In a recent topic in the ProcessWire forum, the Irish designer / developer Peter Knight posted his ideas for a better Image Field UI (and some other parts of the ProcessWire Admin UI) - including mockups. And they look stunning!
After kerning is going to be turned on by default in new browser's versions Bram Stein wrote an article in the Typekit blog about what kerning is and how to use it already today with some simple CSS3 commands:
Imagine each character in a string of text has a box drawn around its outer edges. Without kerning, characters would line up at the edges of these boxes. Kerning enables these edges to overlap so the space between each character can be adjusted to be tighter or looser.
A design pattern that is currently growing more popular is the fixed position bar at the top of the page. Sometimes the bar stays the same throughout, sometimes the header morphs into a slimmer bar as you scroll down, sometimes a completely new bar appears.
It looks like there is a new design trend rising. I think the first time I saw it out there in the wild was on The Verge some months ago. It's not as fancy as the new bar on Medium for example but it's quite nice anyway.
Here is as an example the bar on VICE News:
A tutorial on how to caputre screen casts as .gif will follow.
The module is currently WIP so neither the design nor the displayed informations are safe in the final build. But that's what makes it great: It's one of the first modules which is build in - not for - the community. Originally created as a really lightweight skeleton and as a Proof-of-Concept by Steve, ProcessDiagnostics is now open for the community and everybody can add stuff he or she thinks is important. (My part is about checking if all of the modules are up to date.) And I think it's going to be a great module.