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  1. 06 Jan, 2021

    Slowly Falling In Love With Notion

    This post is a long time coming. I’ve been using Notion since 2017, but it’s been a slow journey to get to a point where I can say that our relationship is official. Notion is now an invaluable tool for […]

  2. 21 Dec, 2020

    2020

    It’s difficult to put into words just how terrible 2020 has been. It’s been utterly devastating at a macro level, and at a personal level it’s proven to be the most brutal year of my life, shattering me physically, mentally, […]

  3. 12 Oct, 2020

    Cheating Entropy with Native Web Technologies

    The more I author code as it will be run by the browser the easier it will be to maintain that code over time Source: Cheating Entropy with Native Web Technologies – Jim Nielsen’s Weblog

  4. 05 Oct, 2020

    Design Systems For Figma: Bringing Context To Design Systems

    The products we design are always influenced by the users’ world where they are situated. By bringing context into design systems first, before building the components which result from it, we enable teams to make more confident decisions and deliver […]

  5. 24 Sep, 2020

    Color within Constraints by Linzi Berry

    Fantastic article by Linzi Berry about creating a smart, accessible color system to power a design system. Source: Color within Constraints. A scalable color system for digital… | by Linzi Berry | Tap to Dismiss

  6. 21 Sep, 2020

    An Introduction to Multi-Platform Design Systems

    This is a fantastic article about supporting multiple platforms with a design system. It maps very well to my experience helping organizations create and maintain technology-agnostic design systems. Ultimately, these efforts are way more a people thing than a technology […]

  7. 07 Sep, 2020

    The American Death Cult

    This is an important article that finally captures a source of frustration I have with right-wing politics. There is no rational, logical reason for not responding with all of our hearts and minds to save lives in this pandemic. But […]

  8. 24 Aug, 2020

    The onion for Design Systems: atomic design and pace layering

    I’ve always been surprised to see how people interpret/reinterpret atomic design, but I’ll say seeing atomic design mashed up with Stewart Brand was particularly surprising! Source: The onion for Design Systems: atomic design and pace layering

  9. 24 Aug, 2020

    Shift Nudge – Interface Design Course

    Shift Nudge is a new online course that teaches the intricate skills of designing visually beautiful interfaces, while balancing functionality and accessibility. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Matt on client work and he’s a very very very good […]

  10. 24 Aug, 2020

    Design Systems For Figma

    A collection of Design Systems for Figma from all over the globe 🌎 Source: Design Systems For Figma

  11. 10 Jun, 2020

    Global and Component Style Settings with CSS Variables — Sara Soueidan

    Sara shares how she’s structuring her CSS with CSS custom properties. This is all very relevant to the work I’m doing now. Source: Global and Component Style Settings with CSS Variables — Sara Soueidan – Freelance-Front-End UI/UX Developer

  12. 31 May, 2020

    Nice, Very Nice

    Nice, Very Nice is a collection of UX/UI patterns for your inspiration.

  13. 26 May, 2020

    RWD Weekly #411 Interview Series with Brad Frost | Responsive Web Design

    I had the privilege of being interviewed in Justin Avery’s long-running RWD Weekly newsletter about the state of responsive design  10 years in. I weigh in on client expectations around responsive design, still unsolved responsive design challenges, and other things.

  14. 20 May, 2020

    The Isolation Station with Brad Frost

    I got to share my quarantine playlist on The Isolation Station, and gave a bit of context behind some of the picks in my interview.

  15. 18 May, 2020

    The story behind that photo of the Pinto in front of the Mt. St. Helens

    Being that Mt. St. Helens blew before I was born, I had never seen this photo. It’s wild, and the story behind it is even wilder! Source: The story behind that photo of the Pinto in front of the Mt. […]

  16. 05 May, 2020

    Miscounted – Kate Daly – Medium

    I have been sick with the symptoms of COVID-19 since March 11, 2020. Yet as far as I know, I’m not one of the red numbers you see on the news. I don’t know if I’m among the cases making […]

  17. 04 May, 2020

    Design System Interview Questions

    Successful design systems are finely tuned to the organization they serve. At the beginning of every client design system engagement, we spend a great deal of time learning about our client’s culture, politics, products, tools, and workflows. Sure, we’ll get […]

  18. 27 Apr, 2020

    Brad Frost and Evan Lovely: Code is the Source of Truth

    I had a great time chatting with Evan Lovely and Chris Strahl about treating code as the source of truth for design systems amongst other topics.

  19. 23 Apr, 2020

    Low-Challenge, High-Skill Tasks in Terrible Times

    This is really good stuff from Dave exploring work, mental health, and productivity in these surreal times. Depending on your situation, work still needs to happen… but it’s going to look different. Your core needs are different. Don’t feel pressure […]

  20. 17 Apr, 2020

    The Weirdly Enduring Appeal of Weird Al Yankovic

    I’ve been listening to Weird Al Yankovic my entre lif, and spent a good part of my childhood trying to make parody music like his. So this deep dive into Weird Al’s life and music was supremely entertaining for me. […]