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  1. 10 Apr, 2024

    The Component Gallery

    There have been tons of design system roundup sites over the years, but The Component Gallery  by Iain Bean is particularly well designed and fun.

  2. 10 Apr, 2024

    The Value of Design Tokens in Modern Web Development | Southleft, LLC

    Here’s my pal and frequent collaborator TJ Pitre with The Value of Design Tokens in Modern Web Development. TJ’s post is a good overview of design tokens and the various aspects of working with them in a web development workflow.

  3. 02 Apr, 2024

    Brad Frost on Adaptable Design Systems | Design Systems Podcast

    I had a great chat with Chris Strahl on the Design Systems Podcast, and we covered a lot of ground! We sit down with Brad Frost, a leading voice in design systems. Together, we explore the critical intersection between adaptable […]

  4. 01 Apr, 2024

    Front-end development’s identity crisis – Elly Loel

    I’m not a “[full-stack] developer”, regardless of what my last job title says. I’m not even a front-end developer, thanks to the JavaScript–industrial complex. I’m a front-of-the-front-end developer, but that’s too long. So, I’m a web designer. And I also […]

  5. 22 Mar, 2024

    Deep Dive with Brad Frost — The new frontier of design systems

    If you’ve dabbled in design systems then you’re no doubt familiar with Brad Frost and atomic design. He’s laid the foundation for design systems teams around the world. So in this discussion we talk about the types of challenges he […]

  6. 22 Mar, 2024

    Adactio: Journal—What the world needs

    Here are some beautiful words from Jeremy. So write! Share! Publish! But you know what? Screw what the world needs. If we’re going to be hardnosed about this, then the world doesn’t need any more books. The world doesn’t need […]

  7. 19 Mar, 2024

    Design Systems WTF #12: A Global Design System

    Luke and Michelle dive into the pros and cons of the idea of a global design system.

  8. 15 Mar, 2024

    Are We Watching The Internet Die?

    As we speak, the battle that platforms are fighting is against generative spam, a cartoonish and obvious threat of outright nonsense, meaningless chum that can and should (and likely will) be stopped. In the process, they’re failing to see that […]

  9. 15 Mar, 2024

    Design Systems: From Atomic Design to a Global Solution

    I was recently a guest on the CodingCatDev podcast, where we covered a lot of ground around design systems, including the design system ecosystem, the idea of a Global Design System, and many of the challenges teams face when creating […]

  10. 04 Mar, 2024

    Evolving design systems | A free Webflow resource

    As organizations race to deliver best-in-class digital experiences to their customers, the ability to innovate has become essential. Building a strong foundation is no longer the end-all-be-all to success; it’s also the ability to reimagine what’s possible tomorrow that truly […]

  11. 04 Mar, 2024

    Better Apps: Delivering Universal UI Patterns as Web Components – Microsoft Research

    Why do we see so little reuse of web UI across organizations? Web projects freely use countless open libraries from npm and elsewhere, but it’s rare to find high-quality web UI code which is flexible and reliable enough for immediate […]

  12. 03 Mar, 2024

    What is Utility-First CSS?: HeydonWorks

    What’s this? Some Heydon Pickering commentary on utility-first CSS? Allow me to fetch my popcorn.

  13. 13 Feb, 2024

    Periodical 15 – Christopher Butler ☼

    And then she asked an interesting question: Is it art if it wasn’t your idea? I was glad to answer “yes,” and explain to her why — that all art is a copy of something — though I wish I’d had the presence of […]

  14. 13 Feb, 2024

    Can Apple Win Back Music | Vulf Opinion

    I love me some Vulfpeck. Especially the music. But also the aesthetic and really the whole package. This piece of commentary is great for a number of reasons, including his sensible proposed change in business model around music. But the […]

  15. 08 Feb, 2024

    Thoughts on a Global Design System – Chris Coyier

    Here’s Chris with some excellent thoughts on the idea of a Global Design System. Between this post and our ShopTalk Show conversation, there’s some great stuff to respond to! Chris spells out a lot of tough questions and challenges around […]

