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  1. 04 Nov, 2019

    Location, Privilege and Performant Websites

    When we design and build our websites with the outliers in mind, whether it’s for performance or even user experience, we build an experience that can be easy for all to access and use — and that’s what the web is about, […]

  2. 04 Nov, 2019

    A Design System Governance Process

    You can have a comprehensive design system that contains a slew of well-structured components, thorough documentation, thoughtful guidelines, and a well-considered design language. But if a design system user can’t get done what they’re trying to get done, the whole […]

  3. 20 Oct, 2019

    A love letter to my website

    In contrast to our personal websites, we don’t own our social platforms. They own us. On top of eating our time, our emotions and our focus, they are demanding our privacy. Whether we realized it or not, we signed away […]

  4. 19 Oct, 2019

    SuperFriendly helped The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Build Three Sites With a Design System

    Here’s Dan’s great interview with our fantastic client Mamie Peers of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. We worked together to build them a new website and underlying design system to power their digital properties.

  5. 19 Oct, 2019

    Hello. We’re Sandwich.

    My buddy Andrew’s space agency Cosma Schema produced some phenomenal non-space branding and web work for Sandwich. Absolutely love the color-changing underlines on scroll.

  6. 19 Sep, 2019

    Initial thoughts on standardizing form controls

    Here’s Greg Whitworth with some good analysis and plan forward about how the platform can give more styling control to form controls. LONG OVERDUE. Source: Initial thoughts on standardizing form controls | Greg Whitworth

  7. 03 Sep, 2019

    A Year of Working Remotely

    This is a fantastic post breaking down the pros and cons of working remotely. If I had more time I’d love to go point by point through the post, but I’ll say I absolutely love working remotely. I may be […]

  8. 26 Aug, 2019

    Press This: Default category? | WordPress.org

    I’m also using the Press This bookmarklet and am looking to do the following: Create a default post format (“Link” post format) for posts coming from Press This Create a default category (i.e. “link”) for posts coming from Press This […]

  9. 23 Aug, 2019

    The ABCs of Design Systems – Curiosity by Design – Medium

    Some great thoughts in here. The ABCs of Design Systems – Curiosity by Design – Medium

  10. 22 Jul, 2019

    Design tools are holding us back

    This post by Tom Johnson gives a fantastic overview of the limitations of static design tools and design/dev handoff tools. The author breaks down the various ways static design tools are detached from the reality of how things truly play […]

  11. 20 Jul, 2019

    Choosing tools

    There was a fun tweet circulating around yesterday: You’re working on a frontend project. You can install max. 5 dependencies. Which ones do you pick? — Kitze (@thekitze) July 19, 2019 Naturally, everyone weighed in with their tools of choice, […]

  12. 20 Jul, 2019

    Living ecologically | Simon Collison

    I love this post by Simon. He’s rounded up a ton of great steps his family has taken to be more ecologically mindful. I’m not as far down the road as he is, but am striving to do better. There […]

  13. 20 Jul, 2019

    Yep, JavaScript Moves Fast. Build Your Component Library Anyway.

    This post touches on something really important: “What if we create a component library in React/Vue/Angular/whatever and a new component technology replaces it?” That’s not a question of if. It’s a question of when. I play out this scenario with […]

  14. 17 Jul, 2019

    Frontend Design, React, and a Bridge over the Great Divide

    Frontend designers create the HTML, CSS, and presentational JavaScript code that powers web products’ user interfaces. I see frontend design as helpful mortar that bridges the gap between design and development. Of course “frontend designer” may or may not be […]

  15. 10 Jul, 2019

    Extending Atomic Design

    Atomic design is now over 6 years old (which is nuts!). I’m thrilled that all these years later the methodology continues to help teams think of their user interfaces as a hierarchical, interconnected set of components that build real product […]

  16. 09 Jul, 2019

    Seeing the Pages For the Components | adjacent

    Fantastic post by Dan Rose about the importance of flow and cohesion for effective web design. In this component-driven world flow and cohesion often take a backseat to modularity. I was fortunate enough to watch Dan at Smashing Conf demonstrate […]

  17. 09 Jul, 2019

    Tracking Polaris – Shopify UX

    This is a great read about how the Shopify team designed and grew their design system over the last two years. Note the focus on culture building, communication, and curation. Great stuff! Read: Tracking Polaris – Shopify UX

  18. 02 Jul, 2019

    Your Undivided Attention Podcast

    Just devoured the Your Undivided Attention podcast by The Center for Humane Technology. Incredibly smart conversations about important topics in technology. Highly recommend checking it out.

  19. 02 Jul, 2019

    Why Did I Have Difficulty Learning React?

    I’m glad I’m not the only one. A longtime hero of mine in this field, Jonathan Snook, shares his struggles  learning React. He highlights a few reasons why he struggled to get his head around it: For me, I think […]

  20. 29 Jun, 2019

    Learning Synths

    Super fun little thing that teaches you the basic vocabulary of synthesizers (and sound in general). Learning Synths