The five best design links, every weekday

Tuesday05/21

1

doc.cc

Process

On building trust, not checklists.

2

hn.wilsonl.in

Hackerverse

A map-like visualization of Hacker News by Wilson Lin.

3

csscade.com

Baseline

There’s been some chatter over the last few days about “Baseline”.

4

matthewstrom.com

UI Density

What UI density means and how to design for it.

5

techcrunch.com

Adobe comes after indie game emulator Delta for copying its logo

Adobe targeted Delta for sporting a logo that looked too much like its own.

The Sidebar Newsletter

5 Design Links in Your Inbox Every Weekday

Monday05/20

1

uxdesign.cc

What telephones can tell you about good design

The story of touch-tone keypads.

2

amygoodchild.com

Coding my Handwriting

How I did it and what I’m doing with it.

3

smashingmagazine.com

Beyond CSS Media Queries

Juan Diego Rodriguez explains why media queries still occupy a vital role in responsive layouts.

4

lea.verou.me

On compliance vs readability: Generating text colors with CSS

Can we emulate the upcoming CSS contrast-color() function via CSS features that have already widely shipped?

5

codeandpixels.fm

Code & Pixels

A podcast about turning pixels into code.

Friday05/17

1

nathanbeck.eu

Tooling and feeling

On our relationship to the tools that shape us, how machine intelligence understands, and the value in the human capacity for feeling.

2

slate.com

DeviantArt’s Downfall Is Devastating, Depressing, and Dumb

Once a vibrant platform for artists, DeviantArt is now buckling under the weight of bots and greed.

3

cabel.com

The Forged Apple Employee Badge

Here’s a quick and cautionary tale. This eBay auction, spotted by Eric Vitiello, immediately caught my eye.

4

yuanchuan.dev

Time-based CSS Animations

In my earlier post Time Uniform For CSS Animation, I took a note about a way to do CSS animations with time ticks instead of keyframes.

5

logohistories.com

Triple stripes and trefoil

The history of the Trefoil logo and Adolf Dassler’s logotype for German sports brand Adidas.

Thursday05/16

1

apple.com

Apple announces new accessibility features, including Eye Tracking

Apple today announced new accessibility features coming later this year, including Eye Tracking, Music Haptics, and Vocal Shortcuts.

2

frontendmasters.com

The Classic Border Radius Advice, Plus an Unusual Trick

When you nest elements with border-radius, the inner element needs less radius than the outer element.

3

blog.gingerbeardman.com

Emoji history: the missing years

During my research into vintage Japanese drawing software, I came across some devices that had built in sketch or handwritten memo functions.

4

uxmag.com

Why is The World Losing Color?

The age of productivity, minimalism, and monochromatic color schemes.

5

piccalil.li

CSS Masonry

I’m worried about the tabbing behaviour, rather than the syntax and name of CSS masonry.

Wednesday05/15

1

theverge.com

Google is redesigning its search engine — and it’s AI all the way down

Out: 10 blue links. In: all AI everything.

2

journal.everypixel.com

AI Hallucination Examples and Why They Happen

Easter Eggs of AI: Meme References, Duplicates, Biases, and Other AI Hallucinations

3

perthirtysix.com

The Communal Plot

Interactively respond to a daily poll and see how your responses compare to others in real-time!

4

wired.com

Generative AI Is Totally Shameless. I Want to Be It

What I love, more than anything, is the quality that makes AI such a disaster: If it sees a space, it will fill it—with nonsense.

5

lawsofux.com

Onboarding for Active Users

Onboarding should be designed with active users in mind, making guidance accessible throughout the product experience.

Tuesday05/14

1

tailwindcss.com

Headless UI v2.0 for React

We just released Headless UI v2.0 for React which includes a ton of new stuff.

2

basement.studio

Shipping Ship: Behind the Particle Shader Effect for Vercel’s Conf

See how this ethos came to life in the particle shader effect we created for Vercel Ship.

3

cssence.com

Superior Range Syntax

One more thing about the improved viewport size media queries.

4

2023.stateofhtml.com

State of HTML 2023 Survey Results

The latest edition of the annual survey about the latest trends in the HTML ecosystem is now available.

5

smashingmagazine.com

The Times You Need A Custom @property Instead Of A CSS Variable

Preethi Sam walks through an example that demonstrates where custom properties are more suitable than variables.

Monday05/13

1

openai.com

OpenAI Spring Update

Introducing GPT-4o and making more capabilities available for free in ChatGPT.

2

smashingmagazine.com

The Modern Guide For Making CSS Shapes

In this comprehensive guide, Temani Afif explores different techniques for creating common shapes with the smallest and most flexible code possible.

3

humanewebmanifesto.com

Manifesto for a Humane Web

We need to build a better web. A web by and for humans.

4

joshwcomeau.com

Snappy UI Optimization with useDeferredValue

useDeferredValue is one of the most underrated React hooks.

5

uxdesign.cc

Complicated Sticks

The rise of tools for everything and nothing in particular.

Browse Archives