  16. 08 Feb, 2024

    Are Design Systems a zero-interest rate phenomenon? | daverupert.com

    I love this entire post from Dave, which matches my experience helping scores of organizations navigate their design system efforts. Design systems are a hard sell on their own, as Dave explains: There’s no particular “hair on fire” problem that […]

  17. 06 Feb, 2024

    601: Brad Frost on A Global Design System + Frostapalooza – ShopTalk

    Hooo boy, this is great! I had a fantastic time on the ShopTalk Show talking about the need for a Global Design System. It was a great conversation with two people that I feel fundamentally get it; so it was […]

  18. 01 Feb, 2024

    The Gulf Between Design and Engineering / Design Systems International

    The most crucial mistake in the collaboration between designers and engineers happens when we conflate this division of tools with a need for a strong division of labor. Treating design and engineering as two completely separate processes leads to an […]

  19. 01 Feb, 2024

    What’s inside this crater in Madagascar?

    I found this to be incredibly captivating.

  20. 06 Jan, 2024

    Retired country maths teacher Robert Martiensen created thousands of artworks in secret – ABC News

    This is freaking wild: Retired country maths teacher Robert Martiensen created thousands of artworks in secret. Dude created over 7,000 works of art without telling anybody. That blows my mind.

  21. 06 Jan, 2024

    It’s 2023, here is why your web design sucks.

    I don’t know how else to answer this, besides: the gendering of design as women’s work is why people don’t use the title “web designer” anymore. It’s been belittled and othered away. It’s why we’ve split that web design role […]

  22. 06 Jan, 2024

    The World’s Writing Systems

    This web site presents one reference glyph and basic information for each of the world’s writing systems. Source: The World’s Writing Systems

  23. 06 Jan, 2024

    17 Life-Learnings from 17 Years of The Marginalian – The Marginalian

    There is so much beautiful wisdom in this: 17 Life-Learnings from 17 Years of The Marginalian. I’ve been following Maria Popova for years, and have always love the way she’s used hyperlinks to weave through lines across many voices, perspectives, […]

  24. 05 Jan, 2024

    Amazon’s plastic packaging waste grew 18% in 2021, report says | Grist

    If all the company’s plastic from 2021 were converted into plastic air pillows — the inflated pouches inserted in some Amazon packages to reduce shifting during transit — and laid side by side, Miller said it would circle the globe more […]

  25. 28 Dec, 2023

    Footer — The only footer gallery on earth.

    Footer — The only footer gallery on earth. This gives me all the web design gallery nostalgic feels.

  26. 16 Nov, 2023

    Tina Weymouth’s Moog Rogue with Stop Making Sense Presets

    This is so cool; I found this image on Facebook that shows the Moog Rogue Tina Weymouth used on Talking Heads’ incredible Stop Making Sense concert film. It’s fascinating to see the song presets laid out using tape and shapes […]

  27. 23 Oct, 2023

    Ship Faster by Building Design Systems Slower | Big Medium

    Here’s my partner Josh Clark with an absolute barn-burner of an article: Ship Faster by Building Design Systems Slower. In our work at Big Medium, we’ve guided dozens of design system teams who have felt the stress of being perceived as […]

  28. 06 Oct, 2023

    From Template to Atoms.

    I’m definitely not trying to single this particular article, but it’s a common misconception about atomic design that’s persisted over the years: Starting Point: The initial stage of Atomic design begins with the smallest design elements, such as buttons, labels, […]

  29. 18 Sep, 2023

    How To Make A Strong Case For Accessibility – Smart Interface Design Patterns

    Getting support for accessibility efforts isn’t easy. There are many accessibility myths, wrong assumptions and expectations that make accessibility look like a complex, expensive and time-consuming project. Let’s fix that! Below are some practical techniques that has been working well […]

  30. 15 Sep, 2023

    Design Systems with Brad Frost – The State of the Web – Google Chrome Developers

    YouTube’s recommendation algorithm led me to this interview I did about design systems with Google Chrome Developers: While it was published in Feb 2020 (😱), I think it still holds up pretty dang well!