There is always room for improvement and in a fast developing work environment like a web designer’s, you have to be up-to-date with the latest tools, jQuery plugins and apps that can make your life easier and/or your work better.
In this article you will find a lot of jQuery plugins, as usual I might say, but also various other tools that would improve different aspects of your work.
I believe this article will be received better by web developers due to the large number of apps that can be used by them. Besides these and the always present jQuery plugins, you will also see an extension for Photoshop for those of you who are more designers than coders.
Having a large arsenal of typefaces is important if you are a versatile designer who works on various types of design projects and wants each one of them to have an unique style.
However, picking the right fonts that you will need at a certain time can be quite difficult. If your collection is not curated carefully, you might end up having a lot of unnecessary fonts. Of course, there are a few typefaces that can go with almost every design, but there are also other which could be used for particular projects.
A good advice would be to have installed a basic collection of fonts which can be used on a multitude of projects and keep the special fonts on shortlists rather then installing them all. I used to have 2000 fonts at one point when I was a rookie designer and it was the worst thing possible. I had to browse through the whole collection every time I wanted to search for a font that would apply to my client’s requests. Needless to say, I never browsed more than a hundred of them until I lost my patience.
Also, it is important to classify your fonts properly so it will be easier for you to get what you want, when you want it. Finding a good font after you’ve sent the files to your client might be a little bit late.
Those were my 2 cents on font picking and organizing. What you are interested in is represented by the following free fonts, which I hope will be useful to you.
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While working on a project in the last few weeks I needed various tools and gathered them in shortlists like I always do. Besides the ones I picked now, I already had a few others in there and thought I should share them with you.
There are a lot of jQuery plugins that are extremely useful when wanting to create certain effects, but also a considerable number of online tools that can make your work easier.
You’ll see that the resources present in this article are not focusing on only one part of the web design, so that you can choose one over another, but rather a toolbox from which you can use the tool that is best appropriate for your project.
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