Every week we collect some of the best web and digital design resources that will be useful for designers. This week features free fonts, icons, UI kits and e-books, along with great information on Google’s new mobile-first approach to search results and tips for wireframing.
Check out any of the links below and leave any comments about your favourites in the replies.
FONT: MODERNE SANS
Designed and released by Marius Kempken. Download font.
ICONS: 96 Swifticons
Here is a free pack from Swifticons including 96 vector icons provided in 3 different styles as EPS, PNG, SVG formats.
ICONS: 50 Art Icons
Free PSD created and released by Themeraid.
SKETCH UI KIT
This download differentiates itself by presenting the user with dramatic gradients, including stark banding in the design’s main icon. All of the colors are drawn from Google’s Material Design palette, they’ve simply been blended in a new way.
Free Ebook: The Evolution of Flat Design Trends
If our recent blog post on the origin and recent history of flat design wasn’t enough for you, check out this free ebook on the subject. Download ebook.
Google’s Mobile Friendly Web: What You Need to Know
By the end of April, Google will have begun showing search results that prioritise sites and content that is optimised for mobile viewing. This will result in many websites moving to mobile-ready designs and content. This article looks at how a move to a mobile friendly web is good for your business and your customers, and how you can use these changes to your advantage.
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Why the Best Wireframe Style Is No Style
What tool would you use to hit a nail in? Only a hammer comes to mind. This is because a hammer’s form meets that specific function. It’s form matching function gives it its utility and value. A wireframe is only useful and valuable if its form matches its function as well.