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.
As a rule of thumbs, I think you can consider any UX resource or article that uses the “Miller Magical Number Seven” to tell you to have less than 7 items in navigation as outdated at best, poorly documented at worse. Here’s a NNgroup video on that
“To Learn a New UX Skill, Read an Old Book” really good advice from @jessicaivins, + a list of books to add to my library (my only issue with older books is that some don’t exist as ebooks or ebook layout is bad, but that’s a me problem ^^)
“UI Copy: Sign In vs Log In” interesting arguments on not using “sign up” but “create account” and “log in” instead of “sign in”. As usually, I would still test this with your own target audience though to make sure it works for them
“What happened when I stopped using Emojis” by @This2ShallGrow, really interesting articles on how emojis are made, how they convey meaning and we need to be careful about it, limits and how to make the best out of them
Media Queries in Times of @container by @mxbck, aka “can we do responsive web design only using container queries”. TLDNR you could but there’s still a lot of @media that can help with layout, toekns, user preferences for example for the big picture
Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy
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