So, there was a long delay while Orthodox Easter was on, and then I got sick. Is there a connection between eating for an army and then getting sick?
I have a more visual issue this week with some awesome illustrations celebrating the Avengers. If that's not enough bandwagonning, I also found a cool GoT map.
There's a great cassette animation made with CSS for the old skoolers. And, an AI that makes "almost funny" dad puns, which basically means it works perfectly.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Avengers Endgame characters rendered in Ukiyo-e style.
Somehow these are even better than the film. Much love for Ant-Man.
Things I wish I knew before starting a blog. ✍️
I miss the old days when blogs were the dominant platform on the internet. So, as part of my long-delayed return to blogging I have been reading through our guide that covers all of the necessary steps.
Imagine the world's leaders getting around the campfire and singin' about peace.
Deep fakes are pretty shady but there is some comedic value on offer here. In the video John Lennon's 'Imagine' is lip synced by all you favorites. The best bit is when V. Putin does the Yoowhoooo
Have they faked me?
THis website will search a database of GAN images to see if your likeness has been faked. Generally, I am wary of these sites because of the potential for image collection but it is a funky idea.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Cassette tape loader. 📼
Chris Gannon nails it again.
Flotato helps you make macOS apps for your dock. ⚓
I particularly liked the dynamic slices which will update important data as it changes.
A fantastic grab bag of free icons for your design project. Multiple formats and minimal design.
All of your favorites are here: piggy bank, telescope, and hole in one.
A meaningful data populator for Sketch and XD. 📋
This is a good way to avoid people asking why your mock-ups aren't written in English.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
Creative Tim have enjoyed a good ride the last few years, culminating in $1,052,000 from their UI Tools. This is a good article for anyone looking to build, and grow, a business.
Performing a Houdini? Arguing for the value of carousels. 🎠
I think most people, sane people, agree that carousels are the pop-up ads of legitimate web design. The only time I bother with them is on portfolios, galleries. This article makes a case for carousels as tools of user empowerment which is an interesting take considering they are, for sure, inaccessible.
Star Wars Imperial styleguide. 🛰️
Included in this issue because I have a soft spot for personal projects like this. It's also a very handy guide if you plan to avoid, and you really should, Vadar's death grip.
🎮 Fun & Games
This AI is spitting out coherent, almost-funny dad puns. 😂
Big development in the burgeoning field of AWhy.
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That's all for this week; I'll be back next Tuesday with more.