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fastcompany.com

Locket, the #1 app in Apple’s App Store, uses a trick hiding in plain sight

The photo sharing app isn’t just a viral sensation. It figured out how to use widgets the right way.

pimpmytype.com

The ideal line length & line height in web design

Line length & height are crucial to make your text to look pleasant. This article shows how they are interconnected, what to focus on when setting it.

tamagui.dev

Tamagui: React Native + Web UI kit

Universal React design systems that optimize for native & web.

chrbutler.com

What If Phones Were Actually Designed for Hands?

Phones no longer fit in the hands they were made to be held and used by. How did that happen?

css-tricks.com

enterkeyhint

I only just recently learned the enterkeyhint attribute on form inputs was a thing.

uxdesign.cc

The start of a new era for Responsive Web Design

If you’ve been in the web design industry as long as I have, you know one thing is imminent, the only constant is change.

increment.com

Increment: Mobile

This issue reflects on the origins, evolutions, and cornerstones of modern mobile development.

bram.us

The Large, Small, and Dynamic Viewports

There are some changes being proposed regarding viewport units, finally solving that “100vh in Safari on iOS” issue.

baymard.com

The Current State of Mobile UX (18 Common Pitfalls)

Our latest benchmark of Mobile UX reveals that 52% of e-commerce sites still have severe mobile UX issues.

andy.works

Andy.Works on a mission against boring apps

Simple, focused apps like weather and calculator that use bold type, graphics and animation to drive one point home: No more boring apps.

firt.dev

Progressive Web Apps in 2021

The current status of the PWA platform and more insights about the state of the platform

gregjeanneau.com

How to build trust during onboarding

Setting up a password manager can feel like a cold machine. We were inspired by how doctors build trust with patients and lifted retention by 7.3%.

uxdesign.cc

Why some people aren’t happy about Instagram‘s new home screen

People get used to the way things work and where things are. We’re simple beings — we don’t like change.

sboots.ca

“Working in the open” firsts for Canada's COVID Alert

Canada's COVID Alert app represents milestones in federal government IT like large-scale open-source, accessibility and privacy considerations

uxdesign.cc

iPhone 12 vs Designers

If you’re a designer working on mobile apps you probably know that there has been a growing number of Apple mobile devices to choose from.

fastcompany.com

The subtle ways your phone makes you hate yourself

What is beauty, anyway? Google hopes its new approach to selfies doesn’t lean so hard into stereotypes.

medium.com

Building the foundations of a travel app

A brief account of the product design process and key features of a unique travel app with takeaways and key learnings.

addyosmani.com

Modern Touch-Friendly Design

I recently spoke to veteran UX designer Steven Hoober about designing for touch interfaces.

uxplanet.org

Gauging users’ reactions to non-native UI

How should our design team approach multi-platform design?

imaginarycloud.com

Large screen phones: a challenge for UX design

I'm pretty sure my hands are not too small compared to the average human.