Design Resources

Since moving back to Lagos, Nigeria, I noticed a serious lack of designers sharing resources with one another. There’s no Sidebar, Principles.design, weekly newsletters, and more, for the design community here. Below are some of the resources I regularly use, or found. They help me stay up to date with different design communities, learn about being a better designer, and getting free or paid assets. Enjoy!

Credits: teybannerman, Greg Rog, Amy Smith, Jens Wedin, Guy Ligertwood

Index

  1. Online Prototyping
  2. User Testing & Feedback
  3. UI Design Patterns
  4. Colours & Gradients
  5. User & Profile Photos
  6. Stock Photography
  7. Icons
  8. Fonts
  9. Design Inspiration
  10. Useful Tools
  11. Form Handling & Mailers
  12. Resources & Guides
  13. Books

1. Online Prototyping

InVision
http://www.invisionapp.com/

Marvel
https://marvelapp.com/

Webflow ($16/month)
https://webflow.com/

UXPin ($15/month)
http://uxpin.com

Flinto ($20/month)
https://www.flinto.com/

Proto.io
http://proto.io

Codiqa ($16/month)
https://codiqa.com/


2. User Testing & Feedback

FiveSecondTest
http://fivesecondtest.com/

Verify
http://verifyapp.com/

Typeform (awesome surveys)
http://www.typeform.com/

User Testing
http://www.usertesting.com/

Feedback Army
http://www.feedbackarmy.com/

Usabilla
https://usabilla.com/

CrazyEgg — Visualise where your visitors click
http://www.crazyegg.com/

Try My UI
http://www.trymyui.com/

Criticue
http://www.criticue.com/

Feedbackify (free trial, then $19/month)
http://www.feedbackify.com/

Ghostrec
http://www.ghostrec.com/

Concept Feedback
http://www.conceptfeedback.com/

UserBob
https://userbob.com


3. UI Design Patterns

Pttrns — Mobile User Interface Patterns
http://www.pttrns.com/

Pttrns Beta
http://beta.pttrns.com/

User Flow Patterns
http://userflowpatterns.com/

User Onboarding
http://useronboarding.com

iOS apps animated user flows
http://uxarchive.com/animated


4. Colours & Gradients

Adobe Color CC
https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/

Color Scheme Designer
http://paletton.com/

Color Lovers
http://colorlovers.com

uiGradients
http://uigraduents.com

Subtle Patterns
http://subtlepatterns.com/

Material Design Color Palette Generator
http://www.materialpalette.com/

Blend — generate CSS3 gradients
http://colinkeany.com/blend/

Color Supplyyy
https://colorsupplyyy.com/app


5. User & Profile Photos

UI Faces
http://uifaces.com/

Impor.io
http://www.impor.io/

Random User Generator
https://randomuser.me/

Facebox (paid collection, royalty-free)
http://facebox.io/

Random Users Generator
http://www.designskilz.com/random-users/






10. Useful Tools

Dunnnk — Generate Device Mockups
http://dunnnk.com/

Pixelapse — Visual Version Control for Designers
https://www.pixelapse.com/

Screen Sizes (popular device screen dimensions)
http://screensiz.es/phone

Am I Responsive?
http://ami.responsivedesign.is/

uilang — a minimal, ui-focused programming language for web designers http://uilang.com/

Hologram — build and maintain beautiful style guides
http://trulia.github.io/hologram/

Modern UI UX Design Tools
https://medium.com/@learnux.io/modern-ui-ux-design-tools-ca105e6f9785



12. Resources & Guides

Design Kit
http://www.designkit.org/

Design Principles
https://principles.design/

User Research Techniques
http://designresearchtechniques.com/

Repository of Design Guidelines
http://findguidelin.es

Usability.gov
http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/index.html

CSS and JS Easing Animation Cheatsheet with snippets
http://easings.net

Google Material Design Guidelines
http://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html#

iPhone 6 Screens Demystified
http://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/iphone-6-screens-demystified

The 7 Deadly Sins of User Research
http://www.slideshare.net/dtravisphd/the-7-sins-of-user-research

Learn UI Design
https://learnui.design/blog/

UX Power Tools
https://medium.com/ux-power-tools

UX Collective
https://uxdesign.cc


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Multidisciplinary Designer — Striving to make Nigeria a better country

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Musings, thoughts and process of how we achieve things at SiriusLabs

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