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Brad Frost

https://bradfrost.com
Web Design, Workshops, Consulting, Music, and Art
2019-10-20T18:24:37Z
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A love letter to my website

In contrast to our personal websites, we don’t own our social platforms. They own us. On top of eating our time, our emotions and our focus, they are demanding our privacy. Whether we realized it or not, we signed away […]

2019-10-20T18:24:37Z


SuperFriendly helped The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Build Three Sites With a Design System

Here’s Dan’s great interview with our fantastic client Mamie Peers of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. We worked together to build them a new website and underlying design system to power their digital properties.

2019-10-19T18:24:12Z


Hello. We’re Sandwich.

My buddy Andrew’s space agency Cosma Schema produced some phenomenal non-space branding and web work for Sandwich. Absolutely love the color-changing underlines on scroll.

2019-10-19T18:03:49Z


Initial thoughts on standardizing form controls

Here’s Greg Whitworth with some good analysis and plan forward about how the platform can give more styling control to form controls. LONG OVERDUE. Source: Initial thoughts on standardizing form controls | Greg Whitworth

2019-09-19T13:40:26Z


A Year of Working Remotely

This is a fantastic post breaking down the pros and cons of working remotely. If I had more time I’d love to go point by point through the post, but I’ll say I absolutely love working remotely. I may be […]

2019-09-04T01:14:20Z


Press This: Default category? | WordPress.org

I’m also using the Press This bookmarklet and am looking to do the following: Create a default post format (“Link” post format) for posts coming from Press This Create a default category (i.e. “link”) for posts coming from Press This […]

2019-08-26T17:27:42Z


The ABCs of Design Systems – Curiosity by Design – Medium

Some great thoughts in here. The ABCs of Design Systems – Curiosity by Design – Medium

2019-08-23T14:31:48Z


Design tools are holding us back

This post by Tom Johnson gives a fantastic overview of the limitations of static design tools and design/dev handoff tools. The author breaks down the various ways static design tools are detached from the reality of how things truly play […]

2019-07-23T00:39:11Z


Choosing tools

There was a fun tweet circulating around yesterday: You’re working on a frontend project. You can install max. 5 dependencies. Which ones do you pick? — Kitze (@thekitze) July 19, 2019 Naturally, everyone weighed in with their tools of choice, […]

2019-07-20T16:40:53Z


Living ecologically | Simon Collison

I love this post by Simon. He’s rounded up a ton of great steps his family has taken to be more ecologically mindful. I’m not as far down the road as he is, but am striving to do better. There […]

2019-07-20T15:39:43Z


Yep, JavaScript Moves Fast. Build Your Component Library Anyway.

This post touches on something really important: “What if we create a component library in React/Vue/Angular/whatever and a new component technology replaces it?” That’s not a question of if. It’s a question of when. I play out this scenario with […]

2019-07-20T15:35:31Z


Frontend Design, React, and a Bridge over the Great Divide

Frontend designers create the HTML, CSS, and presentational JavaScript code that powers web products’ user interfaces. I see frontend design as helpful mortar that bridges the gap between design and development. Of course “frontend designer” may or may not be […]

2019-07-21T11:17:37Z


Extending Atomic Design

Atomic design is now over 6 years old (which is nuts!). I’m thrilled that all these years later the methodology continues to help teams think of their user interfaces as a hierarchical, interconnected set of components that build real product […]

2019-07-10T12:59:55Z


Seeing the Pages For the Components | adjacent

Fantastic post by Dan Rose about the importance of flow and cohesion for effective web design. In this component-driven world flow and cohesion often take a backseat to modularity. I was fortunate enough to watch Dan at Smashing Conf demonstrate […]

2019-07-10T03:48:32Z


Tracking Polaris – Shopify UX

This is a great read about how the Shopify team designed and grew their design system over the last two years. Note the focus on culture building, communication, and curation. Great stuff! Read: Tracking Polaris – Shopify UX

2019-07-10T03:37:13Z


Your Undivided Attention Podcast

Just devoured the Your Undivided Attention podcast by The Center for Humane Technology. Incredibly smart conversations about important topics in technology. Highly recommend checking it out.

2019-07-03T01:05:23Z


Why Did I Have Difficulty Learning React?

I’m glad I’m not the only one. A longtime hero of mine in this field, Jonathan Snook, shares his struggles  learning React. He highlights a few reasons why he struggled to get his head around it: For me, I think […]

2019-07-03T00:42:04Z


Learning Synths

Super fun little thing that teaches you the basic vocabulary of synthesizers (and sound in general). Learning Synths

2019-06-30T00:49:53Z


Relearn CSS layout: Every Layout

If you find yourself wrestling with CSS layout, it’s likely you’re making decisions for browsers they should be making themselves. Through a series of simple, composable layouts, Every Layout will teach you how to better harness the built-in algorithms that power browsers and CSS. […]

2019-06-21T14:07:49Z


The Technical Side of Design Systems at CSS Day in Amsterdam

I had a fantastic time traveling to Amsterdam to speak at CSS Day (I was part of the + UI Special day). It was an absolutely phenomenal event and I learned a ton from all the amazing speakers. In my […]

2019-06-24T15:12:01Z


Building the most inaccessible site possible with a perfect Lighthouse score

This post flips the topic of accessibility best practices on its head and demonstrates how to exclude everyone, even while still scoring perfectly on accessibility tools. The moral of the story: automated accessibility tools can help but shouldn’t be the […]

2019-06-14T08:22:34Z


Rethinking designer-developer collaboration

My design partner in crime Dan Mall and I were interviewed on the Design Better podcast about breaking down barriers between designers and developers. Give ‘er a listen here.

2019-06-11T17:49:36Z


Reducing motion with the picture element

I was just talking with Dave about the accessibility of moving images on the web, and he said: hm… I wonder if you could use picture + prefers-reduced-motion? He then sends the following code: <picture> <source srcset="no-motion.jpg" media="(prefers-reduced-motion: reduce)"></source> <img […]

2019-05-28T20:13:47Z


Brad Frost Web Headquarters

Well, it happened. A new headquarters for Brad Frost Web LLC is now in my backyard. Why? I’ve been in my house for almost 5 years and have always used one of the guest bedrooms as an office. But now […]

2019-05-13T14:00:18Z


Let’s Make A Design System! Live Coding at Smashing Conf

I had a great time at Smashing Conf San Francisco, where my session involved live-coding a design system on stage. It was the first time I’ve ever live-coded on stage before and was terribly nervous about the whole thing. Thankfully, […]

2019-04-26T15:22:30Z


Split

I think this post and The Great Divide are two of the most important reads about the state of frontend web development right now.

2019-04-12T13:27:54Z


Analytics.gov

A site showing how many people on US government websites right now, as well as loads of other data. So cool.

2019-04-12T00:40:27Z


Some Unsolicited Blogging Advice

Some great advice from Dave about blogging. If you have any idea at all, start a draft. 100% yes. I currently have 141 drafts sitting here in WordPress, and have a bunch more in my head that I want to […]

2019-04-11T15:04:56Z


The realities of Deep Work: What happened when designer and author Brad Frost scheduled every minute of his day

The folks over at RescueTime interviewed me about my decision to schedule every minute of my day. I’ve really benefitted from establishing some rigor to my schedule. Here’s what I have to say a few months in: “After playing it […]

2019-04-05T21:30:23Z


Future Ethics with Cennydd Bowles at SustainableUX

I’ve written about Cennydd’s amazing Future Ethics book, and this talk is a great intro to the contents of the book. Highly recommended viewing/reading.

2019-04-03T13:25:33Z


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