The five best design links, every weekday

Tuesday07/07

1

fontsinuse.com

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass' reflection on the lop-sided access to freedom serves as a counterpoint to the typical celebration of Independence Day in the US.

2

simone.computer

simone.computer

Simone Marzulli’s personal website, feel free to click your favourite buttons!

3

nickpunt.com

De-Escalating Social Media

Designing humility and forgiveness into social media products

4

ishadeed.com

Uncommon CSS Properties

There are a lot of CSS properties that some don’t know about, or they know about them, but forget to use them when they’re needed.

5

nngroup.com

UX Roadmaps: Definition and Components

A UX roadmap is a high-level, living artifact that prioritizes and communicates a UX team’s future work and problems to solve.

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Monday07/06

1

casestudy.club

From Idea to Kickstarter: A Product Design Case Study

The story and process behind Uicard — A pocket friendly wireframing ruler that inspires more sketching.

2

css-irl.info

Irregular-shaped Links with Subgrid

Card-based UIs are commonly-used web design patterns, and it’s not unusual to build a UI that requires a hover effect to be applied to an entire card.

3

1linelayouts.glitch.me

1-Line Layouts

10 Modern CSS layout and sizing techniques that highlight just how robust and impactful a single-line of styling code can be.

4

mgearon.com

Scroll to text fragment

How to use text fragments to highlight part of a web page when you link to it without using the ID HTML tag.

5

ciechanow.ski

Lights and Shadows

It’s hard to describe how paramount light is. Ultimately, it is the only thing we see.

Friday07/03

1

ethanmarcotte.com

The design systems between us

It’s often suggested that design systems would improve the way organizations work. I’ve been wondering about that.

2

pavellaptev.github.io

Dark Ages of the Web

A tour of the web as it used to be.

3

championsdesign.com

How Could the TDC be a Racist Organization?

It’s in the name. The TDC is a club.

4

ishadeed.com

Aligning Logo Images in CSS

As a front-end developer, you may have worked on making a section that contains logos for brands, clients, companies, you name it.

5

imaginarycloud.com

The 4 most recent product design books

Expand your product design knowledge and complement your hands-on experience with the ultimate product design books to read right now.

Thursday07/02

1

css-tricks.com

A Complete Guide to Dark Mode on the Web

“Dark mode” is defined as a color scheme that uses light-colored text and other UI elements on a dark-colored background.

2

medium.com

Design Better Buttons

The do’s and don’ts of button design in UI development

3

fastcompany.com

There are five rules of flag design. Mississippi’s new flag already breaks one

The bill to redesign the flag is a long overdue step forward. But the legislature set a requirement that will keep any design from being ‘great.’

4

fontinlogo.com

Font In Logo

Search and find fonts used by world brands.

5

whimsical.club

The Whimsical Web

A curated list of sites with an extra bit of fun.

Wednesday07/01

1

uxdesign.cc

47 Key Lessons for UI & UX Designers

This is a mega-list of the most critical knowledge for UI, UX, interaction, or product designers at any level.

2

washingtonpost.com

The virus that shut down the world

From migration to trade, the disruption created by covid-19 is erasing decades of economic gains achieved through globalization.

3

fastcompany.com

Type Directors Club shuts down amid allegations of racism

Longtime Type Directors Club member Bobby C. Martin Jr. considers the closure—and what should happen next.

4

apple.com

Apple honors eight developers with annual Apple Design Awards

Apple today honored eight app and game developers with an Apple Design Award, celebrating their innovation, creativity, and mastery of Apple tools.

5

blog.discord.com

Discord Rebrand

We’re launching a new website with a new tagline: Your place to talk.

Tuesday06/30

1

developer.apple.com

The details of UI typography

Learn how to achieve exceptional typography in your app’s user interface that enhances legibility, accessibility, and consistency.

2

medium.com

8 rules to help you design a better card user interface

User experience issues arise regularly from poor card design. This article presents guidelines to help you design better cards.

3

css-tricks.com

In Defense of a Fussy Website

The other day I was doom-scrolling twitter, and I saw a delightful article titled “The Case for Fussy Breakfasts.”

4

siipo.la

Is WebP really better than JPEG?

According to Google, WebP is 25 – 34% smaller than JPEG at equivalent quality. But how much of it is really true?

5

slate.com

I Walked All 1,114 Blocks of My ZIP Code to Catalog House Numbers

Believe it or not, I learned a lot.

Monday06/29

1

artboard.studio

Create mockups and animations onlineSponsored

Drag and drop from ever growing library of mockup items and create your design or animation in minutes

2

nytimes.com

Milton Glaser, Master Designer of ‘I ♥ NY’ Logo, Is Dead at 91

He was also a founder of New York magazine, created a memorable Bob Dylan poster and produced designs for everything from supermarkets to “Mad Men.”

3

elliotjaystocks.com

A redesign at last

Elliot Jay Stocks: designer, musician, writer, speaker. Co-founder of Lagom, founder of 8 Faces, music-maker as Other Form.

4

qz.com

The push to redefine “good design” amid the Black Lives Matter movement

Most UX designers want to create interfaces that are intuitive and easy to use. But such designs can reinforce racial bias.

5

inputmag.com

Apple, Big Sur, and the rise of Neumorphism

Like it or not, the user interfaces of the near future are going to be much lusher, and often cringe-inducing.

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