The five best design links, every weekday

Friday02/03

1

theverge.com

Twitter is replacing free access to its API with a new paid tier

Let's hope Sidebar doesn't break! – Sacha

2

robinrendle.com

Container Queries and Typography

Back in 2013 when I started my career there were a few big problems with CSS.

3

web.dev

Learn Images

An in-depth course on images for the web.

4

linear.app

Last Year You Said Next Year

It’s time to push back against the forces of stagnation. It’s time for a change.

5

modernillustration.org

Modern Illustration

Modern Illustration is an archive of print from c.1950-1975, collected and documented by illustrator Zara Picken.

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Thursday02/02

1

web.dev

Interop 2023: continuing to improve the web for developers

Learn more about how all browser vendors, and other stakeholders, have come together to solve the top browsers compatibility issues.

2

bram.us

Using :is() in complex selectors selects more than you might initially think

Because selector matching in browsers happens from right to left, you might end up with more matches than you expected when using :is().

3

uxdesign.cc

Ageism: the last acceptable prejudice

Bill Maher’s Real Time on HBO is an acquired taste.

4

ishadeed.com

The Guide To Responsive Design In 2023 and Beyond

A modern look at responsive web design.

5

netlify.com

Netlify Acquires Gatsby

Netlify has acquired Gatsby Inc. – cloud platform, and creators of web framework Gatsby.

Wednesday02/01

1

smashingmagazine.com

Easy SVG Customization And Animation: A Practical Guide

Developers often feel discouraged from editing SVG markup and experimenting with SVG animations,.

2

designsystems.com

The future of design systems is complicated

We talked to several industry experts about how they’re managing the future of design systems.

3

scottohara.me

Use the dialog element (reasonably)

Today, the HTML specification landed a very important change to the dialog element.

4

pimpmytype.com

Typographic Hierarchy in Print, Web & App Design

Visual hierarchy makes or breaks your design. Learn how to guide the eye by intentionally using contrast and spacing in typography.

5

prototypr.io

I connected Stable Diffusion with my smartphone camera. Here’s what I learned

Learnings and realizations on designing for Stable Diffusion, through a practical example where I built my own app called ‘Viewmaker’.

Tuesday01/31

1

designhacks.com

Design Hacks: practical design tipsSponsored

A newsletter to help you create better designs. Over 50,000 readers from Apple, Google, Stripe, and more.

2

pluralistic.net

Tiktok’s Enshittification

Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers.

3

chrisburnell.com

clamp() Calculator

Handy little tool for calculating viewport-based clamped values.

4

tympanus.net

Awesome Demos Roundup #23

The latest compilation of innovative and captivating demos and code experiments from the web.

5

uxdesign.cc

UX lessons from a poet who invented social media in the 18th century

How a German poet turned his apartment into Facebook in 1747, and the most crucial UX lessons we need to learn from this.

Monday01/30

1

matthewstrom.com

What it means to design a platform

How interfaces, incentives, emergence, and second-order thinking make platforms a unique design opportunity

2

blog.maximeheckel.com

Refraction, dispersion, and other shader light effects

A guide on how to reproduce a chromatic dispersion effect for your React Three Fiber and shader projects.

3

geoffreylitt.com

For your next side project, make a browser extension

Reflections on the benefits of tweaking an existing app, instead of starting from scratch.

4

fontsinuse.com

The Mystery of the Dune Font

Putting a name to the typeface that defined the visual identity of the science fiction series and its author, Frank Herbert

5

maxbittker.github.io

Broider

This a tool for making "9-patch" borders. Draw on the grid above to design your pattern.

Friday01/27

1

neurodiversity.design

Neurodiversity Design System

The NDS is a coherent set of standards and principles that combine neurodiversity and user experience design for Learning Management Systems.

2

monotype.com

Type Trends 2023

Typographic trendspotting from the Monotype Studio.

3

astro.build

Astro 2.0

Astro 2.0 is the first major web framework to deliver complete type-safety for Markdown and MDX.

4

sequoiacap.com

Designing for the Developers

With a Finnish sensibility, Linear’s founders center software engineers in the development process.

5

felicis.com

Prompt-Driven Design

Prompt-driven design is when an AI command bar functions as either the primary tool of navigation or output. Learn why this pattern is here to stay.

Thursday01/26

1

uxdesign.cc

Product design is going down a weird path, but we can still save it

A casual analysis of our current design industry compared to the old days and principles, and why it’s important to step back.

2

daverupert.com

CSS Wishlist 2023

Here’s my Top 5 short list of CSS features I want based on the work I do on a daily basis.

3

smashingmagazine.com

Product Reviews And Ratings UX: A Designer’s Guide

How do we design effective reviews and ratings? With a distribution chart, decimal scores, tags, recommendation score and unedited product photos.

4

uxdesign.cc

UX lessons from a 17th-century warship disaster

The tragedy of the Vasa: Why the crown jewel of the Swedish navy sank on its maiden voyage and what UX professionals can learn from this

5

uxdesign.cc

The many deaths of UX design

How UX was proclaimed dead (again), what do AI and Elon Musk have to do with it, and what poses a real treat to the discipline of design.

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