The five best design links, every weekday

Monday08/08

1

webflow.com

reCAPTCHAs: Blocking bots, preserving history, and inspiring memes

How reCAPTCHAs went from preventing spam to helping preserve history and generating memes.

2

doc.cc

Genderless design is a myth

Design can never truly be free of culture, gender, and bias. Our pursuit of a neutral and universal design may bring us to modernism, minimalism...

3

fastcompany.com

There’s a new Gmail. But can it ever really change?

A redesigned Gmail may have already arrived in your inbox. No, it’s not all that different. But what would you say if it were?

4

ia.net

How Can We Make Presentations Better?

Great presentations are really great stories. It’s great stories that move people, not stock images, bullet points, or diagrams.

5

ai.facebook.com

BlenderBot 3: a chatbot that improves its skills and safety over time

Meta AI has built and released the first 175B parameter, publicly available chatbot, and deployed it in a live interactive conversational AI demo.

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Friday08/05

1

css-tricks.com

How I Added Scroll Snapping To My Twitter Timeline

CSS Scroll Snap allows websites to snap the web page or any other scroll container to a specific scroll position when the user performs a scrolling operation.

2

thesephist.com

Design with materials, not features

Some software interfaces are windows into collections of features.

3

polypane.app

Polypane 10: detachable panel, navigation sync, element screenshots and more

Polypane 10 brings a number of often requested workflow features to Polypane like a detachable panel and the ability to turn off navigation sync

4

uxdesign.cc

The difference between Gamification and Incentivization

Gamification does not mean ‘adding badges’. Let’s explore the real crossovers between games and edTech.

5

css-tricks.com

Actually, the San Francisco Typeface Does Ship as a Variable Font

Apple unveiled an expanded version of its San Francisco system font at WWDC 2022.

Thursday08/04

1

tjukanovt.github.io

Notable People Map

This map is showing birthplaces of the most "notable people" around the world.

2

builtformars.com

One billion signatures — UX analysis of DocuSign ✏️

With an average rating of 4.9 stars, after 500,000 reviews, their IOS app must be doing something right—but what? Read this original UX analysis.

3

developer.chrome.com

:has(): the family selector

With :has() landing in Chromium 105, let’s take a look at some of the awesome opportunities it brings to our CSS!

4

smashingmagazine.com

Rethinking Authentication UX

How to improve authentication UX, with magic links, 2FA, better password recovery and relaxed rules for secure, accessible and usable passwords.

5

smashingmagazine.com

An Accessibility-First Approach To Chart Visual Design

In this article, we will explore how an accessibility-first approach can lead you down the path of creating a better visual design for charts.

Wednesday08/03

1

blog.datawrapper.de

How to choose an interpolation for your color scale

Natural, Quantiles, Linear, Custom – which option is the best for your map?

2

web.dev

CSS border animations

Looking at several ways to animate a border in CSS.

3

uxdesign.cc

Levels of knowledge and levels of designs, the growth path of a designer

Translating theory into real experiences and embracing other types of design are clear signs of your evolution as a designer.

4

cloudscape.design

Cloudscape Design System

Cloudscape offers user interface guidelines, front-end components, design resources, and more.

5

webflow.com

Audio logos: what they are, why they work, and how to use them

Audio logos are more than just catchy riffs. Learn more about what they are, why they’re so effective, and how you can get your own unique tune.

Tuesday08/02

1

css-tricks.com

Exploring CSS Grid’s Implicit Grid and Auto-Placement Powers

When working with CSS Grid, the first thing to do is to set display: grid on the element that we want to be become a grid container. Then we explicitly define

2

webflow.com

How color plays into generational marketing

Generational marketing research and trends tell us that there just might be a shade for every age.

3

uxdesign.cc

Junior designers need your help

The real learning begins in your first years, and it is up to design leaders to set new designers up for success.

4

smashingmagazine.com

Fluid Sizing Instead Of Multiple Media Queries?

If you like math and CSS, you’ll love this one. Fluid Sizing Instead Of Multiple Media Queries? Yep, we can make it work, with a bit of math.

5

wordnote.app

Why I built a dictionary app

Even with more than 300 apps available at AppStore, none of the available apps satisfied what I expected from a dictionary.

Monday08/01

1

sliderrevolution.com

Get 33% Off On Our 10th AnniversarySponsored

Enjoy our biggest discount ever for the WP plugin with an incredible collection of responsive sliders, hero, websites, and special effects templates.

2

tympanus.net

Inspirational Websites Roundup #40

A fresh set of inspirational websites that have an outstanding design.

3

news.gregjeanneau.com

Applying a rule from Pixar with a camera from 1961

While visiting Tokyo's fabulous vintage camera stores, I discovered the Olympus Pen ee3. This camera has an interesting origin story...

4

uxdesign.cc

I was on TikTok for 30 days: it is manipulative and harmful to privacy

What is behind the extraordinary growth and usage of the app.

5

docusaurus.io

Announcing Docusaurus 2.0

Meta (Facebook) announces the next version of Docusaurus: a React static site generator to create beautifully customized documentation websites.

Friday07/29

1

makeitclear.com

UX/ UI tips: A guide to search inputs

Search inputs are an essential element of a website. To help you create a fit-for-purpose search input we’ve outlined our key principles.

2

medium.com

When Equal Isn’t Equitable

Equality and equity are notions that are sometimes used interchangeably.

3

fastcompany.com

How a small change to U.S. quarters is part of a big trend in logo design

A subtle change on the front of the 2022 U.S. quarters mimics a shift in the design of corporate logos.

4

the-brandidentity.com

Brami Identity

Californian brand Brami was established to demolish the association of Italian food with ‘cheat days’.

5

css-tricks.com

Recreating MDN’s Truncated Text Effect

It’s no secret that MDN rolled out a new design back in March. It’s gorgeous!

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