The five best design links, every weekday

Friday02/23

1

raw.studio

Designing With Integrity: The Ethical Designer’s Handbook On Dark Patterns

Dark Patterns are deceptive design tactics, intended to manipulate users into actions they may not have intended.

2

fontsinuse.com

The Mystery of the Dune Font

Putting a name to the typeface that defined the visual identity of the science fiction series and its author, Frank Herbert

3

thisiscolossal.com

Marvel at Hundreds of Mathematician Max Brückner’s Models of Polyhedra

German scholar Max Brückner (1860-1934) was lauded during his lifetime for his remarkable collection of polyhedra models.

4

polypane.app

Polypane 18: Introducing Polypane Portal

With Polypane Portal you can now build and test your sites across all browsers, engines and devices, all without leaving Polypane.

5

arun.is

Design Ah! (デザインあ) · learning the fun of design

A gem of an educational show from Japan about design.

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Thursday02/22

1

thisiscolossal.com

The 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year

The 2024 contest was the most competitive to date, garnering 6,500 submissions of aquatic life from around the globe.

2

gov.uk

GOV.UK launches new official crown logo for His Majesty The King

The new official GOV.UK logo featuring the chosen crown of His Majesty King Charles III has launched today across the site.

3

smashingmagazine.com

Mobile Accessibility Barriers For Assistive Technology Users

Accessibility goes beyond making products user-friendly. It can significantly impact the quality of life for people with disabilities.

4

simonwillison.net

The killer app of Gemini Pro 1.5 is video

Last week Google introduced Gemini Pro 1.5, an enormous upgrade to their Gemini series of AI models.

5

danielcwilson.com

The New CSS Math: pow(), sqrt(), and exponential friends

New math constants and functions are coming to CSS... now with more powers and roots.

Wednesday02/21

1

craigmod.com

Five Years of Memberships

I’ve been running the Special Projects membership program for five years; here’s what I know.

2

anaselgendy.medium.com

My Design System Journey: Building The Plane While Flying

Challenges I faced in Design Systems with Cross-Functional Teams.

3

geoffgraham.me

CSS is Logical

CSS be weird, but it not be illogical.

4

css-irl.info

Design Patterns that Encourage Junk Data

It’s estimated that up to 88% of the data stored in the cloud is ROT (Redundant, Obsolete or Trivial) data, or “dark data”.

5

logodesignlove.com

Logo Rhythm, the band logos book

Album covers get all the praise, but the humble band logo has never quite got its full dues. Until now.

Tuesday02/20

1

medium.com

Introducing Spectrum 2: Our vision for the future of Adobe experience design

A preview of the comprehensive update coming to Adobe’s design system.

2

evilmartians.com

How to Favicon in 2024: Six files that fit most needs

The ultimate guide to favicons for the modern web.

3

theverge.com

Figma’s CEO on life after his failed sale to Adobe

Figma is betting big on generative AI and Dev Mode.

4

bram.us

Scroll-Driven Animations: You want overflow: clip, not overflow: hidden

If you create a scroll-driven animation, check for overflow: hidden elements up the DOM tree and change them to overflow: clip.

5

figmachecklists.com

Figma components checklists

These checklists are designed for designers seeking to level up their Figma components.

Monday02/19

1

nuejs.org

Tailwind marketing and misinformation engine

The origins of Tailwind and how it is framed against semantic CSS.

2

zachleat.com

The Good, The Bad, The Web Components

The humble component. The building block of modern web development.

3

andreinc.net

The sinusoidal tetris

A tetris game with a twist.

4

designtrends.click

Design Trends 2024

A landing page that covers current trends in design for 2024.

5

tylersticka.com

Browsers Are Weird Right Now

The options today feel… odd.

Friday02/16

1

openai.com

Video generation models as world simulators

We explore large-scale training of generative models on video data.

2

kottke.org

Winners of the 59th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

What a treat: the winning entries in the 59th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

3

blog.google

Our next-generation model: Gemini 1.5

Gemini 1.5 delivers dramatically enhanced performance, with a breakthrough in long context understanding across modalities.

4

openai.com

Sora: Creating video from text

Sora is an AI model that can create realistic and imaginative scenes from text instructions.

5

figma.com

The Anatomy of a Super Bowl Ad

How learning app Duolingo’s cheeky five-second spot beat the odds in a crowded field.

Thursday02/15

1

developer.chrome.com

High Definition CSS Color Guide

CSS Color 4 brings wide gamut color tools and capabilities to the web: more colors, manipulation functions, and better gradients.

2

pudding.cool

Quantifying the Diva-ness of 138 National Anthem Performances

We compared each performer’s pitch to the standard to see who is the ultimate diva.

3

kottke.org

Vintage Typologies

Lost Found Art is a design company that “specializes in sculptural installations and assemblages.

4

medium.com

Seeing the Systems in EdTech

How complex systems like buildings, software, & education are composed of interconnected layers that change at different speeds.

5

lawsofux.com

Tesler’s Law

A look at inherent complexity and insights on how designers can effectively manage it.

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