Weekly News for Designers № 399

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New Resources & Tools

Tonik – A WordPress starter theme which aims to modernize and organize some aspects of theme development.
Tonik

Blender – Blend objects to create and distribute shapes evenly between multiple objects in Sketch.
Blender

Phpbot – A free, personal “PHP Butler” that writes the code for you.
Phpbot

Wick – The Internet’s free and open source multimedia creation toolkit.
Wick

Iroh.js – Dynamic code analysis for JavaScript.
Iroh.js

10 Powerful Plugins for Integrating Social Media into WordPress – 10 WordPress plugins that run the gamut of social media integration.
10 Powerful Plugins for Integrating Social Media into WordPress

Really Good UX – A library of UX screenshots.
Really Good UX

Scalable – Makes the elements scalable to fit inside the container area.
Scalable

Learning Guides, Tutorials & Tips

SVG can do THAT?! By Sarah Drasner
SVG can do THAT?!

Minimal Page Transitions with jQuery & CSS By Adam Marsden
Minimal Page Transitions with jQuery & CSS

Retiring the Green Padlock By Matt Holt
Retiring the Green Padlock

Web fonts: when you need them, when you don’t By David Gilbertson
Web fonts: when you need them, when you don’t

Modular Grid: Complete Beginner’s Guide By Icons8
Modular Grid: Complete Beginner’s Guide

Five Principles for Good Data Visualization By Matthew Achariam
Five Principles for Good Data Visualization

Dangerous Design trends 2017 By Eleana Gkogka
Dangerous Design trends 2017

Thoughts on Conversational UIs By Chris Compston
Thoughts on Conversational UIs

Creating a Collaborative Style Guide for Designers and Engineers By Ying Wang
Creating a Collaborative Style Guide for Designers and Engineers

The Trouble with Convenience in Web Design By Eric Karkovack
The Trouble with Convenience in Web Design

Free UI Resources

Free Back to School Flat and Line Icon Set – 50 SVG and PNG icons to get you ready for the start of school.
Free Back to School Flat and Line Icon Set

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