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uxdesign.cc

Getting WCAG color contrast right

Actionable tips on how to easily nail WCAG 2.1 color compliance in your design.

evilmartians.com

OKLCH in CSS: why we moved from RGB and HSL

CSS Color Module 4 adds oklch() to define CSS colors human-readable, predictable contrast (better a11y), wide-gamut P3 colors.

evilmartians.com

The joy of Variable Fonts: getting started on the Frontend

This article is about variable fonts and code—how to load, configure, use the settings that make variable fonts unique, dealing with gotchas—and more!

iconfinder.com

Make beautiful presentations in Figma

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

evilmartians.com

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!

polypane.app

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.

stackdiary.com

How to Use CSS Math Functions

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

varun.ca

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.

binarymoon.co.uk

Creating Generative Art with PHP

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

baselinehq.com

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?

baselinehq.com

When Using Type Graphically, Avoid Text Hierarchy Disasters

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

leemartin.dev

May You Live Until You Die

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

storybook.js.org

Visual Testing Handbook

Learn how to ship UIs without worrying about stowaway bugs

trekhleb.dev

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.

bjango.com

Soccer ball icon speedrun

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

medium.com

Hands-on Design System Documentation — Part 1: Basics

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

humaan.com

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.

samanthaz.me

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.

varun.ca

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.

tympanus.net

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.