CSS Grid — Responsive layouts and components – Deemaze Writing Wall – Medium
Nice overview from Rafaela Ferro on how to recreate a few common layout components in CSS grid.
css  cssgrid  layout  tutorial 
4 days ago
Giving and Taking Criticism — Chappell Ellison
Criticism only succeeds when everyone wants things to be better. The moment you sniff out that a critic’s goal is not to help you make things better, BOY BYE.

design  criticism  culture 
6 days ago
“How to get your talk timing right”, by Rachel Andrew for Notist
Great advice from Rachel: don’t overstay your welcome; confirm the details of your talk; rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.
publicspeaking  advice 
12 days ago
“Priority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes” by Heleen van Nues and Lennart Overkamp
That’s why we use an alternative that avoids the pitfalls of wireframes: the priority guide. It not only keeps our process user-centered and creates more valuable designs for our users (whether used alongside wireframes or as a direct replacement), it’s also improved team engagement, collaboration, and design workflows.
wireframes  alistapart  article  design  ux  content  responsivedesign 
13 days ago
“The Fast and Slow of Design”, by Mark Boulton
How can we create sustainable, balanced design systems that serve our companies and products for the long term?
design  designsystems  process  stewartbrand  pacelayers 
14 days ago
“'Wreck-It Ralph' Is a Sweet, Animated Tale About…Urban Planning?” by Alexandra Lange for The Atlantic
Wreck-It Ralph can be seen as a parable of urban displacement. Everyone needs work they can feel proud of, and a neighborhood they feel welcome in. High-tech jobs like blasting Cy-Bugs don't mean we still don't need construction workers and automobile production lines (building your own cookie car is a sub-game on Sugar Rush). In a world where East Niceland has quality housing and room for the displaced, true love can also blossom between the bitmapped and the HD.
urbanplanning  architecture  animation  pixar  disney 
15 days ago
Designing for forgetting – Alastair Somerville – Medium
The downside of these approaches and tools is they can be abused (deliberately or accidentally) to minimise human agency.
memory  design  ux 
15 days ago
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Kanye West in the Age of Donald Trump - The Atlantic
And he is a god, though one born of a different time and a different need. Jackson rose in the last days of enigma and wonder; West, in an accessible age, when every fuck is a tweet and every defecation a status update. And perhaps, in that way, West has done something more remarkable, more amazing than Jackson, because he is a man of no mystery, overexposed, who holds the world’s attention through simply the consistent, amazing, near-peerless quality of his work.
race  racism  america  usa  politics  blackculture  whitesupremacy  whiteprivilege  michaeljackson  news 
15 days ago
“Inclusion rider for tech conferences,” by Karolina Szczur
Karolina shares a few resources for those interested in inclusion riders, and also includes a (very helpful!) email showing how she broaches the topic with conference organizers.
inclusion  diversity  inclusionrider 
22 days ago
What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet - Motherboard
Wilfong is one of the more than 24 million Americans, or about 8 percent of the country, who don’t have access to high-speed internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)—and that’s a conservative estimate.
broadband  usa  fcc  digitaldivide 
4 weeks ago
This web form is preventing online shopping from taking off in many African markets — Quartz
Look at that form. It has fields like street address, state/province/region, apartment, zip code? What is that? I can only tell you that I live in Kanyanya, a Kampala suburb. If you need my exact home, then I’ll either have to send you a GPS location via apps like Whatsapp, Telegram, or Google Maps, or engage you in a long phone conversation in which I’ll try to describe landmarks, building and trees leading to my house. But street address, zip code? Hell no.
ecommerce  globaldesign  africa  emergingmarkets  inclusion 
4 weeks ago
“Ready Player One is the roadmap to digital dystopia”, by Laura Hudson for The Verge
Rather than liberating people from abuse and marginalization, online platforms have become tools for amplifying existing social inequality and harassment in unprecedented ways.
readyplayeronesucks  internet  filmcriticism  literarycriticism  nerdculture  culture  racism 
4 weeks ago
“We Were Content Then, And Young,” by Daniel Shannon for Postlight’s Track Changes
I’ve been told this is a dark reading; I submit that it is also a necessary one. If we go on treating the dank and dangerous subbasements of Internet platforms as though they were negative externalities of the platforms’ construction rather than constituent parts of their foundation, we absolve their creators — and their users — of moral responsibility for their condition. And all the hearings in all the subcommittees in all the parliamentary bodies in all the world won’t fix a problem no one is willing to genuinely own.
socialmedia  internet  culture  fascism  ethics  scale 
4 weeks ago
“How One Joke Explains the ‘Roseanne’ Reboot,” by Emily Nussbaum for The New Yorker
This useful amnesia is also what enabled ABC to use the slogan “A Family That Looks Like Us” when selling “Roseanne” to advertisers, a dog whistle so strong that it might have brought Lassie back from the dead.
tv  comedy  racism  politics  criticism 
5 weeks ago
Mark Zuckerberg’s long game: the next billion – Monday Note
“…each time Facebook added one user in North America, it added six users in the Asia Pacific region and four in the so-called Rest-of-the-World (ROW) regions.”
