InVision’s latest UI kit, called NOW which is released today. InVision NOW UI Kit is the perfect cross platform UI kit for web, tablet, and mobile designs — and it’s free. This UI kit has over 52 complete design templates, 35 custom icons, and over 180 UI components to handle all your news and publishing app needs. Plus, the design is minimal and flat to keep your focus on the content instead of the UI. The kit includes iOS, tablet, and web templates, and is available for both Sketch and Photoshop.
License: License Free
Unsplash.it is beautiful placeholders using images from unsplash. Just put your image size (width & height) after our URL and you’ll get a placeholder. You can easily get a random image by appending
?random to the end of the url; Get a blurred image by appending
?blur to the end of the url; Select the cropping gravity by adding
?gravity to the end of the url. You can use the /g/ path to greyscale the image. You can also get a specific image by appending
?image to the end of the url.
License: License Free
Wow! There is a great special bundle from The Hungry jPeg for the month of August! The Font Bundle Deal for August includes over fifty (50) beautiful fonts for only $29.00! These fonts are unique and you have such a huge variety that you can create the most wonderful documents, flyers, letters, posters, invitations and posts anywhere.
You also get a huge assortment of dingbats and ornaments. Included are the guides to using any of these tools. Create documents and pictures like a professional. Hurry to take advantage of this deal. It is only good through the month of August and then it is gone!
From beautiful antique fonts to floral fonts and even water color brush fonts; you get them all. Business lettering or fun fonts for children’s pages; everything is included. That is not all. This bundle comes with tons of graphics. You get full commercial license with the package. This is unheard of for such a low price.
The Font Bundle Deal for August alone would be worth the low price of $29.00. AND as an added bonus; for a very limited time – if you tweet this deal to your contacts you get an additional 10% off! This is crazy good! Get more than 50 fonts, dingbats, ornaments, the guides to use them all and full commercial license for one amazing low price of $29.00 and an addition 10% off for sharing this great deal with your friends! Better hurry…the discount will not last long. Get yours today!
Infinit is a file storage and sharing company created in 2012 by two Frenchmen, Julien Quintard and Baptiste Fradin, with the vision of combining technology and design to allow anyone to send any file (photos, videos or else), of any size, to anyone, on any device.
Infinit is a file transfer application based on a point-to-point technology that connects both the sender’s and recipient’s computer directly. This deviates from cloud-based services like WeTransfer, YouSendIt (Hightail) and Dropbox that rely on a two-phase process through which the files must first be uploaded to the cloud before they can be downloaded by a recipient. The technology allows for transfers to be at least twice as fast, and up to 30 times faster, than cloud-based file sharing services.
The product also benefits from an intuitive user experience allowing anyone to send any file or folder, of any size in just a matter of seconds through a single drag & drop on desktop and just a few taps on mobile. Infinit completely removes the friction from selecting a tool that only support certain file formats or imposes arbitrary file size limits on the data you wish to send.
License: License Free
GameAnalytics is a free analytics service created by and for game developers. They have designed event types and the resulting metrics that are specific to gaming concepts so that you know what to track and how to best track it. These include: User acquisition, Player engagement, Monetization, including drivers of first time purchases, Player progression through game content, In-game economies and virtual resources (e.g. gold, lives, XP), Error tracking.
Once your game is instrumented, dashboards, analysis and data mining tools make it easy to understand what your players and monetizers are doing in your game, and where you should focus your development efforts. GameAnalytics is completely free to use. There are no pricing models nor derivatives, and the features available now will remain free going forward!
License: License Free
Tutorialzine has published an article “Comparing Bootstrap With Google’s New Material Design Lite“. Bootstrap was originally built by Twitter with the purpose of making it easy to build responsive websites. It gives you a lot of components and customization options for making web apps. Material Design Lite is a way for Google to spread its material design concept to the web. It gives you only the base building blocks for building material apps. The rest is up to the developer.
