The five best design links, every weekday

Monday11/28

1

fastcompany.com

How Facebook designed the like button

In terms of sheer impact, the like button was one of the most successful pieces of code ever shipped.

2

futicons.com

Futicons - Icons for the future

Figma designed icons for niche segments like VR, AR, Interplanetary Travel, AI, Crypto, Blockchain, Cyborg, Future Transportation and Sustainability.

3

spotify.design

Performance Cards: Designing with Empathy and Meaning

Challenge the way you think and serve access constrained users with these cards.

4

uxdesign.cc

Down the wrong path: the disaster of the latest Duolingo UI update

The world’s largest language learning platform recently rolled out a major update to its 50M active users.

5

tympanus.net

Awesome Demos Roundup #22

The latest collection of the most creative and inspiring demos and code experiments from around the web.

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Friday11/25

1

fathy.fr

Forking Chrome to turn HTML into SVG

I've been working on a program called html2svg, it converts web pages to SVG. It's based on a fork of Chromium to support modern web standards.

2

brushify.art

Brushify.art: Whimsical Watercolors

Transform your photos into beautiful works of art in seconds!

3

findtheprompt.com

Find The Prompt

Find the AI prompt used to generate an image as quickly as possible. Everyday a new prompt to discover!

4

kooslooijesteijn.net

Why is open source software so badly designed?

It’s not just a matter of developers acting friendlier or designers acting less egoistically.

5

uxdesign.cc

It’s visual delight that you’re looking for, not gamification

You are in a product meeting that has been going on for the entire day, and now all the discussions are almost loopy.

Thursday11/24

1

polypane.app

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Get Polypane for yourself or your entire team! Build better websites in less time with a browser that makes your site more responsive & accessible.

2

uxdesign.cc

Duolingo’s redesign: 4 things they got right, 1 possible improvement

I’m here to talk about three things I think Duolingo really nailed with this redesign — and 1 possible improvement.

3

blog.pkh.me

Investigating why Steam started picking a random font

Out of the blue my Steam started picking a random font I had in my user fonts dir: Virgil, the Excalidraw font.

4

frontendmastery.com

The evolution of scalable CSS

A deep dive into the problems with scaling CSS on large projects. Understand the evolution of CSS best practices.

5

ooh.directory

ooh.directory

A collection of 860 blogs about every topic.

Wednesday11/23

1

designthreads.report

Design Threads

A collaborative report unraveling the state of design today.

2

matejlatin.com

How to use huge type on the web

I’ve been advocating more daring and bolder use of typography on the web ever since I started the Better Web Type project.

3

readymag.com

Readymag Websites of the Year

The Websites of the Year contest encourages creators to bring impactful passion projects to the world and master Readymag’s creative arsenal.

4

fffuel.co

SVG pixel art pattern maker

Make pixel art and turn it into repeated SVG patterns that can be used in your designs.

5

joshwcomeau.com

An Interactive Guide to Flexbox

When we truly learn the secrets of the Flexbox layout mode, we can build absolutely incredible things.

Tuesday11/22

1

interaction-design.org

Become a UX DesignerSponsored

Limited offer: 25% off unlimited access to over 30 UX design courses by leading experts.

2

editorx.com

Why is type inspired by ’70s era candy so big right now?

Bite into the history of the squishy sans serifs making scrolling sweeter.

3

prototypr.io

What Is the Open Web?

A working definition of an Open Web and what we can strive for to building an open and sustainable internet.

4

blog.diagram.com

Introducing Magician

A magical design tool for Figma powered by AI.

5

uxdesign.cc

How have the layoffs impacted UX roles?

2022 has been a wild year for the tech industry.

Monday11/21

1

web-design-articles.medium.com

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Save big on WordPress themes & plugins, website builders, and gorgeous premium illustrations.

2

restofworld.org

Welcome to the Ambaniverse

From food to gadgets to sports, explore how the business empire of one of the world’s richest men touches the everyday lives of millions in India.

3

learnui.design

The iOS 16 Design Guidelines: An Illustrated Guide

iPhone design guidelines for UI elements, typography, navigation, design patterns, and more.

4

vice.com

This Tool Lets Anyone See the Bias in AI Image Generators

The Stable Diffusion Explorer shows how words like “assertive” and “gentle” are mapped to sexist stereotypes.

5

css-tricks.com

Making Static Noise From a Weird CSS Gradient Bug

What I will be doing here is kind of an experiment to explore tricks that leverage a bug with the way CSS gradients handle sub-pixel rendering.

Friday11/18

1

frontendmastery.com

The evolution of scalable CSS

A deep dive into the problems with scaling CSS on large projects. Understand the evolution of CSS best practices.

2

jlzych.com

Experimenting with layering, filtering, and masking in CSS

I’ve recently been doing some experiments with layering, filtering, and masking in CSS.

3

johnhw.github.io

First Million Integers

This is the first million integers, represented as binary vectors indicating their prime factors.

4

jrsinclair.com

What’s so great about functional programming anyway?

To hear some people talk about functional programming, you’d think they’d joined some kind of cult.

5

stylifycss.com

Stylify

Stylify generates optimized utility-first CSS dynamically based on what you write.

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