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  1. 19 Mar, 2017

    Zeroing the desk

    I absolutely love this from the brilliant Brendan Dawes: After a recording session on one of those large mixing desks, after you’ve twiddled countless knobs and push around many faders you do something called zeroing the desk. This is were […]

  2. 19 Mar, 2017

    Icons for Change

    These are simple and beautiful.

  3. 19 Mar, 2017

    Paul McCartney Offers a Short Tutorial on How to Play the Bass Guitar

    I absolutely love this clip of Paul McCartney showing how to play the bass part for Ever Present Past. He’s just so casual explaining it all (speaking of casual, it’s weird to see him dressed in a t-shirt). Here’s the things I […]

  4. 19 Mar, 2017

    No Share Buttons on Mobile Sites (Except This One Weird Case)

    Josh wrote about social buttons, and I agree. I always had a hunch that social buttons weren’t super effective, and when asked for my opinion, I’d say that I thought they’re crufty, probably don’t get interacted with all that much, and don’t […]

  5. 19 Mar, 2017

    Surviving the New MacBook Pro

    I got the new MacBook Pro (13″, fully maxed-out version) several months ago. My older MacBook Pro was (and is!) in good working order, but when I hired my brother last year he ended up using my ancient MacBook Air. Every […]

  6. 15 Mar, 2017

    Messaging Hell

    This graphic from xkcd is brilliant (as is always the case). “Every mobile app attempts to expand until it includes chat.” Luke Wroblewski Luke wrote that in 2013 and it certainly continues to ring true today. The explosion of applications […]

  7. 14 Mar, 2017

    Terminal Training

    “Command line for non-techies.” Yes please. Remy Sharp just released a series for learning the command line. As someone who’s limped through terminal commands for most of my career, this looks like a fantastic opportunity to level up and get […]

  8. 13 Mar, 2017

    Abstract: The Art of Design

    PSA: this series on Netflix is really good. Each episode highlights a designer in a particular field (illustration, architecture, set design, etc). The subject talks about their work, their process, and their journey, and the whole thing is incredibly well produced. I […]

  9. 10 Mar, 2017

    Time to Learn Grid

    Dust of Firefox. Fire up Rachel Andrew‘s grid demo to see this: Install browser update. Reload to see this: Neat! Well, guess it’s time to really learn grid. I’ve been in so many of Rachel Andrew’s and Jen Simmon‘s conference talks, […]

  10. 10 Mar, 2017

    On Container Queries

    It’s always great to hear Ethan’s super smart thoughts, and his thoughts on container queries are of course on point. I’ve been rounding up resources on element/container queries on This Is Responsive for years now, and hope that words from prominent […]

  11. 28 Feb, 2017


    A fantastic and comprehensive roundup of logos from around the world. It looks like lot of work went into this!

  12. 27 Feb, 2017

    The Breakout Email Management System

    Wes Bos wrote a great post about how he deals with email. I especially I love his advice about getting to the source of why you’re getting so many emails. If you get the same email more than three times, […]

  13. 22 Feb, 2017

    WH Español

    On January 20th, 2017, the accessibility and Spanish translations of the White House website were removed. This goes against the open and inclusive nature of the web. Thankfully, there are grassroots efforts in place to translate the White House site into […]

  14. 13 Feb, 2017

    Raise That Flag

    Look at the flag of the United States of America: What comes to mind? Maybe words like “freedom”, “liberty”, and “pride” pop into your head. But I’m guessing for a lot of people, concepts like militarism, conservatism, and ‘murica also spring to […]

  15. 08 Feb, 2017

    Learning the Web Using Atomic Design

    Ian wrote up some thoughts about how he came into the web industry. By way of being my brother, he had the concepts of modularity and atomic design beaten into him from Day 1 on the job. Perhaps he has […]

  16. 07 Feb, 2017

    Donors Choose

    I was not aware of this site, but it’s been floating around in light of the recent awful news that Betsy DeVos made it in as Secretary of Education. Here’s what Donors Choose is about: We make it easy for anyone […]

  17. 07 Feb, 2017

    Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

    Here’s a nice roundup of a bunch of ways to get more involved in politics and activism.

  18. 29 Jan, 2017

    Talkin’ Atomic Design on the Non-Breaking Space Podcast

    I had a great time chatting with my pal Christopher Schmitt about atomic design principles, my book, and a bunch of other stuff. Give it a listen!

  19. 27 Jan, 2017

    The Web’s Responsibility In The Trump Era

    Every day we, the people who help make the web, benefit from the free flow of information and from the open, collaborative spirit of the community. We know what amazing things can be accomplished when people (from all nations, religions, races, sexual […]

  20. 24 Jan, 2017

    Don’t Shit Where You Eat

    There’s a reason why offices don’t have gigantic screens blasting 24-hour cable news all day. No one would get anything done, fist fights would break out, and there’d be an uptick in the number of heart attacks happening around the office. For a whole […]