The five best design links, every weekday

Thursday02/29

1

infrequently.org

Home Screen Advantage

Cupertino’s attempt to scuttle Progressive Web Apps under cover of chaos is exactly what it appears to be.

2

letter.open-web-advocacy.org

Open Letter to Tim Cook: Sabotaging Web Apps Is Indefensible

We write to express our concern at Apple’s decision to remove Web Apps (PWAs) from iOS and Safari in the European Union.

3

bram.us

CSS Foundations: What is IACVT?

Learn all about “Invalid At Computed Value Time” or IACVT for short.

4

matejlatin.com

How my dream design job turned into a nightmare

Or why you should quit your dead-end job before it’s too late.

5

metalab.com

Metalab Redesign

Today design firm Metalab launched a major rebrand.

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Wednesday02/28

1

codersblock.com

Playing with Infinity in CSS

CSS has an infinity constant. When I first learned about this, my brain lit up with all kinds of absurd possibilities.

2

logodesignlove.com

The Hidden Factor, by Steven Skaggs

Artists usually think of their work as the making of an image; graphic designers think of design as communication through image and type

3

figma.com

Behind the Feature: Inline Device Frames

Bringing designs to life for mobile, tablet, and watch interfaces directly in the editor.

4

uxdesign.cc

The 3 capabilities designers need to build for the AI era

The reverse reckoning of UX design.

5

bradfrost.com

AI and Design Systems

We’ve all watched with simultaneous fascination and trepidation as a flood of AI-powered tools continues to wash over the digital landscape.

Tuesday02/27

1

dataanddesign.substack.com

Product Design is overtaking UX, and it’s because we’re in a weak economy

Understanding why UX is not enough and three ways to augment your skills.

2

deadsimplesites.com

Dead Simple Sites

Dead Simple Sites curates the most minimal sites on the web.

3

webaxe.org

WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey 10

The results of the 10th WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey are now published.

4

nucleoapp.com

SVG Flag Icons

Explore our collection of over 200 optimized SVG country flag icons — Perfectly crafted on a 32px grid.

5

ericportis.com

Okay, Color Spaces

First you take some colors. And then you arrange them, however you like, into some kind of space.

Monday02/26

1

frontendmasters.com

console.delight

Everyone knows you can use console.log() to log text and variables. Did you know you could also render (limited) CSS, SVGs, and even HTML?

2

edition.cnn.com

Why the Microsoft default font change from Calibri to Aptos upset some users

Is it arguably somewhat ridiculous to get worked up over a font change? Yes. Are a lot of us doing that anyway? Also, yes.

3

fastcompany.com

Marcus Lemonis offered $10,000 to redesign Overstock’s new Beyond logo on spec

The new chairman of the former discount retailer went the budget route for its new corporate image.

4

ishadeed.com

CSS :has() Interactive Guide

Everything you need to know about CSS :has() selector.

5

uxdesign.cc

Board Game UX: Including Technology

Many board games have started to include apps and other technologies over recent years. How has this been done? What can we learn from it?

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.

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.

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