The five best design links, every weekday

Tuesday12/05

1

creativeboom.com

The biggest trends in graphic design for 2024

The biggest trends in graphic design for 2024, as predicted by the creative industry.

2

mcsweeneys.net

Your 2023 WebMD Wrapped

A funny take on Spotify's end-of-year recaps.

3

uclab.fh-potsdam.de

ARETE — Visual History of the Latin Alphabet

Interactive visualization of the history of the latin alphabet, showing the temporal and formal relationships of the different scripts and typefaces.

4

lysterfieldlake.com

Lysterfield Lake — An AI Experiment

An interactive AI-generated 3D music video taken from a single feed of video shot on an iPhone.

5

readymag.com

Readymag Websites of the Year 2023

Vote for the best websites in Typography, Interactivity, Storytelling, Impact, and Self-promo categories before January 7, 2024.

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Monday12/04

1

css-irl.info

Oh No, Overflow!

The overflow CSS property controls what happens when the stuff you put inside a box is bigger than the box itself.

2

tedium.co

10 Weird HTML Hacks That Shaped The Internet

From table hacks to CSS kludges, these are some of the techniques that helped web developers get their fancy pages on the internet.

3

htmhell.dev

You don’t need JavaScript for that

Please don't feel antagonized by the title of this article. I don't hate JavaScript, I love it. I write bucketloads of it every single day.

4

retool.com

Retool State of AI Report 2023

What models, infra, and apps are devs using and loving? What are AI’s real production use cases?

5

ralphammer.com

The Creative Playground

Have fun with drawing! Create yourself a creative playground we need a goal and rules.

Friday12/01

1

trstringer.com

The Lack of Compensation in Open Source Software is Unsustainable

Even though I’m a software engineer by trade, I’m also a computer programmer by hobby and passion.

2

stackdiary.com

One year of ChatGPT

It has been exactly 365 days since OpenAI casually dropped ChatGPT.

3

pentagram.com

Reddit Rebrand

Brand identity transformation for the “heart of the internet.”

4

medium.com

An updated illustration style for Document Cloud

Untying the trefoil knot icon to create a visual language of continuous motion.

5

trends.uxdesign.cc

The State of UX in 2024

From design tools, to our design process, to the user behaviors that will change the way we design — a list of what to expect for UX in the new year.

Thursday11/30

1

medium.com

Behind the scenes of creating a new Web Accessibility Annotation Kit

We want to share how we built these tools and the insights we learned along the way.

2

authkit.com

AuthKit by WorkOS

A fully-featured UI component system for building authentication flows into your app.

3

marbla.de

Marbla

Marbla is an experimental display typeface exploring the possibilities of variable fonts to change the mood and personality of a typeface.

4

evilmartians.com

Care beyond code: 7 best design practices for frontend developers

Frontend can be about more than just code—we’re also the last bastion when helping our team defend against pesky design slip-ups!

5

css-hooks.com

CSS Hooks

Inline styles doing what we thought they couldn’t: State-driven styling, dark mode, and more.

Wednesday11/29

1

smashingmagazine.com

Crafting A Killer Brand Identity For A Digital Product

In this article, Sasha guides you through crucial processes and factors to achieve a consistent brand presence across platforms.

2

nngroup.com

Cookie Permissions 101

Cookie permissions need to follow the law and strike the balance between respecting user privacy and being user-friendly.

3

chriscoyier.net

The `hanging-punctuation property` in CSS

The hanging-punctuation property in CSS is almost a no-brainer.

4

brickception.xyz

Brickception

A fun take on the classic bricks breakout game with popup windows!

5

matejlatin.com

Designer layoff stories

Retaliation, targeted eliminations, legal disputes, and other horror stories from the tech industry. Are you next? How can you prepare?

Tuesday11/28

1

nngroup.com

Prompt Structure in Conversations with Generative AI

Most prompts contain a combination of the following components: request, framing context, format specification.

2

newyorker.com

Is My Toddler a Stochastic Parrot?

The world is racing to develop ever more sophisticated large language models while a small language model unfurls itself in my home.

3

dalle.party

DALL·E Party

DALL·E image → GPT4 Vision → repeat

4

smashingmagazine.com

CSS Responsive Multi-Line Ribbon Shapes (Part 2)

Two additional ribbon variations that introduce techniques for masking a repeated background.

5

rsms.me

Inter Font Family

Version 4.0 of the Inter typeface, now with six additional "Display" designs for large delicious type.

Monday11/27

1

survey.devographics.com

The State of JavaScript 2023 Survey

Take the State of JavaScript survey and help us figure out where the JavaScript ecosystem is going.

2

smashingmagazine.com

A Few Ways CSS Is Easier To Write In 2023

We’re living in somewhat of a CSS renaissance with new features, techniques, experiments, and ideas coming at us.

3

thisiscolossal.com

The 2023 Ocean Photographer of the Year Contest

From a boastful lizardfish to a floating paper nautilus, the lauded shots document marine life above and below the surface.

4

audienceful.com

Emailspiration: The Best Designed Emails

A collection of emails that are well-designed, yet minimalist and not overdone.

5

kooslooijesteijn.net

Are design ethics useless?

There’s something very off with the user-centeredness of design.

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