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What’s new for designers, February 2016

By Cameron Chapman Posted Feb. 15, 2016 Reading time: 4 minutes

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included frameworks, code resources, UX and UI design tools, JavaScript resources, design and dev tools, apps, stock photo sources, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts!

Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a few high-value paid apps and tools also included. They’re sure to be useful to designers and developers, from beginners to experts.

If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us know in the comments. And if you know of a new app or resource that should be featured next month, tweet it to [@cameron_chapman](http://twitter.com/cameron_chapman) to be considered!

 

mjml

mjml is a framework for easily creating responsive emails. It’s component-based, and even works with Outlook.

mjml

 

Book of Ideas

Book of Ideas is an outpouring of knowledge that creative director and designer Radim Malinic has discovered throughout years of working in the creative industries.

book of ideas

 

Pagevamp

Pagevamp lets you turn your Facebook page into a website. Keep your website up to date just by updating your FB!

pagevamp

 

Codepad

Codepad is a place for developers for save and share their code snippets. Tap into the community of developers to save time on your projects.

codepad

 

PowerPack

PowerPack is an autoreply toolkit for Twitter. Use the easy dashboard to create auto-triggered responses to anyone who tweets you.

powerpack

 

Plain

Plain is an app prototype for one-touch email processing. It focuses on removing features to make email more efficient.

plain

 

Drift Daily

Drift Daily notifies you when VIPs sign up for your product. You get an email with names, faces, and context every day so you can make better connections.

drift daily

 

Heisenberg Ipsum

Heisenberg Ipsum lets you create dummy text inspired by Breaking Bad dialogue. Select the language and number of paragraphs, words, or characters to get started.

heisenberg ipsum

 

UX Assist

UX Assist lets you create products with predefined workflows, or create your own by adding and rearranging activities.

ux assist

 

UiDSGN

UiDSGN is a showcase of freebies and inspiration for UI designers. It includes fonts, mockups, UI kits, icons, and more.

uidsgn

 

Git:Logs Resource Guides

These Git:Logs Resource Guides will tell you everything you need to know about things like frontend development, backend programming, dev ops, design, gaming, and more.

git logs resource guides

 

GrapesJS

GrapesJS is a free and open source web template editor that lets you build templates without coding.

grapesjs

 

Foodshot

Looking for great stock photos of food? Foodshot is a collection of handpicked food photos from around the web, with new ones added every day.

foodshot

 

Bulma

Bulma is a modern CSS framework based on Flexbox. It uses a simple grid system, a flexible navbar, and versatile media objects, among other features.

bulma

 

Feature.js

Feature.js is a feature detection library written in plain JavaScript. It’s fast, simple, and lightweight.

feature.js

 

Creo

Creo is a modern Mac tool that combines design and development. It lets you build powerful native apps easily.

creo

 

Mediatoolkit

Mediatoolkit makes it easy to get notifications every time your brand is mentioned online.

mediatoolkit

 

Milligram

Milligram is a minimalist CSS framework. It includes typography, buttons, forms, grids, and more.

milligram

 

Finda.photo

Finda.photo lets you easily search through thousands of free (CC0 licensed) stock photos from around the web. You can even browse by color or collection.

findaphoto

 

WordPress Desktop

WordPress Desktop is finally here! Update and manage your WordPress sites from a single desktop app.

wordpress desktop

 

What the Flexbox?!

What the Flexbox?! is a free video course that includes 20 videos and exercises. The first 13 lessons are aimed at the fundamentals, while the last 7 focus on building practical projects.

what the flexbox

 

AnnoPad

AnnoPad is a Chrome extension that acts as a URL-specific notepad/bookmark hybrid.

annopad

 

Land.ly

Land.ly lets you unify your mobile app links from the various app stores into one single landing page.

Land.ly

 

IMBA

IMBA is a new web programming language that lets you create complex apps with ease. It compiles to highly and readable JavaScript.

imba

 

Startup Buffer

Startup Buffer helps promote startups. Just submit your startup, get discovered with their growth hacking techniques, and watch your startup grow.

startup buffer

 

Leviathan.ai

Leviathan.ai delivers the five most important pieces of AI news to your inbox every week.

leviathanai

 

We Evolve Us

We Evolve Us is a free platform that helps you organize your team, plan your projects, and build your community.

We Evolve Us

 

Takeoff

Takeoff is a landing page template for your mobile apps with a simple and intuitive layout. It guides your visitors through your app’s features.

takeoff

 

Typost

Typost is a gesture controlled text editor and typographic design tool for mobile devices. It lets you design, animate, post, and share dynamic web pages via mobile.

typost

 

Phap

Phap makes it easy to create native iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps with PHP.

phap

 

Templay

Templay is a template manager plugin for Photoshop. You can create your own template library without messing with files, so you can get started on new projects quicker than ever.

templay

 

Craft

Craft, from InVision, is a UI design plugin suite for Sketch and Photoshop powered by real data.

craft

 

Formsubmit

Formsubmit is an easy to use backend for adding forms to your static site. It works in 3 easy steps, just point your form to their server URL, confirm your email address, and you’re ready to go.

formsubmit

 

Rolade Typeface

Rolade Typeface is an all-caps, condensed display font that’s great for logos, signs, titles, and labels.

rolade

 

Futures

Futures is a simple, free typeface that combines rounded corners with sharp angles.

futures

 

Hampura

Hampura is an Asian-style typeface, inspired by traditional wood carvings.

hampura

 

Kiwi

Kiwi is a free brush display font that includes uppercase, lowercase, and number characters.

kiwi

 

Elianto

Elianto is a free display font with geometric qualities.

elianto

 

September

September is a free display typeface based in old school knuckle tattoos.

september

 

Amrak

Amrak is a slab serif display typeface that’s free for personal use.

amrak

 

Kust

Kust is a free brush font that includes 80 characters, each with its own unique, distorted look.

kust

 

Peach Tea

Peach Tea is a chunky, unique brush font.

peach tea

 

Selima

Selima is a free brush script that’s free for personal and commercial use.

selima
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