Web Design News

This week has been an exciting week around here, so I thought I’d share some web design news and information. It’s tough to stay updated on everything going on. I put together some highlights of things you need to know, might want to know, and design freebies you may want to be aware of.

James George Interview

Cloudways: An Interview With James George

I am excited to share an interview hosting by Cloudways Hosting Company. They interviewed me for my work with WordPress and how I work with it on a regular basis. You’ll get to hear about how I got started, how I use WordPress with m clients, and other good information.

ColorKit Photoshop Plugin

ColorKit Photoshop Plugin

I came across a cool new Photoshop plugin, called ColorKit, which does something awesome! Let’s say you’re creating a UI Kit or designing something with a color scheme. Imagine that the client changes their mind and you have to change the color on all of those elements? ColorKit is a plugin that enables you to link all of those elements, and you can update the color all at once!

Hello UI Kit

Hello UI Kit (20 Free Layouts)

This is a gorgeous UI kit that will make any user interface look great, regardless of the device. You get a whopping 20 layouts for free, or you can download the full version.

Wing CSS Framework

Wing: A Lightweight CSS Framework

I don’t know about you, but I feel like there are a lot of bloated CSS frameworks out there. A lot of them are full of complicated CSS that makes it tough to use it consistently. Wing is a lightweight breath of fresh air.

Kadisoka Free Font

Kadisoka: A Gorgeous Free Calligraphy Font

I am loving Kadisoka. I love the flowing curves of this awesome free font!

Material design for Bootstrap 4

Material Design For Bootstrap 4

Wow! This is a great collection of 400 pre-designed components, layouts and templates for Bootstrap 4, all created from Material Design. You won’t want to miss this collection.

SVG Animation Course

Learn SVG Animation – For Free!

Wow! This is awesome, and I am going to take this free course and add it to my list of abilities. You’ll learn how to animate SVGs using html, CS and javascript. I can’t wait to get start. I hope it’s good!

Visual Hunt

Visual Hunt

Need access to 350,000,000 images? Visual Hunt is the culmination of several image websites, which is great for you, because you can find tons of images in one place. It’ll save you time when looking for the right image, and it has a lot of images you won’t find anywhere else. Keep in mind though, that some images will require attribution.

jpeg.io

JPEG.io

This one may be one of my new personal favorites. How many times has this happened to you? You’re working on a project and you want to show off a bunch of screenshots, but you need to send lightweight files. So, you go through the process of saving the png screenshot files to jpegs, and then drop them into a compression site. Well, jpeg.io will save you a step by handling any file, and automatically generate super-small compressed jpeg images. Boom!

Conclusion

Well, that’s it for this week, but I think you have plenty to explore. I can’t wait to check out the SVG animation course. Also, jpeg.io looks pretty awesome. I’ll be sure to put it through its paces, and let you know how it performs, with compression and file sizes. If you have a cool freebie or resource you want to share, be sure to let me know!

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