The five best design links, every weekday

Friday01/27

1

neurodiversity.design

Neurodiversity Design System

The NDS is a coherent set of standards and principles that combine neurodiversity and user experience design for Learning Management Systems.

2

monotype.com

Type Trends 2023

Typographic trendspotting from the Monotype Studio.

3

astro.build

Astro 2.0

Astro 2.0 is the first major web framework to deliver complete type-safety for Markdown and MDX.

4

sequoiacap.com

Designing for the Developers

With a Finnish sensibility, Linear’s founders center software engineers in the development process.

5

felicis.com

Prompt-Driven Design

Prompt-driven design is when an AI command bar functions as either the primary tool of navigation or output. Learn why this pattern is here to stay.

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Thursday01/26

1

uxdesign.cc

Product design is going down a weird path, but we can still save it

A casual analysis of our current design industry compared to the old days and principles, and why it’s important to step back.

2

daverupert.com

CSS Wishlist 2023

Here’s my Top 5 short list of CSS features I want based on the work I do on a daily basis.

3

smashingmagazine.com

Product Reviews And Ratings UX: A Designer’s Guide

How do we design effective reviews and ratings? With a distribution chart, decimal scores, tags, recommendation score and unedited product photos.

4

uxdesign.cc

UX lessons from a 17th-century warship disaster

The tragedy of the Vasa: Why the crown jewel of the Swedish navy sank on its maiden voyage and what UX professionals can learn from this

5

uxdesign.cc

The many deaths of UX design

How UX was proclaimed dead (again), what do AI and Elon Musk have to do with it, and what poses a real treat to the discipline of design.

Wednesday01/25

1

neal.fun

Wonders of Street View

Explore the weird and wonderful things on Google Street View.

2

blog.stephaniestimac.com

Greater styling control over type with `initial-letter`

An overview of the new CSS property initial-letter for more styling control over the first letter.

3

diff.wikimedia.org

Creating the Wikimedia Design System

Wikipedia has been around for two decades, and the Wikimedia ecosystem has grown over the years.

4

sketch.com

Sketch.com Redesign

Sketch, the all-in-one platform for digital design, redesigned their homepage and marketing site.

5

logggos.club

Logggos — Well-Designed Logos for Your Inspiration

Discover inspiring logos sorted by industries, themes, typography style, branding color and more.

Tuesday01/24

1

kottke.org

Lessons on How to Draw by Hokusai

In 1812, Japanese woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai published a three-volume series called Quick Lessons in Simplified Drawing.

2

leebyron.com

Four Thousand Weeks

An exploration of time management in the face of human finitude, and addressing the anxiety of “getting everything done.”

3

smashingmagazine.com

Level Up Your CSS Skills With The :has() Selector

The CSS relational selector :has() offers what was previously impossible without JavaScript. Let’s explore some magical powers that :has brings.

4

time.com

The $2 Per Hour Workers Who Made ChatGPT Safer

A TIME investigation reveals the difficult conditions faced by the workers who made ChatGPT possible.

5

uxdesign.cc

Breaking free from the fear of empty space in Design

The unexpected parallels between UX design in technology startups and the elaborate ceramic tilework of Portuguese Azulejos.

Monday01/23

1

lisa-angela.medium.com

Life, the UXverse and Everything

So Long UX, and Thanks for All the Fishbone Diagrams.

2

css-tricks.com

More Real-World Uses for :has()

The :has() pseudo-class is, hands-down, my favorite new CSS feature.

3

henry.codes

How To Make a Website

I got an email recently from a kind online friend who said they’d like to ask about my process or what makes a good website.

4

cdpn.io

GSAP Codepens 2022

GreenSock's best Codepens of 2022.

5

uxdesign.cc

Designing a robust right-to-left UI in Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi

Secret tips and tricks for UI and UX designers.

Friday01/20

1

fossheim.io

Building an accessible theme picker with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’ll use HTML, CSS, and vanilla JavaScript to add an accessible theme picker component to a website.

2

blog.iconfactory.com

Twitterrific: End of an Era

Twitterrific has been discontinued. A sentence that none of us wanted to write, but have long felt would need to be written someday.

3

technologyreview.com

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023

Every year, we pick the 10 technologies that matter the most right now.

4

arstechnica.com

Revisiting Apple’s ill-fated Lisa computer, 40 years on

On its 40th anniversary, we look back at the machine that brought the GUI to personal computers.

5

indeed.design

10 Things No One Told Me About Design Systems

This UX designer learned the hard way, but you don’t have to.

Thursday01/19

1

oklch.com

OKLCH Color Picker & Converter

OKLCH is a new way to encode colors (like hex, RGBA, or HSL)

2

arun.is

How the Xbox got its good looks

This is the story of how the Xbox became a design icon worthy of museum collections.

3

diff.wikimedia.org

Wikipedia’s New Look

Hot on the heels of English Wikipedia's 22nd birthday and after three years of development, Wikipedia has a new desktop interface.

4

doc.cc

Can a bridge be unethical?

Design is inherently ethical. Our methods aren’t.

5

bram.us

Sibling Scopes in CSS, thanks to :has()

Leverage CSS :has() to select all siblings between two element boundaries.

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