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Comparing Static Site Generator Build Times

There are so many static site generators (SSGs). It’s overwhelming trying to decide where to start.

Designing a COVID-19 vaccine visualization and tracker

An oral history about the team that built a site concisely explaining and tracking the development of COVID-19 vaccines.

This is NOT collaboration

Yes, this is going to be one of those controversial articles, and if you’re a Figma superfan, you likely want to start throwing rocks at me right now.

Part of your world: Why we’re proud to build a truly native Mac app

From personalization and performance, to familiarity and flexibility — there are plenty of reasons to love native apps

WordPress and Jamstack

I recently moderated a panel at Netlify’s virtual Jamstack Conf that included Netlify CEO Matt Biilman and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg.

Spatial Memory: Why It Matters for UX Design

Users develop imprecise memory of objects and content in a UI, but still need additional signals to help them find a specific item.

Tap to Navigate

Systemizing a map component has remarkably more constraints than your average button.

How one tiny accessory popularized the most iconic slogans of the 20th century

Want to know about major American milestones? Look to the lapel.

Absolutely FAB

How the Floating Action Button became a Material Design icon

Cheating Entropy with Native Web Technologies

The more I author code as it will be run by the browser the easier it will be to maintain that code over time.

Opening Links in New Browser Windows and Tabs

Carefully examine the user’s context, task at hand, and next steps when deciding whether to open links in the same or a new browser tab.

10 sobering realities every brand-new UX designer needs to accept

User experience design (or UX design, for short) is a field that is being touted left and right as one of the hot new fields to break into.

Thinking About Power Usage and Websites

Gerry McGovern asked if I had any insight into energy consumption and websites.

The untold history of macOS System Preferences

System Preferences may not be the most exciting part of the Mac, but it holds some secrets and fun easter eggs.

Tools should not only be for experts – they should turn us into them

About eight years ago Bret Victor tried to change the way developer tools work by providing a faster and simpler way from creation to consumption.

Americans speak more than 1,300 languages. This artist wants to capture themx

People speak as many as 800 languages in New York alone. With A Counting, Ekene Ijeoma aims to represent every single one.

The tangled webs we weave

Another reflection on modern web development

The Evolution of the Google Sign Up Form: 2005 → 2020

The timeline of how Google has created its modern registration form.

Everything I know about UX Research, I learnt from cats

In User Experience design, it’s easy to think of ‘users’ as a faceless group of humans.

Read Me!

By the time this article reaches the next screen, a significant share of you will have already stopped reading