The five best design links, every weekday

Friday07/30

1

uxbullshit.com

UXBullshit

User experience bullshit for everyone!

2

jetbrains.com

The State of Developer Ecosystem in 2021 Infographic

The State of Developer Ecosystem 2021 is a detailed report about the programming community.

3

css-irl.info

Is it Time to Ditch the Design Grid?

I came across this website, Gridless Design recently, and it immediately struck a chord.

4

olympics.com

Morisawa, the official font provider for Tokyo 2020

The history & culture of the company behind fonts at the Olympics.

5

github.blog

GitHub Explains the Open Graph Images

We recently set about creating a framework and service for automatically generating social sharing images for repositories.

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Thursday07/29

1

absurd.design

Absurd Design - Free Surrealist Illustrations and Vector Art

Download surrealist illustrations. Use free vector art for your landing pages, presentations and apps.

2

uxdesign.cc

Love robots + UI: The role of AI in the design industry

The idea of creating a machine that can mimic human intelligence is a mainstay in the field of technology.

3

figma.com

30 updates: recent features and fixes in Figma

A compilation of recent improvements that enhance your workflow in Figma.

4

tympanus.net

Layout with Reveal Animations and Content Preview

Some experimental reveal animations on typographic elements as repeating pattern for a website design.

5

css-tricks.com

Safari 15 Opinions

It was interesting that when Safari 15 was dropping at this last WWDC, in my circles at least, I mostly heard enthusiasm.

Wednesday07/28

1

uxdesign.cc

Palm OS — How does it look today?

The first Palm PDA was introduced in 1996 and it was a huge success. How did Palm OS really work? Let's test it and figure it out.

2

thisiscolossal.com

Massive Human Faces Loom Over Japanese Cities in Uncanny Balloon Works

An unlikely sight was spotted hovering over Tokyo earlier this month in a disorienting installation by the Japanese collective 目 (Mé).

3

ishadeed.com

Thinking About The Cut-Out Effect: CSS or SVG?

A look at how CSS and SVG can be used to implement the cut-out effect.

4

growth.design

Signal: How To Ethically Boost Your Revenues

In this case study, we look at how simple psychological & UX strategies can help the messaging app, Signal, boost its revenues ethically.

5

marcandrew.me

UI & UX Micro-Tips: Volume Eight.

In this follow-up article I’ve brought you another selection of easy to put into practice UI & UX micro-tips.

Tuesday07/27

1

nytimes.com

Lego Isn’t Just for Kids. Here’s How to Become an Adult Lego Master.

Adult Fans of Lego, or AFOLs, are a growing number of enthusiasts who say that playing with Lego isn’t just for kids.

2

web.dev

Building a breadcrumbs component

A foundational overview of how to build a responsive and accessible breadcrumbs component for users to navigate your site.

3

uxdesign.cc

Designing persuasive banners that don’t ruin your UX

Managing banner expectations and their struggle for recognition.

4

leemartin.dev

Developing a Scratch Card Track Reveal for Pop Smoke

Last year I had the opportunity to help market Pop Smoke’s debut posthumous record, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

5

slinkity.dev

Slinkity

To eleventy and beyond! The incredible build plugin for components, page transitions, and more.

Monday07/26

1

uxdesign.cc

What happened when I stopped using Emojis

When was the last time you went a day without using any emoji? How about a week? I went through a fun self-imposed experiment: no emoji for 2 weeks.

2

logoarchive.shop

LogoArchive Extra Issue: pLAy

Out Now! LogoArchive launches its most pLAyfuL issue to date.

3

css-tricks.com

Web Features That May Not Work As You’d Expect

As the web gets more and more capable, developers are able to make richer online experiences.

4

ibuildmyideas.substack.com

A Tricycle for Our Minds

Introducing Tricycle: Automation Tools for Designers

5

sfchronicle.com

The Jessica Simulation: Love and loss in the age of A.I.

He couldn’t get over his fiancee’s death. So he brought her back as an A.I. chatbot

Friday07/23

1

smashingmagazine.com

Color Tools And Resources

Do you need a little inspiration boost? We’ve collected some useful color tools and resources that we’ve discovered lately.

2

chrisannetts.com

Improving the Tesco Loan Calculator

Even the best web forms can be improved. I've reviewed the Tesco Bank Loan Calculator, and have made some suggestions on what I would do to refine it.

3

web.dev

The performance effects of too much lazy-loading

Eagerly loading images within the initial viewport—while liberally lazy-loading the rest—can improve Web Vitals while loading fewer bytes.

4

prototypr.io

Are UI/UX Tips the New Clickbait for Designers?✨

UI Tips are everywhere - Do’s and Don’ts of UI Design. Are they misleading beginners?

5

anniversary.archive.org

Looking Wayback: Internet Archive 25th Anniversary

A journey from way back to way forward, through the pivotal moments when knowledge became more accessible for all.

Thursday07/22

1

bugherd.com

Want a better way to get website feedback?Sponsored

Try BugHerd - Pin tasks to the page and capture screenshots, video and technical information like browser and operating systems. It’s almost too easy.

2

css-tricks.com

Typewriter Animation That Handles Anything You Throw at It

I watched Kevin Powell’s video where he was able to recreate a nice typewriter-like animation using CSS.

3

uxdesign.cc

How will long-Covid change the accessibility landscape?

Long-Covid manifests in different ways with different people.

4

a11yproject.com

Quick tip: Everyday Accessibility

Make your social media, digital document, and multimedia content more accessible with these quick and practical steps.

5

ishadeed.com

Comparing Design Mockups To Code Result

How to compare the design and the code result in CSS to achieve consistency.

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