We are changing a bit the “Design coolness” section, in the sense that it will no longer be an inspirational series of articles. It will focus more on providing a weekly round-up of the most interesting articles and resources from the design field.
For this issue we have quite a few JQuery plugins, an HTML5 in-browser editor, a new way to host your websites, designer news and just a(nother) blogging platform.
Vinci is a powerful & lightweight html5 image editor that works in the browser. It can be fully customized, has an API and can be quickly integrated into your own app.
App designs and icons made for iOS 7.
Generator allows you to create image assets in real time as you work, eliminating the tedious steps of copying, slicing and exporting each layer manually, and saving you hours of time. Simply add a file extension to the name of your layer or layer group, and Photoshop will automatically create a JPG, PNG or GIF from the contents of that layer.
With this favico.js you can add animated badges to your favicon. You can customize type of animation, background color and text color. Also you can create a favicon from images, videos or even a webcam stream.
CLNDR is a jQuery plugin for creating calendars. Unlike most calendar plugins, this one doesn’t generate markup. Instead you provide an Underscore.js HTML template and in return CLNDR gives you a wealth of data to use within it.
BlendMe offers access the world’s largest collection of icons right in Photoshop for free. Just search thousands of assets, including popular icon packs, without leaving Photoshop and drag them into your current composition and use them in the original format (layers, vector objects, adjustment layers and so on).
A beautifully designed and daily updated collection of great links and discussions for designers.
A jQuery plugin, that provides a more friendly way of displaying time updates to users.
Brace is the new way to host websites. For free. Through Dropbox.
Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It’s beautifully designed, completely customiseable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even (gasp) fun to do. It’s simple, elegant, and designed so that you can spend less time messing with making your blog work – and more time blogging.