Weekly News for Designers (N.384)

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New Resources & Tools

Tweak – A Chrome Extension that turns your browser into a WYSIWYG page editor.
Tweak

Sizzy – A tool that lets you preview a website on multiple screen sizes at once.
Sizzy

Lists – A gallery of real data ready to be placed in your design. Kind of like an App Store for fake content.
Lists

SmartPhoto.js – An easy to use responsive image viewer especially for mobile devices.
SmartPhoto.js

todometer – A meter-based to-do list for your desktop. Available for Mac, with a Windows version coming soon.
todometer

CodeCopy – A browser extension that adds copy to clipboard buttons on every code block.
CodeCopy

Postleaf – A simple, beautiful, decentralized publishing platform that anyone can use. It’s free, open source, and built for the modern publisher.
Postleaf

SVGito – An SVG optimizer for Sketch.
SVGito

Updated Collections

50 Tiny, Time-Saving, and Free Tools for Web Designers for 2017 By Paul Andrew
50 Tiny, Time-Saving, and Free Tools for Web Designers for 2017

The 100 Best Free Fonts for Designers By Paul Andrew
The 100 Best Free Fonts for Designers

Learning Guides, Tutorials & Tips

Winning with CSS Variables By hey it’s violet
Winning with CSS Variables

CSS Font-Shorthand By Marco Biedermann
CSS Font-Shorthand

CSSToucan By Hu2la
CSSToucan

SVG Line Morphing Transition By Bhakti Al Akbar
SVG Line Morphing Transition

How to not suck at design, a 5 minute guide for the non-designer. By Marc Hemeon
How to not suck at design, a 5 minute guide for the non-designer.

UX Design

Dark Patterns: The Devil in Mobile UI UX Design? By Stefano Malachi
Dark Patterns: The Devil in Mobile UI UX Design?

Designing for the Appearance of Speed By Bill Chung
Designing for the Appearance of Speed

10 Outstanding Call-to-Action Examples By Eric Karkovack
10 Outstanding Call-to-Action Examples

The Beauty of Simplified Navigation By Christine Logan
The Beauty of Simplified Navigation

…and finally…

Are We Witnessing a Return to ‘90s Web Design? By Eric Karkovack
Are We Witnessing a Return to ‘90s Web Design?

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