The five best design links, every weekday

Monday01/25

1

kreativepro.io

KreativePro™ MasterclassSponsored

Invest in your skills and become a creative professional! Learn to build advanced web experiences with #nocode. Join +2K students today!

2

medium.com

Jomo Tariku: Winning Respect for Modern African Design

This Kenyan-born furniture designer has used art and data to push the design world to recognize Black creatives.

3

fastcompany.com

The 14 most important books for designers to read right now

Experts from IDEO, Adobe, SVA, HOK, Designer Fund, and more share book recommendations for designers who want to expand their horizons.

4

uxdesign.cc

How we migrated our design team to Figma

The design team at Agoda looked at how we could save costs without sacrificing the quality of the work we’re doing.

5

meowlivia.com

Portfolio - Olivia Ng

I’m Olivia Ng (aka Meowlivia), a UI/UX Developer with 7 years of experience in the tech industry.

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Friday01/22

1

abstract.design

The State of Design in 2021

How is Design changing in 2021? We surveyed over 1,000 designers and asked them how they work, what they value, and what kinds of challenges they face

2

systemstheory.substack.com

Petco and the cold, lifeless modern brand

In 2011 Petco moved from the big jelly letter font to a thinner, more angular one, adjusted a few colors, and reworked their slogan slightly.

3

fastcompany.com

How Trump gave rise to the aesthetics of hate

The 45th president is out. But the world he leaves behind still needs to be reckoned with.

4

avocode.com

Design Trends Predictions for 2021

See the trends predictions from 13 top designers for the year, and get tips and techniques to put them into practice for your brand.

5

blush.design

Design Played a Big Role in Winning Back the Soul of the Nation

Robyn Kanner, Biden campaign Creative Director, on the role her team, design, visuals and using the illustration tool Blush had in the election win.

Thursday01/21

1

uxdesign.cc

A comprehensive list of UX design methods & deliverables

The most common tool, methods, processes, and deliverables that designers use throughout the digital product design process.

2

staff.design

Staff Design

Interviews about navigating the individual contributor career path.

3

responsibleweb.app

Responsible Web Applications

HTML and CSS Tips and Tricks for creating applications that are both responsive and accessible out of the box.

4

newlyn.com

A New Logo for Burger King

Updating the mark for a now global brand in a digital age meant taking a look back at what made the logo so iconic in the first place.

5

developers.google.com

New in Chrome 88: aspect-ratio

In Chrome 88, the aspect-ratio property allows you to explicitly specify an aspect ratio.

Wednesday01/20

1

uri.cat

Modern Retro Computer Terminals

Design, 3D-print and assemble several small computers.

2

vilinskyy.substack.com

7 visual design lessons from Dmitry Novikoff based on Big Sur Icons

Professional tips to make icons look great and distinguishable

3

ishadeed.com

Understanding Clip Path in CSS

An introduction about CSS clip-path, how it works, with example and use-cases.

4

humaan.com

Creating comic book speech bubbles with SVG and javascript

Webcomics traditionally include speech bubbles as part of the image. Today we explore whether it could be done using SVG and javascript.

5

paint.wtf

Paint.wtf

Drawing game where your illustrations are judged by an AI

Tuesday01/19

1

printmag.com

The Daily Heller: Keep Politics Out of Design?

Let’s keep it civil, but let’s acknowledge design is in politics and politics is in design.

2

nytimes.com

The Year in Illustration 2020

The most memorable illustrations of the year, as chosen by art directors at The New York Times.

3

dev.to

Why Tailwind Isn’t for Me

I think the folks building Tailwind are talented and nice people. But at a pure technical level, I simply don’t like Tailwind.

4

unwrittenrulesproject.com

Unwritten Rules Encyclopedia

Learn about the social rules that control Black lives.

5

vilinskyy.substack.com

Transactional model to rethink our digital behaviour

My small “what if...” exercise inspired by the deficiency of the monetization models.

Monday01/18

1

adactio.com

Design Principles For The Web

I’d like to take you back in time, just over 100 years ago, at the beginning of World War One.

2

uxdesign.cc

Enterprise UX is amazing. Change my mind.

Why this under-represented but widespread design field comes with lots of unique and interesting challenges.

3

annual.awwwards.com

Discover the best websites of 2020

Meet the nominees on Awwwards and vote for your favorite.

4

christianheilmann.com

Seven ways to test for accessibility of your web site with browser DevTools

Browsers come with developer tools built-in and these have great accessibility testing features.

5

medium.com

A UX Analysis of Real Estate Royale, Yakuza 0’s Game Within A Game

The first of a two part series exploring UX approach, issues, and recommendations

Friday01/15

1

thistooshallgrow.com

Shit’s broken: why we need Mindful Notifications & how to Design them

Notifications today impede our focus, get in the way of our plans, cause cognitive overload, and are often devoid of meaning. Here’s how we improve.

2

ilovetypography.com

My Favorite Typefaces of 2020

After a decade, our annual Favorite Fonts list is back.

3

surma.dev

Ditherpunk — The article I wish I had about monochrome image dithering

I always loved the visual aesthetic of dithering but never knew how it’s done. So I did some research.

4

uxdesign.cc

The two design skills that will matter in 2021

2020 is now behind us. Good! It’s been a bad year on many levels, but it was also transformative.

5

medium.com

How to train your design dragon

A new designer joined our team recently, and we onboarded her through Google Hangouts.

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