SiloMag #48

On the eve of the end of September, and recharging the batteries by the end of the year, he arrives at a new SiloMag. That as always, comes loaded with the best news and resources on web design, graphic design and WordPress. We hope you like it!

On this occasion, about graphic design we will see Werner’s color nomenclature, an interview about the importance of typography in design, and the renewal of the Uber logo. On web design, we see topics on Variable Sources, personal projects and the digital modernization of a classic newspaper. And about WordPress, a couple of news about Gutenberg, and a tool to create local WordPress installations in a simple way.

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

Graphic Design

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours

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A recreation of the original 1821 color guidebook with new cross references, photographic examples, and posters designed by Nicholas Rougeux.
He created this project to enhance Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours by adding information that he wanted when he read the guidebook like easily jumping to any color, seeing the colors referenced in the description, and seeing photos of what Werner referenced for his descriptions of each color.

If You Can’t Set Type Well, You Can’t Design

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This week, TypeThursday founder Thomas Jockin speaks with Twitter provocateur and Interactive Designer Brijan Powell on the importance of typography to be a competent designer.

Uber’s 2018 Rebrand

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During the last few years, Uber has been launched in stages in different countries. For this and other reasons, this year he has decided to change his brand for the public. And in this article we will see some of the design concepts that are applying your image.

Web Design

Google’s Chrome New Design — what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s still missing

new ux chrome

After 10 years since Google launched first version of Chrome, we’ve finally received major look refresh, together with few smaller improvements (wouldn’t call them new features as mostly they are minor tweaks). I’m using Chrome since day 1. and decided to summarize its newest “face” in reasonably short, objective way.

Animista – a CSS animation generator tool

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Created by Ana Travas, with Animista we will be able to create CSS animations in a simple way. You just have to choose the type of animation you want, and start assigning different properties, such as duration, delay … We encourage you to enter the web and start experimenting with the different options it offers.

Android/iOS App Splash Screen: Best Practices and Design Tips

splash screen example smartphone

The app splash screen, also referred to as a launch screen/page, was originally created to reduce user frustration when waiting for web/iOS/Android app data to load. As time went by, wise designers began making use of the splash screen to showcase their apps’ products, features and services, etc. Splash screens, may simply consist of an image, logo and button, however can evoke many different feelings and experiences.


ValetPress, a simple way to create local WordPress installs

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ValetPress allows for the quick installation and configuration of WordPress install for local development and testing. The idea of this script was inspired from the script that Aaron Rutley originally created, but has been written from the ground up to provide cleaner code, as well as adding/removing features that I felt were or were not necessary for my daily usage.

Gutenberg Cloud – Your online library of blocks

collection blocks gutenberg

The Gutenberg Cloud library, created by Drupal, offers a content repository for customized Gutenberg blocks, such as forms, product grids or even a web component. Since the blocks are only JavaScript, it works in both Drupal and WordPress, so users can build for platforms simultaneously. The creators of Gutenberg Cloud intend to facilitate a new level of cross-platform exchange that few imagined when the Gutenberg project began.

Why WordPress Needs Gutenberg (& the Future of Page Builders)

diagram page builders wordpress

The WordPress ecosystem is built around a broken system. Bloated themes, widgets, shortcodes, custom post types, menu items, page builders, etc. DO NOT exist because they’re the best way to build a website. They DO exist because they’re compensating for WordPress’s shortcomings in fulfilling users’ needs. Gutenberg aims to standardize and add these foundational elements that WordPress lacks.

Comments (2)

  1. This is a great list. I’m definitely going to have to look into check my links…that looks like a really helpful too. I already use Grammarly and it’s be great at correcting spelling and punctuation errors. I do have trouble with it sometimes on Facebook. When I have a spelling error in a post an click to correct it through Grammarly, the post just closes and then I have to start over. Hopefully they will fix that bug soon.

  2. This was fun. I like seeing the extension and thinking I made something useful. Thanks. Hopefully I can learn more and make more complex extensions.

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