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Song of The Car: AEV JK350 Wrangler: We test the off-road vehicle on a muddy December day while listening to rip-roaring American rock

Song of The Car: AEV JK350 Wrangler

We owe off-roading to the Russians. In 1904, Tsar Nicholas II hired French military engineer Adolphe Kégresse to head the Court Garage in St. Petersburg. The harsh wintry elements inspired Kégresse to outfit a Mercedes 32/45 with the first halftrack……

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Fonts of the week w/e 28 December 2014

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Monday’s font of the day: Wahhabi Script Price: $ 10 Tuesday’s font of the day: Gibbs




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Fonts of the week w/e 21 December 2014

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Monday’s font of the day: Trend Rough Price: From £2.99 Tuesday’s font of the day: Kankin




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Fonts of the week w/e 14 December 2014

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Monday’s font of the day: Cathedral Price: Free Tuesday’s font of the day: Delicate




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Fonts of the week w/e 7 December 2014

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Monday’s font of the day: MTT Milano Price: From £22.99 Tuesday’s font of the day: Schist




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Fresh Resources For Web Developers – December 2014

Editor’s note: We’ve come to the end of another year. This final month of 2014, we’re looking at a round of resources by Daniel Pataki.

A developer’s toolbelt should always contain plenty of items but should never be considered final and unchangeable. Fellow developers are creating great tools every day. Some of these go on to be huge successes like the Foundation framework or Twitter Bootstrap but some remain diamonds in the rough.

To round up a great year, I’ll take a look at some great tools that have proven to come in very handy for my own use. From documentation creation to loader elements, here’s a useful collection of tools for all web developers.

Daux.io

Daux.io is an extremely capable documentation generator. It is completely free and the source code can be found on Github. You can run the documentation on a web server or with Grunt, if you prefer.

There is a lengthy feature list, with built-in support for Github flavoured markdown, a file editor, Google Analytics and many more features. Plenty to help you out with most projects. [Get it here]

Ladda

In the creator’s own words, Ladda is “A UI concept which merges loading indicators into the action that invoked them“. Ladda enables you to create awesome interaction indicators for buttons.

A number of sizes and animations are available. I particularly enjoy the progress bars which have been built right into the buttons. [Get it here]

Revaxarts Theme Documentor

This project is used by a number of Themeforest authors but can be used for any documentation purpose. Its online interface makes it easy for you to assemble your documentation and it has great HTML5 tech to store them on your local computer.

Plus you can enable auto-saving and come back any time to complete the docs. In addition, it has json import and export functionality and theme modification capabilities, allowing you to tailor it pretty well to your company colors. [Get it here]

Unicode Table

Unicode characters can be a great help when you want to add specific characters not usually found on keyboards. You should always be careful of adding arrows and other elements because screen readers may not handle them well but in some cases they still are the most effective solution. This Unicode Table is my favorite because it allows me to search with plain English like “circle” or “arrow” and get a pretty good list of results to work from. [Get it here]

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is now in it’s third iteration. It’s a boilerplate for creating modular WordPress plugins. It tries to impose a stricter architecture on you which should lead to better code. Thus, leading to equal intrepretation by all programmers. It takes an object oriented approach which is a breath of fresh air amidst all the procedurally coded plugins. [Get it here]

CSS Guidelines

CSS Guidelines is basically a set of rules and best practices for writing Javascript. It was written by Harry Roberts – a front end architect – who knows his stuff well. The goal is to make your CSS as clear as possible so everyone can understand it at a glance.

The rules cover everything from syntax and commenting to naming conventions, specificity and architectural principles. If some of it is over your head don’t worry, try to keep to things you can understand and your code will already be that much better! [Get it here]

Spinkit

Another entry into loading animations, Spinkit provides awesome CSS only transformations for simple elements. Whether you use them for loading or interaction purposes, they are easy to grab off the site and then make your own. [Get it here]

Random User Generator

Since Random User Generator is a fully functioning API, you can build it into your application development needs as a dynamic tool. No more having to go to the website to generate test data each and every time.

