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  • Typography

    US Blaak

    US Blaak is a sharp-serif font created by Unidaas, suitable for headline and title use. Bold font is free to download.

  • Typography

    Bungee

    Bungee first caught my attention with unique horizontal scrolling design and vertical typography. But it is more than a font optimized for vertical signs, the stylistic alternates open up so much more styles. Have I not mention the font is free on Google Fonts as well?

  • Iconography

    Icon SVG

    You can now display SVG icon without installing icon font, IconSVG offers customisable and clean-up SVG icons. Icon size and weight and even curve or straight ends are available as an option. However, the icon library is a bit short for start (around 150 icons).

  • Frontend

    Frontend Checklist

    Frontend Checklist help checking all the normal practices for development before launch.

  • Color

    Colorbox

    Color Scheme generation tool built by Lyft Design Team. Able to create smooth transition between palettes by adding color steps. Read more on their approach to color design.

  • Design Conference

    Loupe - Design Conference by Framer

    Focusing on digital design for teams, Loupe is a design conference hosted by Framer in Amsterdam.

  • Design, User Interface

    Can't Unsee

    Can’t Unsee presents two very similar mockups. One is pixel perfect and one is not. While some design principles are very standard (like spacing, line height and visual cues) , some may not agree with all the "correct" design decisions. Built by Alex Kotliarsky.

  • Design Conference

    Adobe Max Online

    Recap of every year's Adobe Creative Conference Max online.

  • Figma

    Figma Tips and Tricks

    Consolidated by Tom Johnson , this piece of writing offers very helpful tips and tricks for maximizing Figma's possibility.

  • Figma, Iconography

    Font Awesome 5 Icon Template

    Figma ready-to-be component project files for Font Awesome 5. Created by Jonatas Amaral

  • Design Conference

    Design Matters

    Design Matters is a design conference all about crafting digital products. Conference held annually in Copenhagen, Denmark. Keynote videos are available to watch for free.

  • Design

    Blobmaker

    Blobmaker help you to create random blobs in SVG to catch with design trend.

  • Frontend

    Swiss in CSS

    Swiss in CSS pay tribute to "Swiss" design style which originated in 1940s Switzerland. Posters were recreated and animated by Jon Yablonski.

  • User Interface

    Pttrns

    Pttrns is a great place to kickstart your UI research. Similar user interface patterns and functions are posted across different apps.

  • Color

    Colormind

    Colormind works best with website design, applying color palette to demo landing page and various bootstrap components.

  • Frontend

    Clippy

    Clipping generates CSS clip-path property in a very intuitive way. It comes with a lot of template shapes but at the same time each anchor point are customisable.

  • User Interface, Design System

    Refactoring UI

    Refactoring UI started as design tidbits to work smoothly with developer. It stresses on visual hierarchy and systematic approach to UI design from a developer point of view. Brand new ebook and resources are available for $149.

  • Design System, Figma

    Relay For Figma

    Relay for Figma is currently still in beta, aiming to streamline the asset delivery from design to production. $5 per month for each Figma file

  • Curatorial

    Digital Bookshelf

    Digitalbookshelf is a must-read book list for product managers and designer.

  • Design, Iconography

    Logobook

    Logobook collects a variety of logos for design inspiration. Categorizing in letters, numbers, shapes and even business nature. Logobook is a great reference to kickstart the brainstorming process.

  • For Free, Creativity

    Humaaans

    Humaaans is a Sketch and Invision Studio template to mix and match character illustrations. Free

  • Design System

    Releasing Design System

    Series of writing uncovering the process of of shipping an effective, collaborative design system, with examples from Atlassian, Financial Times, Shopify and more. Written by Nathan Curtis from Eightshapes

  • Design System

    Zero Height

    With Sketch Plugin, Invision and Story integration, Zero Height allow you to create design system manual and resources in a WYSIWYG environment. $12 for Team

  • Design System, Figma

    Visual System

    Visual System is a perfect starter template to kickstart your brand's design system. With support of Sketch and Figma components, everything is customisable from color, font, spacing and elements. $48

  • Frontend, Curatorial

    Must-Watch CSS

    An Aggregated list of must-watch CSS talks on the topics of CSS framework, animation, scalability and more.

  • Curatorial

    Design Dots

    Design digest maintained by Tony Gines from USA. Daily website update and weekly newsletters include design products, articles, freebies and even influencers in design community.

  • Curatorial, User Experience

    User Friendly - A Medium Collection

    Handpicked user experience articles by official Medium editors.

