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 pokemon analogy to explain annoying UI patterns, the concept of disability dongle, fun animation demos, CSS tutorials, design automation tools, chrome devtools to inspect CSS grids and emulation visual disabilities, mental models, the inclusive Design 24 videos, user task analysis, CSS clamp() responsive typography, beautiful variable fonts, online privacy tracking tool, usability of opening links in new tabs, etc.
“Opening Links in New Browser Windows and Tabs” by @NNgroup Short answer: always open links in the same browser tab or window (especially on mobile) and do some heavy user research to discover if that would actually benefits users.
I’ve been using a Task Analysis method on current project and it helped us a lot understand user user tasks and goals, so I’m super glad to see @NNgroup published a comprehensive article about this method.
A community response to a #DisabilityDongle. A Disability Dongle is a well intended elegant, yet useless solution to a problem we never knew we had. Disability Dongles are most often conceived of and created in design schools and at IDEO.
“The 5 main anti-trends in design” things like illutrations, unsplash photos, rounded corner, neumorphism and transparency might look cool, until everyone follows the same trend and they are not anymore. Don’t blindly follow the latest UI trend ^^
“When we design for the digital world, the laws of physics are no longer a constraint technically, but are still a constraint mentally for our users”, UX for Lizard Brains a great talk on mental models and designing for the Lizard Brains by Sophia V Prater.
Thedesignmagic.com: this is a gold mind if you are trying to automate some parts of your design process in different areas: user search, inspiration, UI design, review, presentation, code and testing.
Blacklight: “Enter the address of any website, and Blacklight will scan it and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data. You may be surprised at what you learn. “