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Make beautiful presentations in Figma

Learn how to make neat-looking slides and present them effectively using Figma.

Variable fonts in real life: how to use and love them

Let's push the conversation on variable fonts forward: practical examples, file optimization, accessibility benefits, and... the future!

Always open localhost in your development browser

How to always open localhost in your development browser while opening all other URLs in your regular browser on Mac, Windows and Linux.

How to Use CSS Math Functions

An introduction on how to use CSS logical functions calc(), clamp(), min() and max() for responsive design.

Three ways to create 3D particle effects

Particles are the technique behind so many 3D effects flock of birds, snow, fire, sparks and so on. This article shows you how to build such systems.

Creating Generative Art with PHP

A look at how to create generative art using PHP - with a couple of complete examples and their code.

This Colorblind Designer Says: Please Stop Using Red And Green Together

Colorblindness affects around 1 in 100 people. So why are so many interfaces still problematic for colorblind users, and how can designers help?

When Using Type Graphically, Avoid Text Hierarchy Disasters

After all, you don't want your work to end up in an article like this.

May You Live Until You Die

Dev blog about building an online séance for Lord Huron in support of their new record Long Lost.

Visual Testing Handbook

Learn how to ship UIs without worrying about stowaway bugs

Content-aware image resizing in JavaScript

JavaScript implementation of so-called Seam Carving algorithm for the content-aware image resizing and object removal. A dynamic programming approach.

Soccer ball icon speedrun

When viewing my vector icon speedruns, it can be difficult to see precisely what’s going on.

Hands-on Design System Documentation — Part 1: Basics

Build your design system documents with an easy to use editor.

Creating comic book speech bubbles with SVG and javascript

Webcomics traditionally include speech bubbles as part of the image. Today we explore whether it could be done using SVG and javascript.

Learning 3D Modeling in 14 Weeks

I learnt 3D modeling on my own in just 14 weeks, and earned an honorable mention and staff pick on Sketchfab. Here’s how I did it.

Let’s Build a Confetti Cannon

A tutorial teaching you how to build a confetti cannon. Along the way, you'll learn about particle systems and get a refresher on high school physics.

Thumbnail to Full Width Image Animation

An experimental animation where an image goes from thumbnail to full width, allowing for a classy entry to an article view.

How to Create a Motion Hover Effect for a Background Image Grid

A short tutorial on how to achieve a motion hover effect on a background image grid.

My Illustrator snapping settings

The Illustrator defaults aren't to my liking, and counter-intuitively, the pixel snapping feature isn't what I use to pixel snap.

Implementing Skeleton Screens In React

In this tutorial, you'll learn what a skeleton screen UI is and some types of skeleton screen libraries, along with their pros and cons.