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  1. 07 Jan, 2019

    Stepping away from Sass

    In this great post, Cathy Dutton explains how she removed Sass from her codebase. Why? She explains how she used to use Sass for layout, variables, and typography, but now native CSS features take care of that for her. I’ll […]

  2. 07 Jan, 2019

    Making Future Interfaces: Algorithmic Layouts

    Well, shit, this was entertaining! Here’s Heydon Pickering with a video explaining how flexbox and CSS Grid can help us make more responsive layouts with less work. While there are a lot of resources out there for learning things like […]

  3. 03 Jan, 2019

    Design Systems Workshop

    I’m super excited to head to Austin, Texas to give a workshop all about creating and maintaining design systems. I’m likely not doing a lot of design systems workshops this year, so don’t miss your chance! You can get tickets […]

  4. 01 Jan, 2019

    The ‘Future Book’ Is Here, but It’s Not What We Expected

    I’ve long been interested in how technology democratizes creation, and I’ve had success creating and self-publishing a book. So this article by Craig Mod rang a lot of bells for me. We were looking for the Future Book in the […]

  5. 06 Dec, 2018

    The State of Web Browsers – Late 2018 edition

    This is a brutally honest, true article about the state of web browsers. It’s unfortunate the author unnecessarily said “went full retard” (a movie reference) because the rest of the post is dead on. The stuff about Firefox rang especially […]

  6. 02 Dec, 2018

    DevTools for Designers

    You know what makes me really freaking excited? All of this stuff. Get designers playing with the real thing. Take the mystery away. Get people updating and nudging in the browser. Screenshot changes, and have the “real” devs implement it. […]

  7. 02 Dec, 2018

    Who Do Designers Really Work For

    we came up with a little thing we tell all our clients before they agree to work with us: “You may be hiring us, and that may be your name on the check, but we do not work for you. […]

  8. 18 Nov, 2018

    bRuCk

    Bruck is a lo-fi prototyping system made with web components. Quickly create and comment on interface layouts. The output is screen reader accessible, and responsive without you having to author breakpoints. Interesting. I haven’t played around with web components enough, so […]

  9. 18 Nov, 2018

    CSS and Network Performance

    This post by Harry does a great job of talking about the performance implications of CSS, and he shares a load of tips for avoiding big performance hits due to CSS. CSS is critical to rendering a page—a browser will […]

  10. 11 Nov, 2018

    Creating atomic components in Figma

    It’s great to see that design tools like Figma and Sketch have improved so designers can practice atomic design within them.

  11. 01 Nov, 2018

    Yes, your startup is ready for a design system

    Rather than starting out by building out buttons and components (a mistake we made early on), focus instead on building flows and working backward from there. It took hundreds of sketches, brainstorming sessions across teams, wireframes, and mockups to arrive at […]

  12. 01 Nov, 2018

    America’s Iron Giants – The World’s Most Powerful Metalworkers

    As a Pittsburgher, I’m naturally interested in giant machines and molten steel. Maybe that’s why I found this video fascinating.

  13. 01 Nov, 2018

    Just Write

    Fantastic advice from Sara. If you don’t have a blog already, make one. Write. Publish. Share. You’ll never know how many doors one small article might open up for you. I 100% agree. And I’ve certainly been in Sara’s position […]

  14. 01 Nov, 2018

    Design ops for design systems

    I meant to post this ages ago, but I really like Jeremy’s take on the overlap between design ops and design systems.

  15. 23 Oct, 2018

    How to Think Like a Front-End Developer with Brad Frost

    I had a fantastic time talking about what it means to be a “front-end developer” in this day in age on the always-fantastic Shop Talk Show. We talked about a role I tend to call “frontend design“, which we discuss […]

  16. 23 Oct, 2018

    Chill Out and Listen with Brad Frost

    I had a great time talking with Chantastic on the React Podcast. Chantastic asks him about his recent experience learning React and the difficulty he found entering the realm of React. They talk about team communication, developing portable solutions, organizational therapy […]

  17. 22 Oct, 2018

    I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why.

    The accessibility team lead of WordPress has resigned. In her post, Rian Rietveld explains some of the problems the accessibility team encountered as they tried to make the Gutenberg editor experience more accessible. It sounds like there were a lot of […]

  18. 17 Oct, 2018

    LOW←TECH MAGAZINE

    This is a solar-powered website, which means it sometimes goes offline So cool. LOW←TECH MAGAZINE

  19. 16 Oct, 2018

    Only One Deliverable Matters

    The original spirit of wireframes, journey maps, comps, and the like was for exploration and to communicate ideas efficiently. They began as devices for conversation and experimentation, and in that loose context they remain as useful as ever. Over time, […]

  20. 16 Oct, 2018

    MODALZ MODALZ MODALZ

    MODALZ MODALZ MODALZ by Adrian Egger is fantastic in both its message and design.