Bootstrap has a very detailed documentation. Development involves copy pasting from the examples and getting a usable result fast. MDL is built around BEM, and components are built by combining multiple classes. This approach gives a great deal of control, but can sometimes lead to unwieldy HTML.
Bootstrap gives you a passable default design which we have grown tired of by now, but there are plenty of wonderful themes to chose from. MDL looks fresh and features bold colors and animations. It dictates exactly how your web app should look like and gives you a limited opportunity for customization by choosing base and accent colors. You can check out the full article here.
With so many WordPress themes, page builders, and other design aids and services on the market, it can be difficult for a web designer to know where to turn when in need of a new tool, an additional resource, or a different design approach. Some of the products and services listed here are ideal for general use. Others are excellent choices for designing websites or apps intended to serve a unique or dedicated purpose.
If you find a product or service here that suits your design needs, you can be assured it is top quality, or it would not be on this list. Browse through this list and find out what are the most essential tools, resources and services to have in your toolbox.
X Theme is exciting. It always has been, but with the release of Version 4 a new level of excitement has been attained. Users of this recently released version are raving about it, with the centre of attention being a new, unique, and innovative page builder – Cornerstone. Cornerstone is highlighted again in this listing, but what it will do for X, the fastest selling of the Themeforest themes, is make it more popular than ever. Cornerstone may have temporarily placed a number of the other X features in the shadows, but they remain as impressive as ever, and everything about using this premier WordPress theme’s features is backed up by a rock-solid, 24/7 user support team, a dynamic community site, and forums offering information, advice, and details of other user’s experiences. With a purchase of X, you are given free access to all Themeco plugins, and you will also receive free updates as they are released.
Visit Enfold’s website, and the first thing you are asked to do is to Choose a Demo. If you do so, your search for a premium website theme will quite possibly come to a halt. This top-rated, multipurpose Themeforest theme’s primary characteristic may well be its extremely user-friendly operation. It may in fact be the easiest to work with website building theme on the market. Start with a blank page and an idea, and you can build any layout you want at warp speed. Enfold is always kept up to date, and you will always receive updates as they are released. You can also expect to receive nothing less than the very finest user support. Read the rest of this entry »
Bonsai is a lightweight graphics library with an intuitive graphics API and an SVG renderer. Bonsai’s main features include: Architecturally separated runner and renderer, iFrame, Worker and Node running contexts, Shapes, Paths, Assets (Videos, Images, Fonts, SubMovies), Keyframe and regular animation (easing functions too), Shape/path morphing and much more…
License: MIT License
Whether you are tech-savvy or just a newbie, you’ll definitely be glad to have a universal theme providing all the essentials in one pack. Well, it appears that such a solution has finally been released for WordPress users. As its name suggests, “Monstroid” is a monstrously powerful WP theme suitable for any type of site, from blogs and news portals to personal & corporate portfolios and e-stores. It is equipped with a rich array of options for the design of your website. They include 145 predefined pages, 120+ PSD files, 50+ licensed images, 500+ fonts, multiple interface elements, styles, skins, child themes – you name it. This is just a modest beginning to the list of features, so read our review to learn about Monstroid in detail.
Get Multiple Child Themes for Free
Monstroid does not only have unlimited design possibilities but also comes with 4 child themes. They embrace the topics enjoying the widest popularity in the web design community, particularly finance & IT for businessmen, art & photography for creative individuals and studios, education for instructors and schools, as well as interior & furniture for decorators and architects. What’s more, the scope of topics will be broadened eventually, and you will receive up to 15 child themes monthly. It means you pay for one theme, but obtain multiple themes for the same amount of money. As you can see, Monstroid allows you to save for a rainy day. Read the rest of this entry »
CSS Plus wants to provide a simple and fast way to make flexible layout based on flexbox modeling. This awesome css feature lets you specify a flexible container which the children can also be flexible and re-sized automatically when the size of the container changed. It supports Chrome 14, Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 6, Safari 4, Opera 12.10.
License: MIT License