This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.
New Resources & Tools
Less Grid Boilerplate – A lightweight 12-column CSS grid system built with CSS Grid and LESS.
Plant – A version control plugin for Sketch.
10 Free Resources to Supercharge WordPress Theme Development – A collection of resources to help you build your own WP themes.
Stickybits – A lightweight (<2KB) alternative to
position: sticky polyfills that works perfectly for things like sticky headers.
share-this – Medium-like text selection sharing without dependencies.
9 Exciting Open Source Sass Frameworks – A colleciton featuring 9 of the best free SCSS frameworks.
15 Essential Plugins for Visual Studio Code – Useful and fun plugins for Microsoft Visual Code Studio.
Grab Front End Guide – Study guide and introduction to the modern front end stack.
jRange – A jQuery Plugin to create a Range Selector.
Floper HTML Template – A stylish, modern, eye-catching HTML template for a personal portfolio.
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.
Learning Guides, Tutorials & Tips
Popular Web Animation Techniques for Designers By Nick Babich
Designing The Perfect Accordion By Vitaly Friedman
Why You Should Be Prototyping By Rachel Binx
The Actual, Real-World Phases of Design By Jon Moore
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.
How AI Will Affect UX (And Vice Versa) – User experiences and artificial intelligence are inextricably entwined in today’s world.
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.
A critical analysis of notification systems – Lessons and opportunities lying ahead of the current systems.