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  1. 18 Sep, 2022

    Design Systems For Figma

    A collection of Design Systems for Figma from all over the globe 🌎 Extremely useful. I will no doubt be referring to Design Systems For Figma on the regular.

  2. 12 Sep, 2022

    The Arrogance of the Anthropocene

    The Arrogance of the Anthropocene really paints the picture of how insignificant human existence is on a geological scale. Despite the author painting a pretty wild picture of how much of a blip we all are, he makes it clear […]

  3. 12 Sep, 2022

    Component testing in Storybook with play functions

    Here’s my man Chantastic with a great video summarizing how to write interactive tests with Storybook. Unit testing has always been a bit of a rough spot in our workflow and seemed duplicative or off to the side of the […]

  4. 18 Jul, 2022

    Naming conventions for design systems

    Here’s some good food for thought for naming conventions for various aspects of design systems: Naming conventions for design systems

  5. 26 Jun, 2022

    Why most design systems implode

    Here’s a nice article by the folks at Storybook that deconstructs my interview with Michael Chan.  The gist of the article is: 🙅‍♂️ Not all engineers are made for design system work 🛠 Design system developers need custom tools 🐌 […]

  6. 15 Jun, 2022

    Lessons on creativity from Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

    This is a great read about the creative process behind my new favorite movie, Everything Everywhere All At Once. Similar to my breakdown of The Beatles’ Get Back documentary, this post analyzes the lessons learned from the creative process that wielded SUCH […]

  7. 23 May, 2022

    The “Dark Yellow Problem” in Design System Color Palettes

    A good overview of a common foe: wrestling mustard to achieve sufficient contrast when wielding yellow. Source: The “Dark Yellow Problem” in Design System Color Palettes | by Lodestar Design | Apr, 2022 | Medium

  8. 11 May, 2022

    Announcement: I’m Going to Miss You, But I Am Taking a Sabbatical

    This post really resonated with me, and hits at my feeling of needing an extended break to just kinda collect myself and get my feet back under me. My family has been through multiple rounds of crazy shit and it’s […]

  9. 11 May, 2022

    Henry Heffernan – Portfolio 2022

    Henry Heffernan’s portfolio website is fantastic. I’d love to see a rebirth of creative personal portfolio websites.

  10. 06 May, 2022

    Cars vs Giant Bulge and Other Outlandish Vehicular Simulations

    These are fantastic, and strangely reflective of my life right now. Source: Cars vs Giant Bulge and Other Outlandish Vehicular Simulations

  11. 19 Apr, 2022

    Daft Punk – Around The World (In The Classroom with Michel Gondry

    The music video for Around The World by Daft Punk is one of my all-time favorites, so I thoroughly enjoyed this video with (a very young!) Michel Gondry.

  12. 11 Apr, 2022

    I Think You Should Leave Resources

    In my opinion, I Think You Should Leave is one of the funniest things created in the last number of decades. As a fan of absurd and goofball comedy, it’s right up my alley. Here’s a website that links directly […]

  13. 03 Apr, 2022

    What Didn’t End Up in Jira

    This little diagram captures all the work that really goes into getting something done (often well before it’s actually captured in any formal way).

  14. 28 Feb, 2022

    Headless components in React and why I stopped using a UI library for our design system

    Love me a good pros/cons article. This post does a great job talking about React-based headless UI frameworks that provide functionality and accessibility controls, but don’t provide any default styling (a la Material Design or Bootstrap). We’ve used a few […]

  15. 22 Feb, 2022

    CSS { In Real Life } | A Blog Post About Blogging

    I find the best way to learn about a technical concept is by writing about it. Often I’ll refer back to a blog post I’ve written in the past, to refresh my memory. Sometimes the act of writing itself is […]

  16. 21 Feb, 2022

    Jacob Collier on writing interesting lyrics

    I’ve always hated writing lyrics, and felt everything I came up with was shallow, contrived, and s. In three and a half minutes, Jacob Collier provides a treasure trove of techniques for writing interesting lyrics. Watch it here.

  17. 16 Feb, 2022

    Working Better: Interview with web designer Brad Frost – Noisli

    Here’s a pretty candid interview I did about how I do a shit job of taking care of myself and my wellbeing. But I’m working on it! Ever feel like you wish you had more time in the day? Guess […]

  18. 14 Feb, 2022

    The Practical Guide to Naming Design Tokens | UX Collective

    This is a pretty great guide to naming design tokens and follows pretty closely how we structure our tokens.

  19. 08 Feb, 2022

    Eleventy + Lit

    This is close to exactly what I’ve been wanting: a way to use web components like <product-card heading=”Product Name” price=”$30.00″></product-card>and have that card render as regular ol’ HTML. a new plugin for Eleventy that renders your Lit components as static HTML during […]

  20. 06 Feb, 2022

    Pinball Map

    Pinball Map is a perfect example of the best qualities of the web. Crowd-sourced info on where to play pinball across the world.

  21. 06 Feb, 2022

    136 facts every web dev should know before they burn out and turn to landscape painting or nude modelling – Baldur Bjarnason

    This is really good and fun. Source: 136 facts every web dev should know before they burn out and turn to landscape painting or nude modelling – Baldur Bjarnason

  22. 06 Feb, 2022

    Structuring your Storybook

    Here’s the Storybook team with a post that breaks down how different teams organize and structure their Storybooks. This kind of analysis is great and demonstrates how you can slice things in many useful ways depending on the needs and […]

  23. 06 Feb, 2022

    How cheese, snails, Christianity, underwear, and eyeglasses all contributed to the rise of the modern book.

    Here’s a fun Twitter thread about how cheese, snails, Christianity, underwear, and eyeglasses all contributed to the rise of the modern book.

  24. 06 Feb, 2022

    Finding Common Patterns Across Frameworks – Ian Frost Weather

    Here’s a break down how we build components with similar conventions across many different frameworks, written by my brother Ian (@frostyweather). All of these frameworks can have similar component structure, component user APIs, properties, state management, methods/functions, lifecycles, and more. […]

  25. 27 Jan, 2022

    Learn Responsive Design

    Here’s Jeremy Keith and the Clearleft crew with a new course for Learn Responsive Design

  26. 26 Jan, 2022

    Make Free Stuff | Max Böck

    This is a powerful and important read from Max Böck: He rightfully assesses the state of the landscape in its present form: This is the web as envisioned by late-stage capitalism: a giant freemium game where absolutely everyone and everything […]

  27. 15 Jan, 2022

    My first impressions of web3 – Moxie Marlinspike

    This is a great read about the web3 landscape as well as a super thoughtful critique from someone who really knows what they’re talking about. I love this post because it’s not some analysis from an outsider, but rather from […]

  28. 07 Jan, 2022

    A New Container Query Polyfill That Just Works | CSS-Tricks

    We’re getting closer and closer and closer to being able to actually use container queries. I for one and so freaking excited. Source: A New Container Query Polyfill That Just Works | CSS-Tricks – CSS-Tricks

  29. 04 Jan, 2022

    The CSS :has() selector is way more than a “Parent Selector” –

    :has() looks really cool, and I can see this being really helpful for a design system’s more composable components. Source: The CSS :has() selector is way more than a “Parent Selector” –

  30. 04 Jan, 2022

    The Denialist Playbook – Scientific American

    In brief, the six principal plays in the denialist playbook are: Doubt the Science Question Scientists’ Motives and Integrity Magnify Disagreements among Scientists and Cite Gadflies as Authorities Exaggerate Potential Harm Appeal to Personal Freedom Reject Whatever Would Repudiate A […]