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fastcompany.com

These tiny MIT-designed robots can transform for whatever job you need done

The whimsical project, called Hermits, has won the Innovation by Design award for students.

math.stackexchange.com

Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain

I've always liked concepts like the golden ratio or the dragon curve, which are easy to understand and explain but are mathematically beautiful.

probablefutures.org

Probable Futures

Probable Futures offers useful tools to visualize climate change along with stories and insights to help people understand what those changes mean.

tool.graphics

Tool.Graphics: Geometric Art

Geometric abstraction is a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms.

theatrejs.com

Theatre.js

Motion design library for Javascript.

wildbit.com

Accessible Palette: stop using HSL for color systems

Accessible Palette is an app for building color systems with consistent lightness and predictable contrast ratios across color levels.

kottke.org

Winners of the Ocean Photography Awards for 2021

Oceanographic Magazine has announced the winners of their annual Ocean Photography Awards for 2021.

css-tricks.com

Container Units Should Be Pretty Handy

Container queries are going to solve this long-standing issue in web design where we want to make design choices based on the size of an element.

giuseppegurgone.com

Twitter’s div Soup and Uglyfied CSS, Explained

To the eyes of somebody who’s not familiar with the framework, the HTML produced by React Native for Web might look utterly ugly.

motion.dev

Motion One

A new animation library, built on the Web Animations API for the smallest filesize and the fastest performance.

uxtools.co

Quicker UX Research Synthesis

After conducting research, here are some ways I’ve learned to synthesize it quickly without falling behind.

fastcompany.com

Innovation by Design Awards 2021

Check out the 2021 Innovation by Design Awards.

macrumors.com

iOS 15: All the Details

Apple's next-generation iOS operating system, available now.

steveruiz.me

Fixing the Drift in Shape Rotations

A look at an obscure bug common to drawing programs, where rotations can cause shapes to move to new positions.

css-tricks.com

Proposal for CSS @when

CSS is on a tear lately. Again, I’ve heard of a brand new thing I’ve never seen before, and again it’s via Miriam: CSS Conditionals.

distill.pub

A Gentle Introduction to Graph Neural Networks

What components are needed for building learning algorithms that leverage the structure and properties of graphs?

uxdesign.cc

How the first version of Mailchimp was designed

During my time on the product design team at Mailchimp in 2018, one of my most memorable conversations was with CEO & Co-founder Ben Chestnut.

css-tricks.com

Exploring the CSS Paint API: Polygon Border

Nowadays, creating complex shapes is an easy task using clip-path, but adding a border to the shapes is always a pain.

stanislav-stankovic.medium.com

Building better leaderboards

One of the first full features of SimCity BuildIt that I had a chance to work on my own as a game designer is the Contest of Mayors.

nngroup.com

Designing Empty States in Complex Applications: 3 Guidelines

Empty states provide opportunities for designers to communicate system status and increase learnability of the system.