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  1. 01 Jul, 2024

    Design Downtime – Brad Frost Loves to Play Music

    🎸 I had a fantastic conversation with Guy Segal on the Design Downtime podcast about my love of playing music. We talked about: My musical background The beauty and role of the bass guitar The importance of having hobbies for […]

  2. 14 Jun, 2024

    Sidebar is taking a break

    Sidebar is taking a break. 😭 Ah man, this makes me so sad. Sidebar has been my number 1 way to keep up to speed with the web, design, and beyond for the last decade. I love it so much. […]

  3. 04 Jun, 2024

    Sentient Design: AI and the Next Chapter of UX – Big Medium

    This is an absolute must-read/watch for any designer or design leader navigating this wild new AI world. Josh Clark is second to none at demystifying this new crop of technologies, demonstrating how to wield AI as a design material, and […]

  4. 22 May, 2024

    Every Sample from Paul’s Boutique by the Beastie Boys

    One of my all-time favorite albums. Fantastic to listen to all of the source material. This video catalogs every borrowed sample from Paul’s Boutique by the Beastie Boys, from the soundtrack to Car Wash to the Sugarhill Gang to the […]

  5. 17 May, 2024

    The age of average (encore) — Alex Murrell

    The age of average (encore) by Alex Murrell is a wild analysis of how the technology landscape has changed the shape of music.  “Media has always shaped music,” the author states, (David Byrne’s How Music Works is a wonderful book […]

  6. 17 May, 2024

    Code & Pixels

    The Code & Pixels podcast is A podcast about turning pixels into code. hosted by Adekunle Oduye & Kelly Harrop. I’m excited to dig into this as there aren’t a ton of resources specific to us front-of-the-front-end developers.

  7. 16 May, 2024

    Generative AI Is Totally Shameless. I Want to Be It

    What I love, more than anything, is the quality that makes AI such a disaster: If it sees a space, it will fill it—with nonsense, with imagined fact, with links to fake websites. It possesses an absolute willingness to spout […]

  8. 03 May, 2024

    The Weather Channel’s Local on the 8’s Throughout The Years

    Our family was raised on The Weather Channel. So much so that Ian became a meteorologist. So this video that steps through the Local on the 8s over the years gives me all the nostalgic feels.

  9. 25 Apr, 2024

    Design Systems Smashing Magazine Discussion, April 2024

    I had a fantastic time chatting with a group of design system wizards,  Nathan Curtis and Ben Callahan. Geoff Graham did a great job facilitating the conversation, and we covered a lot of ground!

  10. 24 Apr, 2024

    It’s the End of the Web as We Know It

    Here’s a pretty damning read about LLMs’ impact on the web. Just how SEO produced an extremely lucrative-yet-icky industry, optimizing web content for AI models seems inevitable. SEO will morph into LLMO: large-language-model optimization, the incipient industry of manipulating AI-generated […]

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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.

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]