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New API for Pulling Website Screenshots Programmatically

Have you ever needed to pull a fullscreen website photo without grabbing a screenshot manually? Dynamic libraries do exist, although they’re few and far between. Custom coding is another option but requires a lot more time. http2pic is a free open source API for pulling images via HTTP. It works from any website URL and…

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Codeply Playground for Responsive Frontend Development

The concept of frontend development in the browser would’ve seemed crazy just a decade ago. But now with apps like CodePen, jsFiddle, and Thimble, this almost seems like the norm. Codeply is another editor which covers a niche area of browser-based development: responsive design. Mobile responsive websites were also completely irrelevant(or nonexistent) 10 years ago….

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ComponentHub can build Reusable Ps, Ai, and Sketch Elements

How many times have you needed to copy elements from an existing document to recreate a design? Vector shapes are easy, but cross-platform shapes don’t play as nice. How do you edit anchor points from an Illustrator vector when it’s ported into Photoshop or Sketch? This may not be a huge problem but it’s always…

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Namevine Instant Domain & Social Account Search

Common domain search engines can check if a domain name is free while offering potential alternatives. These tools are great and have worked well for decades. But in the modern era of web development we often need a little more. A domain isn’t always enough – most websites & webapps require social accounts on Twitter,…

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FlatDSGN is your Design Resource for All Things Flat

Perhaps the most popular modern UI design trend is flat design. Apple’s iOS 7 adopted this design style with Google following suit afterwards. Many web designers also prefer the flat style for its simplicity and widespread acceptance. FlatDSGN is an inspiration gallery and directory full of flat design resources. It’s an ode to designers looking…

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Top Collaboration Tools for Designers and Developers

Project managers are not the only people who can manage projects effectively. If you own a small web design and development business, then this area concerns you, too. The better you control your resources and organize your schedule over a project, the larger the odds of delivering top-notch products and services that please your stakeholders…

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Free Webfont Testing for your Web Projects

With hundreds of web fonts available for free use, designers are constantly searching around for the best option. Comparison shopping is easy when the price is free! Web design is largely based on typography and the typeface plays a big role. So how can you tell when individual typefaces look good together? Is there any…

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