We asked our creative team for their reference resources for digital design. Here are some of their favorites:
1: Cloth – Canva is a unique web application that takes the complicated parts out of digital design. The drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to enhance images or photos, and the huge range of templates make it easy for anyone to create anything from magazine covers to hero images in minutes. Canva might not make you a design expert overnight, but you can definitely fool (almost) anyone.
2: Screen patterns – Good luck in trying to find inspiration for responsive apps or designs without maximizing your cell phone’s data plan! Screenpatterns is the mobile designer’s dream site, aggregating the mobile interfaces of almost any application and organizing them by type and style. You want to know how Pokemon Go into card details without having to search Pokemon? Look no further.
3: Sketch tips – Sketch is an essential wireframing tool for UX designers, great for creating interfaces, websites, icons and more. Naturally, the Sketch Tricks newsletter has a weekly bundle of essential plugins, advanced techniques, and shortcuts that will make you a power user of Sketch in no time.
4: Awesome font – Need scalable and easy to edit vector icons? Font Awesome includes over 600 icons in its font base, all scalable, all customizable in CSS. Even more amazing: installing the entire package only takes one line of code.
5: Land Book – Land Book is like a sample book but for landing pages. Each of the 500+ examples is active and functional, giving you a perfect opportunity to showcase this redesigned landing page for the latest A / B test.
6: RGB. To – This simple yet versatile color converter utility converts a variety of color values ââto RGB, HSL, Hex, Keyword, Pantone or RAL. It will even convert Adobe’s color format to these values, a welcome addition to any designer’s toolbox.
7: Freebbble – Dribbble is more than a simple demonstration for graphic designers: it is a community that tries to help each member to improve in their profession. Sifting through the hundreds of thousands of submissions is a job in itself. Freebbble does the heavy lifting and pulls out every free design / icon / wireframe for easy insertion into your latest creation.
Thanks to our creative team for their contribution to this article.