US Blaak is a sharp-serif font created by Unidaas, suitable for headline and title use. Bold font is free to download.
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?
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 Checklist help checking all the normal practices for development before launch.
Focusing on digital design for teams, Loupe is a design conference hosted by Framer in Amsterdam.
Recap of every year's Adobe Creative Conference Max online.
Blobmaker help you to create random blobs in SVG to catch with design trend.
Swiss in CSS pay tribute to "Swiss" design style which originated in 1940s Switzerland. Posters were recreated and animated by Jon Yablonski.
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.
Pttrns is a great place to kickstart your UI research. Similar user interface patterns and functions are posted across different apps.
Colormind works best with website design, applying color palette to demo landing page and various bootstrap components.
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.
Digitalbookshelf is a must-read book list for product managers and designer.
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
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 digest maintained by Tony Gines from USA. Daily website update and weekly newsletters include design products, articles, freebies and even influencers in design community.
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.
Built by Google Chrome Labs, Squoosh optimises image with instant compression preview. Popular settings like MozJPEG, OptiPNG, WebP are included.
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.
A minimal listing curated by Ronalds Vilcins. Only 3 things are curated in each field.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
A free typography handbook wrote by Los Angeles based lawyer Matthew Butterick. It offers practical takeaways and popular paid font alternative recommendation for beginners.
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.
Free iOS, Android and Bootstrap grid system, works on Sketch, Figma and Adobe XD and Illustrator.
Andréa Crofts wrote a starter guide for Web Typography. All beginners should check it out.
4277+ coherent and simple free icons for personal and commercial use, created by Germany designer Alexander Kahlkopf.
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.
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.
Free beautifully crafted material design icon sets created by Google. Icon styles include filled, outlined, rounded, two-tone and sharp.
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
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.
Font Pair does an excellent job in previewing font pairing options that are available on Google Fonts.
Subtle color gradients collection made for website background. CSS code, PNG, Sketch and PSD previews are all set.
Kerntype is a fun game to learn how to distribute the space between letters, which is called "Kerning".
Designers:Watch showcases the must-see documentaries for designers and creators.
A shortcut database collects all the shortcuts in design & development apps.
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.
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.
Nik Collections 2018 is a photo retouch toolkit with 7 plugin that works with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
High quality royalty free music library offered by Icons8, credits and link back to the site are required for distribution.
Develop your creative and design skills by reading. Lapa Books is a free ebook collection curated for web designers.
Smartmockups generate ready-to-use product mockups from website link or screenshot. Must-use for creating portfolio or marketing asset.
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.
Collection of resources to practice typography, created by the Adobe Typekit team.
Royalty free icons that can be used anywhere in your workflow, including Mac, Office, Adobe Createive Suite and Google Doc.
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.
Figma team introduces a new learning resource for all design-related jargon in one page.
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.
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
A brand new design tool that combines layout design, prototyping and collaboration, created by Framer team. App in private beta right now