The touch screen has opened a whole new world of opportunities and challenges for designers and developers. Along with the new possibilties, comes the challenge of education users on how to interact with this new platform. Use the freebie pack of Gesture Icons by Rena One to provide visual guidance to users on the capabilities of your next app or project. The pack includes icons for swiping, pinching and tapping as well as common multi-finger movements and gestures. .PSD and .AI versions are also available in case you’d like to customise an icon to match a specific gesture or action not already covered in the icon pack.
CSS animations are lightweight and smooth, and thanks to the death of Internet Explorer 6 they are now widely accessible in most modern browsers. While most designers are likely familiar with the basic transitions and animations, the CCS3 standard includes features for much more advanced animations that can provide visual impact without drastically increasing load times. The team at Stylie created a useful tool to quickly create CSS animations on the fly and grab the necessary CSS rules to implement the animations in your next project. As always check with your projects analytics to verify that the majority of users can take advantage of the new animations, if not, you’ll want to include a fallback to make sure every user has a similar experience.
Material design is a visual language sparked by the design team at Google in an attempt to create a new set of design standards to implement across Google’s many platforms. Material design draws upon solid design principals of the past while incorporating the latest technologies and advancements in HTML and CSS. These material design UI widgets are a perfect starting point for updating the buttons, visualizations and other elements of your next project. The UI widgets are available in PSD format for quick and easy editing.