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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
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
A collection of Design Systems for Figma from all over the globe 🌎 Source: Design Systems For Figma
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
Nice, Very Nice is a collection of UX/UI patterns for your inspiration.
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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
This guide to BEM naming conventions is really great, and closely follows how we tend to write styles. Really cool site design too! Source: BEM Naming Cheat Sheet by 9elements
I like playing music a lot. I love it, in fact. Playing music gives me an enormous amount of physical, mental, and spiritual satisfaction. I’m fortunate in that I get play music in some capacity every day, often starting my […]
I am thoroughly enjoying this Web Components & Stencil.js course by Maximilian Schwarzmüller. Really clear, enthusiastic instruction and great real-world examples. I’d highly recommend taking this if you want to get your head around web components.
I’m still processing this pandemic as I putter around my house and deep clean my kitchen. I’m pretty far away from being able to form fully coherent thoughts, so here’s some scattered thoughts that keep popping into my brain: For […]
These are strange, surreal times. I hope everyone’s staying as healthy and safe as they can be out there. It’s really difficult to process the gravity of the coronavirus outbreak, especially since the situation keeps changing by the day (or […]
I’m working on a couple themeable design systems right now, and we’re architecting components to offer a white list of themeable CSS properties, so each brand can define their design language using design tokens and then pipe those through into […]
A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. PJ takes on the Super […]
Well-documented code guidelines and standards are absolutely critical for creating consistent, cohesive code together. Especially in the context of creating a design system’s component library, it’s crucial to establish consistent API and code conventions to create an excellent user developers’ […]
I just got a fantastic year-in-review breakdown from RescueTime that showed how I spent my (screen) time in 2019. It gave me some really insightful and beautiful data visualizations like this: Aside from the depressing realization that 30% of my […]
I had the pleasure of popping by Google’s NYC office to chat with Rick Viscomi of Google Chrome Developer’s State of the Web series about design systems, atomic design, designer/developer collaboration, and a bunch of other topics. One of my […]
I switched my default browser on both desktop and mobile to Firefox. It was incredibly painless to do and literally haven’t noticed anything different besides the UI. Reasons My reasons for switching? I’m not entirely sure to be honest. While […]
Hoo boy, a blog post rebounding a blog post which rebounds a blog post. Let me jump on this train! Jeremy Keith clearly articulates a concern about design systems I often hear from many designers: In that light, design systems […]
A disease of abundance requires abstinence, not antidotes. Frank rounds up a collection of reasons that he burnt out. As I come to grips with my own burnout, I’m finding others’ stories and output to be tremendously beneficial. I see […]
If I would have to list the main reasons why Web Components work so greatly for Duet Design System, it would be these four things: Tech-Agnostic Instead Of Tech-Specific In order to create modular interfaces, a design system needs to be […]
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