Category: Review

How to Publish Responsive Websites with Sketch and Launchpad

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Anima have built two super-useful Sketch Plugins. Auto Layout helps designers create responsive layouts in Sketch, and Launchpad exports the responsive design as a near-finished HTML/CSS website with decent code quality. TL;DR — watch the video… “Wait…another site builder? Really?” Well, Launchpad is more of an HTML/CSS exporter with some impressive features. It’s not your […]

10 Unexpected Sources of Design Inspiration

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There’s a source of inspiration for every type of design you can think of. Struggling to create the perfect font pairing? Head to Typewolf. Searching for ideas for your website redesign, or a specific webpage? Browse Crayon. Looking for all-around epic sources of design inspiration? Check out the latest crop of Webby Award winners. But […]

5 Fast Tools For Generating Polished Product Mockups

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When you hear the word ‘mockup’, it usually refers to a lo-fi website/app layouts. Today I want to talk about another type of mockup, product mockups. These are the mockups you might make to ‘show the product in action’. Typically they take your site, template, theme or mobile app and show it off by setting […]

How to Build a Virtual Design Team with 99designs

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99designs is an on-demand marketplace where companies seek to find their dream design by running design contests (anything from business cards, to logos, to websites…I could go on). Many companies also use 99designs to curate their own on-call virtual design team. Think: The Avengers, but for teams of super-designers handpicked by you. “Projects” is useful […]

8 Fresh Design Tools and Resources for Your 2017 Toolbox

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This is a hammer. To be more precise, it’s a vintage Estwing Claw Hammer from the late 1960’s. It’s a beautifully-crafted, sturdy piece of workmanship, but also not very different to the hammers Estwing produce to this day. Hammers – and the way they’re used – haven’t changed a lot in 50 years. However, the […]

IDEO Font Map: A Faster Way to Find the Best Google Fonts

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Google Fonts offers a vast and varied collection of easily embeddable web fonts. 818 fonts to be exact! But how do you find the right font for your web design out of 818 options? Even if you’re using the search filters (Serif, Sans Serif, Display, Handwriting, Monospace, etc) to narrow down the results, often enough, […]

Figma vs. Sketch: Who Wins the War on Multiplayer Design?

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Multiplayer designing is when there is more than one designer working on the same design file. The concept of working in a design team (as opposed to companies with only one resident designer) is becoming more and more common every day, and the technology to allow multiple designers to work on the same design file […]