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 paper prototyping resources, information architecture and priority, CSS animations and transition demo, signage typography, responsive beyond media queries, accessibility standards, measuring scales and colors, a fun game, the CSS 100vh iOS bug, a cute rounded font, intrinsic value of a product, the 8pt grid, information architecture and tomatoes, colors and dataviz, winamp skins for nostalgic people etc.
“Don’t draw the UI, draw the priority“. Many people want to jump straight into pixels and drawings, but this is so true, most of my designs start with a list of the content and content prioritization, simple, yet powerful.
Behold, the winamp skin museum!! Sometimes I do miss those all over the top designs to be honest, I feel like the only place where you still get those are in video games
Ha I missed toggl’s redesign. I really like the new logo and the “ice cream” colors work well (except for the accessibility contrast issues when used as text/background). Also the font used for titles (GT Haptik) is JUST delicious, I love the R and 0!!
“The Intrinsic Value of a Product” explained with donuts by @lauraklein and @katerutter. I loved this episode, but I hope you had breakfast before listening to this, because I am hungry now!!
“Get Paid” when to ask to get paid or not, the answer isn’t “demand cash all the damn time” like you’d think it ought to be. It depends on a lot of criteria, still stop trying to pick people’s brain for free if you make money out of this! If you ask someone for their expert opinion on a specific topic related to your product: this is consulting, and they should get compensated for that. If you ask someone to come to talk to your company in front of your employees to teach them something: this is teaching, it should get compensated. The internet is free of generic advice, but if you come to someone with a specific problem and ask them to solve it, compensate them 🙂