Weekly News for Designers (N.234)

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Tutorials & Learning

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Node.js →
This easy to follow tutorial by Brandon Cannaday will help bridge the gap between actually downloading Node.js and building your first widget.
The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Node.js

Bootstrap 3 Tips and Tricks You Might Not Know →
Bootstrap 3 Tips and Tricks You Might Not Know

Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with CSS →
David Walsh highlights seven tasks that you would typically associate with Javascript, but can also be easily accomplished with CSS.
Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with CSS

Designing for Moments With Media Queries →
Designing for Moments With Media Queries

Proper WordPress Filesystem Permissions And Ownerships →
In this tutorial, Benjamin Intal teaches you about WordPress filesystem permissions and ownership: what they are, why they are important and how to set them up.
Proper WordPress Filesystem Permissions And Ownerships

Reading Position Indicator Tutorial →
In this tutorial, Pankaj Parashar, shows you how to create a 'reading position indicator' using the HTML5 progress element.
Reading Position Indicator Tutorial

Dynamic Button Sketch Plugin →
In this quick tutorial Shawn Hickman shows you how to properly use the Dynamic Button plugin for Sketch.app.
Dynamic Button Sketch Plugin

50 Freebies for Designers from April 2014 →
50 Freebies for Designers from April 2014

New Resources & Tools

Dribbbox →
Dribbbox is a completely free self-hosted Dribbble portfolio template that displays your work in a clean and easy-to-browse gallery.
Dribbbox is a completely free self-hosted Dribbble portfolio template

Simple jQuery Slider →
Here is a super-simple and lightweight jQuery Slider that does exactly what a slider should do: slides slides.
uper-simple and lightweight jQuery Slider

Symbols For Sketch →
Symbols For Sketch is a set of templates to help design an icon font with Sketch.app.
Symbols For Sketch is a set of templates to help design an icon font with Sketch.app

MaxCDN Tools: Ping and HTTP Test →
MaxCDN has recently released two useful tools for comparing the speed of two websites in only 5 seconds.
MaxCDN has recently released two useful tools for comparing the speed of two websites in only 5 seconds

DoCSSa – Sass based CSS architecture and methodology →
Intended for use in large, long lived sites, DoCSSa (Deferred Object CSS Architecture) is a CSS architecture and methodology that tries to combine all the good parts of the current state of the art.
DoCSSa – Sass based CSS architecture and methodology

Photopile JS →
Photopile JS is a JS/jQuery image gallery that simulates a stack of scattered photos on a surface. Thumbnail clicks remove photos from the pile, (enlarging them as if being picked up by the user), and once in view a secondary click returns the photo to the pile.
>Photopile JS is a JS/jQuery image gallery”/></p><p style=WebComponents.org →
WebComponents.org is is a new resource where community-members of the Web Components ecosystem (like Polymer, X-tags, and more) document and discuss web components best practices so that others can follow the same path.
WebComponents.org is is a new resource where community-members of the Web Components ecosystem

Free GUI Resources

SEO Vector Icons (36 Icons, AI & EPS) →
free SEO Vector Icons

The TWENTY Icon Set for Web Designers (20 Icons, AI) →
free The TWENTY Icon Set for Web Designers

Slim Weather and Climate Icons (75 Icons, AI) →
free Slim Weather and Climate Icons

8 Seamless Vector Topographic Map Patterns (Vector EPS, PNG & PAT) →
8 Seamless Vector Topographic Map Patterns

Something Inspiring

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book →
271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

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