Weekly News for Designers (N.257)


This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.

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New Resources & Tools

Themosis – A new framework for WordPress developers with elegant and simple code syntax.
Themosis - A new framework for WordPress developers with elegant and simple code syntax

dropcap.js – A JavaScript plugin for creating beautiful CSS drop caps.
dropcap.js - A JavaScript plugin for creating beautiful CSS drop caps

Coolors – A new super-fast color scheme generator.
Coolors - A new super-fast color scheme generator

ZorroSVG – A web-based tool that gives you the power of transparent PNGs for the size of a JPEG.
ZorroSVG - A web-based tool that gives you the power of transparent PNGs for the size of a JPEG

appgif.io – A handy tool for turning app previews into gifs.
appgif.io - A handy tool for turning  app previews into gifs

BADA55.io – An app for finding the most badass leet words for your CSS hex colors.
BADA55.io - An app for finding the most badass leet words for your CSS hex colors

30 of our favorite jQuery plugins from the last few months.
30 of our favorite jQuery plugins from the last few months

Learning Resources & Tutorials

MailChimp Subscriber Count with PHP and MailChimp’s API by Louis Lazaris.
MailChimp Subscriber Count with PHP and MailChimp's API by Louis Lazaris

Responsive images for retina: Using HTML5’s srcset by Dudley Storey.
Responsive images for retina: Using HTML5s srcset by Dudley Storey

The CSS that you don’t know about by Michael Weaver.
The CSS that you dont know about by Michael Weaver

Build a real-time Twitter stream with Node and React.js by Ken Wheeler.
Build a real-time Twitter stream with Node and React.js by Ken Wheeler

Loading webfonts with high performance on responsive websites by Adam Beres-Deak.
Loading webfonts with high performance on responsive websites by Adam Beres-Deak

The guide to UX design process & documentation by Chris Bank.
The guide to UX design process documentation by Chris Bank

Why you learned the grid layout system all wrong by Speider Schneider.
Why you learned the grid layout system all wrong by Speider Schneider

Common SEO myths & misconceptions by Sadiq Lakhani.
Common SEO myths & misconceptions by Sadiq Lakhani

Coding etiquette to make other developers hate you less by Adam Bradford.
Coding etiquette to make other developers hate you less by Adam Bradford

Free UI Resources

Freebie: 35 Free Vector Halloween Icons (SVG & PNG).
Freebie: 35 Free Vector Halloween Icons

Freebie: 46 OSX Yosemite Folders Icons (PSD).
Freebie: 46 OSX Yosemite Folders Icons

Freebie: Flat Ui by NAS (PSD).
Freebie: Flat Ui by NAS

Freebie: UI Kit by Kamal Chaneman (PSD).
Freebie: UI Kit by Kamal Chaneman

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