Pixels of the Week – February 20, 2022

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

Some purple manekineko pins and stickers, plants stickers and 2 screenshots of upcoming events

I told you before, I am currently a little busy bee. I finished the slides for a brand new talk “A designer’s guide to documenting accessibility & user interactions“.  The talk is online at axe-con, a free conference on accessibility. On Fri, Feb 25, 12:00 PM (EST) (6PM CEST) I’ll be talking at the Washington Friends of Figma meetup about designing reusable modular components that work for real users, real data, beyond the pixel perfect case that doesn’t exist. Tickets are free 🙂

In case you are curious: here is why I removed most of my articles from Medium. Long story short: Medium was messing up my SEO and Google was not respecting the canonicals on articles I cross posted from my blog.

I drew a cute little manekineko and turned it into a pins. Then I got some vinyl paper and printed and cut a few stickers. Then I send a few pins and stickers gifts to friends around the world and it was a fun post office adventure ^^

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Mobile

I’m a big fan of Steven Hoober’s touch templates, so I’m super happy to see that he put all his knowledge of designing for touch and mobile interfaces in this awesome new book “Touch Design For Mobile Interfaces” from @smashingmag

Interesting article

#Accessibility

#Enterprise UX

Sina Schreiber from Condens io wrote a nice summary of the main key points of my talk on enterprise UX: “UX Research for internal enterprise tools

#User Research

Reminder: Research Questions Are Not Interview Questions by @mulegirl

#AdobeXD

Adobe XD, where did it go wrong?” interesting article on why Adobe XD is not what it used to be. I’ll be honest, I never used it. Anyone has feedback on it? What’s your opinion?

#Accessibility

Accessibility and font sizes, on the issues of using pixels units in CSS for font sizes

#Accessibility #Motion

No Motion Isn’t Always prefers-reduced-motion: no you don’t need to nuke all the animations and can build more subtle adaptations for users with prefers-reduced-motion set to yes

Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas

#Meme

A list of really cute designer and tech memes. My favorite on: Gotta reCaptcha them all (by Not Dev Studio)

#Iconography

This is an amazing collection of 13000+ illustrations from 500 engraved steel plates from 1851. I love the botanic section and the astronomy one

#MapBuilder

Some Friday procrastination: build your own medieval city map with this nice generator

#Design Brief

If you are new to UI design and need some prompt ideas to exercise your UI skills (in Figma, Sketch, etc.) here is a little generator

#SVG

This is fun: Creating Generative SVG Grids

#Notifications

BBC science magazine notifications is like being followed about by an inquisitive but annoying child.

#Pokemon

Pokémon to scale, a fun little website. But still, the size of some of those is strange. Like Dewgong is bigger than Charizard???

#OpenSource Love

This is the cutest: send one of those nice valentine cards to your favorite open source devs. I love the stack one ^^

Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy

#Diversity
Here are 3 places to find illustrations of Black people, Black Women Photographers and photos of Black and Brown people for your next projects:

#Accessibility

A project that documents what accessibility feature is supported for which browser+screen reader combo. You can help by contributing as well!

#Illustrations

IRA Design by Creative Tim: some free illustrations with awesome gradients that you can customize and use

Videos and Podcasts

#Psychology

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