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5 Great Tools and Tricks for Designers and Developers (April 2016)


We always say that April showers bring awesome tips and tricks.

Dip into this month’s digital deluge to discover new ways to keep your creative edge from running dry.


30 of the Best Photo Editing Websites

Yes, there are indeed times when you don’t need the full version of Photoshop.

And not just when you’re adding a filter to your latest food photo. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

Vandelay Design gives you 30 high quality web apps that will do the trick when you’re “traveling light”.


JS Tips

Hongkiat calls JS Tips “a must-bookmark site for every web developer” .

Honestly, who are we to disagree with Hongkiat?

An ever growing collection of JavaScript tips, this work in progress (now up to 52) gives great advice around syntax, code efficiency and performance, and frameworks.

Get yer bookmark out!



We admit to being partial to the prototyping tool InVision as we’re using it to redo our own site. We’re apparently not alone in our fandom. It’s 2 million plus (and growing) user base includes Apple, Disney, HUGE, and IBM.

Not only is it free, it makes collaborating fairly painless. You can upload your design files—whether they’re Photoshop documents, Sketch documents, GIFs, JPGs, PNGs or PDFs—then add “animations and transitions to transform your static screens into clickable, interactive prototypes”. Boom.

We’ve been very impressed so far!


Best Practices for Choosing and Using Color

Print Magazine tapped stationery expert, author, and presenter Nancy Sharon Collins to put together this terrific series of articles on color, color matching systems, and best practices.

This second installment covers everything from color responsibility and lighting condition to keeping a current color library and understanding expectations about color.


7 Ways to Nurture Your Creativity

True, there are no shortage of articles telling you how to keep your creativity alive. But we thought a blog devoted to mastery, creativity and change, written by a regular contributor to 99u, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur, sounded like a pretty safe bet for a good read.

And we were right. Paul Jun’s quick article manages to pass along tidbits of inspiration from everyone from cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz to poet Mark Strand. You won’t be disappointed.

If you’re so moved, his blog Motivated Mastery may need to be on your Weekly Reading list!

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