The five best design links, every weekday

Friday12/04

1

medium.com

Break your bar chart habit

Remember that truly stellar bar chart you saw a few months ago? Truthfully, no one else does either, and that’s a problem.

2

somethingaboutmaps.wordpress.com

The Quest for the Blue Moon

Where I come from, many ice cream places offer a flavor called blue moon

3

webflow.com

Color theory: a beginner’s guide for designers

You've got a practically infinite palette to work with when it comes to color. Find out how to do it right, by understanding color theory.

4

sketch.com

The new Sketch icon: how we redesigned a classic for Big Sur

“We tried to explore as many ideas as possible to see what we could do with the new style”

5

pwadvent.dev

PWAdvent

The perfect advent calendar for everyone who’s excited about the web platform. Take a look at all the great stuff the web has to offer.

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Thursday12/03

1

fastcompany.com

Can you trick this AI into thinking you’re someone you’re not?

This 10-minute game is a lot of fun. It will also teach you a bunch about AI.

2

blog.prototypr.io

2021 Design Wishlist from a User’s Perspective

Around this time of year, plenty of articles start to circulate about “Design Trends” for 20XX.

3

viraltypeface.com

Viral Typeface - inspired by the pandemic

A collaboration between four designer/illustrators, this free font is a recipe for quarantine 2020.

4

medium.com

Doom Slayer UX

Onboarding a new player is an important game UX challenge, but it can be especially challenging in games like Doom Eternal.

5

growth.design

How To Properly Apply Jobs-To-Be-Done To User Onboarding

Jobs-to-be-done are often misused (or not used at all!) This case study shows you the critical impact it can have on Headspace's user onboarding.

Wednesday12/02

1

design.google

Exploring Color on Google Maps

How a minimalist approach unlocked our ability to create a more detailed representation of the world

2

figma.com

Adding it all up: the math behind designing your career

How to think about the 90,000 hours you spend at work

3

spline.design

Spline - 3D for the web (Preview Release)

Create web-based 3D experiences with a visual tool.

4

2020.stateofcss.com

The State of CSS 2020

This year's State of CSS survey highlights new trends in the CSS ecosystem based on answers from over 11,000 developers.

5

varun.ca

Making things move

One of my favourite forms of creative coding is to add motion to static images. The process is always the same: pick an image, recreate it…

Tuesday12/01

1

thoughtbot.com

So you wanna create an eco-friendly website

A client recently asked if it was possible to create a green website. The answer is a little more complicated than you’d expect.

2

trends.uxdesign.cc

100 design lessons for 2021

Things are not ok. We are in the middle of a global pandemic that has taken the lives of more than a million people.

3

vaishnavramayan1.medium.com

Beer Geek — An App That Teaches you to Brew Beer

This case study was an assignment project I did as a part of the 10kdesigners masterclass with a duration of 10 days.

4

daverupert.com

A tale of four prototypes

Here’s some prototypes of some ideas that have been lingering in my head for upwards of 7 years.

5

lisa-angela-fftv.medium.com

Undoing the Toxic Dogmatism of Digital Design

How do we start to dismantle and rebuild a system that disempowers and excludes by “design”?

Monday11/30

1

uxpin.com

Your design process simplifiedSponsored

UXPin is the design process tool that helps you keep your whole UX/UI project in one place. Try it now for free.

2

billie.withyoutube.com

Infinite Bad Guy

Thousands of Billie fan covers, playing together.

3

delu.medium.com

I Spent 11 Years Working on This Line Rider Track

I remember when I first discovered Line Rider, that Flash game from 2006 with the simple premise of drawing a track for a sledder to ride on.

4

brailleinstitute.org

Atkinson Hyperlegible Font

A free font that focuses on letterform distinction to increase character recognition, ultimately improving readability.

5

bram.us

Native Aspect Ratio Boxes in CSS thanks to aspect-ratio

In “CSS Box Sizing Module Level 4” a new aspect-ratio CSS property is defined. Let’s take a look at how to use it.

Friday11/27

1

multiavatar.com

Multiavatar - Avatar Maker, Profile Picture Generator

12 billion unique multicultural avatars. Generate your own free avatar, get your Multiavatar merch.

2

smashingmagazine.com

Playfulness In Code: Supercharge Your Learning By Having Fun

In the product-focused world of development, it can be easy to forget the joy of making for the sake of making.

3

lea.verou.me

The case for Weak Dependencies in JS

One issue with ESM (and other module systems) is that you can't have optional dependencies.

4

blog.archive.org

Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is now emulating Flash animations, games and toys in our software collection.

5

uxdesign.cc

Some design principles are universal

When I started in UX design, I often wondered how seemingly even decent designers knew the reasoning and techniques behind good design.

Thursday11/26

1

nytimes.com

Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You?

The people in this story may look familiar, like ones you’ve seen on Facebook or Twitter or Tinder. But they don’t exist.

2

theturnsignalblog.com

Mercedes vs Lucid, Different Views on Luxury UI Design

Even though the Lucid Air and new Mercedes S-Class are direct competitors, their views on luxury UI are completely different

3

hiddedevries.nl

Why it's good for users that HTML, CSS and JS are separate languages

This week, somebody proposed to replace HTML, CSS and JavaScript with just one language, arguing “they heavily overlap each other”.

4

css-tricks.com

Considerations for Making a CSS Framework

Lessons learned from building a framework (Halfmoon) using CSS variables, and the future of customizability and user personalization on the web.

5

tympanus.net

Inspirational Websites Roundup #20

Our favorite website designs that we’ve collected over the past couple of weeks for your inspiration.

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