A collection of the most popular articles from MailChimp’s UX newsletter
Design with web fonts in the browser. Use Typecast to create visual and semantic designs. Check for readability, rendering and beauty then share a working prototype of your design.
“a free and Open Source Software for building applications for the web and iOS. It is a complete backend for your apps, ready for you to get creative. It works immediately out-of-the-box: develop your frontend code, plug it into Hoodie’s frontend-friendly API and your app is ready.”
Use a cloud version of IE on Windows 10 Technical Preview to test from anywhere. Supports Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android.
“a service organization that works with users, software developers, user-experience experts, designers, and the community of people striving to make ubiquitous privacy and security a reality”
Help without manpages
via @gungeekatx “A powerful HTTP client to test REST web services”
via @devinsays Real-world connection simulator and bandwidth limiter for OS X
The UI is a bit weird, but otherwise, a handy resource to see if a unicode character will show up on a specific platform.
A table showing “the screen specifications of the most popular devices and monitors currently on the market.”
A jQuery plugin to ensure that multi-line text is rendered so that the amount of text per line is roughly the same.
“Tips, Resources and Patterns for Responsive Web Design”
This could be very useful for support and content teams of SaaS products. “A service for your website that makes it surprisingly easy to collaborate in real-time…TowTruck lets users communicate, co-author, co-browse and guide each other.”
“CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing.”
“Need to build a reduced test case to demonstrate and figure out a bug? CodePen is great for that. Want to show off your latest creation and get feedback from your peers? CodePen is great for that. Want to find example of a particular design pattern for you project? CodePen is great for that.”