Every day, I share on Twitter and LinkedIn a list of curated articles I read, resources and tools about UX Design, User Research, UI and mobile design, HTML, CSS, the web industry, some process, some inspiration, etc. This is an archive of everything I shared this week.
#Now – what I’m up to
What a busy week! This Tuesday I was live with Debbie Levitt for a “Ask me anything” session. It was a lot of fun. And this Friday I taught the students studying UX Design a Research at ULBruxelles how to build a user oriented mobile strategy. I’m also back to the office one day a week, it’s a little big strange for the moment to be honest after almost 2 years remote. I also worked a lot with excel charts this week and was frustrated that you can’t create custom color themes on excel mac. Turns you there’s a trick: create one in powerpoint and save it, it will be available in excel 🙂
TL;DNR the one you should not miss
This is a really clever trick using some max, min and calc in CSS to build a conditional border radius in CSS by @shadeed9
Hello, let’s debunk 10 Myths about Web Accessibility with @alvaro_montoro!
The Waning File/Folder Mental Model, an interesting read on how some students don’t understand the computer file model their teachers are so used to
#UX Research #Agile
Accounting for User Research in Agile, some tips by the NNGroup to help you conduct user research in an agile environment
7 useful HTML attributes you may not know: multiple, accept, contenteditable, spellcheck, translate, poster (I did not know that one, quite handy for videos), download
“I don’t believe you have to have passion to be a programmer, and was a bit sick of hearing the argument. So I spent some time unpacking with research how flow state is the reason that this is not a requirement and everyone is welcome in tech!” from Why flow matters more than passion, an excellent article by Sarah Drasner on dev management
This is cool and fun: Engineers create 3D-printed objects that sense how a user is interacting with them
Who decides how disability is represented in stock photography? Plus a few places to find disability stock photos
Inspiration, fun experiments and great ideas
A cool case study on how they created the Culture Amp’s handwritten typeface
I always love it when people play around with the technology to build cool thinks: How I (@yosracodes) Make CSS Art
A fun comics on “what your portfolio really tells people”
“Why The Suicide Squad Worked where Garbage Squad Failed” a great lesson of story telling and character building via an analysis of the new suicide squad movie.
Experiments in dynamic and generative design (make sure you check the other ones out as well)
“Understanding min-content, max-content, and fit-content in CSS“, I love those intrinsic keywords values that bring a lot of flexibility to the page content design
Useful tools and resources that will make your life easy
The Digital Product Ethics Canvas, a tool to help you minimise harm of digital products you are bringing into the world
This is a tool @themerdev to create your own set of color theme for dev environments. I played around to build a purple yellow one for the terminal and my VScode
A place to find inspiration for 2B2 and SaaS apps and services
Another interesting site to find examples of short microcopy inspiration
An open collection of service design tools and tutorials that helps dealing with complex design challenges.
A free chrome extension to help your make step by step guides with screenshots for documentation, FAQ, etc.
Accessible Palette: Create color systems with consistent lightness and contrast
News in the industry
Twitch got a leak, so you might want to change that password!
News from the field of Neurosciences: “Woman successfully treated for depression with electrical brain implant“. This scares me a little bit but at the same time can bring quite hope to a still heavily stigmatized field of mental health