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robinrendle.com

An Essay on Newsletters

A beautiful graphic online essay on Newsletters, RSS, monetization and making the web easy, fast, accessible again

colly.com

This used to be our playground

There was a time when owning digital space seemed thrilling, and our personal sites motivated us to express ourselves.

swyx.io

The Power of Lampshading

How to turn Ignorance into Power.

varun.ca

Making things move

One of my favourite forms of creative coding is to add motion to static images. The process is always the same: pick an image, recreate it…

matthiasott.com

Painting With the Web

We all love to design and build for and with the Web. Yet far too long we have adhered to ways of working that are residues of the print era.

matthewstrom.com

Copying is the way design works

What exists in the space between riffing and ripping

quirksmode.org

The cult of the free must die

For a terrible half an hour last night I though Firefox was on the brink of disappearing as an independent browser and rendering engine.

uxdesign.cc

Nobody told me UX would be like this

Certain truths are self-evident within the design profession. They, however, do not become self-evident until a certain level of experience.

uxdesign.cc

Designers: the only certainty is change

The brief will change. Your team configuration will change. Your design system, halfway through your project, will change.

neilpatil.me

The Side Effects of an Unfinished Internet

Let's do a thought experiment. We'll go back in time and find someone from 1990.

bradfrost.com

Design Systems, Agile, and Industrialization

Hoo boy, a blog post rebounding a blog post which rebounds a blog post. Let me jump on this train!

vectornator.io

Dear Clients: Read this. Love, Designers.

Dear Design Clients, welcome to your wake up call.

fastcompany.com

This is the one skill designers need to develop most in 2020

Legendary designer Don Norman takes designers to task for elevating craft above all else, when what matters most is the willingness to collaborate.

omarabid.com

The modern web is becoming an unusable, user-hostile wasteland

Here are some of these websites, who have managed over time to turn the user experience almost unusable for anyone who doesn’t have an account.

tannerchristensen.com

Everything is as simple or complex as you want it to be

Our role is to not only look at the top of what it is we build but also the many different layers of complexity contained within the thing.

uxdesign.cc

Accessibility drives aesthetics

There's an article circulating that claims accessibility and aesthetics are at odds with each other, creating a paradox that forces us to compromise.

medium.com

Good design was always accessible

When I was a freshman in college, we were all plagued with an affinity for tiny-type

medium.com

The sincerest form of flattery

Last week Navigator 's brand and design systems were copied by a crypto-upstart.

fastcompany.com

Apple built a $1 trillion empire on two metaphors. One is breaking

Technology that once seemed so easy now seems like it’s making us do its bidding, writes Cliff Kuang in his new book.

tannerchristensen.com

Accidental or intentional design?

At the local coffee shop a man behind the counter is putting food items inside a glass case.