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  1. 31 Mar, 2023

    2023 State of Design Systems and Where We Take Them Next – Ian Frost Weather

    Here’s my brother sharing how he’s seen the design system landscape since he’s started working on them. There’s a lot of good stuff here, but I especially like this part: The success of a system depends more on the people […]

  2. 31 Mar, 2023

    Igalia Chats: Web Components with Brad Frost

    I had a great time talking with Brian and Eric about web components, design systems, and trends in web development.

  3. 30 Mar, 2023

    Retroactive Journaling

    I wish I was better at journaling. I love it and love having documentation of the things I’ve done, feelings I’ve felt, experiences I’ve had, etc. I just haven’t built the habit yet. I’d like to change that. While I […]

  4. 23 Mar, 2023

    Leading Successful Product Teams

    Some really great things in here. I found myself nodding right along.

  5. 22 Mar, 2023

    Brad Frost – Music, Web Development, & Artificial Intelligence – American Blues Scene

    I had an unique opportunity to be interviewed about my interest in both music and web design. I covered a lot of ground! The interview is pretty raw (meaning not super edited), but it’s interesting (to me anyways). Check it […]

  6. 21 Mar, 2023

    The End of Front-End Development

    Despite its hyperbolic title, The End of Front-End Development is a well-considered piece by Josh Comeau. I share many of the sentiments expressed here, though how things will actually shake out is anyone’s guess. In my view, this is one […]

  7. 21 Mar, 2023

    Just do it.

    I’ve spent the last two years thinking about doing these two projects, and the actual effort to bring them into existence only took two weekends. I arrived at an important insight: if you find yourself frequently revisiting an idea you […]

  8. 16 Mar, 2023

    Some thoughts on AI’s impact on digital design and development

    I drive my kiddo to school in the morning, and my 12-minute return trip home is a fruitful time to think and prepare for my day. I had the realization that my little drive home is a nice window of […]

  9. 14 Mar, 2023

    I am an artist.

    Once upon a time, I had the word “artist” in my bio. Somewhere along the line, I removed it. Maybe it was because I was preoccupied with what I do for money. Maybe it was because I’m not a professional […]

  10. 13 Mar, 2023

    Redefining Developer Experience

    developer experience needs to pivot from a concept centered on feeling fast and living on the bleeding edge to one based on the enabling of developers to deliver reliable and first rate end user experiences — for as many users […]

  11. 12 Mar, 2023

    Why You Should Stop Reading News

    While there’s nothing particularly revolutionary here, Why You Should Stop Reading News shares an important message that needs to be repeated often.

  12. 11 Mar, 2023

    Neurodiversity Design System

    Neurodiversity Design System articulates some good design best practices to make information accessible to more people. Like most things accessibility related, these are design considerations that make an experience better for everybody, not just those with disabilities.

  13. 11 Mar, 2023

    Metafoundry 75: Resilience, Abundance, Decentralization

    Mitigating climate change is often framed as requiring money, effort, and sacrifice to keep something bad from happening, usually to other people. But we finally have the tools we need to create something new and better—to transform our technological and […]

  14. 08 Mar, 2023

    Some tools to help me focus

    I’m terrible at focusing. I flit around from task to task like a goddamn hummingbird, never stopping too long on one thing to make too much progress. Flow state? More like “no state”, amirite? I’ve got many legitimate things contributing […]

  15. 05 Mar, 2023

    Clever Code Considered Harmful

    Clever Code Considered Harmful is a great read. When it comes to day-to-day production code, here’s the barometer I like to use: will a junior developer, someone at the very start of their career, struggle to understand this code? In […]

  16. 02 Mar, 2023

    The design system mindset

    There’s so much truth to this tweet by Masato: At face value, design system jobs look quite similar to other design/development jobs; designers use design tools to design stuff and developers use front-end code to build stuff. Design systems work […]

  17. 28 Feb, 2023

    Bullet points about mental health

    The mental health and vision analogy Stigma The mind/body connection Support Therapy Meditation and mindfulness Medication Psychedelics The big picture Resources Note: I am not a mental health professional, so take all of this with a grain of salt. Please […]

  18. 27 Feb, 2023

    Scribble Diffusion

    Scribble Diffusion is wild. Out of curiosity, I asked it to design a webpage: Wild.

  19. 23 Feb, 2023

    Amateur – Lasse Gjertsen

    For whatever reason, this video just crashed into my memory like a meteorite. I remember likely landing on this video via Stumble Upon (!!!), and I remember showing it to everyone. It was incredibly influential for me as it combined […]

  20. 21 Feb, 2023

    Design systems in the time of AI

    It’s been absolutely wild to witness the rise of the new crop of AI tools. This moment feels equally exciting and terrifying, but given humans’ track record of driving promising technologies off the rails, I’m erring on the side of […]