The five best design links, every weekday

Browse Archives

A Complete Guide to Dark Mode on the Web

“Dark mode” is defined as a color scheme that uses light-colored text and other UI elements on a dark-colored background.

Design Better Buttons

The do’s and don’ts of button design in UI development

There are five rules of flag design. Mississippi’s new flag already breaks one

The bill to redesign the flag is a long overdue step forward. But the legislature set a requirement that will keep any design from being ‘great.’

Font In Logo

Search and find fonts used by world brands.

The Whimsical Web

A curated list of sites with an extra bit of fun.

47 Key Lessons for UI & UX Designers

This is a mega-list of the most critical knowledge for UI, UX, interaction, or product designers at any level.

The virus that shut down the world

From migration to trade, the disruption created by covid-19 is erasing decades of economic gains achieved through globalization.

Type Directors Club shuts down amid allegations of racism

Longtime Type Directors Club member Bobby C. Martin Jr. considers the closure—and what should happen next.

Apple honors eight developers with annual Apple Design Awards

Apple today honored eight app and game developers with an Apple Design Award, celebrating their innovation, creativity, and mastery of Apple tools.

Discord Rebrand

We’re launching a new website with a new tagline: Your place to talk.

The details of UI typography

Learn how to achieve exceptional typography in your app’s user interface that enhances legibility, accessibility, and consistency.

8 rules to help you design a better card user interface

User experience issues arise regularly from poor card design. This article presents guidelines to help you design better cards.

In Defense of a Fussy Website

The other day I was doom-scrolling twitter, and I saw a delightful article titled “The Case for Fussy Breakfasts.”

Is WebP really better than JPEG?

According to Google, WebP is 25 – 34% smaller than JPEG at equivalent quality. But how much of it is really true?

I Walked All 1,114 Blocks of My ZIP Code to Catalog House Numbers

Believe it or not, I learned a lot.

Milton Glaser, Master Designer of ‘I ♥ NY’ Logo, Is Dead at 91

He was also a founder of New York magazine, created a memorable Bob Dylan poster and produced designs for everything from supermarkets to “Mad Men.”

A redesign at last

Elliot Jay Stocks: designer, musician, writer, speaker. Co-founder of Lagom, founder of 8 Faces, music-maker as Other Form.

The push to redefine “good design” amid the Black Lives Matter movement

Most UX designers want to create interfaces that are intuitive and easy to use. But such designs can reinforce racial bias.

Create mockups and animations onlineSponsored

Drag and drop from ever growing library of mockup items and create your design or animation in minutes

Apple, Big Sur, and the rise of Neumorphism

Like it or not, the user interfaces of the near future are going to be much lusher, and often cringe-inducing.