Weekly News for Designers (N.246)

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New Resources & Tools

Fontface Ninja – A Chrome extension that allows you to recognize and download any font.
Fontface Ninja - A Chrome extension that allows you to recognize and download any font

BitcoinJS – A pure JavaScript Bitcoin library for node.js and browsers.
BitcoinJS - A pure JavaScript Bitcoin library for node.js and browsers

Eloquent JavaScript – A free a book, now in its second edition, about JavaScript and programming.
Eloquent JavaScript - A free a book, now in its second edition, about JavaScript and programming

Next – A free iOS app that helps designers manage their deadlines.
Next - A free iOS app that helps designers manage their deadlines

Countable.js – A JS function to add live paragraph-, word- and character-counting to an HTML element.
Countable.js -  A JS function to add live paragraph-, word- and character-counting to an HTML element

HTMLHint – A static code analysis tool for HTML.
HTMLHint - A static code analysis tool for HTML

Sketch Toolbox – A simple plugin manager for Sketch.
Sketch Toolbox - A simple plugin manager for Sketch

Learning Resources & Tutorials

The Simple Intro to SVG Animation by Julian Shapiro.
The Simple Intro to SVG Animation by Julian Shapiro

RWD Bloat Part II by Dave Rupert.
RWD Bloat Part II by Dave Rupert

An Eye-Catching Filling Effect Tutorial for Your Icons by Sebastiano Guerriero.
An Eye-Catching Filling Effect Tutorial for Your Icons by Sebastiano Guerriero

Guide to Responsive-Friendly CSS Columns by Katy Decorah.
Guide to Responsive-Friendly CSS Columns by Katy Decorah

How To Make Tilt Scrolling That Doesn’t Suck by Marco Arment.
How To Make Tilt Scrolling That Doesn’t Suck by Marco Arment

Pure CSS Off-screen Navigation Menu Tutorial by Austin Wulf.
Pure CSS Off-screen Navigation Menu by Austin Wulf

Speed up Bootstrap Theming with a Library of LESS Variables by Matt Lambert.
Speed up Bootstrap Theming with a Library of LESS Variables by Matt Lambert

Animating SVG text On A Path by Joni Trythall.
Animating SVG text On A Path by Joni Trythall

An Experimental Fullscreen Form Interface by Mary Lou.
An Experimental Fullscreen Form Interface by Mary Lou

Free UI Resources

Freebie: A Responsive Dashboard Powered by AngularJS and Bootstrap.
Freebie: A Responsive Dashboard Powered by AngularJS and Bootstrap

Freebie: Mintie Flat Icon Set (110 Icons, PSD & PNG).
Freebie: Mintie Flat Icon Set

Freebie: High Resolution Photoshop Brush Packs.
Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Packs

20 Free High-Res Wood Textures.
20 Free High-Res Wood Textures

Some Inspiration

Unique and Humorous Illustrated Caricatures from Graphicurry.
Unique and Humorous Illustrated Caricatures from Graphicurry

…and finally…

Nothing Site, a clean and flat interface that does nothing!
Nothing Site, a clean and flat interface that does nothing

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