Pixels of the Week – December 18, 2015

Stéphanie Walter

Senior UX Designer - Mobile Expert

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Every week I post a lot of my daily readings about Web, UI and UX Design, mobile design, webdesign tools  and useful ressources, inspiration on twitter and other social networks.

This week’s selection: why you might not need a mobile application, webdesign trends for 2016 and 35 UX articles of this year, a little bit about mobile forms and nice articles on design, CSS grids, CSS, SVG (SMIL / JavaScript / Clip-path) animations. You’ll also find an history of the fonts used in Star Wars, some accessibility basics, some JavaScript functions to replace jQuery and a little reminder of CSS properties used for typography.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss


[Freebies] Responsive Retrofitting VS Mobile First Responsive Strategy Illustration, and illustration under creative commons based on Brad Frost’s article the Responsive Strategy

[Freebies] Responsive Retrofitting VS Mobile First Responsive Strategy Illustration

Interesting article


Poor design — doesn’t say “tea”, on beeing bold enough to try something different

#Design #Code

THANK YOU <3 “Should Designers Code?” — The final Word. Unique evidence that might finally settle the age old debate


Interesting feedback: Why you shouldn’t bother creating a mobile app.


A must read: Why Progressive Web Apps Are The Future Of Web Development



Don’t Overdo Web Design Trends on Your E-Commerce Site


#UX #Top

The 15 Most-Loved UserTesting Articles from 2015, plus The Hipper Element: Top 10 UX Articles of 2015, no you got plenty of articles to read during the holidays 😀


‘Touch Keyboard’ Implementations Have Improved Just 9% Since 2013 (60% Still Get it Wrong)


How to Work From Home Without Losing Your Mind


Hum, I’m not quite convinced about some of those, what do you thing? “2016 Web Design Trends to Boost Conversions”


Smaller, Faster Websites, a talk on web performance and images

Designer news


More Responsive Tapping on iOS – Putting touch-action: manipulation; on a clickable element makes WebKit consider touches that begin on the element only for the purposes of panning and pinching to zoom

Inspiration and Great ideas

#Font #Star Wars

May the Font be with you, the different fonts used across Star Wars movies


Blakerutledge.com this portfolio has a delightful motion effect, don’t let me spend my morning play with it


The bittersweet moment when a signpost dies and its spirit leaves its body.



Using Multi-Step Animations and Transitions


SMIL is dead! Long live SMIL! A Guide to Alternatives to SMIL Features


The web accessibility basics, I swear, it’s easier than you think (at least the basics are) 🙂



A nice introduction with detailed examples: Animating Clipped Elements In SVG


Grid, Flexbox, Box Alignment: Our New System for Layout – looks perfect for Pinterest card like design

Useful ressources, tools and plugins that will make your life easy


If you need to schedule dribbble shots: drubbbler.com  🙂


You Don’t Need jQuery – jQuery method alternatives in native implementation, with IE 10+ support


Controlling Typography in CSS, a quick cheatsheet

Fun, games, experiments and demos

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