3D Looping Backgrounds
This set of static + animated looped backgrounds is a neat way to create a unique first impression for your Landing Page or Portfolio. $48 for 5 colors, 42 static backgrounds, 29 looped videos in .MP4, Figma & Blender.
A far-from-boring take for an online Avatar generator. Features a useful set of customization options bundled in some wonderful UX.
Online Image Compressor
Quite a few of these online but this stood out and worth a bookmark. Works really well, then throw in some cheeky branding (with a rocket launch upon compression) and you got a new fan.
How Many Plants
How Many Plants, simply put, is a resource to help your house plants thrive. The attention to detail and illustrations throughout the website are so inspiring. Moe Amaya and his wife Daniela have created a wonderful corner of the Internet they can be proud of.
Khroma – AI color inspiration tool
I’ll admit, I’ve experience a f ton of color tools in my day. This one is another level. That switcher between color, gradient, image, stacked and text is so well done (and I must shout-out that Carbon Ads integration, AI is not cheap and this is tasteful, respect).
Dieter Dials by M.H. Fawwazy
How fresh are these Figma-designed dials inspired by Industrial Design legend, Dieter Rams. Shout-out Rogie for the find!
16×9 Photo Filler
Shout-out Einar Egilsson for this very useful online image filler to generator a perfect 16:9 ratio Twitter image.
Best Picture Lettering
Reagan Ray is back with another wonderfully curated round-up. This time the lettering behind all the Best Picture academy awards dating as far back as 1928.
Brilliant little One Pager to kick off lofi hiphop beats and get some deep work done. Shoutout Marcel for sharing this gem!
Mesh Gradient for Figma
Mesh Gradient generates a gradient image with an underlying 2D mesh. The UI allows you to edit the vertices and edges of the mesh to get that beautiful gradient look.
Mesh Gradients for Sketch
I’m not a Sketch user but this looks like it’s worth every cent of the ten bucks.
Brilliant and heartbreaking short film (4mins) featuring the voice of one of my favorite directors Taika Waititi.
Designer Game: Can’t Unsee
A fun design game where you simply pick the design that looks “most correct”… let me know if you beat my score? I kinda lost it at the end…
Workshop: Designing Landing Pages that Sell
Some shameless self-promo to end off the edition: This October I’m collaborating with the legends over at Smashing Magazine to host the workshop: How to design Landing Pages that sell. If you are keen to strengthen your Landing Pages, join me for 5 intimate 2.5hr sessions over 3 weeks (the first 20 sign ups get $100 off Early Bird pricing).
Enjoyed these design and development finds?