
Responsive Images: Use Cases and Code Snippets to Get You Started by Andreas Bovens

Free UI Resources

Photography-related branding mockup template (PSD).
Photography related branding mockup template PSD

A3 responsive wireframe sketch sheet by David Jakes.
A3 responsive wireframe sketch sheet by David Jakes

Fanaticons – 64 icons in AI, PNG & SVG formats.
Fanaticons - 64 icons in AI PNG SVG formats

Some Inspiration

Cosmopolis – An Inspiring Collection of Major City Illustrations.
Cosmopolis - An Inspiring Collection of Major City Illustrations

…and finally…

10 Types of Designers You Want to Avoid.
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