Pixels of the Week – February 17, 2019

Stéphanie Walter

Senior UX Designer - Mobile Expert

Senior UX Designer. Mobile Expert. Public speaker. Blog writer. Google Dev Expert Product Design (GDE)

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Every week I share a list of curated articles, resources and tools about UX, UI and mobile design, Front-End development, HTML, CSS and more…

This week’s selection: form design, pixel fox, design for data density, running research sessions, leveraging mental models, ineffectiveness of lonely icons, conversations about diversity, meetings about product design, design systems for mobile apps and desktop, CSS4 selectors, design tips, mobile design advice, learning HTML and CSS, etc.

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TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#data #UX #complexdashboard

Sometimes adding more whitespace and having a minimalist design won’t work for your users. A great read and tips on “How white space killed an enterprise app and why data density matters

Interesting article

#UX #Research

#Product Design

Principles For Designing Better Products – different type of meeting formats to nourish and develop ideas for your product

#UX #Forms

Don’t Get Clever with Login Forms a few annoying login form patterns and how to do it better. TL;DR; create login forms that are simple, linkable, predictable, and play nicely with password managers.

#Design system

#Mobile Design

Tips for making interactive elements accessible on mobile devices” great tips, I’m adding this as a ressource to read for my mobile usability students <3

#Icons

The ineffectiveness of lonely icons… Icons are pictograms. They’re modern day hieroglyphics. They’re poor at conveying meaning and are easy to misunderstand, or are simply unrecognisable. Archeologs needed years to interpret those because context was lost.

#CSS

#Browser

Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need > interesting, I’d add a point about not taking control over the click behaviour.
Regarding contrasted theme, it’s sometimes the only solution for predefined visual identity.

Talks

#Diversity

Eriol Fox: Diverse representations in design and awkward conversations with colleagues

Inspiration, fun demos and Great ideas

#Game #Pixel

Cute pixelart little fox

#CSS

CSS puns illustrated and you can even have them on a T-shirt

#Webdesign #Fun

Captain Marvel brings 2000 back and it’s awesome

Tutorials

#CSS #HTML

Where Do You Learn HTML & CSS in 2019? A list of sites and books for beginners.

Also if you speak French, here is my HTML/CSS free course. It’s 2 years old now, no flexbox, but it’s still useful to learn the basics of HTML, CSS selectors, cascade, etc.

Are you looking for a UX or UI designer, for a site or mobile application? Do you want me to give a talk at your conference, or simply want to know more about me? You can take a look at my portfolio and contact me.

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