Weekly News for Designers (N.253)

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New Resources & Tools

Fitter Happier Text – Performant, fully fluid headings.
Fitter Happier Text - Performant, fully fluid headings

min – A 995 byte LESS and Sass CSS framework that supports IE5.5+.
min - A 995 byte LESS and Sass CSS framework that supports IE5.5+

SVG Circus – A new web-based SVG animation tool.
SVG Circus - A new web-based SVG animation tool

Muzli – The ultimate designer’s toolbox.
Muzli The ultimate designer's toolbox

Plain Pattern – An SVG based seamless pattern maker.
Plain Pattern - An SVG based seamless pattern maker

Learning Resources & Tutorials

Creating maintainable WordPress meta boxes by Tom McFarlin.
Creating maintainable WordPress meta boxes by Tom McFarlin

Examples of off-canvas menu effects and styles using CSS transitions and SVG path animations.
Examples of off-canvas menu effects and styles using CSS transitions and SVG path animations

Getting started with CSS audits by Susan Robertson.
Getting started with CSS audits by Susan Robertson

Node.js Best Practices by Gergely Nemeth.
Node.js Best Practices by Gergely Nemeth

UX Reading & Resources

How Flat Design Increases Conversion Rates by Giles Thomas.
How Flat Design Increases Conversion Rates by Giles Thomas

The why, how and what of UX research by Manish C.
The why, how and what of UX research by Manish C

Building minimum viable products at Spotify by Chris Bank.
Building minimum viable products at Spotify by Chris Bank

Free ebook: The Guide to Minimum Viable Products from UXPin.
Free ebook: The Guide to Minimum Viable Products from UXPin

Free UI Resources

Freebie: Pure WordPress theme for creatives.
Freebie: Pure WordPress theme for creatives

Freebie: A Bootstrap template based on Google Material Design.
Freebie: A Bootstrap template based on Google Material design

Freebie: Gallericons – 30 rounded and colourful icons.
Freebie: Gallericons - 30 rounded and colourful icons

Freebie: Jellycons iOS 8 app icon set.
Freebie: Jellycons iOS 8 app icon set

Freebie: Nexa Rust free font from Fontfabric.
Freebie: Nexa Rust free font from Fontfabric

…and finally…

Humorous Collection of Uninspiring Quote Posters by Linzie Hunter.
Uninspiring Quote Posters

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