Weekly Design News (N.216)


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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Worth Reading

Advanced Image Optimization Tricks by Rahul Mistry
You can use automated image optimization tools to compress your images. However, if you also take the time to manually optimize them, you can further improve your results. Here are five techniques for manually optimizing images.

User Experience Trends for Admin Dashboards by Jake Rocheleau
In this article we take a look into various styles and ideas for creating administration dashboard pages.

The Present And Future Of Adobe Fireworks by Michel Bozgounov
You’ve probably heard the news that Adobe is feature-freezing Fireworks, and that Adobe is not offering a replacement tool for Fireworks users. So, what does this mean for you if you use (and rely on) Fireworks to design user interfaces and screens?

The Many Faces of 'Adaptive Design' by Brad Frost

10 Type Tools You Probably Aren’t Using in Photoshop

Best Web Designing Frameworks for 2014 by Syed Fazle Rahman

Geometry in UI Design by Matej Latin

The Taxonomy of Terrible Programmers by Aaron Stannard

The (Probably Not) Definitive List of CSS Features in Non-CSS Specs by David Storey

Untangling Web Typography by Nicole Sullivan

Perspective Page View Navigation (Tutorial)
Learn how to recreate the interesting effects for a perspective page view navigation where the page itself gets pushed away in 3D to reveal a menu (or other items).

Responsive Photosets (Tutorial)
How to create beautiful photosets with jQuery and CSS.

New Resources & Services

Bijou CSS Framework
Bijou is a new CSS framework worth taking a look at that weighs in at only 2kb (minified and gzip). It has been checked and tested in the Firefox, Safari, Chrome.

Developed by Dan Chilton, Unison.js is a small plugin that allows you to declare named breakpoints in one place and automatically sync them across your JS and markup.

Switchery – iOS 7 Style Switches
Switchery is a simple component that helps you turn your default HTML checkbox inputs into beautiful iOS 7 style switches in just few simple steps.

Free Script: Export Your Layers from Photoshop to SVG

Web Developer Checklist

Spacegray – A Hyperminimal UI Theme for Sublime Text


Freebie Flat Style UI (PSD)

UX Gestures (PSD)

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