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A Practical Guide To SVG And Design Tools

by Mikołaj Dobrucki

To make the best of SVG, it’s useful not only to learn its syntax but also to understand how SVG is generated by graphic design software. Let’s take a closer look at the process of generating SVG with popular design apps and how we can use them to …

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Zach Leatherman, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Zach Leatherman is a Web Developer with the award-winning Filament Group. He focuses on web fonts and static site generators and speaks about these topics at conferences around the globe. He’s also the co-organizer of NEJS CONF and the NebraskaJS meetup. You can follow him on Twitter at @zachleat. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Zach!

Unraveling The JPEG

Unraveling the JPEG” is an interactive exploration of how to decode a JPEG image, shedding light on the layers of compression, perception, vision, and what details our eyes are most sensitive to.

Flight Icon

Flight Icon is an animated icon pack built for iOS, Android, web, and video. Each icon is free and has a GIF and JSON version so it’s ready to deploy immediately.

Convert SVG Paths

Lea Verou built a quick utility to convert SVG paths to all-relative or all-absolute commands. You can read more about it in her blog post.

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Design Systems

Meet Design Systems, a recent Smashing book in which Alla Kholmatova explores how to set up an effective design system to create great digital products. With common traps, gotchas and lessons learned.

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