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vox.com

Trends are dead

Coastal grandmother, night luxe, that girl. Anything can be a trend on the internet. Why are we so determined to name them?

smashingmagazine.com

Lesser-Known And Underused CSS Features In 2022

CSS is constantly evolving, and some cool and useful properties either go completely unnoticed or are not talked about as much as others.

min-max-calculator.9elements.com

Min-Max-Value Interpolation Calculator

A tool that calculates the CSS clamp formula to interpolate between two values in a given viewport range.

design.facebook.com

Instagram Brand Updates

Instagram does some brand refreshing including tweaks to identity, gradients and new custom typography.

about.instagram.com

Instagram Sans Typeface

A closer look at the new custom type of Instagram's latest brand refresh made with Colophon Foundry.

web.dev

Building a button component

A foundational overview of how to build color-adaptive, responsive, and accessible components.

baymard.com

Readability: The Optimal Line Length

The length of text lines substantially impacts their readability — yet this is often overlooked in e-commerce.

medium.com

On Design Thinking

Design Thinking is dead yet there it is, smeared all over LinkedIn, peeking out from job descriptions and lurking in resumés.

zeldman.com

He Built This City: The Return of Glenn Davis

You may not know his name, but he played a large part in creating the web you take for granted today.

keyboardaccordion.com

Keyboard Accordion

Play the diatonic accordion with your keyboard!

indeed.design

How Inclusive Are Your Designs? Use This Audit to Find Out

This free guide helps you go beyond usability heuristics to create equitable, human-centered experiences.

stephaniewalter.design

5 illustrations to understand and promote accessibility

5 illustrations to evangelize accessibility.

ishadeed.com

First Look At The CSS object-view-box Property

A new CSS property that will help in cropping images similar to how we use the viewBox in SVG.

youtube.com

Bringing page transitions to the web

Native apps often feature transitions between states that both look great and help communicate the type of navigation to the user.

atmos.style

LCH is the best color space for UI

Learn about the benefits of using LCH over the now popular HSL color space, and why you should make the switch.

julian.is

A Growth-Focused Intro to Multi-Sided Platform Design

A comprehensive guide on designing the experience and growing the engagement of networked markets.

uxdesign.cc

Is it possible to reinvent the spreadsheet app?

Have you ever wondered why every spreadsheet app has to be green?

adobe.design

Naming colors in design systems

How language brings logic to a subjective topic.

css-tricks.com

An Interactive Starry Backdrop for Content

I was fortunate last year to get approached by Shawn Wang (swyx) about doing some work for Temporal.

uxdesign.cc

Lessons on creativity from Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

This movie was refreshingly original, and I immediately wanted to know more about their process.