What are the criteria for a good external Mac display in 2022?
Handcrafted scribbles, arrows, and shapes in vector format.
Insights from interviews with software engineers.
Test color combos for compliance with WCAG 2.0 minimum contrast.
Online pixel art editor for multi-players with layers, blend modes, and more.
An idea for the Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Let’s remove a huge access barrier to our websites.
Guidelines for content writers, editors and website managers.
A universal guide for selecting typefaces.
Let’s go beyond the 16-pixel baseline for body text on our websites.
Based on 1,200+ hours of UX testing.
WebAIM’s annual accessibility analysis of the top million home pages.
“I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I don’t feel trust in a service’s website when its logo is pixelated. Use SVG, please. It’s sharp and crisp.”
Best methods for identifying fonts in websites, mobile apps, PDFs, and image files.
“Most landing pages these days are so obsessed with looking and sounding like Apple that they fail to actually describe what they even do. It’s maddening.”
Affinity Designer, Figma, Illustrator, Sketch, and XD on the test bench.
Key foundations and principles for building state-of-the-art websites.
A showcase shining a light on work of Ukrainian designers, illustrators, and animators.
What metrics are the most valuable for a project?
Over 2,500 glyphs in a single font file with a wide range of design variants.
An annual journal of storytelling and experiments that relies on the web as a medium.
“I cannot overstate the value of sitting down with real users and watching them use your product.“
The evolution of modern visual aesthetics to AI-powered illustrations.
Important visual test cases for validating Figma components.
Unreal Engine streaming platform to run real-time experiences in the browser.
Insights from some one-to-one conversations.
“Writing is for the mind like water is for the body. You’re almost certainly not doing enough, it’s almost impossible to do too much, and it improves just about everything.”
A web tool to easily create appealing cover images for your blog.
Many teams still use a waterfall process creating dozens of artifacts.
The designer who has created over 100,000 icons with his team.
Emoji are a font, and it’s time they started behaving more like one.
A reference of user-facing states, what they are, and what they are not.
“Hiding content is rarely about what ‘mobile users’ want; it is almost always about a process that prioritized the widescreen experience until the very end.”
“The best design advice I have is to take breaks and rest.”
All the fine little details of a language selector we need to consider.
Alternatives to forcing users to accept all cookies.
“Any time someone says ‘buttons are the simplest components,’ I can’t help but think ‘you’re new here aren’t you?’”
Ted Goas’ playbook to break down and execute design projects.
An opinionated piece about designers who describe their work as accessible.
The optimal line length for body text is 50–75 characters.
Figma’s introduction and playground to learn more about variable fonts.
“Instead of thinking about web design in terms of ‘mobile’ or ‘desktop’ we should think about layout as a ‘continuum,’ where mobile and desktop may be at the extremes.”
“Design Thinking is linear, simplistic and procedural. Real Design work is complex, chaotic and messy.”
What prevent us from practicing daily ethical design.
“The core of information architecture is quite simple: it’s about organizing stuff to make it easier to find and understand.”
A single online toolkit with various image optimizers and converters.
Object-Oriented UX for design systems: articles and podcast episodes.
“Psst, users don’t care whether the space is 24px or 36px, they just want a readable, usable experience.”
A web tool to generate color shades in different color spaces.
Actionable insights from developer interviews for your team.
Static mockups: another pitfall in the traditional web design process.
“You cannot design effectively for users if you never talk to them.”
How language brings logic to a subjective topic.
A candid and practical handbook for designers.
Type foundries that allow you to subset their fonts to speed up your website.
“Low-tech user interfaces can be superior to high-tech ones.”
Learn the logic of great typography in a 5-minute interactive tutorial.
10 simple steps to make your sessions go smoothly.
“To be successful, a content team needs three areas of focus: direction (strategy), implementation (the design work itself), and enablement (ops).”
Pre-installed fonts can be an excellent choice for websites.
Tradeoffs we make in conveying UI structure through navigation menus.
When you tell your designer about further requirements after a finalized project.
Handy little tools that can help you fasten your design activities.
Curating the web for developers, designers, makers, and creatives.
Apple’s guidance and best practices to design great experiences.
There are still many opportunities to improve the mobile user experience.
Countless resources around UX research, including a search engine.
A CSS generator to create shadows with a color transition.
Diagnose and fix any gaps to shipping high quality UIs.
What you can do to help your readers complete their tasks.
A case study of applying game feel to product design.
“The idea of ‘foundations’ in design system work is a black hole.”
For now, it’s testing a freemium version in Canada.
The story of Primer Prism, GitHub’s open-source color tool.
How design systems amplify process and tool problems.
The open-source image editor now supports JPEG XL loading and exporting.
What your peers had to say about their design systems.
A process to solve a wide range of design problems.
A new study suggests that different fonts can elicit different emotions.
What it means to change the foundation of an enterprise-level design system.
How to choose typefaces with consistency and readability in mind.
“Designers who have the time to name layers scare me.”
Modern CSS website templates built with React and Next.js.
The 20th annual Logo Trend Report presented by LogoLounge.
Sustainable accessibility by embedding accessibility in a design system.