It spits back emails, addresses avatars, names, all that good stuff, using a fast and secure connection. Using it programmatically with AJAX is extremely simple and understandable, this is something you shouldn’t forget for your next project! [Get it here]

jQuery Plugin Boilerplate

The jQuery Plugin Boilerplate is a starting template for jQuery plugins which employs good practices throughout. Javascript is something a lot of developers learn as an afterthought, as a result lower quality code tends to be written.

By using the boilerplate, you are already writing better code by adhering to some simple rules it lays out. How the plugin is initialized, how functions are added and so on. There’s also a more recent version which you can get via the site. [Get it here]

Regex 101

Many people are scared of regex because of the perceived complexity and the difficulty of testing with it. Regex 101 helps us by allowing the testing of our regex right in the browser.

Tools like explanations, hints, match explanations and others are also offered. I find this an invaluable tool because I myself struggle a bit with regex but this tool helps me figure it all out much faster! [Get it here]

Font Awesome

Of all the icon fonts available on the web, Font Awesome is my favorite resource. It is completely free, regularly updated and has over 450 icons at the moment. I use it regularly in a wide range of projects, from designs to keynotes to websites.

Since it is a proper font, you can embed it in any capable application making it a very flexible and portable option. Be sure to check out the Cheat Sheet for a full list of copy-pastable icons, class names and hex codes. [Get it here]





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The Best Freebies for Designers (December 2013)


Here are the best freebies for designers from December 2013. We have free GUI templates, icon sets, fonts, Photoshop brushes, PSD templates, PS actions… and everything else in between.

Free Icon Sets

Ecommerce Icons (21 Icons, PSD)

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Icon Set (144 Icons, AI)

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Weather Icons (42 Icons, PSD & AI)

Weather Icons designers freebies

Weather Icons →

Modern Social Media Icons (344 Icons, PSD & PNG)

Modern Social Media Icons designers freebies

Modern Social Media Icons →

iOS7 Vector Icons (100 Icons, PSD)

iOS7 Vector Icons designers freebies

iOS7 Vector Icons →

Smallicons Icon Set (54 Icons, in SVG, PNG & PSD Formats)

Smallicons Icon Set designers freebies

Smallicons Icon Set →

Simple Line Icons (100 Icons, PSD, AI, EPS & SVG Formats)

Simple Line Icons designers freebies

Simple Line Icons →

Freecons V2 (155 Icons, PSD, AI & EPS)

Freecons V2 designers freebies

Freecons V2 →

5 O’clock Shades Icons (16 Icons, PSD)

5 O'clock Shades Icons designers freebies

5 O’clock Shades Icons →

UX Gestures (12 Icons, PSD)

UX Gestures designers freebies

UX Gestures →

Lovicons (124 Icons, PSD & PNG)

Lovicons designers freebies

Lovicons →

Round Around (50 Icons, PSD)

Round Around designers freebies

Round Around →

Infinity Space Icons (230 characters, Icon Font)

Infinity Space Icons designers freebies

Infinity Space Icons →

Free Web & Mobile UI Kits

Dark Ui Set (PSD)

Dark Ui Set designers freebies

Dark Ui Set →

Flat UI Design Kit (PSD)

Flat UI Design Kit designers freebies

Flat UI Design Kit →

Interactive Flat Design UI (HTML5 & CSS3)

Interactive Flat Design UI designers freebies

Interactive Flat Design UI →

iOS7 Wireframe (PSD)

iOS7 Wireframe designers freebies

iOS7 Wireframe →

Google Maps Interface (PSD)

Google Maps Interface designers freebies

Google Maps Interface →

Free Fonts

Exo 2.0 – Geometric Sans Serif Font

Exo 2.0 - Geometric Sans Serif Font designers freebies

Exo 2.0 – Geometric Sans Serif Font →

Mohave Typefaces

Mohave Typefaces designers freebies

Mohave Typefaces →

Odin Rounded

Odin Rounded designers freebies

Odin Rounded →

Hallo Sans

Hallo Sans designers freebies

Hallo Sans →

Alegreya Sans (Web Font)

Alegreya Sans designers freebies

Alegreya Sans →

Cuprum (Web Font)

Cuprum designers freebies

Cuprum →

Templates & Mockups

Flow – Mobile App Landing Page Template (PSD)

