Pixels of the Week – August 9, 2020

Pixels of the Week – August 9, 2020

👉 Your curated weekly Design and Front-End resources: CSS animations and UX, the UX of LEGO interface panels, some smart interface design patterns checklists, making motion accessible on the web, design fiction, some nice free illustrations by icon8, a set of tiny free icons,  90’s video game style tool to hangout online with people, dark mode with prefers-color-scheme, some really cool SVG and CSS animations, different CSS media queries to detect user preferences, etc.

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Enhancing User Experience With CSS Animations

Enhancing User Experience With CSS Animations

With CSS and JS progress, implementing animations on websites has never been easier. But how do we make sure that our CSS animations and transitions will be meaningful to our users? That they will not be just some annoying “in-your-face” eye candy? That they will not trigger motion sickness and cause accessibility issues to some?
You will find here a transcript with CSS codepen and video examples and LOT of resources to dig further in specific topics. I also published the PDF version of the slides at the end of the article.

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Pixels of the Week – August 2, 2020

Pixels of the Week – August 2, 2020

👉 Your curated weekly Design and Front-End resources:  designing flexible components beyond breakpoints, 9000+ cool illustrations and icons, a complete guide to usability testing, meaning of 100% in CSS, Figma design systems, a mandala maker, designing for iPad, an online CSS animations builder tool, an amazing talk on systemic systems, user research tips, a figma contrast checker plugin, a podcast on design principles, an online place to shout your frustration, form design, etc.

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Designing Adaptive Components, Beyond Responsive Breakpoints

Designing Adaptive Components, Beyond Responsive Breakpoints

Last week, I was invited to “Ask the Expert”, an online meetup where experts share their knowledge around different topics related to building the web. In this article you will find a short transcript, the slides, a video of the talk and some demos and resources for the talk. I show how I design systems of components that go beyond responsive adaptation to different screen/viewport size and can also be used in different layout and container contexts. I also try to make sure that my components work beyond the perfect “happy path perfect situation”: what happens with super long text, missing images/content for example? And how about adapting components to user needs across specific points in their journey and build truly adaptive systems?

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Pixels of the Week – July 26, 2020

Pixels of the Week – July 26, 2020

👉 Your curated weekly Design and Front-End resources: the mental model of how men’s & women’s bodies are described in books, CSS inline-block, backdrop filter, product design, Pixar’s rules of story telling, UX research systems, accessibility and buttons, prefers-reduced-motion and vestibular disorders, github profile visit counter, some Figma tips, inclusive design for trans people, automatic captions in OBS videos, popular CSS frameworks breakpoints, a cool online escape room game, etc.

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Pixels of the Week – July 19, 2020

Pixels of the Week – July 19, 2020

👉 Your curated weekly Design and Front-End resources: modern CSS showcase, game ethics, design teams structures, an avatar generator, the UX of videogames, accessibility resources, github readmes, intrinsic web design, a small CSS buttons library, UX education and bootcamps, UX roadmaps, UX research resources, a fun GSAP demo, SVG shape generator, 558 free SVG icons, optimizing for core web vitals, a cute site to open a window somewhere in the world, etc.

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Pixels of the Week – July 12, 2020

Pixels of the Week – July 12, 2020

👉 Your curated weekly Design and Front-End resources: APIs to build amazing mobile web experiences, UX tools, a guide to learn UX design (articles and videos), building a User Research Plan, different types of personas, dark mode logo, CSS layouts, UX prototypes, Accessibility mistakes, design systems, 2 fun websites that bring you to old school designs and web trends 20 years ago, etc.

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There is an app, NO, a web API for that – conference talk

There is an app, NO, a web API for that – conference talk

Last week, I was invited to speak about mobile capabilities and PWAs by the Facebook Developer Circle: Akure. I talked about unleashing the capabilities of mobile browsers and new APIs to create a truly mobile optimized experience that goes beyond responsive grid and layout adaptation. In this article you will find the slides of the talk, a link to the replay but also links to the demos I show during the talk and some resources and articles to help you bring your mobile experience to the next level.

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Pixels of the Week – July 5, 2020

Pixels of the Week – July 5, 2020

👉 Your curated weekly Design and Front-End resources: an introduction to UX psychology, UX Debt, the whimsical web with a list of websites that spark joy, pixelart, the A-Z of AI, PWAs and the picture in picture feature, Apple Design Resources, the Norman Doors and principle of discoverability, lint HTML with CSS, better UI rules, an interesting talk on Jobs to be Done, designing selection controls (checkboxs, radio buttons, etc.), design/dev relationship, etc.

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Pixels of the Week – June 28, 2020

Pixels of the Week – June 28, 2020

👉 Your curated weekly Design and Front-End resources:  inclusive and accessible SVG checkboxes, UCD vs empathy, what it’s really like to be a designer, Journey mapping, racial biases in machine learning, avoiding spammy notifications, CSS grid and Flexbox for components, cool canvas demo, scroll position technologies, accessibility, dark mode tutorial, a guide to all the media queries (not just the ones for responsive), the history of Cooper Black, SVG portfolio, illustrations inspirations, a nice GSAP “apps have feelings” demo, Bootstrap 5, hybrid form elements, etc.

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