Archive for the ‘Essentials’ Category

40 Excellent SVG Tools and Dozens of Icon Sets

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On one hand, the web is becoming more and more visual, and even the shortest of texts are supported by images. On the other hand, we have to pay lots of attention to loading times, in order to prevent us from scaring off visitors, or Google. With the d...

Nostalgia Alert: Windows 95 in the Browser

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Do you miss the nineties and the early days of visual interfaces for the mass market? If you do, I have a functional version of Windows 95 that doesn’t need to be installed for you. I’ll admit it, this is an article for the lunch break, but...

Emojis: Useful Resources Around the Popular Symbols

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The rise of the smartphones was the rise of the emojis as well. You’ll rarely find a short message without the tiny symbols. In communication, emojis are valuable, as they can make up for a part of the missing nonverbals. Pure text communication ...

Tool Tip: Quickly Uncover Image Theft With Copypants

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Who doesn’t know this? You use your own image on your website. Others like them too, and suddenly, your image is being passed around. Copypants helps you protect your property. There Are Lots of Services Against Image Thieves There are many servi...

Tool Tip: Sizzy Accelerates Responsive Designing

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Sizzy is a web app and a Chrome extension that provides a fast way of testing your responsive designs. And by that, I mean really fast. There are a bunch of tools that show you previews of your websites on all kinds of devices. However, I have yet to f...

Fake News Alert: Botson Exposes Bots in Your Twitter Stream

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It has the potential to win the ugliest word of the year award. Bots have played a part in a lot of politically important processes of the recent past, like the US-American presidential election, or the Brexit. A new tool helps you expose these fake us...

UXTools.co: The Best Tools and Books For UX Designers

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At UXTools.co, you’ll find everything you’ll need as a UX designer. The maintainer, Taylor Palmer, introduces you to the tools, but also provides you with interesting literature on the different design topics. Uxtools.co: Fast Access For UX...

Celebrate the Glory. TemplateMonster is Turning 15

Every big project starts off with a startup. TemplateMonster is no exception. Launched back in 2002, the company has turned into a true monster in the web design industry. Every year the company grows bigger and more powerful, with more innovative and ...

Fresh Tools For Designers and Developers in June 2017

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Great tools and online services make the work of designers and developers a lot easier. They allow you to make many workflows simpler and more efficient. This small collection stirs creativity and provides solutions to various problems. New Tools For ...