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arun.is

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.

christianheilmann.com

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.

fastcompany.com

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.

daverupert.com

The tangled webs we weave

Another reflection on modern web development

trudov.com

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

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

uxdesign.cc

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.

readymag.com

Read Me!

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

blog.jim-nielsen.com

Defining “View Source”

If someone says they want to “view the source” of a web page, what are they talking about?

daverupert.com

What is the Value of Browser Diversity?

What is the value of browser diversity? If Firefox switched to Chromium tomorrow, what would we lose?

fastcompany.com

One Microsoft designer’s quest to make the industry more inclusive

Maurice Woods, founder of the Inneract Project, has spent 15 years teaching Black and brown kids about creative professions.

sidebar.io

Let’s Bring Webrings Back

What if a 20-year-old concept held the key to revitalizing design blogging?

marcandrew.me

How to create stronger layouts with the 8pt Grid

The 8pt Grid is probably one of the most commonly used Layout Grid Systems there is, and for very good reason.

fastcompany.com

Zoom is failing teachers. Here’s how they would redesign it

Why does it still feel like a corporate meeting app that has been MacGyvered into an education platform?

uxdesign.cc

How can you find time to design?

For the past few months, I’ve noticed an increasing number of designers online complaining about their lack of time to design.

fieldnotesbrand.com

“What Font is That?” - the typography on Field Notes' National Parks Series

A deep-dive into the 'font' used in a recent National Parks inspired Field Notes project

arun.is

The Three A’s method for learning from other creators

We want to learn from others’ work, but how exactly should we do that?

uxdesign.cc

6 visual design principles that UX designers should be aware of

When I was studying, I was fascinated by how much power designers have in making people think, feel, and act a certain way.

daneden.me

A Tapestry of Tools

Almost inevitably, one question comes up more than any other: “What design tool should I use?”

medium.com

All Design Projects Should Start in a Google Doc

Most designers jump into their UI tools too quickly.

lg.substack.com

A User Guide To Working With You

What makes you tick? And what ticks you off?