Exciting New Tools for Designers, October 2019
It’s already time to start thinking about all the seasonal design elements that you will use for the rest of the year. That might be icons or illustrations or fonts. We have a few new elements this month that might fit the bill, as well as learning tools and inspiration. Here’s what new for designers this month. UIPrint UIPrint is a set of sketching templates for devices that you can print out to create with a pen (because some of us love to draw mocks and ideas in meetings). The current collection includes more than 10 printable wireframes and sketchpads. Grab prints for devices you use most of download the whole set and get printing. Haptics Haptics provides developers with a quick and easy way to see what the different haptic feedback is like on supported iPhone & Apple Watch models. Available only in the iTunes store and requires iOS 13.0+. HTTP Mock HTTP Mock allows you to intercept and view all of your HTTP (and HTTPS) mock endpoints or entire servers and rewrite, redirect, or inject errors. Art of Symbols Art of Symbols is a project published by Emotive Brand that takes a look at the root the design and meanings of common icons and symbols. The project was originally published day by day as an Instagram project, but has been compiled into a website that’s super informative and fun to look at. Smoother & Sharper Shadows Smoother & Sharper Shadows is a tutorial that will help you clean up the look of drop shadows using the box-shadow CSS property. You can get more control over the look of shadows for more polished designs. Copy Monkey CopyMonkey uses machine learning to mimic your handwriting style like a monkey. There’s not a lot of work value in this one, but it is a lot of fun to play with. CTRL+Z CTRL+Z is a fun interactive flyer that can provide a source of inspiration. Click and drag to see just how this flyer for an upcoming art installation works. Shape Shape lets you customize the style, colors and border of more than 1,000 static and animated icons and illustrations. Export to React, SVG and Lottie. The tool also includes UI templates to help you use icon collections. Winning Icons Winning Icons is a set of 50 vectors that celebrate achievement. With medals and celebratory icons in three styles, this collection is made for winning. The set is available in SVG and JPG format. Sketch Devices Devices is an updated set of modern device mockups for Sketch by the team at Facebook Design. From the design team: “Facebook supports a diverse audience around the world and an equally diverse set of devices. To emphasize that in our design mocks, we redrew a range of devices to show the global diversity of the people using our products. Each device comes with a bitmap of the device (with and without shadows) and the original Sketch file for that device.” Animated Icons Animated Icons is a collection of fun line icons with interesting animations for something a little extra in your projects. Download the JSON for Lottie, GIF, or After Effects formats. Pick and choose icons or download them all. Fresh Folk Fresh Folk is an interesting collection of illustrations of people, places, and objects to enhance design projects. You can use illustrations as mix and match characters and scene elements to create almost custom illustrations from the library. Where to Put Buttons on Forms What’s the perfect placement for a button…
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