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New Resources & Tools
Charted, a charting tool that produces automatic, shareable charts from any data file.
Four Shadows, a plugin for changing the direction of an icon's shadow based on the time of day.
JuliusJS, a speech recognition library for the web.
MetricsGraphics.js, a library built on top of D3 that is optimized for visualizing and laying out time-series data.
Lining.js, a library that offers you complete 'down-to-the-line' control of your typography.
New Learning Resources
Keeping CSS short with currentColor by Osvaldas Valutis.
A backend developer’s guide to UI design by Rudolph Musngi.
A Brief History of Graphics, an account of graphical milestones in video games.
Deciding how to develop your WordPress theme framework by Rachel McCollin.
Sublime Text for front-end developers by Wes Bos.
Free UI Resources
Freebie: Style Guide Template in CSS.
Freebie: Christmas Icon Set (24, Icons, AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG).
Freebie: PaymentFont, a SVG webfont of all main payment operators and methods.
MaterialUp – Material Design Inspiration.