  • Mockups

    Angle 2

    Among mockup tools I have used over the years, Angle 2 is the most versatile one as Sketch template. Devices colour, material and orientation are all customisable. New update also includes up-to-date devices like iPhone XS, XR and iPad Pro.

  • Photography

    Squoosh

    Built by Google Chrome Labs, Squoosh optimises image with instant compression preview. Popular settings like MozJPEG, OptiPNG, WebP are included.

  • Color

    Sip

    USD$10 with 1 year of updates. Consider Sip as the professional version of Digital Color Meter, it is the best color tool built for pro-user in mind, providing seamless integration to professional workflows and applications. I love how It docks color palettes on top of the screen in a minimalist way, allowing cross-app usage. v2 is available now with more useful features and new pricing model.

  • Curatorial

    Mnmllist

    A minimal listing curated by Ronalds Vilcins. Only 3 things are curated in each field.

  • Iconography

    Google Material Design Icons

    Free beautifully crafted material design icon sets created by Google. Icon styles include filled, outlined, rounded, two-tone and sharp.

  • Typography

    Butterick's Practical Typography

    A free typography handbook wrote by Los Angeles based lawyer Matthew Butterick. It offers practical takeaways and popular paid font alternative recommendation for beginners.

  • Photography

    Halide Camera

    With minimal design and high-end features, Halide Camera is the best third-party camera available on iOS. It supports focus peaking, manual control, RAW file capture, portrait mode and more.

  • For Free, Design

    unDraw

    unDraw is a MIT licensed illustration library that is ready for your website and match with your palette.

  • Curatorial

    Designers:Watch

    Designers:Watch showcases the must-see documentaries for designers and creators.

  • Color

    Coolors.co

    Coolors.co is a super quick multi-color schemes generator. User-generated palettes are also available for export. Paid upgrade for iOS App, Chrome Extension, and Adobe Addon.

  • Prototyping, For Free, Figma

    Overflow

    User-flow diagramming tool tailored for designers. Works with Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD and Photoshop.

  • Frontend

    Grid System Library

    Free iOS, Android and Bootstrap grid system, works on Sketch, Figma and Adobe XD and Illustrator.

  • Iconography

    Iconmonstr

    4277+ coherent and simple free icons for personal and commercial use, created by Germany designer Alexander Kahlkopf.

  • Color, Frontend

    Colorbook

    Colorbook converts color easily to any printing and coding format. It also visualises color pairing as web design color scheme.

  • Typography, For Free

    Google Fonts

    Google Fonts is a no-brainer in modern digital design. 800+ font families are available to use for free. You can also use these fonts on your website. There are also so much more language fonts available via early access program. https://fonts.google.com/earlyaccess

  • Creativity

    The Futur

    The Futur is an educating and inspiring video channel made for creative professionals, facilitating creative mindsets and practical business tips. Paid video courses are also available at Futur Academy.

  • User Interface, Prototyping, Mockups

    Magic Mirror

    Perspective mockups could be created without leaving Sketch app. Magic Mirror adds the functionality of perspective transformation to Sketch artboards. So users can create high-fidelity mockups in perspective. Paid monthly subscription support up to 4x image quality and symbols.

  • Color, User Interface

    Apple Human Interface Guidelines — Color

    Color section of Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines is a great introductory piece for color design when you are designing websites and apps.

  • Color

    Social Colors

    Material UI collects brand color for the major social media platform. Now you are one-click away from adopting the tone to your own customised banners and buttons.

  • Color

    Paletton

    Paletton takes on the scientific approach to find the right palette by adjacent and triad colors. It has plenty of previews and simulations to accommodate different scenarios for palette usage.

  • Typography

    Web Typography 101

    Andréa Crofts wrote a starter guide for Web Typography. All beginners should check it out.

  • Photography

    Nik Collection

    Nik Collections 2018 is a photo retouch toolkit with 7 plugin that works with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

  • Typography

    Fontpair

    Font Pair does an excellent job in previewing font pairing options that are available on Google Fonts.

  • Typography

    Typekit Practice

    Collection of resources to practice typography, created by the Adobe Typekit team.

  • Color, For Free

    Digital Color Meter

    The most convenient app to grab color code is the one built-in to your Mac. Digital Color Meter is a default Mac utilities app hidden in your Application folder. Simply press Shift + Command + C will copy the value into the clipboard. You can also adjust color profile (native, sRGB, Adobe RGB or P3 etc.) as well as the values to display

  • Photography, Creativity

    Adobe's Make It Now

    Adobe's quick video tutorial series within 60 seconds to master Creative Cloud apps.

