Weekly News for Designers (N.260)

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New Resources & Tools

Face Detection – A powerful jQuery/Zepto plugin that detects faces on images, videos and canvases.
Face Detection - A powerful jQuery/Zepto plugin that detects faces on images, videos and canvases

Type Genius – A web-based app for helping you find the perfect font combination for your next project.
Type Genius - A web-based app for helping you find the perfect font combination for your next project

vivus.js – A lightweight JavaScript class for easily animating SVGs easy.
vivus.js - A lightweight JavaScript class for easily animating SVGs easy

Materialize – A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design.
Materialize - A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design

Purplecoat.js – A small JS library for creating labeled overlays that can be triggered with a click.
Purplecoat.js - A small JS library for creating labeled overlays that can be triggered with a click

FixedContent.js – A mobile-friendly jQuery plugin that fixes/sticks content while scrolling.
FixedContent.js - A mobile-friendly jQuery plugin that fixes/sticks content while scrolling

Learning Resources & Tutorials

Web UI Best Practices by UXPin.
Free e-book: Web UI Best Practices by UXPin

The Art of UI Animations by Mark Geyer.
The Art of UI Animations by Mark Geyer

12 Fun Sharing Button Effects by Danny Markov.
12 Fun Sharing Button Effects by Danny Markov

The UX of Mobile Settings by Luis F. Mena.
The UX of Mobile Settings by Luis F. Mena

Text Backgrounds and Gradients with background-clip by Chris Sevilleja.
Text Backgrounds and Gradients with background-clip by Chris Sevilleja

9 Basic Principles of Responsive Web Design by Sandijs Ruluks.
9 Basic Principles of Responsive Web Design by Sandijs Ruluks

5 Easy Ways to Modify Your Bootstrap Button Styles by Christopher Gimmer.
5 Easy Ways to Modify Your Bootstrap Button Styles by Christopher Gimmer

Lettering is Not Type: Clear Definitions for Commonly Abused Terms by Stephen Coles.
Lettering is Not Type: Clear Definitions for Commonly Abused Terms by Stephen Coles

Free UI Resources

iPhone 6 Vector Wireframing Toolkit (iOS 8).
Freebie: iPhone 6 Vector Wireframing Toolkit

Brixton Line and Swash (Free For Personal Use).
Free Font: Brixton Line and Swash

Subtle Vector Texture Pack from Ryan Weaver.
Freebie: Subtle Vector Texture Pack

100 Free High Resolution Photorealistic Mockups →
100 Free High Resolution Photorealistic Mockups

20 Free WordPress Themes with a Clean Layout →
20 Free WordPress Themes with a Clean Layout

…and finally…

Twitter has Open Sourced All 872 of Their Emoji →
Twitter has Open Sourced All 872 of Their Emoji

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