Yo! #022 – Font Memory Game, Scrolling Gradients, Epicurrence is back!

 

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“CSS4 will never happen. It’s not actually a thing.” – Jen Simmons


Opened in 1989, London’s Design Museum was originally housed in what used to be a banana warehouse in the 1940’s.


Die a startup or live long enough to get acquired by (Microsoft|Google|Amazon|Apple)


Variable Font Playground

Variable Font Playground

Font Playground is the ongoing personal project of Wenting Zhang where he collects beautiful Variable Fonts he likes. Lucky for us we can also experience these fonts through his neat, interactive UI. Wenting is looking to expand the directory so if you are a Variable Font designer, get in touch with him.


Font Memory Game

The team over at Better Web Type have built an online game to help you improve your font identification skills. The Font Memory Game contains 10 paired cards, it’s up to you to match them within 25 moves or 2mins to unlock a discount code. Drop you scores in the comments below – I completed in 36 moves.


Gradient Backgrounds

Gradient Backgrounds

Gradient-advocate Moe Amaya has added a new Gradients Background section to his CSS Gradient resource. The new addition allows you to browse several gradient background generators to help find the perfect color burst for your next design.


Yo! #021 – Digital Design Tools, Gutenberg Update, Augmented Reality

 

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MySQL is named after Finnish co-founder Michael Widenius’s daughter, My

MySQL is named after Finnish co-founder
Michael Widenius's daughter, My


This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time – Tyler Durden

This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time - Tyler Durden


AR Currency Counting Demo

AR Currency Counting Demo

Morten Just, who is part of the Product Team over at Google’s experimental 120 devision, put together this incredible AR currency counting demo. The prototype scans different currencies laid out on a table, each identifying their USD value while calculating the accumulative amount at the bottom.


Flywheel Interview

Growing a YouTube following: an interview with Rob Hope from Yo!

Mad love to Flywheel for the profile on Yo! and myself over on their Layout blog. If you’re keen to learn more about why I started Yo!, the process, the struggles and the future of the YouTube channel – definitely give it a read!


Shortcuts for Framer

Shortcuts for Framer

Quick shout-out to designer Rob Scholten for putting together this non-official and distraction-free shortcut collection for the Framer app.


New online user flow diagramming tool – FlowMapp

New online user flow diagramming tool - FlowMapp

FlowMapp is a new online tool for creating interactive sitemaps and user flows for website development. The tool is not aimed for UI wireframing and mockups but more planning better UX. Great to know the free pricing tier includes 1 project, 100mb diskspace and unlimited collaborators so you can get your hands dirty before upgrading.


Free Herbaceous Greens Watercolor Set

Free Herbaceous Greens Watercolor Set

The freebie on Creative Market this week is a beautiful set of hand-painted floral designs by Yuliia Trehubova. The generous download includes 62 separate watercolor individual leaves and branches clip art, 3 foliage bouquets, 13 floral wreaths, 11 floral frames and 9 seamless floral patterns.

Free Herbaceous Greens Watercolor Set


Yo! Namibia 🇳🇦

 

Had to drop everything to chase a massive West swell hitting Namibia. Regular Yo! radness back next week:)


‘This Is America’ animation using a Macintosh SE, MacPaint & MacroMind

'his Is America animation using a Macintosh SE, MacPaint & MacroMind

NY-based animator Pinot teased this incredible clip of Donald Glover’s ‘This Is America‘ dance animated using the ancient Macintosh SE, MacPaint & MacroMind software.


Coffee Vlog #002 – Reward Systems

 

After a pretty cold weekend of work, I ventured out to Ohana Coffee Shop in Kalk Bay to talk about using Reward Systems to earn things like running shoes, lighting and nerdy Bird Apps.


Digital Design Tools

Digital Design Tools

Justin Schueler has curated this lovely little resource listing all the digital design tools on the market right now. Pricing would be a welcome addition to the list but we appreciate the effort here Justin!


Device Mockup Tool – Shotsnapp

Device Mockup Tool - Shotsnapp

Shotsnapp is a seriously impressive device mockup tool by Gaddafi Rusli. The feature set is a lot more powerful that previous ones I’ve featured on Yo! episodes. Highlights include mobile or browser starting point, background color changer including transparent option, a device type and browser type switcher with a neat orientation and scale slider.


Yo! #020 – New Yo! Website, Dribbble Hiring Platform, Free Instagram Stories Kit

 

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New Hiring Platform at Dribbble

New Hiring Platform at Dribbble

For years now, Dribbble have been struggling to connect brands with their platforms plethora of talent. In their latest effort they offer multiple premium tiers for brands to try engage better with designers. The pricing ranges from $49/month for 10 message to $200 per month for unlimited interactions and advanced filters.

New Hiring Platform at Dribbble


Quick Mockup Tool – Drawing Zone

Quick Mockup Tool - Drawing Zone

Shout-out to this simple but useful Drawing Zone online tool. You just choose a color and brush stroke then sketch your mockup to download. A perfect, quick addition to a body of text to clarify your concept.


Badges and Banners Kit

Badges and Banners Kit

Also free on Creative Market this week (only!) is this Badges and Banners Kit containing 120 Badges, 69 Banners and 11 Cool premade logos – great for stamps, sport crest or vintage branding.

Badges and Banners Kit


52 Free Shopping Icons by Icony Font

Free Shopping Icons

Icony Font are giving away 52 lovely little shopping icons in PNG and SVG format.