Oh God, It's Raining Newsletters — by Craig Mod
On the rise of newsletter production, consumption, and monetization, and how email is one of the most powerful and resilient publishing platforms.
email  newsletter  writing  publishing  blogs 
Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need · An A List Apart Article
Designer Eric Bailey makes a case for leaving key accessibility features to the browser to ensure the most accessible experience.
accessibility  design  ux  frontend  browser 
7 days ago
Carbon Design System
Carbon is the design system for IBM web and product. It is a series of individual styles, components, and guidelines used for creating unified UI.
guidelines  guide  ui  resources  content  accessibility  pattern  design 
18 days ago
‘When my world fell apart my friends became my family’ | Life and style | The Guardian
The death of her partner at the age of 25 was a devastating loss for Ella Risbridger. But she was never alone. For one thing, her mates would never have allowed that…
friendship  life  culture  city  article 
18 days ago
Don’t Blame the Tool – UX of User Onboarding
A/B testing is not a panacea, but it is fantastic at what it’s supposed to do. Some people have provided very valid criticisms about particular parts of it, but I fear that some of the poorer…
ux  a/b_testing  ui  design  metrics  objectives  myths  reference 
18 days ago
Color - Cloudflare Design
A color palette tool for interface design
colour  design  accessibility  tool  contrast 
20 days ago
Power Thesaurus
Power Thesaurus is a free, fast, comprehensive and easy-to-follow online thesaurus for writers.
reference  writing  tools  lexicon  english  dictionary 
20 days ago
Security Checklist
A checklist for staying safe on the internet
security  privacy  checklist  best_practices  internet  sharing 
20 days ago
Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work? - The New York Times
I saw the greatest minds of my generation log 18-hour days — and then boast about #hustle on Instagram. When did performative workaholism become a lifestyle?
culture  work  capitalism  exploiation  hustle 
20 days ago
Why Gen Z Loves Closed Captioning – The Upgrade – Medium
These were the words from my college-aged daughter when I caught her lounging on our couch, streaming Friends with 24-point closed captioning on. She has no hearing impairment, and I wanted to know…
captions  subtitles  video  content  focus  distraction  habits 
21 days ago
Reader Mode: The Button to Beat | CSS-Tricks
As a young nerd, I loved to immerse myself in digital worlds, learning the ins and outs of the rules someone else had created for me (intentionally or
usability  typography  reader_mode  content  css 
5 weeks ago
Building websites for Safari Reader Mode and other reading apps.
Alternate reading modes offer users improved readability and options for personalisation — people can choose to use these tools for any number of reasons including better accessibility with improved…
html  mobile  microdata  reader_mode  accessibility 
5 weeks ago
The Definitive Guide to Form Label Positioning — SitePoint
Labels are central to good form design but there are many views on where to position them. Jessica Enders delivers the final word in form label positioning.
forms  design  ux  resources  testing 
6 weeks ago
Les manuels Roret | Le blog de Gallica
Les Manuels Roret ont été publiés de 1822 à 1939. Riche de près de 400 titres, cette collection éditoriale constitue une encyclopédie des savoir-faire et des techniques professionnelles d’une grande variété.
lang:fr  manuals  craft  history  books  knowledge 
7 weeks ago
Garden Museum - celebrating British gardens and gardening
The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.
london  museum  places  to_visit  history  nature 
8 weeks ago
The Saint Francis Convent Church by David Closes in Santpedor, Spain | Yatzer
Santpedor is a small, rustic municipality located roughly 75km north of Barcelona. Overlooking a hilly Spanish countryside, it boasts just over 7000 inhabitants. The town’s two sites include the Romanesque-Gothic church of St. Peter and the Hermitage of St. Francis. Here is where our story of revival begins; where a crippled 18th century church has been restored and rejuvenated with a new purpose and life.
architecture  church  conversion  traditional  glass  light_design 
8 weeks ago
Contexts - Radically simpler & faster window switcher for Mac
Switch between application windows effortlessly — with Fast Search, a better Command-Tab, a Sidebar or even a quick gesture. Free trial available.
