html5-up-template

With more people relying on frameworks it seems the rise of templates is not such an odd occurrence. While most developers would prefer to code their layouts from scratch, templates can save a lot of time on projects with short deadlines. A new site called HTML5 UP! offers access to incredibly well-designed templates that run…

spacebase-webapp

The new yet growing Sass framework spaceBase is really a CSS library built on Sass. It’s meant to offer quick way for developers to build their package contents for a brand new responsive website. Everything should be compiled through a Sass compiler with your choice of libraries or features made in advance. Here’s a brief…

upload_animation

Looking beyond the traditional inspiration gallery is iOSUp. It’s an online collection of user experience design work, both static & animated, with a focus on Apple software. iOSUp seems like it’d just be an iOS site but it actually focuses on OS X designs as well. You can sort by interfaces, icons, illustrations, and other…

css-cheatsheet

The designer & developer Adam Marsden put together an incredible CSS cheat sheet that’s available anywhere with Internet access. As online resources go, this is by far one of the best. It has everything laid out nice & neat with helpful syntax tips along the way. You’ll find everything from common selectors to pseudo-selectors, along…

gittower-lessons

There’s no denying the impact Git version control has on modern web development. However it’s also true that Git can be one of the most congested and confusing topics to learn on your own. Thankfully there are great resources like Git Tower to teach you. The landing page offers vital lessons for how Git works…

cactus-mac

When you’ve hard-coded a website from scratch dozens of times it starts to lose value quick. Thus Cactus for Mac is a great alternative static website builder. Quickly put together templates and structures for any type of layout including blogs, portfolios, even shopping pages. Granted these are all static templates and do require manual work…

slack-comunities

Slack is the favored chat client of most techies this day in age. It works like a combination of Instant Messaging plus the old IRC methods for archiving communication. If you’re a big Slack user then you should know about Slack communities. This is where the SlackIn website comes into play. SlackIn collects the most…

prototyping

The powerful and unique Precursor prototyping tool makes apps, wireframes, and presentations simple. Interactions are real and they can happen in real time. Team members can highlight, select, drag, or simply update pieces of an interface to display changes. You can try out a live demo to see how it all works. Precursor runs prototyping…

fb-emojis

A Dribbble designer named Tobia Crivellari recently put out a wonderfully creative freebie of Facebook’s latest emoji icons. The full iconset includes the same faces and icons that you’ll find with Facebook’s latest “like” button update. You can download the full .sketch file straight from Dribbble. All icons have been made as pure vector shapes…

graphic-app

A new program has hit the shelves to compete with the likes of Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator. It’s name is Autodesk Graphic and it’s making some waves in the design community. Graphic is made specifically for Mac OS X but can also run on iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. In the words of Autodesk:…