The five best design links, every weekday

Thursday09/24

1

themarkup.org

Blacklight – Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector

Blacklight will scan any website address and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data.

2

medium.com

Visx from Airbnb

Visx (formerly known as vx) is a collection of expressive, low-level visualization primitives combining power of D3 with DOM benefits of React.

3

typesetinthefuture.com

The Typography of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture named a space shuttle, created a custom font pack, and relaunched the greatest of all space franchises.

4

blog.adobe.com

Adobe introduces Liquid Mode for PDF

Manifesting the future of PDF, Liquid Mode delivers a breakthrough reading experience that enables a much easier way to read documents on mobile.

5

diff.wikimedia.org

Wikipedia is getting a new look for the first time in 10 years. Here’s why.

Multi-year project aiming to create an experience that feels similar to long-time users, yet straightforward and intuitive for new folks.

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Wednesday09/23

1

css-tricks.com

Thinking About Power Usage and Websites

Gerry McGovern asked if I had any insight into energy consumption and websites.

2

designsystemsforfigma.com

Bringing Context To Design Systems

Hayley Hughes, UX Manager working on the Polaris Design System at Shopify discusses the importance of context in working on design systems.

3

bennettfeely.com

Ztext.js

Easy to implement, 3D typography for any website and every font.

4

pierrebuttin.com

Artificial Intelligence autobiography 

I wrote a 700-page autobiography, fed it to a machine learning algorithm and painted the results. 

5

itsnicethat.com

The Animade rebrand by Koto uses its logo as eyes

This jubilant identity also brings out the animation studio’s distinct personality through abstract shapes and bright colours.

Tuesday09/22

1

joshwcomeau.com

A Friendly Introduction to Spring Physics

Ever since I started building websites, I’ve been fascinated by animations.

2

css-tricks.com

Changing Emoji Skin Tones Programmatically

So, you know how many emoji have different skin tones? Emoji skin tones are extremely popular, especially over text and on social media.

3

tympanus.net

Inspirational Websites Roundup #18

A gigantic set of hot new websites for your inspiration and to get you up to date on the current web design trends.

4

web.dev

How to use CSS clipping

Using clipping in CSS can help us move away from everything in our designs looking like a box.

5

bgjar.com

BGJar

Free svg background generator for your websites, blogs and app.

Monday09/21

1

sombras.app

Sombras.app

Create art with shadows.

2

arun.is

The untold history of macOS System Preferences

System Preferences may not be the most exciting part of the Mac, but it holds some secrets and fun easter eggs.

3

christianheilmann.com

Tools should not only be for experts – they should turn us into them

About eight years ago Bret Victor tried to change the way developer tools work by providing a faster and simpler way from creation to consumption.

4

figma.com

Embracing the tension between code and design

New features that bring the best of both worlds to design systems in Figma

5

comica11y.humaan.com

ComicA11y

ComicA11y is an experiment that aims to achieve an all-inclusive online comic experience. Because comics should be universal.

Friday09/18

1

mono.company

Introducing Mono Icons

Here’s a breakdown of how we created our own icon set and the design principles we used to give our icons a consistent and unified approach.

2

stitches.dev

Migrating from styled-components to Stitches

This post is about highlighting the main differences between styled-components and Stitches.

3

css-tricks.com

Lessons Learned from Sixty Days of Re-Animating Zombies with Hand-Coded CSS

Caution: Terrible sense of humor ahead. We’ll talk about practical stuff, but the examples pretty much all involve zombies and silly jokes.

4

nova.app

Nova

The beautiful, fast, flexible, native Mac code editor from Panic.

5

blandbook.com

Totally Mundane™

Follow these bland documents to always go unnoticed and be like every other Bland.

Thursday09/17

1

thecut.com

Buying Myself Back

When does a model own her own image?

2

fastcompany.com

Americans speak more than 1,300 languages. This artist wants to capture themx

People speak as many as 800 languages in New York alone. With A Counting, Ekene Ijeoma aims to represent every single one.

3

medium.com

Color within Constraints

Getting 100+ designers and engineers to follow guidelines that are a part of literally everything they make is a huge undertaking.

4

web.dev

How to use CSS masking

CSS masking gives you the option of using an image as a mask layer.

5

inclusivedesign24.org

Inclusive Design 24

A free 24-Hour online community event on accessibility.

Wednesday09/16

1

uxdesign.cc

Rise Up. Show Up. Unite! Artists for Biden/Harris Poster Campaign

Award-winning artists unite to create political poster art in support of the Biden/Harris campaign lead by Jessica Hische.

2

valencygraphics.com

Cyberpunk 2077 Assets — Logos and Vectors

This is a collection of many logos and pieces that are included throughout Cyberpunk 2077 along with artistic representations of these logos.

3

daverupert.com

The tangled webs we weave

Another reflection on modern web development

4

guglieri.com

Claudio Guglieri - Design Playground

I help brands design products from idea to final execution.


5

css-tricks.com

Web History Chapter 4: Search

eBay had had enough of these spiders. They were fending them off by the thousands.

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