What’s new for designers, February 2016

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February 15, 2016
What’s new for designers, February 2016.
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 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 lets you turn your Facebook page into a website. Keep your website up to date just by updating your FB! pagevamp


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Elianto is a free display font with geometric qualities. elianto


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


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


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

Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman is a freelance writer and designer from New England. You can visit her site or follow her on Twitter.

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