Web Round Up

There is a lot cool stuff out on the web, but it can be hard to find if you don’t know what or who to search for.  I plan to round up resources and neat things from around the web so that you can be inspired and learn something.  I hope to provide resources on inspiration, design and code.

Inspiration

House Industries Film

Film by Carlos Alejandro showing off House Industries Fonts

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Fifty and Fifty : State Motos

Fifty and Fifty is a curated project which attempts to construct a handsome new way of looking at our country. Fifty designers, one per state, will illustrate their state motto, creating something steeped in history but completely modern and unique: a kind of designer’s atlas.

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The “The” Project

Wordmarks from a private stock of predigital lettering scoured from low resolution archives, personally converted to bezier outlines.

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The Impossible Cool

Rare photos of celebrities and famous personalities.

Design

Optimize Your Web Design Workflow

Learn to use things like snap to grid, styles, and swatches to optimize your workflow.

Business Objectives vs. User Experiences

Trying to find the balance between the user and business requirements.

The Noun Project

A cool project that allows you to download cool icons for free.

Refactoring For Designers

Refactoring defined and how it can pertain to design.

Frank Chimero: The Shape of Design

Code

Logic-less templates with Mustache

Allows for logic-less templating for iterating over JSON.  Available in ton of languages.

Raptorize

Ever think to your self “This page needs a Velociraptor.” Look no further.

Less.app

Allows you to write your CSS in LESS syntax and compiles it for you.

Spark Up

It’s like ZenCoding but allows you to travel up and down the DOM

Homebrew

The missing package manager for OSx