Fresh Tools of The Week [18th-April-25th April]





Designers and developers have a great job but then its very time-consuming and asks for immense hard work. For this very reason and to ease the work flow, handy tools, apps, websites are always welcome. Looking for smart solutions is obviously a wise idea but it is too quite time consuming. What’s the way out then? Obviously getting them all under the same roof.

With the aim to help or designer and developer friends we have planned to come up with the articles (one weekly and monthly basis) dedicated to latest fresh tools, apps, and websites. As clear from the title of this article, we wish to continue and make efforts to help you all. Each week, we will be jotting down the tools, apps and websites for designers and developers that claim to ease the job. Here is this week’s list; check it out!

Fresh Tools for Designers and Developers

1. Grildover

Grildover is a tool that lets users establish a typographic system with modular scale and vertical rhythm.  It gives you adjustable css for font sizes, line heights and margins.  We won’t be wrong in saying that its an ideal tool for designers to make optimum use of.

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2. The 10 Commandments of Typography

Combining and choosing fonts  is an important job to do while handling any designing project. Here is an infographic which we spotted at designmantic. It will help you make the right choice.

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3. Untrusted

Untrusted is an addictive video game that when played by tweaking and rewriting JavaScript skills that lets users practice their JavaScript skills easily and in a fun manner. 

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4. Magic CSS3 Animations 

Magic CSS3 Animations is a package of CSS3 animations that comes loaded with special effects that users can freely use for their different web projects. These special effects include bling, perspective, rotate, slide, tin, bomb and many more.

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5.Awesome UX kit

This is a free set of 26 Adobe Illustrator wireframe templates and two custom brushes, designed by George Vasyagin. Currently this cool UX kit is available for and comes for iOS7 (iPhone) version only. Soon, tablet and desktop versions will be made available.

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6. Typeform

Typeform is an easy to use tool that sets up forms for asking questions one at a time like a human conversation. This comes with beautiful interface to let you enjoy the ease and get ultimate user experience. 

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7. Dropr

Dropr is an easy to set up portfolio for creative designers. It’s responsive, looks the same on every device and is available for free.

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8. Framework7

This is a fully featured HTML framework for building hybrid and web-based apps with a native iOS7 feel. It’s a lightweight and flexible tool that uses Ajax for navigation between pages you will need a server. 

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9. Bootflat

Bootflat is an open source flat UI kit based on Bootstrap 3.1.1 that uses HTML5 and CSS3, is lightweight and mobile first.

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10. Gillie

Gillie is a lightweight MVC framework 4k inspired in Backbone. This tool helps provide useful methods to perform RESTful HTTP requests and allows users for a separation of concerns using models, views and handlers. 

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11. Let’s Chat

This is a self-hosted chat app for small teams that supports persistent messages, multiple rooms, new message alerts, mentions, image embeds, code pasting, file uploads, and much more.

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12. Dribbbox

This is a tool that displays the users work in a clean, easy-to-browse gallery, avoiding the noise of Dribbble’s comments, rebounds, ads and much more. All in all, it can be said that its your portfolio, you can host your site, using your own domain and do other tasks to work in a fuss-free manner.

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13. Vega

Vega is a declarative format that lets users create, save, and share visualization designs. The tool lets you describe your data visualizations in JSON and generate interactive views in SVG or HTML5 Canvas.

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14. DesignHill

This is a graphic design marketplace or a design crowdsourcing platform that ensures to help creative designers in availing more business opportunities and helps businesses find the best design solutions soon.

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15. Velositey

This is a Photoshop extension that lets users in prototyping their designs within no time. The tool makes it easier to set up the basics of your design including layout and styles, based on an 1170px grid.

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16. Perfect Icons

As the name hints, perfect icons is an easiest way to create resolution independent social icons. This is an ideal tool for designers.

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Finally, we have shared this week’s fresh tools and apps for designers and developers. Do share with us your viewpoints and other such resources that you know about or have created. We would love to hear your say.



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Rajni Setia

Rajni is a Mass Communication Post Graduate who loves reading and talking about new development in the field of technology and designs. Anything related to communication, technology, creative web designs and freelancing tips are her topics of interest.

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