Every week we collect some of the best digital and web design resources that will be useful for designers. This week features a free OS X Yosemite UI template, useful user experience tools, guidelines to abide by when designing for mobile devices, and some inspiration from other designers and usability experts.

Check out any of the links below and leave any comments about your favourites in the replies.


Mac OS X Yosemite UI Template

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One of the biggest announcements at this year’s Apple WWDC was the redesign of Mac OS X. The new iteration, Yosemite, borrows a lot of visual elements of iOS 7 and modern web trends like transparency and gradients, so this free UI template may come in handy for your next design.


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30 Useful User Experience (UX) Tools

This collection of UX tools will be useful to any designers. From usability tests, to wire framing tools, to surveys and feedback methods, this collection is a great list of tools to add to your UX toolbox.

See the full list at Usability Geek


Designing for Mobile Part 3: Visual design

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In this article, UX Booth looks at some basic principles to follow when creating the visual design for mobile websites or apps. Even if you’re a digital native, brushing up on these mobile design basics is a good idea.

Inline Anchor Text Styles

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When you want to make your links embedded in blocks of text pop out for the user, try incorporating one of these animated inline anchor text styles. There are tons to choose from, including some more subtle, and some that really pop.

See the inline anchor text styles demo.


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Fresh UI Design Patterns Gaining Traction

Facebook Messenger and Instagram

In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin looks at some of the latest digital design trends that are gaining popularity on websites and mobile apps. Everything from sticky navigation to holding down menu items for more options, these UI examples are good to review to stay on top of the latest trends.