Top 37: Design News for Nov. 8 - 14

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    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Every Friday, we'll be sharing a round-up of what's happening in the Design Industry, such as new digital product announcements, platforms being launched, unique peer projects, interesting experiments and much more. Follow along as we keep a pulse on exciting news in design each week.

    Here's our recap for the week of November 8th thru 14th, 2014.

    1. Responsive Images in Practice

    An in-depth, pragmatic look at how to properly create responsive images for web design.

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    2. 5 Questions for 100 Designers

    Explore thoughtful answers from the top designers on questions about design. Currently, the project is on designer #65.

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    3. Motherplate

    A bare bones responsive SCSS boilerplate for web designers.

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    4. APP CSS

    Browse a hand-picked selection of the best designed iOS, OS X and web app websites.

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    5. Amazon Echo

    An always-connected device by Amazon that delivers information, music, news, weather and more through voice recognition controls.

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    6. Donger List

    Browse a growing collection of text emoticons which are individually grouped unicode characters.

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    7. Materialize

    A modern, front-end responsive framework based on Material Design.

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    8. TypeGenius

    Find the perfect font combo for your next project.

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    9. Brackets

    A modern, open source text editor that understands web design.

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    10. Apple Ipsum

    Fill your dummy text differently!

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    11. Pantone Hotel

    The popular color brand Pantone has expanded its business by opening its first hospitality project in Brussels.

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    12. WriteRack

    The easiest way to blog / tweet storm on Twitter.

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    13. Sketchtips

    Another site that rounds up useful tips and tutorials for Sketch.

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    14. Sketch Swatches

    Grab this color swatch tool for Sketch made by Pixel Union.

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    15. Keen IO Dashboards

    Need to build a responsive statistics dashboard? Use this template framework built on Bootstrap by Keen IO.

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    16. Google’s Mobile Playbook

    Google’s in-depth guide that explains all of the reasons to create a mobile-first experience.

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    17. Evaluately

    The easiest way to get quick feedback on your images.

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    18. Instagram Updates

    Earlier this week, Instagram updated a few features, such as enhanced discovery, caption editing, and more.

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    19. Hooked by Nir Eyal

    Grab a copy of this book about how to build habit-forming products for users.

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    20. Net Neutrality

    President Obama announced this week that he supports the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.

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    21. uberflip

    Transform your PDF into a beautiful eBook with this browser-based generator tool.

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    22. Material UI

    Check out this CSS framework and a set of react components that implement Google’s material design.

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    23. The Grid

    A platform that uses artificial intelligence to design your website for you.

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    24. Sky Series

    Selected photographs of sunrises and sunsets from Eric Cahan’s sky series.

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    25. Pixelapse

    A visual version control and collaboration workflow tool.

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    26. iOS Design Guidelines

    Explore extensive guidelines created to facilitate iOS design by Ivo Mynttinen.

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    27. State Plates Project

    A beautiful collection of well-designed license plates by state.

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    28. Atomic.IO

    This new interface design software with built-in collaboration and prototyping tools is currently in beta!

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    29. Firefox Developer — RWD View

    Have you looked into using Firefox Developer Edition? Did you know that they have a sweet responsive view, too?

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    30. The UX of Mobile Settings

    Read a brief UX analysis of iOS 8, Android KitKat, and Windows Phone 8.1 setting screens.

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    31. Dribbble Meetups

    Dribbble has created a section on their site to manage the ever-growing number of global meetups. If you want to host your own meetup, there’s a form for that too.

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    32. 9 Basic Principles of Responsive Web Design

    Enjoy this simple rundown of the dynamics and options associated with responsive web design.

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    33. How to Start A Startup

    Listen to a free audio podcast series from Sam Altman and Y Combinator folks on the various topics surrounding starting a startup.

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    34. Evolution of the Title Bar Buttons

    Dig into an article by PlaceIt on the history of the minimize button, maximize button, close button and more in the title bar of apps.

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    35. Kyle Read Says

    Check out this designer’s illustrated rube goldberg style website.

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    36. VSCO Cam® 4.0

    VSCO released their latest iOS version of their mobile photography app — v4.0! It’s now compatible with iPad, too.

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    37. Swing.js

    A swipe-like card interface like Jelly and Tinder.

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    What Did We Miss?

    That does it for all the great design industry links we found this week. Join the conversation by adding interesting sites or resources you found below.


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