  • Prototyping, Curatorial, Team Collaboration

    Feedback Tools

    A curated directory of tools for collecting feedbacks

  • Productivity

    Hurry Slowly

    A weekly podcast about pacing yourself to improve productivity and creativity. In each episode, guests from creative and business industries share their experience of working.

  • User Interface, Prototyping

    Unsplasher

    Free sketch plug-in that auto import free licensed photo from Unsplash to your sketch project.

  • Copywriting

    Really Good Emails

    Really Good Emails without any explanation collects the best email copywriting for your customer outreach and retention. Users can also filter emails by categories to look for writing inspiration. (E.g. Behavioral, promotional, transactional etc.)

  • Iconography

    The Noun Project

    Royalty free icons that can be used anywhere in your workflow, including Mac, Office, Adobe Createive Suite and Google Doc.

  • Curatorial, Typography

    Typewolf

    Typewolf is an indie typography resources blog curated by Jeremiah Shoaf. It recommends fonts and explores trending typography site on daily basis.

  • Color, Creativity

    Adobe Capture CC

    Capture photos and auto convert real-life hues into color palettes with Adobe Capture CC. It also directly integrates to to your Adobe CC's swatches if you are a subscriber.

  • Curatorial, Photography

    The Observers

    Curated photo books recommendations by visionaries and creatives by notable photographers and filmmakers

  • Color

    Munsell Hue Test

    Train your eyesight to be laser-like. Munsell Hue Test is a fun yet challenging game to arrange color block by hue order. Lower the score is better.

  • Color

    Dribbble Colors

    Dribbble Colors is a hidden treasure for UI designers who are looking for case studies of color adoption. It allows users to search Dribbble shots by color using hex code. Users also can adjust percentage of the containing color within a shot. This tool comes handy to see how a color plays out in other design.

  • Prototyping, Team Collaboration, For Free, User Interface

    Figma

    Combining UI design, prototyping, and feedback in one web-based tool, Figma is more than a design app. Users can iterate prototypes in collaboration, and provide feedbacks simultaneously. It is catching up with Sketch for the need in large-scale design projects. Figma is free to try with limited projects with paid upgrade per user.

  • Creativity, Team Collaboration

    Paste

    Creative presentation tools for collaboration available on Web and iPad. Crafted by the acclaimed app developer who built Paper, FiftyThree.

  • Productivity

    Shortcuts.design

    A shortcut database collects all the shortcuts in design & development apps.

  • Curatorial

    Lapa Books

    Develop your creative and design skills by reading. Lapa Books is a free ebook collection curated for web designers.

  • Music

    Icons 8 Music

    High quality royalty free music library offered by Icons8, credits and link back to the site are required for distribution.

  • Mockups

    Smart Mockups

    Smartmockups generate ready-to-use product mockups from website link or screenshot. Must-use for creating portfolio or marketing asset.

  • Photography, Creativity

    Cultivating Originality In Photography

    Los Angeles based photographer Josh S. Rose shares his way of searching originality in this visually homogenous world, by establishing your difference and values.

  • Photography, For Free

    Unsplash

    Unsplash offers 550,000+ license-free high-resolution photos available to download without sign in. Credits are much appreciated thought.

  • Color

    WebGradients

    Subtle color gradients collection made for website background. CSS code, PNG, Sketch and PSD previews are all set.

  • Typography

    Kerntype

    Kerntype is a fun game to learn how to distribute the space between letters, which is called "Kerning".

  • Copywriting

    Edit Any Website

    Two-line script dragging to your bookmark bar, allows you to edit any text on a website. A Great use case for designers and copywriters to preview site style application.

  • Design, Mockups

    Screely

    Screely turns screenshot into browser mockup with color detection. Free beta right now.

  • Notion

    Notion is a collaboration workspace that can take notes, build a knowledge base, assign tasks and projects.

  • Copywriting

    Hemingway Editor

    Hemingway is a copywriting app that helps you to write readable and short articles. The app offers a minimalistic writing style to edit your piece, suggesting simple phrases, short sentences and use of passive voice. Desktop app versions are available for sale at USD19.99

  • Design

    Figma Dictionary

    Figma team introduces a new learning resource for all design-related jargon in one page.

  • Typography

    Dafont

    One of the legacy websites offers a large database of free fonts for personal and commercial purpose. Offline usage only as the site does not host the font file for websites.

  • Prototyping

    Framer X

    A brand new design tool that combines layout design, prototyping and collaboration, created by Framer team. App in private beta right now

  • User Interface, Design

    Design + Code

    Interactive e-book to teach how to design and code a React app for iOS 11. Written by Ming To.

  • Map, Design, User Interface

    Snazzy Maps

    Customized Google Map style apply on your website.