The five best design links, every weekday

Friday06/04

1

developer.apple.com

Apple Design Awards

Meet the 2021 Apple Design Award Finalists.

2

web.dev

CSS for Web Vitals

This article covers CSS-related techniques for optimizing Web Vitals.

3

wesbos.com

Beginner JavaScript Notes

15 chapters of free content to learn JavaScript online based on Wes' video courses

4

link.medium.com

Enabling users to book tickets seamlessly with least friction on redBus

UI/UX case study - Enabling users to book tickets seamlessly with least friction on redBus.

5

acollectedman.com

Our Favourite Uses of Typography in Watches

A look at some interesting and creative ways type has been used across the horological world.

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Thursday06/03

1

everydayexperiments.com

Everyday Experiments

How will tomorrow’s technologies redefine the way we live at home?

2

philipcdavis.com

Command Palette Interfaces

The command palette seems to be making a resurgence.

3

a11y-collective.com

The perfect link

There’s more to a link than just a clickable word or image. So, how do you create the perfect link?

4

builtformars.com

A UX case study on Apple AirTags

A user experience case study, showing what they’ve done right, and what they could improve on.

5

tympanus.net

Getting Creative with Trigonometric Functions

In the second part of this series on trigonometry, we’ll explore JavaScript trigonometric functions and learn how we can apply them to our CSS code.

Wednesday06/02

1

css-tricks.com

Front-End Testing is For Everyone

Testing is one of those things that you either get super excited about or kinda close your eyes and walk away.

2

uxdesign.cc

A guide to the Modern Minimal UI style

Functional, readable, sleek, and sexy.

3

connorrothschild.github.io

The Bob Ross Virtual Art Gallery

You deserve to relax.

4

uxdesign.cc

The origin story of the Wingdings font

The funny font from vintage Microsoft Word has an unbelievable past and great influence on today’s culture.

5

jonyablonski.com

Cognitive Bias and the Design Process

A look at the systematic errors in thinking that affects decisions and judgment during the design process.

Tuesday06/01

1

uxdesign.cc

Inclusive UX in an era of anxiety

Accessibility continues to be an important topic across multiple industries, yet mental health and anxiety don’t often immediately come to mind.

2

newyorker.com

The Strange, Soothing World of Instagram’s Computer-Generated Interiors

Anna Wiener reports on the use of 3-D-modelling technology to design digital rooms and décor.

3

nytimes.com

What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed

We created a 3-D model of Greenwood, home of “Black Wall Street,” as it was before a white mob set it on fire 100 years ago.

4

ethanmarcotte.com

Responsive design and container queries? Oh my!

At long last, container queries might finally become reality! And responsive design just turned eleven! My goodness!

5

euismod.dev

CSS Grid Lessons

Learn about css grid in a quick, easy, and interactive way!

Monday05/31

1

hudsandguis.com

The Expanse UI Design

Here’s a look at the various FUI designs from the sci-fi series The Expanse .

2

stackoverflow.blog

Incremental Static Regeneration: Building static sites a little at a time

How to improve and scale sites “beyond the Jamstack” by adding in features that use a Node server in addition to the pre-built pages.

3

logolounge.com

2021 Logo Trend Report

This year is about drama: comedy, tragedy and satire. A connection with the human experience.

4

vanilla-extract.style

Vanilla-Extract

Zero-runtime Stylesheets-in-TypeScript.

5

strollingcities.com

Strolling Cities

Visual Poetry generated by Artificial Intelligence.

Friday05/28

1

river-runner.samlearner.com

River Runner

Watch the path of a raindrop from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

2

boringavatars.com

Random SVG avatar generator based on user names

Boring avatars is a tiny JavaScript React library that generates custom, SVG-based, round avatars from any username and color palette.

3

oxide.computer

Oxide Computer

Sleek Pentagram-designed site & branding for new server company. Style & nerdiness balanced with ASCII art.

4

kazukinoda.com

Kazuki Noda Portfolio

This is the portfolio website of Kazuki Noda, visual designer and art director.

5

uxplanet.org

How OnlyFans Design Hooks You Up

Today you will learn how OnlyFans onboards new customers, creates habit loops, drives our behavior, and hooks us up.

Thursday05/27

1

sequencer64.com

Sequencer64

An intuitive 64-step drum sequencer progressive web app.

2

fastcompany.com

How childhood bullying inspired this Lego VP to design an LGBTQ set

Lego will start selling a rainbow-colored set in honor of Pride Month on June 1.

3

smashingmagazine.com

A New Way To Reduce Font Loading Impact: CSS Font Descriptors

Web fonts are often terrible for web performance. With CSS font descriptors, we might be able to solve our font loading troubles for good.

4

meyerweb.com

25 Years of CSS

Eric Meyer, web standards and CSS guru, revisits some of his handwritten notes on CSS from a quarter-century ago and reflects on all the years since.

5

css-tricks.com

A Thorough Analysis of CSS-in-JS

Wondering what’s even more challenging than choosing a JavaScript framework? You guessed it: choosing a CSS-in-JS solution.

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