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Gesture Icons

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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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.

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Material Design Widgets

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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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.

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Plunk App

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Mobile is the wave of the future for web traffic. Don’t get left in the dust with a lackluster mobile product that fails to take advantage of touch-sensitive devices and the responsive design framework or function at all on a mobile device. Plunk App was developed by the ZURB team to help developers test out mobile products before putting them into use.  Just upload a screenshot of a mobile webpage or application and Plunk will create a custom URL that can be used to test a product or distributed to a team of testers to analyze the functionality of the design. Plunk also includes features to test how users are interacting with a mobile design and exactly where they are touching.

HeatMap.JS

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Ever wonder what elements of a web page attract the most attention from visitors? Heat Map.JS might have the answer you’re looking for. by Patrick Wied is a JavaScript library that creates a custom heat map of your website, to track exactly which elements are drawing the eyes and attention of visitors to your page. The maps are fully customizable and allow the analysis of both mouse movement and clicks in real-time. The library is free for both commercial and personal projects and works on all browsers that support HTML5 canvas (including mobile web browsers).

Textify It

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Even before the creation of modern meme images with cats and other trending items, text has played a crucial part in print and graphic designs. The team at Textify have taken the usage of text to the next level, by developing a tool that creates a visual representation of an image entirely using text. The tool features basic options for changing which characters are used in the image, the font and character quantity. The tool allows users to drag and drop their own images directly into the tool and a convenient option to save the images created from the tool.