facebook  mobile  developingmarkets  socialmedia  monopoly  marketanalysis 
5 weeks ago
“The Whole of It”
Wilson Miner, interviewed by Conor O’Driscoll for Discourse
design  interview  designsystems  autobiography 
5 weeks ago
“Cardi B, Drake, and the Art of Sampling Lauryn Hill,” by Doreen St. Félix for The New Yorker
Influential art has always spawned second lives that appear to contradict their origins. And yet there are quiet convergences even between Hill and Cardi B—two figures who might appear to be opposites in tone, attitude, dress, and everything else.
music  criticism  hiphop  sampling 
5 weeks ago
No Sanctuary — ProPublica
The Trump administration has unshackled ICE, making all undocumented immigrants fair game for deportation — even those with no criminal records, who have sunk roots into their communities. Nowhere has this new era of enforcement been more ruthless than in Pennsylvania. This is a collaboration with the Philadelphia Inquirer.
politics  immigration  immigrants  rights  fuckICE  banICE 
5 weeks ago
“Striking Teachers in Coal and Gas Country Are Forcing States to Rethink Energy Company Giveaways”, by Kate Aronoff
“…the battle to define a low-carbon world is about much more than how many parts per million of carbon there are in the atmosphere. In every sense of the word, it’s about power.”
energy  fossilfuels  oil  coal  labor  unions  publicsector 
5 weeks ago
A Design Systems Handbook, by Marco Suarez, Jina Anne, Katie Sylor-Miller, Diana Mounter, and Roy Stanfield
A design system unites product teams around a common visual language. It reduces design debt, accelerates the design process, and builds bridges between teams working in concert to bring products to life. Learn how you can create your design system and help your team improve product quality while reducing design debt.
designsystems  modularity  designgovernance  resource  howto 
6 weeks ago
Midnight Eye interview: Hayao Miyazaki
> Q: Is it true that your films are all made without a script?
> That's true. I don't have the story finished and ready when we start work on a film. I usually don't have the time. So the story develops when I start drawing storyboards. The production starts very soon thereafter, while the storyboards are still developing. We never know where the story will go but we just keeping working on the film as it develops. It's a dangerous way to make an animation film and I would like it to be different, but unfortunately, that's the way I work and everyone else is kind of forced to subject themselves to it.
anime  director  film  cinema  interview 
6 weeks ago
A Q&A with Tristan Oliver, stop motion cinematographer
What you actually need is stamina [for stop motion animation]. Not patience. Because this is five or six days a week, 60-hour weeks for two years. And it’s intensely busy. Because of the length of time it takes to shoot, we’re in a rolling process of pre-production even when we’re in production. People are constantly losing their temper and constantly screaming and running out of the studio. To think there’s some kind of monkish, trappist environment… [shakes head].
aardman  cinematography  film  process  stopmotion  animation 
6 weeks ago
The Sam Harris-Ezra Klein debate - Vox
Harris’s view is that the criticism he and Murray have received is a moral panic driven by identity politics and political correctness. My view is that contemporary IQ results are inseparable from both the past and present of racism in America, and to conduct this conversation without voices who are expert on that subject, and who hail from the affected communities, is to miss the point from the outset.
race  racism  vox  whitesupremacy 
6 weeks ago
Keeping ‘Insecure’ lit: HBO cinematographer Ava Berkofsky on properly lighting black faces
So how do you make a show look like a piece of art while also doing justice to black faces? The answer is a special whiteboard and a light dab of shiny makeup.
skin  television  photography  cinematography  whitesupremacy  hbo  insecure  racism 
6 weeks ago
Doing user interviews while Black - The Web Log of Safia Abdalla
I don’t know if I have any solutions or tips for navigating customer interviews as a marginalized individual. I might after doing this a bit more. Mostly, I’m just writing this blog post to validate my experiences and affirm that this is indeed a real thing that happens and has is studied. This is real. It has happened. It’s happening to me.
ux  research  design  inclusion  racism  prejudice 
6 weeks ago
Dear Developer, The Web Isn't About You | sonniesedge.co.uk
We’re back to building sites that are not for everyone — huge, bloated sites, running fragile imperative code on the users local device.
performance  accessibility  inclusion  design 
6 weeks ago
Beyond the Bubble: Real world performance – Building Calibre
The Moto G4 is a great candidate for a device that will be the median [mobile device used globally] in late 2017, early 2018.
mobile  browsers  performance  access  globalaccess 
6 weeks ago
“The Internet Got Shrinkwrapped”, by Robin Rendle
We chose to build the web the way we did. But that doesn’t mean we have to live with it. In other words, the Internet might have gotten shrinkwrapped, but we can find ways to unshrink it. On a similar note: this is what a lot of folks don’t really seem to grasp about the government – we are the government. Voting, protesting, volunteering, and donating to causes are the ways in which we can change things. Government is only bad because we made it bad, we let it disintegrate. The government is only as good as we make it.
politics  web  openweb  monopolies 
7 weeks ago
Looking Around: All Buildings Are Interesting | McMansion Hell
> I would say that we also suffer from building blindness, which is ostensibly not as serious as Tree Blindness, as the consequences of building blindness are much less dire. Still, being blind to buildings robs us of a deeper level of understanding and interaction with the world around us.
