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Create your own personal wiki

Have you ever worked on a really large and complex design project, that spans over multiple years? There is a lot of stuff and knowledge to keep track off, and while it might be simple to memorize, your team members might remember things differently. Anyhow, if you need to keep track of knowledge or want to use it in a team, having a wiki will certainly do no harm.

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Color palette generator

Color Scheme Designer is an online tool that allows web designers to generate color harmonic color palettes for web interfaces. Check it out.

http://colorschemedesigner.com

Drawing tool

What’s a good wireframing tool? Part 2: Balsamiq Mockups

It can be really tricky to find the right wireframing tool with all the options out there, and many times it depends on your personal preference or the requirements of the project. In this post however, we’ll solely take a look at Balsamiq Mock-Ups.

What’s a good wireframing tool? Part 1: Omnigraffle

There is an abundance of wireframing tools out there, but if you want to boil it down to industry standards, then I’d say: OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, and (although a prototyping tool) Axure Pro. Looking into the PC MS Office Suite, we have Visio, but I have heard reports about people using PowerPoint. In this post we’ll take a look at OmniGraffle, a Mac only application.

Testing fonts on screen

Typetester is an online tool that allows you to compare screen type ranging from Google web fonts as well as standard Mac and Windows system fonts. It’s got pretty advanced controls allowing you to change font size, kerning, leading and anything you could wish of.

Finding glyphs – an easy way

Unicode 5.0 encodes exactly 98,884 graphic characters on different planes. Here you can see them all. Decodeunicode.org

Identify fonts used on websites

WhatFont? is a neat Chrome plug-in that let’s you identify typefaces used on websites with one click. A real time saver.