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Imagine a cloudy, rainy November evening. After a long day, you walk home along the streets, following the dimmed street lamps. Everybody seems to be busy, rushing somewhere, crossing paths with strangers and lonely stores. It’s dark and cold outside, and it’s difficult to see things through, so you decide to take a shortcut route to shorten the path.
Suddenly you see a bright light and music streaming from one of the remote corners of the street. Out of curiosity, you slowly walk towards the light and noise, and hold your breath for a second. You discover a little cozy place with a fireplace, packed with a crowd of people, jazzy tunes, and the smell of pizza, pasta and red wine. You see people smiling. Talking. Laughing. Sharing. Inviting you to join them.
You probably have a whole bunch of reasons to keep on walking down that street, but what if you walked inside instead? Well, that’s what joining the Smashing Conference experience feels like: It’s an intimate, personal, friendly event for web designers and developers. Don’t take our word — see for yourself.
In fact, we have SmashingConf San Francisco 2017 coming up in April next year, featuring tasty front-end ingredients, UX recipes and neat design beats from the hidden, remote corners of the web. Mark your calendar: Tickets will go live this Thursday, on Nov 17th, at 10:00 AM PST. Of course, we’ve got your back: You can always use the Convince Your Boss PDF.
We’d love you to come and join us. Walk in. Take a seat. We’ll miss you otherwise, and that would be a shame indeed.
— Vitaly (@smashingmag)
1. Freebie: A Hand-Painted Brush Sans Named Westfalia
Westfalia. The name of the famous camper van stands for outdoor adventures and exploring new routes. No wonder that Pixelsurplus named their free brush font Westfalia for the vehicle: with its hand-drawn feel, messy edges and varied line thickness, the font comes with a warm feeling of authenticity and adventure that wakes memories of camping trips and grilling s’mores over the bonfire.
Westfalia comes in one weight, with capital letters, numbers and punctuation marks, and works especially well as bold headings or on posters. You can download the font for free after providing your email address and use it both in personal as well as commercial projects. Where will it lead you? (cm)
2. Copying Text To The Clipboard Made Easy
Copying text to the clipboard should be easy. It shouldn’t require a lot of steps to configure, nor hundreds of kilobytes to load, nor any bloated frameworks. That’s the idea Zeno Rocha had in mind when he built clipboard.js, a new approach to copy text to the clipboard. The library gets by without any frameworks or Flash and weighs only 3KB gzipped.
- Designing For Mobile
- Design & UI Inspiration
- All Things UX
- Lovely Little Website Gems
- Inclusive Design and Accessibility
- UX Writing and Microcopy
- Inclusive Design
- Figma Tools and Workflow
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