Flow - Mobile App Landing Page Template designers freebies

Flow – Mobile App Landing Page Template →

Simple Browser Mockup (PSD)

Simple Browser Mockup designers freebies

Simple Browser Mockup →

Responsive Wireframe Template (PSD)

Responsive Wireframe Template designers freebies

Responsive Wireframe Template →

Ebony & Ivory Branding Mockup (PSD)

Ebony & Ivory Branding Mockup designers freebies

Ebony & Ivory Branding Mockup →

Newspaper Advert Mockup (PSD)

Newspaper Advert Mockup designers freebies

Newspaper Advert Mockup →

Easy Calendar (PSD)

Easy Calendar designers freebies

Easy Calendar →

Photoshop Brushes

Planet Texture Brush Set (PS)

Planet Texture Brush Set designers freebies

Planet Texture Brush Set →

Dirty Steel Brushes (PS)

Dirty Steel Brushes designers freebies

Dirty Steel Brushes →

Coby Sparkles Brushes (PS)

Coby Sparkles Brushes designers freebies

Coby Sparkles Brushes →

and finally…

Social Kit – Free Photoshop Plugin with Social Templates

Social Kit - Free Photoshop Plugin with Social Templates designers freebies

Social Kit →

Iconmelon – SVG Icon Library for the Web

Iconmelon - SVG Icon Library for the Web designers freebies

Iconmelon →

Nice Things – A collection of lovely vectors

Nice Things - A collection of lovely vectors designers freebies

Nice Things →



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WordPress news: December 29, 2013 to January 4, 2014

WordPress has become a tool used by millions of designers for much more than creating blogs. Each week we take a look at what’s new with WordPress.

For more regular news, tutorials and tricks, check out our blog about WordPress.

Plugins

Gust

Bring the Ghost publishing experience to WordPress with this awesome plugin.

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Themes

Grimag

Powerful publishing solution for editors and SEO-experts. Grimag has been specifically designed for ultimate monetization result. Plenty advertisement areas are placed in prominent spots and blended perfectly with the content in a professionally looking online magazine.

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Crux

Crux is a clean, beautiful, fully responsive and retina ready WooCommerce WordPress Theme. Built on the top of StagFramework, Crux offers lightweight yet powerful functionality.

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News

WordPress Plugin Repository Now Rejects Commits With PHP Errors

Good news for the users and the global quality of our favorite blog engine, the WordPress plugin repository is getting pickier.

Tips & Tutorials

10 wp-config.php hacks every developer should know

Some of the cool stuff you can do with your wp-config file.

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How To Make Top Level Menu Icons In WordPress Compatible With Any Color Scheme

Everything’s in the title.

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The best writing of the week, December 29

We all know the feeling. You’re sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn’t cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out our weekly roundup of essential writing from around the web about technology, culture, media, and the future? Sure, it’s one more thing you can feel guilty about sitting in your Instapaper queue, but it’s better than pulling in vain on your Twitter list again.

Grab the entire list as a Readlist.

On Edward Snowden

In a wide-ranging interview conducted over 14 hours in Russia, The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman talks to Edward Snowden.

The Washington Post:…

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The Verge – All Posts

WordPress news: December 22 to December 28, 2013

WordPress has become a tool used by millions of designers for much more than creating blogs. Each week we take a look at what’s new with WordPress.

For more regular news, tutorials and tricks, check out our blog about WordPress.

Plugins

Mockingbird

Mockingbird is a post relationship plugin for WordPress. It allows you to manually create lists of posts, pages and custom post types for individual entries to display on your site.

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Themes

Live Grid

Live Grid is a gorgeous grid-based theme that comes with many homepages, light & dark skins, different types of galleries, and much more.

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Panacea

Panacea is a medical-themed responsive HTML5/CSS3 theme. It is retina ready and has unlimited colors (intregrated with WordPress built-in Theme Customizer).

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News

Twenty Fifteen

Some thoughts on the upcoming default theme and why it needs to be simpler than its predecessors.

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Tips & Tutorials

14 Most Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them

Find out how to fix many common WordPress errors like the white screen of death or login redirecting issues.

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How to create a demo site for your theme or plugin

A great tutorial by RVA Media, a must read for themes or plugins creator who would like to create a demo site.

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