February 2014 edition of the UMS Inspiration Email Newsletter
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February: Your Winter Dose of Inspiration

“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes.
Fine and dandy for Valentine candy. Snow spittin';
if you're not mitten-smitten, you'll be frostbitten! By jing-y feels spring-y.”  
― Old Farmer's Almanac

Favorite Designs

burton-snowboardsDesign Council
Google io 2015
Black Pixel
Rally Interactive

Video Interview


Val Head – Web Designer, Motion Designer

Giovanni talks with Val about why designers should incorporate animation in their designs, when it’s appropriate and when it’s not.

UMS Content We Think You'll Dig...

4 Tips for Getting a Job in Web Design and Collaborating with Non-Web Designers
Monique Rivers from Ninefold talks about 4 tips for getting a job in web design and collaborating with non-web designers.

How a Chaos Monkey Created Wikipedia Mobile
Hampton Catlin talks about working on the Wikipedia Mobile website/app. He also offers a few parting questions to help bring order to the chaos of the current state of responsive web design.

SVG and the preserveAspectRatio Property
Giovanni DiFeterici runs you through the why, and how of SVGs and the preserveAspectRatio Property

Dribbbles We Dig In December

Macaw Logo
Rogie King

Rogie King

Fine Goods Market owner & NeonMob co-founder & lllustrator.

Favorite typeface of the month


JAF Peacock Swash

Peacock is a collaboration between Brian Jaramillo and Tim Ahrens. It was formerly titled Caramel. Jaramillo completed most of the glyphs in 2007, and contacted Ahrens to help with the OpenType and help refine the typeface, and set-up the OpenType features. More about JAF Peacock Swash…

UMS Weekly Radar Links of Usefulness

Weekly LInks of Usefulness
If you like good content and useful tools and techniques, we currate a weekly list called the Radar. You can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox every Friday or just peruse it on the UMS website whenver you like. Check it out here.

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