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February 11, 2013 Design , Fonts no responses # , ,

BLOKK – A Free Font For Mock-Ups

Lorem Ipsum is the most standard placeholder text used in mock-ups and wireframes. It helps to not distract the user with content but focus more on the design and/or layout.

BLOKK Font

BLOKK, which comes as a font, is a nice alternative to Lorem Ipsum. It has no letters but generates (colored) blocks instead.

Such blocks definitely helps concentrating on the layout more and makes more sense for websites with non-Latin characters.

February 10, 2013 CSS , Design no responses # ,

Roole – A JavaScript-Powered CSS Preprocessor

We all experience how CSS preprocessors like SASS or LESS ease working on projects with complex styles.

Roole is another alternative that is inspired from SASS, LESS + Stylus and only requires JavaScript to work.

Roole

It has vendor-prefixing built-in so there is no need to use them, supports variables + conditional logic and allows us to define the format we want to code CSS.

Roole can work both on the client or server-side (nodejs) and it is documented well.

February 7, 2013 Design , Icons no responses # , , ,

Simple Icons – A Complete Set Of Beautiful And Free Social Icons

Simple Icons is a set of 96 free social icons that cover almost all of the well-known social services (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and much more).

Simple Icons

All the items are placed on a different background color that matches the related brand and all looking slick.

Icons come in 11 different sizes from 16*16px to 4096 to 4096px and in .PNG format and free to use in commercial projects.

February 3, 2013 Design , Icons no responses # , , , , , ,

MFG Labs Icons – A Beautiful Icon Font

There are various free icon fonts out there and, with the increasing use, new ones are being created each day. MFG Labs Icons is one of them, it is a slick, free and pretty complete icon font.

MFG Labs Icons

It is a web app-themed set considering most of them are actions (and there are social items as well).

The download package includes all the popular web-font formats and the styles for them.

January 16, 2013 Fonts no responses # ,

5+ Fresh Free Fonts

In this article we present you new free fonts to keep your design library updated and fresh.

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January 15, 2013 Responsive no responses # , , , ,

Docverter – A Free Document Conversion API

Docverter is an open source application that combines multiple tools inside a jRuby app and works as a document conversion server.

The application can be used for converting multiple types of documents includingВ HTML, reStructured Text, Markdown and more as the input and lots of popular formats as the output (PDF, HTML, Docx, EPUB..).

Docverter

Documents that are converted can be grabbed instantly or Docverter can place them inside Amazon S3 so that you can get them later.

It can be functional for many scenarios including generating PDF invoices with HTML, providing the download of articles in multiple formats and more.

It can be installed locally and be used with the help of an HTTP API.

Website:  Docverter

January 14, 2013 CSS3 , Design no responses # , , , ,

Profound Grid: A Grid System With SCSS

Profound Grid is a fresh grid system for creating responsive fixed and fluid layouts.

The grid system uses semantic markup and renders just the same in all browsers (it is using negative margins to calculate columns).

Profound Grid

It is built with SCSS, has support for nested grids and rules for pulling/pushing columns.

There are various examples provided in Profound Grid’s website and a documentation helps learning it (which is pretty straightforward).

Website: http://www.profoundgrid.com/
Download: https://github.com/artofrawr/profoundgrid/
Compatibility: All Major Browsers

December 28, 2012 Design , Icons no responses # , ,

Gemicon – Awesome Set Of 600+ PNG/PSD Icons

Gemicon is handcrafted icon set by Turqois. Each icon created with pixel-perfect shape layer on Photoshop. Everybody loves high-quality and free icons with a massive number of items and Gemicon is an exciting set that will surely get your love.

This set consists of 600+ icons that are available in both PNG and PSD.

Gemicon Icon Set

It is offered in multiple sizes (16*16px, 32*32px, 64*64px) and PSD version is created as a shape layer so that it can scale.

Gemicon is completely free to be used in both personal + commercial projects.

December 26, 2012 Responsive no responses # , ,

5+ Essential iPad Apps for Bloggers

This list It’s not just a random set of iPad apps that can, but on the other hand, don’t have to turn out to be that useful to you. I also didn’t want to give you countless alternatives for a specific single aspect of blogging.

Instead, I’ve tried to take a broad look at blogging as a profession and point out a set of apps that will simply allow you to do your work smoothly and with better effectiveness.

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December 24, 2012 CSS3 , Design , HTML5 no responses # , ,

Centurion – A Responsive CSS Framework For Rapid Prototyping

Centurion is a CSS framework, built using SASS and CSS3 media queries, for creating (mostly prototype) layouts that behave good on all devices.

It includes a 960px grid (that scales down to 320px), can handle image scaling and has a navigation with desktop and mobile versions.

There are also styles for CSS-only buttons and tables. The framework is easy to learn and customizable (thanks to SASS).

Centurion

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