News: w/c 16/08/10

Paul Boag

This week, we make a collection of resources that hit the web this week, including iPhone and iPad development kits, the best apps and websites for any web designer, and HTML5 Boilerplate: A rock solid default for HTML5 awesome.

iPhone and iPad development GUI Kits, Stencils and Icons.

If you’re developing anything for an iPhone or iPad, sooner or later you’re going to want some stencils to sketch ideas, GUI kits to mock up the screens in your favourite graphic/wireframe design tool, or some icons to throw into your UI. This post over at SpeckyBoy rounds up some of the best resources for all of these and more. This is definitely one to bookmark for later.

20+ New apps for websites and designers

Quite why this couldn’t have been called ’25 new apps’ we’ll never know, but this list from the Web Designer Depot contains some great tools that I’ll be using in the future.

This is quite an eclectic collection, with inspiration sites like Ember and Dribbble, checklists for launching your website, tools to allow you to test how fonts will render on the web and much, much more.

HTML5 Boilerplate

Starting a new site build? want to use HTML5? Then give HTML5 boilerplate a try. This is a base structure of files, folders and scripts to give you a solid foundation to build any HTML5 site upon. Cross-browser support, mobile optimisations and progressive enhancement is all baked in from the start along with awesome-er features such as sample unit test suites and javascript profiling for the more adventurous of us.

If you recognise that the mobile web is important and you need help deciding on a strategy, then book a mobile consultancy clinic.

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