Pixels of the Week – March 31, 2019

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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: silly job titles, a game to understand pathfinder tools, a chat pop-up blocker,  better links labels, mobile UX ruined,  UI design checklist, CSS hyphenation, news on iOS 12.2 PWAs, principles for a more ethical design, unknown HTML elements, Front-End and performance, the parallel between UX and boardgames, list of products and services killed by Google, clean CSS and a section block plugin for Gutenberg.

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I published something

#UX #Method

For those of you speaking French I publish  « Le diagramme café : une méthode simple et efficace qui va réveiller votre UX ! » a short transcript of a talk at Flupa 2018 on a tool that helps build a matrice to better understand and prioritize user needs and expectations.


Also, Myriam Jessier published a nice list of SEO and SXO oriented links on my blog: Myriam’s SEO, SXO and everything in between Links – March 2019

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Design #Ethic

humanebydesign.com , an online ressource with principles (articles and podcasts) to help you design ethically humane products, and hoooo folks, we NEED such principles, a LOT.

Interesting article

#Product Design

Is Your Product Designed to Be Calm? A scorecard for creating human-centered, anxiety-free solutions, an interesting point system to build better interfaces

#Mobile #UX

10 Myths That Can Ruin Your Mobile UX. Tldnr: your mobile users are not always on the go, they use different devices, you need whitespace and information architecture, design and testing are important and sometimes those users are offline.

#UX #BoardGame

How playing board games made me a better product designer” Quite true and it works the other way around: we ended up creating a card game with some friends at a gamejam an applied a lot of UX design and design thinking methods 🙂

#Links #Usability

Better Link Labels: 4Ss for Encouraging Clicks: Specific, Sincere, Substantial, Succinct


All you need to know about hyphenation in CSS.


10 HTML Elements You Didn’t Know You Needed – back to the basics 🙂

#UI #Mobile

Tinder’s Swiping Was Inspired By Pigeons (video)

#FrontEnd #Performance

Inspiration, fun demos and Great ideas


The Boolean Game, a fun game to help you understand the pathfinder options in different design tools and how to merge, subtract, etc.

#Fun #Title

Pseudo Design Titles, a generator to help you find your next job title. I will be “Top Assassin of Indeterminate Creative Arts” thanks (this is in case you are wondering why I have this on my twitter / linkedin profile)


Wow, this is awesome: Alphaputt is an iOS game where typography meets crazy golf

News in the industry


What’s new on iOS 12.2 for Progressive Web Apps

Useful tools and plugins that will make your life easy

#Design #Checklist

We all love a good checklist, it helps us make sure we didn’t forget anything, so here are some UI design checklists (with a few usability tips as well)


The best list of free stock photo images for commercial use


Killed by Google, a list of products and services kill by Google. I don’t see the Physical Web on the list, does this means there’s still a chance? Also, I’m pretty sure we could do the same for Microsoft, RIP Sunrise and Skype.


DropCSS – A simple, thorough and fast unused-CSS cleaner

#WordPress #Gutenberg

A plugin that does one job and it does it perfectly: Section block for Gutenberg, if you need to create some containers in your WordPress editor 🙂

#Crappy UX #Chat #Tool

We create crappy web experience for our users, then smart people build extensions for make this web experience less crappy. Meet “Hello, Goodbye!” a Chat popup blocker