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Pixels of the Week – August 26, 2018

This week’s UX, Design and Front End links and ressources selection: carousels on mobile devices, redesigns and UX, combining fonts, illustrations for small screens, usability testing tips, supporting speakers, e-commerce UX, UX and mobile forms, SVG filters, CSS scroll snapping and some useful designer ressources and icon transition tools

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Essential resources to design complex data tables

I’m currently working on dashboards with a lot of complex tables to display and I keep searching for the same articles again and again so I thought I might as well put them all in a blog post and share them with you. Here is my current list of resources when I need to design complex tables with a lot of data, interactions, etc. Detailed articles and use-cases on specific table patterns Design better data tables This article provides small GIFs …

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Quick trick: clean up Sketch useless symbol overrides in the panel

In 2018, I’ve decided to write more quick small posts to share small ressources, tips and tricks that help me in my daily workflow. This is the first of them and one of my favorite quick tip in Sketch. You may know that you can nest symbols in other symbols and override them. You can also override text content. But when you play the inception symbol game, your overrides panel gets complicated really quickly. Sometimes you don’t need to override …

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Solving design problems: Finding UX tools, methods & activities

Involving users, audience, stakeholders, partners, internal teams and developers from the start will help us build better products and services. There’s a lot of methods available to UX designers to help us accomplish this. This unfortunately means that it’s also pretty easy to get lost and feel overwhelmed with the quantity of information available. In this article I am going to share with you my list of seven ressources I use in my daily job to find the right UX method and tool.

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Where to easily find free CC0 images for your projects

Where to find free CC0 images for your projects

This content is 3 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.More and more sites offer great images under Creative Commons 4 – CC BY 4.0 you can use for free. This is great if you can actually attribute the author. If you can’t attribute for any reason (sometimes clients won’t let you, sometimes it’s hard to add yet another attribution on the poster where you have already so many legal text), you could always look for images under the Creative …

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Sizzlepig, an online tool to resize, scale and crop multiple images

This content is 5 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.Creating different versions of the same image can become time consuming for website content creators. You usually have to use scripts, or batch processing in design tools. Results of automatic image cropping are not often perfect and you tend to have to rework some images individually. This morning I found a really cool online tool: Sizzlepig. This little tool is able to batch process many images and …

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SpecKing, a plugin to measure and create design specs in Photoshop

SpecKing, a plugin to measure and create design specs in Photoshop

This content is 5 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.Once a design is finished, you have to measure most of the elements in order to transform them into nice and usable HTML/CSS: margin, padding, distance between elements and extract the typography properties. It’s usually the front-developer that will do all this time consuming work. With SpecKing, you can give him a little extra help. This  little Photoshop plugin will help you create design specs directly in …

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BlendMeIn and Flaticon – two plugins to access vector icon collections in Photoshop

FlatIcon and BlendMeIn: two plugins to access vector icons collections in Photoshop

This content is 5 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.Creating and maintaining in Photoshop a librairy of vector icons for a project can get very tricky and become quite a pain. You can always create your artwork and define it as a custom shape, but custom shapes in Photoshop don’t offer a search option. I found two plugins that help you to access big icon libraries directly in the Photoshop panels : BlendMeIn and FlatIcon. I …

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Xampp security access forbiden and 403 error

This content is 8 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated. I usually work on a local installation using xampp. But sometimes xampp has some difficulties to behave nicely, depending on your OS. Here are some of the “usual” conflicts I found and some ways to solve the issues. – First check that nothing is using the 80 port. Xampp requires port 80 to work and some software like Skype can be using it. You just can …

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