Weekly News for Designers (N.344)

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New Resources & Tools

Draft U.S. Web Design Standards – Open-source UI components and visual styles.

hack.css – A dead simple CSS framework.

Gatsby.js – Transform plain text into dynamic blogs and websites using React.js.

Framer-Snippets-Library – A library of Framer snippets to help speed up your workflow.

iziModal.js – Elegant, responsive, flexible and lightweight modal plugin with jQuery.

Open Design Kit – A toolkit for designing with distributed collaborators.

Jets.js – A native CSS search engine.

Learning Resources, Tutorials & Tips

Learn TypeScript in 30 Minutes By Danny Markov .

Designing a Styleguide By Jonathan Z. White.

Considerations for Styling a Modal By Chris Coyier.

The Designer’s AI Study Guide By Patrick van Hoof.

5 Actual Web Designs Trends for 2016 By Nils Sköld.

Simple Interactive Points Effect By Codrops.

Getting to Grips with the Open Graph Protocol By Desa Marinkovic.

A Curated Collection of the 40 Best Google Font for 2016 By Typewolf.

5 Simple UX Exercises That Will Change How Decision Makers Think By Ryan O’Connor.

Using Animation to Enhance UX By Callum Hart.

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management By Addison Duvall.

Free UI Kits & Fonts

Free UI Kit: Facebook Analytics UI Pack by Mike Finch (Sketch).

Free Font: Paul Grotesk By Lukas Bischoff.

Free Font: Affogato, a friendly sans-serif typeface.


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