• What Web Frameworks Solve And How To Do Without Them (Part 1)

    I have recently become very interested in comparing frameworks to vanilla JavaScript. It started after some frustration I had using React in some of my freelance projects, and with my recent, more intimate acquaintance with web standards as a specification editor. I was interested to see what are the commonalities and differences between the frameworks, […]

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  • What’s New In DevTools?

    In September last year, I wrote about some of the latest updates in our beloved DevTools, across Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge. Four months have already passed since then, and the different teams working on DevTools have been busy! In these four months, they built a lot of new things for us to use. From […]

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  • Don’t Underestimate The Software Administration UX

    “We sometimes underestimate the influence of little things.”— Charles Chesnutt It lives in the deepest and darkest corners of enterprise software… Mostly in the background… Never seen by the majority of end users… What is it? It’s the administration and management layer of any software platform. In fact, administration experience is often assumed or glossed […]

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  • Getting Started With CSS Cascade Layers

    CSS recently turned 25 years old, and over that time, many techniques and tools have been created to help developers work with the cascade. Within the last year, a new spec to orchestrate the “C” in CSS was drafted and is now an official candidate recommendation: cascade layers. Cascade layers allow controlling the specificity and […]

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  • From Chaos To System In Design Teams

    In many of the teams that I have joined in the past, I have found a situation similar to the following — they seem to work and deliver things quickly, but without following a reflected approach to their interface design process; there are almost no shared libraries nor practices; and finally, the design documentation seems […]

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  • Building The Real App With React Query

    If you have ever built React applications that use asynchronous data you probably know how annoying it could be to handle different states (loading, error, and so on), share the state between components using the same API endpoint, and keep the synchronized state in your components. In order to refresh data, we should do a […]

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  • Upcoming Online Workshops: January – May 2022

    You might already know it: We regularly run friendly online workshops around front-end and UX. And, well, we have a couple of exciting new ones coming up in the next few months. You can join us right from the comfort of your own desk, and to make sure the workshops fit into your busy schedule, […]

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  • Freebie: Wayfinding Icon Sets (164 Icons, PNG, SVG, AI, EPS)

    Whenever we visit new places, we often need to quickly navigate and find the right direction. As a result, wayfinding has become an integral part of modern architecture. Navigation can be accompanied by icons for intuitive perception, and if you want to help people navigate more effectively, then intuitive visuals are a great place to […]

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  • Modern Fluid Typography Using CSS Clamp

    The concept of fluid typography in web development has been present for years, and developers had to rely on various workarounds to make it work in the browser. With the new CSS clamp function, creating fluid typography has never been more straightforward. Usually, when we implement responsive typography, values change on specific breakpoints. They are […]

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  • Ten Tips For Aspiring Designer Beginners (Part 2)

    Since you’re probably coming from Part 1, you may already know that I’ve been living and breathing user interface and product design for just over a decade now and had no one (or to be more exact, very few people) to guide me in the right direction. In this article, I’d like to continue to […]

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  • Building A Web Code Editor

    An online web code editor is most useful when you do not have the opportunity to use a code editor application, or when you want to quickly try out something on the web with your computer or even your mobile phone. This is also an interesting project to work on because having the knowledge of […]

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  • How To Hire For Digital Accessibility Roles

    I’m currently the Head of Services at Fable, a company that connects organizations to people with disabilities to make user research, design, and development more inclusive. Because of the nature of the work we do, we have many accessibility roles within our company and we also work directly with people in accessibility roles at companies […]

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  • A Deep CSS Dive Into Radial And Conic Gradients

    CSS gradients are a useful CSS feature that can be used to create interesting UI effects or even help us in drawing something without the need to create HTML elements for it. Two gradients that I would like to focus on in this article are conic-gradient and radial-gradient. Each one works differently (conic gradients are […]

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  • Changing A Tire On A Moving Car (Or How To Improve Product Roadmaps)

    Companies can often carry their products into the future with a “feed the machine” mentality. To meet customer demands they continually pack more features into a product only to find that it’s making it more and more complicated over time. In the flurry to keep feeding the demand, they side-step prudent measures to help them […]

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  • Ten Tips For Aspiring Designer Beginners (Part 1)

    I’ve been living and breathing user interface and product design for just over a decade now, and although I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside some incredibly helpful and creative colleagues, my formal guidance (or teaching, as I should probably say) has been rather limited. In this article, I want to share ten tips that […]

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  • Composition-Based Design System In Figma

    Working as a designer on a design system for a large product has taught me how precious the time you spend on a single task/component is. Things advance fast, and I try to keep up making it work for both designers and developers. It is no easy task. I’ve noticed that a good chunk of […]

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