The five best design links, every weekday

Wednesday07/15

1

matthewstrom.com

Collaborative design research

Deepen your design partnerships by researching together

2

subtraction.com

Wireframe S3E1: COVID-19, Social Unrest and Design

Here’s the first of six episodes in our third season of “Wireframe,” the podcast about the stories behind product and UX design.

3

fastcompany.com

This nursing home turned residents into album cover stars

Finding a bit of rock ’n roll, even in a pandemic.

4

pavellaptev.github.io

Warp SVG online

Warp and distort SVG files online

5

growth.design

User Onboarding: Is HEY Email Worth It?

The founders at Basecamp thought it was time to give emails a renewed experience with HEY. Let’s look at their user onboarding!

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Tuesday07/14

1

itsnicethat.com

Chloe Legret on creating her “timeless and contemporary” typeface Migma

The London-based designer recently won an award for the personal project which combines traditional and contemporary design techniques.

2

nytimes.com

How the Coronavirus Compares With 100 Years of Deadly Events

Here’s the outbreak’s toll in 25 cities and regions compared with hurricanes, heat waves and the Spanish flu.

3

tablericons.com

Tabler Icons

550+ Highly customizable & free SVG icons.

4

window-swap.com

WindowSwap

WindowSwap allows us to look through someone else's window, somewhere in the world, for a while.

5

stylestage.dev

Style Stage

A modern CSS showcase styled by community contributions. Maintained by Stephanie Eckles of ModernCSS.dev.

Monday07/13

1

squircley.app

Squircley

Create and export beautiful SVG squircles to use in your designs.

2

tympanus.net

Exploring Animations for Menu Hover Effects

A couple of ideas for creative menu hover animations with images.

3

christianheilmann.com

Always bet on HTML – being misunderstood

A few weeks ago Chris Ferdinandi wrote an ode to HTML called Always bet on HTML in which he once again praises the benefits of HTML.

4

medium.com

Introducing Storybook Args - A faster way to document UI components

"Args" makes writing stories for UI components easier and more maintainable by separating a story’s data from the display logic.

5

slack.design

Slack Design

A collection of articles and resources from the design team at Slack.

Friday07/10

1

smashingmagazine.com

CSS News July 2020

In this article, Rachel Andrew takes a look at some of the interesting CSS features that are making their way into browsers right now.

2

m.signalvnoise.com

How we achieve “simple design” for Basecamp and HEY

At a high level it boils down to a handful of foundational principles that affect the decisions we make.

3

behance.net

Dunder Mifflin Identity

A new identity for the world's most famous paper company.

4

kottke.org

A Time Lapse World Map of Every Covid-19 Death

In order to demonstrate the magnitude of the pandemic, James Beckwith made a time lapse map of each Covid-19 death.

5

spotify.design

Bringing the Spotify Heart to Life

Discover how we designed and implemented a new micro-interaction for our heart icon.

Thursday07/09

1

lea.verou.me

The Cicada Principle, revisited with CSS variables

Many of today’s web crafters were not writing CSS at the time Alex Walker’s landmark article The Cicada Principle was published in 2011.

2

medium.com

Designing a Mobile Platform

A couple of months ago, we shipped a brand new mobile platform at Envoy.

3

animaapp.com

Anima for Figma

Create High-Fidelity Prototypes and Export HTML with Anima, now available for Figma.

4

uxdesign.cc

Experience is in the details: analyzing the UX of streaming services

Looking at little experience decisions that make all the difference.

5

yello.substack.com

Biden’s new campaign typefaces are a pivot to the general election

The Biden campaign is getting a design upgrade.

Wednesday07/08

1

applypixels.com

The Comeback of Fun in Visual Design

It’s finally here. A swing of the pendulum. A reemergence of fun in visual design.

2

underconsideration.com

Going our Separate Waze

New Logo and Identity for Waze by Pentagram.

3

economist.com

Tracking the coronavirus across Europe

How countries and regions are coping with the covid-19 pandemic

4

spoon-tamago.com

Japanese Aqarium’s Flowchart Illustrates the Complex Relationships of Penguins

Two aquariums in Japan keep obsessive tabs on their penguins and maintain an updated flowchart that visualizes all their penguin drama.

5

start.uxdesign.cc

The Guide to Design

A self-guided class to help you get started in UX and answer key questions about craft, design, and career.

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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