> …
> However, even buildings that don’t fit into any academically established system of analysis can still be analyzed, and are still interesting. Most of us, regardless of our experience in architecture, have built up an encyclopedia of buildings in our heads - whether by architectural program (e.g. hospitals, shopping centers, single family homes), geographical place (neighborhood, town, city, suburb), or some kind of distinguishing feature (shared architectural elements, color, size, age).
architecture  design  mcmansionhell  value  classism 
7 weeks ago
Building a Successful Design System — 3 Lessons for Design Managers
> A design systems staff produces work at the intersection between design, engineering and the customer and it’s critical that they put a healthy amount of debate and socialization into every component they ship.
designsystems  patterns  designpatterns  modulardesign 
7 weeks ago
‘Rick and Morty’ and The Rise of The ‘I’m a Piece of Shit’ Defense
Rick is far from a role model, but I doubt his legion of toxic fans see him as one. Instead they’re familiar with a pain that runs parallel to his, and they like his reasons for suffering: his chaotic brilliance, his antisocial bile, and his fatal eagerness to prove that he’s always right. By taking up this mantle, they obscure or aggrandize the faults that truly plague them and miss out on the meta-commentary: were Rick to stop diagnosing himself long enough to reckon with these inner demons, there would be no show. Which, if I’m not mistaken, is exactly what they’re complaining about right now.
toxicmasculinity  criticism 
8 weeks ago
“Wakanda is not African, and that's OK”, by Nanjala Nyabola for Al Jazeera
But we must see the film in its proper place. That place isn't Africa, and that's okay. It wouldn't be fair to expect one film to take on the burden of representation for a whole continent when it is already fighting for the visibility and representation of over 40 million African Americans in an industry that refuses to see them as more than a token. This is a triumph of African American filmmaking and should be celebrated as such without leaning on Africa as a marketing crutch.
blackpanther  filmmaking  filmcriticism  africa  usa 
9 weeks ago
The animation genius you've (probably) never heard of - BBC Ideas
The charming story of how Lotte Reiniger became one of the great pioneers of early animation.
animation  history  bbc  erasure  filmhistory 
9 weeks ago
A series of illustrations showing various body landscapes of a woman and a man who sets out on a wandering and eventful journey on it.
art  illustration  inspiration  painting  landscapes 
10 weeks ago
“The web is under threat. Join us and fight for it.” by Tim Berners-Lee, for the World Wide Web Foundation
The responsibility — and sometimes burden — of making these decisions falls on companies that have been built to maximise profit more than to maximise social good. A legal or regulatory framework that accounts for social objectives may help ease those tensions.
web  regulation  affordability  developingmarkets  mobile  broadband  revenue 
10 weeks ago
The Smallness of Mark Zuckerberg – Member Feature Stories – Medium
Zuckerberg is a brand, the chief executive of one of the world’s most valuable companies, and a would-be presidential candidate. Making him look taller is important because everything about a brand and a would-be president must be crafted to evoke warmth, admiration, and good feelings so the people keep coming, keep reading, keep liking, keep paying. And eventually, someday, maybe, keep coming out to vote.
facebook  politics  regulation  web 
10 weeks ago
A Twitter thread by Nanjala Nyabola, on “Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, a 27 year old artist from the DRC”
> But another powerful note on the piece, all the figures in the series wear flip flops. Because Eddy's mom paid for his education by selling flip flops.
art  africa  DRC  consumerism  artist  colonialism  mangbetu  history  identity  culture 
10 weeks ago
Text Splitting Causes Screen Reader Problems - Axess Lab
When text splitting causes accessibility issues. (With an ARIA fix.)
accessibility  links  a11y  voiceover  ARIA 
10 weeks ago
Inside Google’s plan to make the whole web as fast as AMP - The Verge
This is a (weirdly PR-esque?) post from The Verge, covering Google AMP’s recent announcement to open up some AMP-exclusive privileges to the rest of the web.
google  googleamp  web 
10 weeks ago
Google’s AI is being used by US military drone programme | Technology | The Guardian
Google’s TensorFlow AI systems are being used by the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Project Maven, which was established in July last year to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyse the vast amount of footage shot by US drones. The initial intention is to have AI analyse the video, detect objects of interest and flag them for a human analyst to review.
ai  drones  ethics  theneutralitymyth 
10 weeks ago
Watch: Discover the Importance of Sound Design in New Star Wars 'Force of Sound' Doc
This fascinating doc reveals the importance of sound design through interviews with the team and director Rian Johnson, showing how they came up with some of the more interesting sounds incorporated into the film. Of course, we're referring to the Porgs.
starwars  thelastjedi  sound  sounddesign  design  foley 
10 weeks ago
not in any particular order, and not a gospel | sara hendren
[And here are things you might say with a dozen non-verbal cues:] I mean you no harm. I sense what you’re puzzling over, but tell me if I’m mistaken. I remember something you said two years ago. I think your story IS a story. It’s okay to be lost. And: You’re enough as you are.
career  personhood  independence  inspiration  remindertoself 
11 weeks ago
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