Pixels of the Week – October 6, 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, HTML, CSS, the web industry, process inspiration and more…

This week’s selection: some design principles posters, design ethics, UX research for startups, CSS mistakes, work/life balance resources, some goose JS for your site to honk at your visitors, performance & animations, amazon’s column A/B testing, Figma plugins, variable fonts & Google API, Sketch’s smart layouts, product design tips, AI generated faces for your projects, etc.

#Now – what I’m up to

I was on holiday last week so I had time to finish a book. I decided to share a list of 4 Non Design/Tech Books That Help My Career (about team management, getting better (or starting) public speaking, surviving and staying creative in a corporate company and holding up as a women in tech). Also, I bought Lego pens.

For the French speaking audience, we (Laurence and I) finished the “cognitive bias” cards  we are preparing for ou workshop at ParisWeb next week.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Inspiration #Design

The Gov.uk site posted some new Design Principles posters and they look gorgeous

Interesting article

#Design  #UX

#FrontEnd

#APIs #Sharing

UX Considerations for Web Sharing” ,meet the The Web Share API

#Manager #Lead

Avoiding the new-manager syndrome in design” some interesting tips

#Typography #VariableFonts

Variable fonts & the new Google Fonts API” 10 fonts to start playing with variable fonts but I guess the catalog will grow bigger. I’m quite excited about that because we’ll be able to have a lot of fun in the browser

Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas

#Animals

Every Pixels is one animal. The more pixelated the image, the closer it is to extinction.

#Comics #Artists

I follow a lot of artists on Instagram so I decided to share some of them with you.
Meet Heybobguy, the comic with Hannah and Morty the reapers is the cutest.

#Maps

The Beautiful Hidden Logic of Cities –Worldwide if you like maps and dataviz, this is beautiful

#Science

Reaction of gasses to mini tesla coil.

Release Notes

#Sketch

Smart Layout in Sketch to get button to resize based on the text and content, yes yes yes!!!!!

#designsytems #documentation

This looks like an amazing way to document systems: Storybook 5.2

Tutorials

#CSS

#Sketch

Dark Mode — Working with Color Systems” haa everyone is obsessed with dark theme all of a sudden, cool article to help you create one for your UI in Sketch

Useful tools and plugins that will make your life easy

#Worklife balance

Work Responsibly” books, articles, apps and other ressources to help you get a healthier and balanced approach to work.
I like the videos ^^

#Goose #JS

Honkify.js a script inspired by Untitled Goose Game. When activated, all links on the site will stop working, instead triggering a “honk!” sound effect. DON’T USE IT but still it’s fun

#Emails

Alter.Email, a tool to transform your HTML emails (CSS clean up and other optimisations)

#Figma #Plugins

Thanks to Figma Plugins, Automated Work Spares More Time For Design
This is actually one of my main use of plugins in Sketch, cleaning up, bulk renaming and making my workflow faster so I’m waiting for a few more plugins to maybe switch to Figma 🙂

#ProductDesign

Productdesign.tips — a curated collection of product design articles, lessons, tools, videos, podcasts, courses and other resources that get sent everyday in your slack channel

#AI #Photos

100,000 AI-Generated Faces you can use for your mockups. I’m not sure if I find this awesome or creepy because those are really realistic

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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