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Mar 2021 Newsletter — Letter #9

The Covid pandemic has undoubtedly changed the world; how we live & work. The tech industry’s working structure is getting flatter than ever. More & more companies let their employees work from home or be more flexible with how work is being done. As a result, we’ve become more reliant on digital tools. Digital Proficiency has been said to be one of the most valued skills in the next decade.

MakeStuffUp.Info was initially created to help designers & digital makers create the digital space, so we can all benefit from a healthier & more equitable digital world.

We hope the resources we introduce to you are helpful to continue contributing to this ecosystem we all share.

Good Stuff of the Month:

  • Working remotely & in need of a better creative workflow? Milanote could be the exact tool you’ve been looking for. Milanote is designed to help creatives organise projects visually, allowing a better virtual space for non-linear thinking. And yes, they also have mind mapping & collaborative features to help you maximise your productivity.

    Solve more visual problems better with Milanote, for free (up to 10 notes, images or links, then US$10 per month).

Freshly Added:

  • Instead of generating images like other mockup tools, Browser Mockups allows you to generate CSS mockups, which code you can copy & paste. This is pretty handy if you need a quick solution for your marketing site or eDM without engaging your designer. Embed in the CSS & voila!

    You can always find Browser Mockups under Tools > Presentation > Mockups on MakeStuffUp.Info.

  • If you or your team use Bootstrap 4 as a part of the front-end development process, you may want to check out Bootstrap Design. This Figma UI kit allows designers to design consistently with the Bootstrap framework, allowing the whole team to move faster while maintaining quality across the whole process.

    You can always find Bootstrap Design under Tools > Product Design > Kits on MakeStuffUp.Info.

  • The Professional Association for Design is the oldest & largest professional membership organisation for design. Founded in 1914, AIGA has since helped designers worldwide by setting standards for design practices, advancing design as “a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force”. The Standard Form of Agreement Template for Design Services is one of the resources AIGA has created to help Designers & Agencies protect their work & create fair service terms for between Designers or Agencies and their Clients.

    It seemed apt for us to create a new category for this type of resources. You can always find the link to this Standard Form of Agreement Template & other legal documents in the future under Tools > Business > Legal on MakeStuffUp.Info.

That's it for now. We'll see you next month!

Until then, keep on makin’ stuff up.