Crunchy News – October 5, 2015 – October 11, 2015

Every week the world of design and development shifts in many directions leaving us designers and developers to discuss best tactics to handle this new information.

Here’s a compilation of the latest news to help keep you up to speed. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get this type of content and more delivered straight to your inbox every week.

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Toptal Now Sells Designer Services

Toptal finds freelancers from across the world and does an intensive screening process. They are well known for offering freelance developers for contracted employment. Recently Toptal launched a whole new network geared towards freelance designers.
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Adobe MAX 2015

Adobe had its annual Adobe MAX event recently with a great bundle of new and exciting projects that are under development. Below are a few that stood apart from the pack.

Project Faces
Project faces is a new way to think about finding or tweaking typography for any type of project that requires it. The technology allows you to change various types of typography elements on a typeface to match your needs. You can then export the font in multiple formats. This tool looks extremely promising to the modern day typography addict.
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Extract Shading
Altering images requires designers to pay careful attention to lighting and shading. Adobe announces another project underway that extracts shading and lighting from one element in your design and allows you to duplicated it to other elements.
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Designing with Data
Adobe’s new Project Comet is a UI design tool that allow you to both design and prototype. A new feature unveiled in the video linked below is to design with built in data. Anything from names, dates, locations, and addresses and more. You can use built-in data or add your own.
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ZURB: Motion UI

Zurb recently launched a new kit for adding motion to your projects. The kit is based on Sass. It allows you to add animation and motion with ease rather than having to define it yourself which in my own experience can be a pain due to multiple browser support.
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