Every week I share a list of curated articles, resources and tools about UX, UI and mobile design, HTML, CSS, the web industry, process inspiration and more…
This week’s selection: form elements, remote UX strategies, remote workshops, teaching tech, CSS viewport units, psychology and behaviour change, the problem with snackbars, accessibility resources, usability test template, design system resources, online video conference tools, books to read, the ROI of design, accessible SVG, and some fun illustrations for your inspiration.
#Now – what I’m up to
Well, like many people working in the web industry I’m one of the lucky people who can work from home. Strangely enough I’ve never been so social, but remotely. We organize zoom afternoons with friends, I attend a few webinars. I also watch Ugly Delicious on Netflix. It’s a nice mix between food and culture, would 100% recommend. It’s a strange period people, please stay safe!
For once, I will put one of my twitter thread as “you should not miss”, it’s about checkboxes and radio buttons. Because I’m tired of seeing UX newsletters sharing those kind of articles. You will see an article named “Why Radio Buttons and Checkboxes Can’t Co-Exist” on a self proclaimed “UX” (nope) blog. This article is again full of advice you should NOT follow. This is again based on the author’s really personal opinion with zero data behind it
“CSS Viewport Units” I like the flexibility it brings to responsive design. Still, as a designer, I’m careful with elements automagically changing size based on viewport, I prefer to have more “control” sometimes, so I use this sparingly
Great podcast: The ROI of Design “design isn’t an investment, design is a core business function. What is the ROI of the legal department? I don’t know, maybe, you don’t get sued?”
Useful tools and plugins that will make your life easy
Scaleway – If you need a tool to quickly setup a virtual conference with audio, video and screensharing for your students, your friends, family, coworkers, zero login required, private rooms, here you go (in French but it’s not complex to understand)
10 royalty-free illustration libraries – for your MVP product page or application or if you have no budget for illustration, feel free to use it for commercial use also. Thanks for sharing dear illustrators.
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