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: a font with greater legibility, 10 layouts in 1 line of CSS, native CSS masonry, nice fonts for coding, interesting dataviz about colorism in high fashion, SVG foldable objects templates, why the HTML/CSS/JS separation is good, a talk on black and white design, accessibility and aria explained in a short video, CSS clip-path editor, design strategy, beautiful illustrations, what’s missing from CSS, a LGBTQ inclusive survey, a design challenge, some cool music, etc.
#Now – what I’m up to
Yeah, I am back from 3 weeks of holidays. If you sent me a message and I haven’t replied yet, sorry about that but I am slowly getting there so please be patient.
“On average, UX changes have a smaller impact on quantitative metrics. This trend means that UX has substantially advanced since 2006.” interesting findings by NNgroup. This is good news, it means we are doing a better job from the start than 10y ago. My take on that: 10 years ago a lot of websites were built with no designer. So when a designer was brought in (or redesign), did some usability review and interviews, they found a lot of things to fix. The UX design and research maturity grew, designers were brought in earlier.So product were built with more consideration for design and user experience from the start. But this is true mostly for B2C. Come to B2B and internal products and you’ll see a whole bunch of products with many usability and UX issues, there’s a lot that can be fixed there.
“Amazon is killing my sex life“: The tech boom in Seattle is bringing in droves of successful, straight single guys. And as any woman will tell you: You don’t want to date any of them. This was written in 2014 but apparently is still true today. I never noticed but the comparison with finance just blew my mind. It resonates a lot with other articles explaining why there are so few women in the tech industry in the US and West Europe while the first people who were actually using computers were women. It has something to do with computers becoming mainstream, being advertised to little boys but also to the fact that there’s more money to be made in the IT sector so men pushed women out of yet another lucrative sector.
“Be Our Guest!” A lot of advice of what to do if you get asked for an appearance in medias (radio, podcast, newspaper, tv, etc)
In case you missed it, I just wanted to remind you that Una Kravets gave this amazing talk with demos about “Ten modern layouts in one line of CSS“. I also like how she called the “header + main + footer” the “Pancake Stack”, accurate and yummy!
Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy
Mozilla’s *Privacy Not Included buyer’s guide is a guide to help you understand the potential privacy issues of the connected products you might want to buy, by asking the question “what could happen if something goes wrong” with that technology
“What’s missing from CSS?” more than 2000 people replied to that question and here are the raw answers. Honestly a lot of answers scare me so I am not sure if this is a lack of CSS knowledge or simply trolling