The five best design links, every weekday

Thursday08/06

1

css-tricks.com

Web History Chapter 1: Birth

Tim Berners-Lee is fascinated with information. It has been his life’s work.

2

thisthat.dev

This vs That

What is the difference between this & that in front-end development?

3

rambly.app

Rambly - The Audioconference App To Walk And Talk With Friends

Rambly is a virtual space for events like happy hours, parties, and meetups.

4

css-irl.info

Drop-Shadow: The Underrated CSS Filter

If you’re familiar with CSS, you probably know all about the box-shadow property.

5

fastcompany.com

NASA’s ‘worm’ logo lay dormant for 28 years.

So why are people so obsessed with it?

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Wednesday08/05

1

fuse.blog

Fuse - Interesting Internet

A growing collection of creative reference and entertainment.

2

uxdesign.cc

Future Thieving #2 — Speculative design methods and tools

Combining science fiction world-building techniques with design to discover unseen potential futures.

3

css-tricks.com

A Lightweight Masonry Solution

Back in May, I learned about Firefox adding masonry to CSS grid.

4

nngroup.com

Proximity Principle in Visual Design

Design elements near each other are perceived as related, while elements spaced apart are perceived as belonging to separate groups.

5

medium.com

Form design best practices

Learn how to improve the design of digital forms

Tuesday08/04

1

designedbycave.co.uk

The UX of LEGO Interface Panels

Piloting an ocean exploration ship or Martian research shuttle is serious business. Let’s hope the control panel is up to scratch.

2

fastcompany.com

Meet the YouTuber who’s schooling developers on how blind people really use tech

Kristy Viers is here to show the world how you use a phone when you cannot see.

3

css-tricks.com

The Making of: Netlify’s Million Devs SVG Animation Site

The following article captures the process of building the Million Developers microsite for Netlify.

4

frictionlog.com

What is a “Friction Log”?

A friction log is a type of UX experiment where the subject journals their feelings, thoughts, struggles, joys, and any other type of emotion.

5

adamwathan.me

Tailwind CSS: From Side-Project Byproduct to Multi-Million Dollar Business

The story of how a bunch of how a couple of failed SaaS ideas and a bunch of ugly Less stylesheets turned into my life’s work.

Monday08/03

1

themes.muffingroup.com

Be: 500+ pre-built websites for ANY kind of projectSponsored

Now comes with Elementor and dedicated Elementor pre-built websites.

2

underconsideration.com

R’over the Moon

New Logo for Mars2020 by House of van Schneider.

3

their.tube

TheirTube

How do the recommended videos look on their Youtube home page?

4

css-tricks.com

Getting the Most Out of Variable Fonts on Google Fonts

I have spent the past several years working on a font family called Recursive Sans & Mono, and it just launched officially on Google Fonts!

5

matthewstrom.com

The things of everyday design

Understanding affordances leads to better conversations about design.

Friday07/31

1

medium.com

Playing Tabletop RPGs via Figma

It's the question everyone' asking about Figma: Can you use it to play tabletop RPG's with your friends online? Well, you can, and it's pretty cool.

2

codepen.io

Mandala Maker

Make mandalas and other geometric shapes in your browser.

3

wattenberger.com

What does 100% mean in CSS?

Spoiler: it depends.

4

vanschneider.com

NASA Mars 2020 Mission — Logo & Identity

A symbol capturing the energy and legacy of space travel, while celebrating the engineers who worked tirelessly on this mission.

5

teenyicons.com

Teenyicons — Tiny minimal 1px icons

An elegant icon set by Anja van Staden with more than a thousand icons.

Thursday07/30

1

pudding.cool

Defining the ’90s Music Canon

Quantifying the songs that will characterize the ’90s

2

fastcompany.com

Jokes aside, is the new Space Force logo any good? 5 design experts weigh in

Despite the obvious Star Trek comparisons, can the Space Force logo stand on its own?

3

stephaniewalter.design

Designing Adaptive Components, Beyond Responsive Breakpoints

Designing systems of components that adapt to responsive layouts, containers, work with different content states & adapt to user needs, behaviour.

4

streamlineicons.com

Streamline UX - 19,500 vector illustrations

The world’s largest vector illustration pack

5

css-tricks.com

Style9: build-time CSS-in-JS

In April of last year, Facebook revealed its big new redesign.

Wednesday07/29

1

medium.com

100 Days of 3D

It was a rainy weekend in Seattle. I drank some tea, watched a YouTube tutorial, and downloaded Blender 2.79.

2

nngroup.com

Turning Complex Data into Compelling Stories: A 5-Step Process

Uncover the story within extensive UX-research data by following a process of revisiting original research objectives.

3

ilovetypography.com

Black Print

The fascinating story of African American print culture; its authors, editors, journalists, printers and publishers.

4

logodesignlove.com

LoCoS visual language, by professor Yukio Ota

The life work of professor Yukio Ota is an entire language of symbols known as LoCoS that he dreams could be the lingua franca of the 21st century.

5

design.google

Is it Good Design? Well, yeah.

We ask people who design and build Google products what they consider to be good design.

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