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fastcompany.com

How Facebook designed the like button

In terms of sheer impact, the like button was one of the most successful pieces of code ever shipped.

kooslooijesteijn.net

Why is open source software so badly designed?

It’s not just a matter of developers acting friendlier or designers acting less egoistically.

designthreads.report

Design Threads

A collaborative report unraveling the state of design today.

prototypr.io

What Is the Open Web?

A working definition of an Open Web and what we can strive for to building an open and sustainable internet.

figma.com

Figma’s feedback gift guide

How to give great feedback.

theverge.com

Why one web pioneer thinks it’s time to reinvent the browser

Darin Fisher built the world’s most popular browsers — now he’s going to try and disrupt them.

ralphammer.com

The Creative Switch

The basic recipe for good ideas is really simple: Just create a lot of options and then pick the best one.

medium.com

Why Everything Looks the Same

How economic globalization, generational transition, and technology converge to flatten the consumer experience.

blog.jim-nielsen.com

Scroll to Text Fragments

Scroll to text fragments just landed in Safari which makes support even more broad.

theatlantic.com

The Rise of ‘Luxury Surveillance’

Surveillance isn’t just imposed on people: Many of us buy into it willingly.

maggieappleton.com

Programming Portals

Small, scoped areas within a graphical interface that allow users to read and write simple programmes.

bradfrost.com

Let's talk about web components

Web components! They’re currently at the vanguard of web development and are a reliable source of hot drama in the community.

stephanango.com

Photoshop for text

When I think about editing images, a vast array of options come to mind: contrast, saturation, sharpen, blur, airbrush, clone stamp, etc.

wix-ux.com

When life gives you lemons, write better error messages

When it comes to error handling, it truly is a team sport.

blog.jim-nielsen.com

Website Fidelity

Kyle Simpson has a talk wherein he suggests the idea of building websites in layers of fidelity instead of layers of technology.

uxdesign.cc

AI tools to assist your design and development workflow

Speed up your design and development workflow with AI tools which are already available.

matthiasott.com

None of Your Business

You’ve created something and after you’re more or less done, you pause and you look at it. And you don’t like it.

matthewstrom.com

Beauty in the machine: post-industrial design

Has design become boring? Or is it just harder to notice?

css-tricks.com

Some Things I Took Away From An Event Apart 2022 in Denver

An Event Apart 2022 Denver wrapped up yesterday. And while I was unable to make it to all three days this time, I did catch yesterday’s action.

web.dev

New patterns for amazing apps

This blog post announces a new collection of patterns for amazing apps, including clipboard patterns, file patterns, and advanced app patterns.