Draw Things for Free with Autodesk SketchBook
I recently bought a drawing tablet (googling “Wacom Intuos Wireless Graphic Drawing Tablet (Medium)” should find it for you), because I had no way I liked to write out visual notes, especially timelines and complex process flows. It was one of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time—I wish I’d thought of it five years ago.
Beautiful Color Palettes Quickly with Colormind.io
I’m always looking for tools that can give me a leg up on design, and I find that choosing a good color palette is one of the hardest and most subjective parts of designing a site.
See What Fonts an Image is Using with Font Squirrel Matcherator
It’s a funny time to be alive. We haven’t yet reached that part of the technology singularity where rogue nanorobot clouds disassemble us all into carbon dust (bad), or where we transfer our consciousness into massive sentient spaceships and colonize the stars (good?).
Unsplash: Beautiful, Free, Unrestricted-Use Images
I should spend more time talking to designers. An excellent designer I’m working with on a few projects noticed me Googling for a sample image to put into a new site design, and told me about Unsplash. It’s a major step up.
Easy Promotional Posters with Canva
In my experience, visuals make things look “official.” In particular, if you’re promoting an event, it’s great to be able to post a poster on places like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Post Type Templates in 4.7
This caught my attention: in WordPress 4.7, all post types will finally be able to have the page templates feature that was previously only available on (the) pages (post type). You’ll just have to add an extra line to the top of the relevant template file that specifies the post types you want it to display. Pascal Birchler explains: