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New Web Design and Development Resources: #5 March Edition

Hello, web ninjas! We’re back for another tour through some of the best free resources released all around the internet over the last few weeks. Free up some space in your hard drive to get GUIs, frameworks, templates, icons and other awesome downloads. We also included some nice web showcases and articles to get onextra-inspired. Have fun and enjoy!

New for Designers and Developers

Winter UI Kit

A cool user interface design inspired by cold winter times. It makes heavy use of blue tones to increase its chilling effect.

Winter UI Kit

Retina UI Kit

A beautiful set of UI elements ready for high-resolution displays, featuring dark and blue elements for all types of applications involving multimedia, blogging, weather and more.

Retina UI Kit

Low Poly Backgrounds Mega Pack

A collection of colorful background images with a geometric look, showing animals, landscapes, world landmarks and other familiar topics.

Low Poly Backgrounds Mega Pack

Creative Portfolio PSD Template

Create a good-looking site to showcase your work thanks to this effective template, editable in Photoshop.

Creative Portfolio PSD Template

Flat Office Desk for Sketch

A nice illustration you can edit through Sketch. It depicts a pretty desk with a computer, lamp, books and other elements, a scene many designers will be familiar with.

Flat Office Desk for Sketch

Package Box Mockup

A cool design to showcase the packaging of your next product. Edit via Photoshop, making use of smart objects.

Package Box Mockup

Technology Poster Template

Give your next design a techy edge with this cool poster template. All icons and included, as well as Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop versions for the easiest editing process.

Technology Poster Template

Cubism: Time Series Visualization

This plugin will allow you to visualize D3 time series, taking information from Graphite, Cube and other sources.

Cubism: Time Series Visualization

Overscroll.js

Show hidden content when users scroll past the height of the window. Exclusive for iOS and OSX users, though.

Overscroll.js

Conditioner.js

Load and unload different functions of your project by setting all kinds of conditions, both simple and complex.

Conditioner.js

Social Share Kit

An interesting set of CSS and JavaScript social resources including buttons, icons, share count, popups and sticky button bars.

Social Share Kit

Jest: Painless JavaScript Unit Testing

This JavaScript unit testing tool aims to make things simple and painless. Built on top of the Jasmine test framework.

Jest Painless JavaScript Unit Testing

A Bundle of Eye-catching Bold Fonts

Make use of this collection of over 40 bold fonts to achieve a striking look in your posters, headlines and designs.

A Bundle of Eye-catching Bold Fonts

Timber Font

An interesting inline font with two different looks, select uppercase and lowercase to swap between them.

Timber Font

Fonesia Font

A friendly and easy to read font coming in three different weights and boasting a complete glyph set in order to fit any situation.

Fonesia Font

35 Map Pin Icons

A set of pin icons provided as Illustrator vector shapes. You are free to use them for personal and commercial projects.

35 Map Pin Icons

Flat Security Icons

A modern-looking pack with icons focused on displaying security elements such as cameras, keys, viruses, etc. Notice there’s a whole series of icons with this style, definitely worth checking out.

Flat Security Icons

Jam.py Framework

Jam.py provides a convenient alternative for the creation of database applications aimed at desktops and the Web.

Jam.py Framework

Aurelia

This modern JavaScript client framework intends to make the job easier for you so you can focus on creating innovative projects.

Aurelia

Montage.js HTML5 Framework

Use this tool to create quick one-page websites that will work on any device, using time-tested patterns and design philosophy.

Montage.js

Web Font Load: Install All Google Web Fonts at Once

The title is pretty self-explanatory here. Use this amazing script to take all of the Google Web Fonts available (over 1500) and install them in your Mac or Linux machine.

Web Font Load

BrowserSync: Synchronised Browser Testing

A superb tool that will save you loads of time when testing, allowing you to see changes simultaneously on multiple browsers, reloading them in real-time. It will also keep track of scrolling, clicks and many other actions.

BrowserSync

GoodUI Datastories

A collection of dozens of tips on how to create user interfaces that are not only good-looking, but that provide truly useful information to the user as they explore the project.

GoodUI DataStories

Simbyone Newsletter Builder

A neat visual builder where you can create your next newsletter design and download it in HTML format.

Simbyone Newsletter Builder

Modulator: Create Your Own Font Designs

Here’s an amazing resource that will allow you to manipulate more than a dozen different aspects in order to create unique fonts, which you can later download for free.

Modulator: Create Your Own Font Designs

UX Project Checklist

An awesome checklist that will allow you to make sure all the elements of your user experience project (even the ones you might’ve overlooked) are as good as they can be.

 UX Project Checklist

Prototyping Tools

This awesome article provides a way to know what is the best tool for prototyping your projects. You are able to select the platform and features you need and make the right choice accordingly. This is a constantly updated document, so check back often to see exciting new options.

Prototyping Tools

CSS User Avatars

A cheerful set of avatar with the shape of smileys, created in pure CSS and showing all kinds of fun faces.

CSS User Avatars

Webfont Demo

A neat demonstration of the possibilities of Webfonts, displaying a famous quote using seven different styles.

Webfont Demo

CSS Day/Night Toggle Switch

A pretty toggle button with a particular night and day transition, created using nothing but pure CSS.

CSS Day Night Toggle Switch

Gorgeous Website Template PSD

A tremendously beautiful website template that relies on big images and a clean layout to get the message across.

Gorgeous Website Template

Seven: Portfolio Template

A neat template you can edit in Photoshop to provide a clean look to your portfolio showcase, introducing products, designs or anything else. It includes free Google fonts and links to download the prevew images.

Seven Portfolio Template

Website Documentation PSD Template

Creating understandable documentation pages can be exhausting, given the amount of data involved. Help yourself a little with this clean template for Photoshop.

Website Documentation PSD Template

Material Design Exploration: NBA Scores

A really good practical experiment where we’ll go through the re-design of a hypothetical NBA app, using Material design’s principles.

Material Design Exploration

The Shape of Materials to Come

Here’s an amazing demonstration of the capabilities of Material design animations, applied to real applications. The experiment bases itself on four different base animations, and applies them to menus, input fields and more.

The Shape of Materials to Come

5 Creative Uses of Favicons

Favicons are a part of Web design that not many people look into, here are five awesome ways to take full advantage of them.

5 Creative Uses of Favicons

Responsible Social Share Links

An article on adding social links to your website without slowing it down, avoiding JavaScript and additional requests that will affect the user experience.

Responsible Social Share Links

How to Tell Good Hand-Lettering From the Wannabes

Three masters on typography go on about the recent hand-lettering boom that’s been hitting the Web. A pretty interesting talk for those interested in proper design.

How to Tell Good Hand-Lettering From the Wannabes

Web Showcase: Brian Hoff Design

Brian Hoff’s website is a nice example of how responsive websites with big elements and animations create beautiful experiences for Web users.

Brian Hoff Design

Web Showcase: Hello Monday

Hello Monday is a happy agency that intends to turn the worst day of the week into the best. They use their awesome website to showcase projects they’ve worked on with brands such as YouTube, Issuu and NASA.

Hello Monday

Conclusion

Hopefully again this month, this selection of useful freebies will save you the time of looking for additions to your toolbox.

Have you come across any free new tools and/or resources that we have missed from this list? Please share your links with us in the comments section below.

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