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 15th thru 21st, 2014.
Full of examples and analysis of best practices by 33 tech companies, this eBook shares valuable insights into great UI design practices by the experts.
Easily test iOS icon designs on your home screen. Drop your icon on this page, open the link on your iPhone and install icon strike to preview your design.
Read through a seven part series on basic design principles that will help you create better digital user interface design work.
Turn your smartphone into a vintage polaroid camera with this upcoming smartphone printing case. Available in early 2015.
A startup-focused design studio, eFounders pairs with entrepreneurs to transform unique ideas into successful companies.
6. CSS Dig
Analyze your CSS in a new way. Consolidate, refactor and gawk at the 37 shades of blue your site somehow ended up with. Works with Google Chrome.
InVision updated their platform to support Sketch files.
Apple released guidelines for designers and developers to work with when creating apps for the upcoming Apple Watch. Apple also announced that it made a new font called San Francisco just for Apple Watch. Bonus: you can download the San Francisco font here.
Join a community of designers who are sharing real feedback on each other’s design projects.
Test how well you know your pixels with this online tool!
A new tool that helps you schedule Dribbble posts.
An initiative to get more designers involved in the open-source movement.
Veerle created a round-up of the current type features available in the latest release of Photoshop CC 2014.
Generate images ready for the App Store directly from Sketch. You’ll save a ton of time with this tool, which exports images for all iPhone sizes.
15. Beam for Reddit
Can’t get enough of Reddit? Grab this free iOS app to discover and browse Reddit on your iPhone.
A new collaboration app for UI designer and front-end developers.
Started back in February 2014 by Brian Lovin, the Design Details podcast has evaluated the UI/UX details of 14 of the top digital platforms! And, Brian is planning on continuing to add episodes in 2015 too!
18. Facebook Groups
Facebook created a new independent app called Groups which makes Facebook about your private friend circle again. Download for free from the App Store today.
Automate user testing for your website. Choose how often you want to test, and keep getting usability videos of real people testing your site or prototype.
eBay and Paypal are diving deeper into proper design framework and principles with the release of this design playbook microsite.
Enjoy a collection of modern superhero images in the Elizabethan historic style.
A simple browser collaborative prototyping tool.
Charged is another weekly newsletter that captures all of the top tech stories, compiles them, and delivers them to your inbox.
Dig into this analysis on pixel resolution for the iPhone 6 Plus.
A simple app for grabbing and tweaking the colors you see on your screen.
26. 100 Questions
100 Questions is a set of the best questions designed to get a group of people engaged in entertaining and meaningful conversations.
Facebook has created a new section on its site that describes the privacy policies and options for its users.
Explore 4 incredible Photoshop Plugins for designers, developers and photographers by Klaia.
Transform plain text into 24 options of obscure characters in Unicode. Ready for you to cut-n-paste to share with others!
Snapchat has partnered with Square to enable quick purchasing on their popular video app.
Get one-on-one advice from expert professionals in your field. App available for iPhone.
Jessica has posted the beautiful script typeface that she designed for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom as available for purchase.
Browse a collection of style guides.
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.