It’s that time of year when everyone’s mind is less on work, than on vacation. So, we’ve tried to round up a few new tools and resources for designers that can make projects seem a little more like play. Enjoy!
Fontanello is a Chrome browser extension that lets you see the type styles of text just by right-clicking it. This tool takes all the hassle out of looking for font styles by showing the name, size, leading, and color of a typeface quickly. (There’s also a Firefox browser extension.)
Freemium is a collection of free tools and resources for designers. You can find information about all types of websites and applications (even stock photos) that are free to use. Each tool includes a description and buttons to access the tool or learn more. This database is a lot faster than searching everywhere for the right tools and having to sort through all the digital clutter.
Creative Machine is an ad template tool that’s still in beta (and free if you want to try it). Use it to create an ad template and then create other dynamic creatives with just a click. If you build a lot of ad sizes for the web, this tool can help save time.
GPortfolio lets you generate an automatic portfolio based on your GitHub profile. How many times have you asked for that functionality? There’s plenty of documentation to walk you getting started and examples templates.
Gradient Toggles mixes cool animation with trendy color in elements that fade away on click. The Pen is by Mikeal Ainalem and worth a look.
Mailgo makes mailto functions that much prettier. The tiny tool substitutes all mailto links on your website with a snazzy popup modal that will impress visitors and allow them to choose what email program to open and send from.
Pixel Snap 2 is a simple tool that measures anything on your screen instantly. The new version is faster and works on any screen, including …