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 October 18th through 24th, 2014.
Create your own customized Android character on Androidify!
In the works for over 2 years, Pixelmator is a full featured, layer-based image editor that you can use to create, edit and enhance your images. It looks like an incredibly easy to use iOS8 app! Watch this sneak peek video about it on Vimeo.
Gemba is a drag & drop Git for designers. Use your favorite design tool such as Sketch or Photoshop, and then drop your assets into Gemba to post them in your team’s Git repositories such as Bitbucket and Github.
View a google spreadsheet that compares the pros and cons of Photoshop vs. Sketch features.br />
During it’s latest announcements, Apple released the upcoming iMac with Retina 5k display. It claims to display 4x the pixels of previous screens at around 14.7 million pixels. What do you think?
Dig into v1.3 of this library of hues for SASS, by Rich Bray.
Rich email messages made easy and at no cost! Powered by MailUp and currently in its free beta.
Successfully funded on Kickstarter, the Sticker UI Book makes it fun and simple to illustrate and share your user interface ideas. Created by Jennifer and Brandy of Killer Inc.
Watch an hour long documentary on ideologies and opinions the concept of prototyping.
A simple and beautiful work area for you and your clients. Have on going conversation, share files and track progress on your collaborative projects.
Late last week, Twitter rolled out its new audio cards, which let users discover and listen to audio directly in their timeline on both iOS and Android devices.
Listen to Jony Ive discuss the work process of the design team at Apple.
Students draw fun monsters, and then professional illustrators and designers send them back an upgraded versions of their creations.
Created by Google, Snapseed is a free high-quality photo editing app.
Designed by artist Travis Purrington, these US Currency Notes were inspired by the minimalist approach that much of the world’s international currency uses.
Share content and drive traffic. Attach this call-to-action tool to every link you share.
17. See Hear Party
Create an own animated gif party in your browser. Pick 4 keywords, a track or station from Soundcloud and let the animated fun begin!
We couldn’t help but share this ridiculous typewriter called the Sincerity Machine. That’s just a fancy label for a typewriter that uses comic sans.
Save time and grow traffic by scheduling blog posts and social media on a unified drag and drop calendar for WordPress.
Send simple, photo-based email campaigns straight from your phone.
21. Yosemite Icons
With the recent launch of Apple’s new Yosemite OS, many people have come forward and expressed how they are unhappy with the new dock icon system. Designers like Jeremy Goldberg are producing their own comprehensive sets for sale.
Read an evaluation by Mike Stern on the current efficiencies and challenges of hamburger menus.
23. Mitya App
Another new interaction prototype tool, available for $99.
24. Amazon Smile
Did you know that you can choose to donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases to a charity of your choosing?
Need help getting compensated what you’re worth for a new job? Receive a 20 minute consultation with an advisor who’ll help you fight for the salary and benefits that you deserve.
Put a mask on it with this image optimization approach, that compresses transparent PNGs to achieve the file size of optimized JPEGs. Works in any current browser too!
27. Inbox by Google
Now you can consume your gmail as a personal vertical timeline experience. It only works in Google Chrome right now, but request an invite to test drive it today. Read more about the new feature on the official Google blog.
Wirelessly mirror your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch screen to any Mac, PC or Android device.
Another super fast color scheme generator.
A handy page of all of the available cursors for web design.
30. Six UX
A collection of awesome six second transitions and animations found within apps.
31. Neue Comics
A new platform that streams the latest comic books being released.
33. Twitter Fabric
Offered by the Twitter development team, Fabric claims to be the easiest way to build the best apps.
34. Aerial Bold
A Kickstarter project that's likely to be funded, Aerial Bold is a typeface project in which two designers search the globe for aerial shots of letterforms from manmade and natural structures.
Late this week, Etsy launched its brand new payment reader so that buyers can be make purchases from Etsy sellers in person using their credit / debit cards.
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.