Pixels of the Week – January 30, 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

I’m updating some teaching class and I made a responsive Figma component with variants and auto layout. I also talked about Enterprise UX this week at a meetup: the video is already online and you can also check the slides.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Accessibility

10 quick accessibility tests anyone can do, now there is no excuse to not at least do those!

Interesting article

#Career Switch

Can Everyone Design? Expectation VS Reality” great article by Onsi Kahlaoui. I don’t necessary agree on the coding part, I don’t think you need to know how to code; more like to know enough about how browsers work to discuss with devs

#Web Content

Make Free Stuff, a really nice article by @mxbck on freedom of content and that maybe why we don’t need to try to monetize every single thing on the web?

#Typography

Modern Fluid Typography Using CSS Clamp, accessibility concerns of this method and when to use it

#Breakpoints

The breakpoints we tested in 2021, and the ones to test in 2022” An interesting overview of “popular” breakpoints for responsive webdesign based on frameworks, devices, user usage. I tend to have primary breakpoints for layout (generic ones) then secondary component specific ones “when the content breaks”

#JobMarket

A litter to all the bosses I’ve begged for a job“: I’ve sent hundreds of applications, competing with thousands for yet another ‘bullshit job’. And like many in the US, I’ve had enough” by Issy Manley. Sad but true reality depicted in a nice illustration

#Science

In case you were wondering where those strange COVID cures came from: The Attack of Zombie Science, they look like scientific papers. But they’re distorting and killing science.

Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas

#History

Wikitrivia: a fun game where you place cards on a timeline in the correct order

#Mini Game

How the maps are drawn can make a big difference in which party winds up on top.” a game of mini golf to see how politicians tilt elections using maps (in the US)

Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy

#UXResearch

UX Research Resources, Crowdsourced by the @JoinLearners Community Sparkling heart

#Video

Twoseven: an online tool to watch videos remotely with your friends together

#Responsive

Responsive Viewer is a Chrome extension that shows multiple screens at the same time to help you test responsive web design

#CLI

Haaa this is lovely, tools to make the command line glamorous, yes please!

#JS

Two.js A two-dimensional drawing api geared towards modern web browsers. It is renderer agnostic enabling the same api to draw in multiple contexts: svg, canvas, and webgl.

#Markdown

Here is a simple and elegant markdown editor that comes with different themes to let you focus on your writing

#3D

A library of 3D shapes in transparent PNGs you can use for your projects. I like the little 3D hands

Videos and Tutorials

#CSS

CSS Cascade Layers: An overview of the new @layer and layer() CSS primitives by @Una

#InformationArchitecture

Seven Sensemaker Questions by Abby Covert, the talk I needed to listen to but didn’t know. Gosh point 3, how much of the mess is even my mess to make sense of? Yes, those questions need to be asked

#Psychology

BrainHere’s why TARGET is worth $105B, using a lot of different strategies to make people buy more.

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