app  mac  software  window  utility  productivity  shortcuts 
8 weeks ago
A family designed especially for literacy use, taking into account the needs of beginning readers
fonts  reading  literacy  dyslexia  typeface_design  children  unicode 
8 weeks ago
A Short Guide to Writing Software Requirements — PJ Srivastava
A primer on writing requirements for software applications, including an
overview of how to write user stories.
planning  project_management  reference  requirements  collaboration  ideas 
9 weeks ago
Let’s Chat About Professional Etiquette – Grow It Alone – Medium
Over two decades, I evolved from an arrogant college grad who once called her boss a bitch to an executive capable of respect and active listening. Here’s what I learned along the way.
career  advice  time_management  homework  mentoring  workplace 
9 weeks ago
How To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring Apps — Smashing Magazine
When your product deals with repetitive tasks, it’s hard to keep users excited about it. That’s where UI comes into play. Let's talk about elements that make an interface more emotional.
UX  emotional_design  article  satisfaction  ui  animation 
9 weeks ago
ggerganov/kbd-audio: Tools for capturing and analysing keyboard input paired with microphone capture
Tools for capturing and analysing keyboard input paired with microphone capture - ggerganov/kbd-audio
security  sniffing  audio  microphone  permissions 
10 weeks ago
How to collect gender data – Samsung Internet Developers – Medium
So you are writing a form or building a website where you’re collecting data from your users, you want to add in a gender field. Why? Asking for someone’s gender may be for a variety of purposes…
demographics  survey  forms  copywriting  gender  data_collection  best_practices 
11 weeks ago
Respectful Collection of Demographic Data – Sarai Rosenberg – Medium
Demographic data may be critical to your mission. This article establishes guidelines for respectful design and language for collecting demographic data.
forms  copywriting  user_experience  demographics  data  collection  content_strategy  gender 
11 weeks ago
Fast Path to a Great UX — Increased Exposure Hours – Medium
As we’ve been researching what design teams need to do to create great user experiences, we’ve stumbled across an interesting finding. It’s the closest thing we’ve found to a silver bullet when it…
user_research  design_ethnography  best_practices  exposure  notetaking  study  user_testing 
12 weeks ago
Describing Personas – Indi’s Essays – Medium
People seem to fall into a hole when writing personas, even when they’re doing it based on research: they use demographics to divide between segments and to represent thinking styles. This is a…
personas  user_experience  design  research  assumptions  behaviour  intent 
12 weeks ago
Atomic Design by Brad Frost
Learn how to create and maintain digital design systems, allowing your team to roll out higher quality, more consistent UIs faster than ever before.
methodology  css  style_guide  design_system  reference 
november 2018
Designing for Cognitive Differences · An A List Apart Article
Brandon Gregory considers how to design accessibly for cognitive differences like anxiety disorders, inattention, and depression.
accessibility  psychology  design  cognition  reference  tips 
october 2018
Only One Deliverable Matters | Big Medium
Too much design effort goes into artifacts that are not part of the working software. There’s a better way to work.
process  strategy  design_system  work  conversation  prototyping 
october 2018
Rhythm in Web Typography | Better Web Type
Horizontal rhythm mostly impacts the legibility, while vertical rhythm impacts the readability of the text and establishes a sense of visual hierarchy.
typography  web  layout  legibility  reference  css 
october 2018
La tragédie des communs était un mythe | CNRS Le journal
La propriété commune d’une ressource conduit nécessairement à la ruine de celle-ci, concluait en 1968 un biologiste dans la revue Science. Son article, « La tragédie des communs », a façonné les raisonnements économiques et politiques de ces dernières décennies. L’historien Fabien Locher nous expose les enjeux de ce débat et en souligne les limites dans le cadre d’une pensée de l’environnement. Ce Point de Vue fait partie du Top 10 des articles les plus lus sur notre site cette année...
lang:fr  economics  politics  commons  sharing 
october 2018
Empathy Prompts
Prompts to consider when making things for others to use.
accessibility  empathy  training  examples  resources 
october 2018
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