50 Amazing Resources for Dribbble Lovers

Published on October 11, 2012    Published by Joshua Johnson


screenshot

Here at The Site Slinger, we’re huge Dribbble fans. Sort of a Twitter for design, this awesome site is home to beautiful bite-sized work samples from the web’s best designers.

To showcase our love for Dribbble, we’ve put together a collection of fifty fantastic resources for anyone and everyone who uses Dribbble. From open source developer projects and quirky web projects to desktop and mobile applications, we’ve got enough Dribbble goodness to keep you occupied for months.

 

Developer

Dribbble API

The official Dribbble API documentation. If you’re a developer and you want to build anything related to Dribbble, start here!

screenshot

Jribbble

Jribble is a jQuery plugin that opens up various aspects of the Dribbble API. Grab shots, users, comments, rebounds and more.

screenshot

Rebbbounds

If you want to keep an eye on what developers are doing with the Dribbble API, hit up Rebbbounds, a Tumblr blog that’s chock full of great examples.

screenshot

GitHub Goodies

There are a ton of Dribbble related projects on GitHub, here’s a quick list of some that you should check out.

  • dribbble-php – PHP wrapper for the Dribbble API.
  • swish – Ruby wrapper for the Dribbble API.
  • Dribbble.js – Dribbble.js is a one file, library agnostic javascript file that will add your most recent dribbble shots to your website.
  • dribbble_desktop – A ruby script that scrapes rss feed of “shots” from dribbble.com, puts the images in a folder, generates an html file that you can load using WebDesktop. Poof – dribbble shots tiled nicely on your desktop.
  • Objective-Dribbble – A wrapper for the Dribbble API, written in Objective-C.
  • dribbble-codeigniter – Dribbble API Library for CodeIgniter.
  • Dribbble-node – Client API for Dribbble web site in node.
  • dribbbleCFC – ColdFusion wrapper for the Dribbble interface showcase API.
  • dribbble-dotnet – A Mono and .NET library for the Dribbble API, built using C#.
  • Dribbble-Sync – Drupal 7 module that syncs shots from Dribbble.
  • Dribbble-Retinizer – Chrome and Safari extensions that add a few nifty retina features to Dribbble.
  • dribbble-sass – Sass demo for Dribbble Show & Tell.
  • dribbble-dimmer – Chrome extension that enables the viewing of shots over a dimmed background.
  • Dribbble_Wrapper – Dribbble Wrapper takes the mobile Dribble website and put it inside phone gap to create a native android application.
  • dribbble-screen-saver – Pulls down popular shots for easy use in a Mac OS X “picture show” screensaver.

WordPress Plugins

WP Dribbble Shots

Adds a template function that grabs the most recent shots from the Dribbble user of your choosing.

screenshot

RainyShots

Similar to the one above, this plugin returns an array of 15 recent shots from any player.

screenshot

Web Apps

Liiikes: Top Players

Liiikes is like a Dribbble scoreboard. It shows you the statistics for all of the major players and scouts (recruiters).

screenshot

Jump Ball

A simple and fun memory matching game built with the Dribbble API.

screenshot

Nibbble

Nibbble is a web app, but it’s specifically built to allow a better Dribbble viewing experience for the iPad.

screenshot

Who Drafted Who?

Type in a Dribbble username, see who drafted that person.

screenshot

Box Seat

Box Seat is a no distractions, one-at-a-time shot viewer with keyboard controls.

screenshot

Full Court Shots

An infinitely scrolling grid of recent Dribbble shots. Great if you need a quick shot of design inspiration.

screenshot

Alley Oop

Search Dribbble by color. Really helpful if you have one color that you like and want to find some others to complement it.

screenshot

bbbrowser

Another simple grid full of Dribbble shots. This one doesn’t require scrolling though, just load up the page and watch.

screenshot

Mac Clients

Play by Play

Play by Play is the Dribbble client that I personally use the most. It has the feel of a desktop Twitter client, only it’s full of Dribbble shots. What could be better?

screenshot

Dribbbler

Dribbbler isn’t meant for viewing shots but for making them. Drag it over the area you want to shoot, click the button and upload.

screenshot

Nibbble — A Dribbble screensaver for OS X

Love Dribbble? Why not make it your screensaver? Mac users can do just that with this free software.

screenshot

iPhone Clients

iOS developers have definitely embraced Dribbble and its API. There are quite a few really sharp iPhone clients. Here are the ones that I found.

As far as I can tell, they pretty much all share most of the basic Dribbble browsing and interaction features. It really comes down to which interface you like the best. I personally think that PlayBook is pretty slick. It’s also free so it’s a good place to start.

Asssist for Dribbble

screenshot

Shotz – A Dribbble Client

screenshot

Swish

screenshot

Balllin ~ a Dribbble client

screenshot

PlayBoook

screenshot

Backboard

screenshot

Travveling for Dribbble

screenshot

Air Ball App

screenshot

Dunk

screenshot

Drishots

screenshot

Alley Ooop – A stream of inspiration shots from dribbble

screenshot

scoreboard! (coming soon)

screenshot

iPad Clients

Dribbble on the iPad is an entirely enjoyable experience. The large screen and touch interaction makes for an unrivaled browsing experience. It’s definitely one of my favorite ways to keep up on recent activity.

If you’re looking for a suggestion, the first two are my favorites. Dribbblr is from Tapmates so you know it’s awesome and Pick’n’Roll is just gorgeous.

Dribbblr for iPad

screenshot

Pick’n’Roll for iPad

screenshot

Courtside for iPad

screenshot

Dribbbits for iPad for iPad

screenshot

Dribbble Flow for iPad

screenshot

Android

Not an iOS user? Fear not, there are a couple of good Android Dribbble apps as well. Check them out below.

Pixle for Dribbble – Android

screenshot

Asssist | The Dribbble client for Android powered devices

screenshot

What Did We Miss?

This collection includes the absolute best Dribbble resources that I was able to find, but I’m sure that I missed a ton of great stuff. Leave me a comment with a link to your favorite Dribbble app, service or code project. Also be sure to let me know what you think of the resources above.

And Who Are We?

Nate McGuire - CEO Site Slinger

I am Nate McGuire from The Site Slinger. We're a team of web designers and developers in beautiful Austin, Texas. We love to code pixel perfect HTML/CSS, clean and easy to use WordPress sites, web applications and more!


Our Awesome Customers

Here are some people that trust us with all of their design to code work.

Site Slinger Customer Logos

Related Posts