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cloudfour.com

Modern CSS in a Nutshell

A friend recently shared his frustration with CSS development. I responded to him with a high-level overview of the current state of CSS.

medium.com

How to make Google Docs not hurt your eyes

Better default styles for Google Docs.

fastcompany.com

The best-designed gifts of 2021

The annual Co.Design gift guide has loads of creative ideas for holiday shopping, no matter who is on your list.

css-tricks.com

Recreating the Apple Music Hits Playlist Animation in CSS

Apple Music has this “Spatial Audio” feature where the direction of the music in your headphones is based on the location of the device.

uxdesign.cc

Be usable, not consistent, not uniform

There is a harmful myth that pervades design decision-making.

trends.uxdesign.cc

The State of UX in 2022

The past two years have felt like two decades — and the pandemic isn’t over yet.

logodesignlove.com

Aphex Twin logo, by Paul Nicholson

Aphex Twin, the alias of music producer Richard D James, is identified by his monogram logo designed by graphic designer Paul Nicholson.

a11ymyths.com

Accessibility Myths

A small project debunking common accessibility myths.

uxdesign.cc

Types of design tools for voice user interfaces and how to use them

Step by step guide on how to design a conversation interface for three different artifacts

uxpin.com

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Build your prototypes with fully interactive components. Reach new heights of functional fidelity. Design with UXPin Merge.

smashingmagazine.com

A Showcase Of Lovely Little Websites

Instead of spending your coffee break scrolling through your social feeds, how about a lovely little website instead?

kottke.org

Beautifully Arranged Rock Sculptures

Jon Foreman neatly arranges rocks into colorful sculptures. He also does similar sand, leaves, debris, and shells.

tamagui.dev

Tamagui: React Native + Web UI kit

Universal React design systems that optimize for native & web.

web.dev

SVGcode: a PWA to convert raster images to SVG vector graphics

Convert color or monochrome bitmap images (PNG, JPG, JPEG, WEBP, AVIF, GIF,…) to color or monochrome vector images (SVG).

marcandrew.me

UI & UX Micro-Tips: Volume Ten

In this follow-up article, I’ve provided you with another set of easy-to-implement UI & UX micro-tips to help quickly improve your designs.

blog.jim-nielsen.com

Dynamic Color Manipulation with CSS Relative Colors

CSS relative colors enable the dynamic color manipulation I’ve always wanted in vanilla CSS.

medium.com

How to maximize delight in data visualizations

How Shopify's Live View redesign uses things like motion to bridge the gap between observing the screen and experiencing real human connections.

medium.com

Adaptive, accessible and automated colour for Design Systems

The creation of our Design System’s colour palette was like many others; we began by auditing and then standardising a set of functional colours.

css-tricks.com

Creating Generative Patterns with The CSS Paint API

The browser has long been a medium for art and design.

tikolu.net

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