Every day, I share on Twitter and LinkedIn a list of curated articles I read, resources and tools about UX Design, User Research, UI and mobile design, HTML, CSS, the web industry, some process, some inspiration, etc. This is an archive of everything I shared this week.
#Now – what I’m up to
Next Thursday (the 15th) I’ll be talking in French at NantesJS about designing beyond pixel perfect components for real life (real browsers, real users). It’s online and you can follow it in twitch and youtube.
TL;DNR the one you should not miss
“Empathy Reifies Disability Stigmas” a great talk by Liz Jackson. So many things to unpack about empathy and how much damage it can actually do, how we turn people with disabilities into “design problems we can fix”. We need to stop.
“One of the best gifts we have as FE developers is the ability to see how something is implemented by simply inspecting a website and see how the CSS works behind the scenes”, yes yes, I love that about the web, a nice article about Inspect Elements as a way to find curiosity
“Designers: mind your language” true, but funnily, I have the same impression of the dev community, since most dev articles those day suffer from the same ego buzzword elitist attitude “why X is dead and you have to use Y instead” titles ^^ I still agree with the part about “user don’t know what they want” is poor phrasing and quite inaccurate as well. The issue with such statements is that is becomes (false) rules, like the 3 clicks rules which is a myth.
This is a fun collection: 100 underline/overlay animations, would not use them all on project, but I like the exploration around different techniques. Did I tell you that CSS is awesome already? (by Temani Afif)
“How to Design Better Icons” by @buninux set up a grid, make it consistent, make it clear, use equal spacing, don’t forget about optical correction, fill the space in that square and don’t hesitate to combine styles