SiloMag #25

We start the month with a new issue of SiloMag, where we collect, and share with you, the latest news, resources, articles and tutorials from the three fields that we are passionate about.

And in this SiloMag, about graphic design, we will see how we can improve our infographics, a magnificent collection of initials, and the redesign of some icons that you are sure are very familiar to you. On web design, we have a special source for UI, a very curious way to learn the properties of Flexbox, and a tool that facilitates the creation of animations on the web. And finally, for WordPress, the problem of cryptocurrency mining, some tips to maintain your website, and a list of scheduling tools to program the contents of your WordPress site.

As always, we hope you like it, and you can leave us any suggestions in the comments!

Graphic Design

Improve Your Infographics: Design Critique

Example of infographic
What is an infographic? What makes a good infographic work? What should be the hierarchy? Where do you even start? Chris Do, from TheFutur goes through submitted Infographics to answer these questions and anymore you might have.

36days Electronics

Nintendo letter in 36days electronics
Designed by Brazil-based graphic designer Vinicius Araújo, this is a typography tribute to cult gadgets and electronics brands. This letters reflect some of the best know characteristics of each well-known brand.

Redesigning Adobe’s File Type Icon System Language

Adobe Photoshop file icons redesignAt the rate at which Creative Cloud’s product line has been growing over the last four years, it became clear that the amount of effort required for creating and maintaining these file type icons in the existing workflow was no longer scalable. For this reason, Anny Chen accepts the challenge and redesigns some of these characteristic icons.

Web Design

The Inter UI font family

Some words using Inter UI font
Inter UI is a typeface specially designed for user interfaces. This font looks like a mix between Roboto, Lato and Source Sans Pro (some of our favourites fonts!). Also, it is free!

Animated Flexbox Playgrounds

Flex-wrap propertyAnimated Playground Flexbox is a CodePen created by Blake Bowen, where we can play with this layout. Animating Flexbox properties using relative animations. Layout is done with CSS. GreenSock is used to animate the difference in layout changes. Animations will also play if you resize the window.

Spirit – Easily animate objects on the web

Animate objects with JS
Spirit is a animation tool for web devs and designers. Patrick Brouwer is the creator, and he started working on Spirit almost three years ago. He needed something to speed up my workflow to create animations for their clients. It turned out that he was using the same tool over and over again for every project.

WordPress

Cryptocurrency Miners Exploiting WordPress Sites

Cryptocurrency & WordPress
During the last month, the information security media has paid a lot of attention to cryptocurrency mining malware. The Wordfence team has been monitoring the situation, and they are now starting to see attacks attempting to upload mining malware, and site cleaning customers that are already infected.

WordPress Website Maintenance Tips

Clean and optimize your Database
WordPress website maintenance is more than just using plugins, it is how befitting the maintenance roadmap is for the website to keep it running. To help with maintenance, in Social9 discuss some tips to get your WordPress maintenance on right track.

Best Content Scheduling Tools For WordPress Sites

Content scheduling tools in WordPress
Managing an editorial calendar is no easy task. But for larger projects this is a must because it’s easy to get confused about which topics you’ve covered and what still needs to be written. And in this article, Onextrapixel offer us some of the best tools for it.

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