Pixels of the Week – March 31, 2019
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
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
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.
Is Your Product Designed to Be Calm? A scorecard for creating human-centered, anxiety-free solutions, an interesting point system to build better interfaces
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.
“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 🙂
Better Link Labels: 4Ss for Encouraging Clicks: Specific, Sincere, Substantial, Succinct
10 HTML Elements You Didn’t Know You Needed – back to the basics 🙂
- Stuffing the Front End, an interesting read on bringing the business logic to the front-end, progressive enhancement performance and mobile experience
- “How we built the fastest conference website in the world” great tips, also, the “hosting the content in a googledoc” impressed me I didn’t know you could do that 😮
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.
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
Useful tools and plugins that will make your life easy
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)
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.
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