Brace.io have been bought by Squarespace, though their tools for static sites will still be available for the forseeable future. Brace Forms is a simple and elegant way to implement forms on a simple server, (GitHub Pages for example) and Brace Tags is a solid static site generator.
Static websites & Node.js
Speaking of static site generators, keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming post about (mostly) node.js static site generators/simple web app frameworks. We’re also co-organisers of Bristol NodeSchool, so sign up on our Meetup group if you’d like to learn all about node.js and meet plenty of other Bristol-based web developers!
Web design agency Hanno have released their process to the public, which we’ve found interesting and helpful. Also helpful and conversation-provoking is Eric Kennedy’s two-part article, 7 rules for crating gorgeous UIs.
Free icons & a social tool
Twibble is a handy tool if you have clients who want to automatically tweet from their blog or their clients’ blogs. Iconmelon offer hundreds of free SVG icons, which are easier to implement than you might expect. Lastly, here’s a really nice set of free social icons, always handy.
And on the stereo…