Pixels of the Week – March 31, 2019

Stéphanie Walter

Senior UX Designer - Mobile Expert

Senior UX Designer. Mobile Expert. Public speaker. Blog writer. Google Dev Expert Product Design (GDE)

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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.

#SEO #SXO

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

#CSS

All you need to know about hyphenation in CSS.

#HTML

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

#Game

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)

#Game

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

News in the industry

#PWAs

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)

#StockPhotos

The best list of free stock photo images for commercial use

#Google

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.

#CSS

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

Are you looking for a UX or UI designer, for a site or mobile application? Do you want me to give a talk at your conference, or simply want to know more about me? You can take a look at my portfolio and contact me.

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