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Weekly News for Designers № 392

By on July 2nd, 2017 Designer News

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.

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New Resources & Tools

Less Grid Boilerplate – A lightweight 12-column CSS grid system built with CSS Grid and LESS.
Less Grid Boilerplate

Plant – A version control plugin for Sketch.
Plant

10 Free Resources to Supercharge WordPress Theme Development – A collection of resources to help you build your own WP themes.
10 Free Resources to Supercharge WordPress Theme Development

Stickybits – A lightweight (<2KB) alternative to position: sticky polyfills that works perfectly for things like sticky headers.
Stickybits

share-this – Medium-like text selection sharing without dependencies.
share-this

9 Exciting Open Source Sass Frameworks – A colleciton featuring 9 of the best free SCSS frameworks.
9 Exciting Open Source Sass Frameworks

15 Essential Plugins for Visual Studio Code – Useful and fun plugins for Microsoft Visual Code Studio.
15 Essential Plugins for Visual Studio Code

Grab Front End Guide – Study guide and introduction to the modern front end stack.
Grab Front End Guide

jRange – A jQuery Plugin to create a Range Selector.
jRange

Floper HTML Template – A stylish, modern, eye-catching HTML template for a personal portfolio.
Floper HTML Template

Freebie: Dusk UI Icons (SVG, EPS, PDF, PNG) – An exclusive freebie from the Icons8 Dusk icon set with 80 modern, soft-colored icons in several different formats, perfect for a fresh interface design.
Freebie: Dusk UI Icons (SVG, EPS, PDF, PNG)

Learning Guides, Tutorials & Tips

Popular Web Animation Techniques for Designers By Nick Babich
Popular Web Animation Techniques for Designers

CSS vs. JavaScript: Trust vs. Control By Christian Heilmann
CSS vs. JavaScript: Trust vs. Control

Designing The Perfect Accordion By Vitaly Friedman
Designing The Perfect Accordion

Why You Should Be Prototyping By Rachel Binx
Why You Should Be Prototyping

The Actual, Real-World Phases of Design By Jon Moore
The Actual, Real-World Phases of Design

UX Design

Don’t Use Split Buttons for Navigation Menus – Menu on hover, category landing page on click: the challenges and solutions for replicating this pattern on touchscreens.
Don’t Use Split Buttons for Navigation Menus

How AI Will Affect UX (And Vice Versa) – User experiences and artificial intelligence are inextricably entwined in today’s world.
How AI Will Affect UX (And Vice Versa)

Boost Your UX with These Successful Interaction Design Principles – There’s a fine line between an interaction that works and one that is unusable. Interaction design principles help bridge the divide.
Boost Your UX with These Successful Interaction Design Principles

A critical analysis of notification systems – Lessons and opportunities lying ahead of the current systems.
A critical analysis of notification systems

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