This week I have pulled together a list of 6 sites for both web designers, and developers. Some really good reads, both informative and inspiring.
Slashpixels – Google for Designers
A great one to start this week.
“Smart Artificial Intelligence Image Search Engine and aggregator for Dribbble, Behance, Pinterest, Cargo, Awwwards, Pttrns and other top Design sources.” is the tagline.
When this is live, I honestly think it will be a game changer. Easy access to freebies, design related images and all the top design sites connected. Get signed up!
Cropping Away Negative Impacts of Line Height
I’m not sure how useful this would be in the real world, due to different browsers rendering in different ways. However as a concept and almost working code, this is worth the read. The number of times an element doesn’t site quite right due to weird white space above and below a sentence. A front end developers nightmare (over-exaggeration maybe). This may just be the solution…
Here’s everything I’ve learned from designing 10,000+ UI screens as a lead product designer.
This article by Jon Moore speaks worlds to me. From not reinventing the wheel, to creating pattern libraries, each point seems like common sense. Unfortunately in a lot of design projects these seem to be forgotten. This is aimed at app and web designers, but as a developer I can also relate.
This strongly relates back to user experience article I covered in Creative and Development Inspiration 8.
This is a very long read, (and more for the developers) however if you are interested in what HTTP2 can do/does then you should read this. Daniel Stenberg from Mozilla goes into incredible detail on the background of HTTP2, how it works, and how it will be deployed.
This is stemming from my interest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. The idea of a decentralised network that you can run programs on is pretty interesting, especially considering that data protection is so poignant at the moment (GDPR / Facebook data scandal).
Enter Truffle, the most popular development framework for Ethereum with a mission to make your life a whole lot easier.
Designer Trend – Offset and Overlap
Designers are continuing to break out of the grid. It’s been a great evolution from the early days of responsive web design. 5 years ago, responsive simply meant that your content block would resize infinitely. But it was always within the confines of a rigid grid.
In fact, responsive web design had a negative effect on how designers used grids because it was so difficult to figure out how content should react. Not any more.