The five best design links, every weekday

Wednesday11/25

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

wattenberger.com

Use the d3 force

Usually, we position elements on our web pages in static, explicit places. But what if we want to make them feel more alive?

3

blog.google

Preserving endangered languages with Noto fonts

Noto fonts support many minority languages, improving literacy and accessibility around the world.

4

devfonts.gafi.dev

Dev Fonts

List of the best coding fonts with live preview & themes.

5

ishadeed.com

Thinking Like a Front-end Developer

How to think as a front-end developer and account for edge cases you might have missed.

6

sylormiller.com

The Core Web Vitals hype train

Are Core Web Vitals the panacea that everyone thinks it is? I’m not so sure.

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Tuesday11/24

1

monotype.com

Announcing the 2020 Type Champions!

Monotype is thrilled to introduce the recipients of the second annual Type Champions Award.

2

designcareer.co

Design job titles: Explained

A data-driven analysis of four design job titles: Product Designer, UX Designer, UI Designer and Visual Designer.

3

sarasoueidan.com

“Yes or No?” — One Checkbox vs Two Radio Buttons.

Which one should you use when you can use both?

4

figma.com

Behind the feature: the making of the new Auto Layout

When we first launched Auto Layout, we really focused on making it approachable and usable.

5

joshwcomeau.com

Boop!

Sometime a simple state change on mouse-enter doesn't quite work. Instead, what if the icons only popped over to their hover state for a brief moment?

Monday11/23

1

web-design-articles.medium.com

8 Awesome Black Friday 2020 Deals for Designers (up to 94% off!)Sponsored

Discover some of this year’s best Black Friday deals

2

uxdesign.cc

Glassmorphism in user interfaces

Last year I unintentionally started the craze around Neumorphism, but as I predicted then, it didn’t really take over the design scene.

3

marcandrew.me

The UI & UX Tips Collection: Volume One

34 easy to put into practice UI & UX Tips that can help improve both your designs (UI), and user experience (UX).

4

pudding.cool

Who’s in the Crossword?

A look at representation and inclusivity in crossword puzzles.

5

adrianroselli.com

Under-Engineered Responsive Tables

I have written a bunch about responsive tables. Maybe too much.

Friday11/20

1

samuelday.de

Inside the Mind of Samuel Day

A journey inside the mind of Samuel Day, an award-winning designer based in Berlin.

2

kottke.org

The Winners of the 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year Competition

The Royal Meteorological Society has announced the winners and runners-up in the 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year competition.

3

blog.halide.cam

The iPhone 12 Pro Max: Real Pro Photography

At Halide HQ, we’ve been busily working away on a very deep, technical analysis of what’s new in iPhone 12 cameras this year.

4

fastcompany.com

Why Amazon radically redesigned the Echo

You may be ordering one for Black Friday. But why is it shaped like that?

5

blog.tailwindcss.com

Tailwind CSS v2.0

Today we’re finally releasing Tailwind CSS v2.0, including an all-new color palette, dark mode support, and tons more!

Thursday11/19

1

fastcompany.com

This phone magically stretches out like Gumby

The Oppo X 2021 morphs from a phone to a tablet at the push of a button.

2

rippling.com

How we pulled off an in-house rebrand in four months

Since the launch of the new Rippling brand, several CMOs and founders have come my way with questions about how we approached the work.

3

medium.com

Discovery Deck Unlocked: Inside the New Facebook Design Site

Over the past year, we at Facebook Design have been reflecting on how we communicate.

4

sketch.com

Yes Sur: Behind the scenes of Sketch’s macOS makeover

Refreshing the Sketch UI for Apple’s latest OS - a chat with Design Director Marcelo Marfil.

5

hi.stamen.com

How we watched the election at Stamen: our favorite maps and charts of 2020

Every election season, maps and charts take center stage on major news outlets and across social media.

Wednesday11/18

1

brianlovin.com

Design to Save People from Themselves

How software can prevent people from making mistakes, causing permanent damage, or bringing about the collapse of democracy.

2

msft.it

Reinventing Online Shopping on Microsoft Edge

Helping shoppers save time and money with an intelligent browser

3

tympanus.net

UI Interactions & Animations Roundup #12

Some fresh UI interaction and animation concepts for your inspiration.

4

uicoach.io

UI Coach

UI Design challenge generator. Become a better UI designer at your own Pace

5

learnuxd.io

UX Lessons from Big Sur

There are problems with Apple’s Big Sur, but let’s look at a few UX decisions they (mostly) got right.

Tuesday11/17

1

erikherrstrom.com

Erik Herrström

The work of Erik Herrström, an independent designer with focus branding and art direction. Formerly Brand Design Director at Spotify.

2

uxdesign.cc

Why some people aren’t happy about Instagram‘s new home screen

People get used to the way things work and where things are. We’re simple beings — we don’t like change.

3

fastcompany.com

This illustrator famously satirized Trump’s presidency. What will he do now?

Edel Rodriguez can’t wait to stop illustrating Trump.

4

web.dev

Logical layout enhancements with flow-relative shorthands

New logical property shorthands and new inset properties for Chromium.

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