Weekly News for Designers (N.247)

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New Resources & Tools

Vide – easy as hell jQuery plugin for video backgrounds.
Vide - easy as hell jQuery plugin for video backgrounds

Mapbox GL – A JavaScript library for WebGL-based client-side vector maps.
Mapbox GL - A JavaScript library for WebGL-based client-side vector maps

League of Extraordinary Packages – A group of developers who have banded together to build solid, well tested PHP packages.
League of Extraordinary Packages - A group of developers who have banded together to build solid, well tested PHP packages

Marka – A transformable icon to work on the web.
Marka - A transformable icon to work on the web

LoremFlickr – A free placeholder image service.
LoremFlickr - A free placeholder image service

SVG Spritemap – A WP plugin that creates a SVG spritemap from your Media Library.
SVG Spritemap - A WP plugin that creates a SVG spritemap from your Media Library

p5.js – A JS client-side library for creating graphic and interactive experiences.
p5.js - A JS client-side library for creating graphic and interactive experiences

baguetteBox.js – A simple and easy to use lightbox script in pure JavaScript.
baguetteBox.js - A simple and easy to use lightbox script in pure JavaScript

RSS Heap – A web-based reader for software developers.
RSS Heap - A web-based reader for software developers

Input – A flexible system of fonts designed specifically for code.
Input - A flexible system of fonts designed specifically for code

Learning Resources & Tutorials

Dynamic Logos with CSS by Zac Colley.
Dynamic Logos with CSS

Understanding and Working with Content Types in WordPress by Rachel McCollin.

Full-Width Pinned Layouts with Flexbox by Zoe Mickley Gillenwater.
Understanding and Working with Content Types in WordPress

Simplify the WP-Admin to Get It Client-Friendly by Karol K.
Simplify the WP-Admin to Get It Client-Friendly

How we make RWD sites load fast as heck by Filament Group.
How we make RWD sites load fast as heck

Recreate the Page Preloading Effect of Fontface Ninja by Mary Lou.
Recreate the Page Preloading Effect of Fontface Ninja

A Launch Check List for Professional WordPress Websites by Rachel McCollin.
A Launch Check List for Professional WordPress Websites

Design Responsive Websites In The Browser With Webflow by Richard Knight.
Design Responsive Websites In The Browser With Webflow

Free UI Resources

HTML5 Device Mockups, for showcasing your portfolio and spicing up your website.
HTML5 Device Mockups

Freebie: Five Responsive HTML Email Templates (plus PSD).
Five Responsive HTML Email Templates

Freebie: Stationary Mockup Template (Psd Smart Object).
Stationary Mockup Template

Some Inspiration

Hilarious and Clever Illustrations of Common Phrases by Abdul Latif Nabhan.
Hilarious and Clever Illustrations of Common Phrases

…and finally…

Why Faster Websites Make More Money [Infographic].
Why Faster Websites Make More Money

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