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The Accidental Side Project

Drew McLellan puts the chairs up on the tables, sweeps the floor, and closes off our season, and indeed the entire 24 ways project with a look back at what it’s meant to run this site as a site project, and what impact side projects can have on the work we do. Will the last one out turn off Christmas the lights? Brought to you by The...

Tue Dec 24, 2019 02:15
Four Ways Design Systems Can Promote Accessibility – and What They Can’t Do

Amy Hupe prepares a four bird roast of tasty treats so we can learn how the needs of many different types of users can be served through careful implementation of components within a design system. Design systems help us to make our products consistent, and to make sure we’re creating them in the most efficient way possible. They also help...

Mon Dec 23, 2019 02:04
Usability and Security; Better Together

Divya Sasidharan calls into question the trade-offs often made between security and usability. Does a secure interface by necessity need to be hard to use? Or is it the choice we make based on years of habit? Snow has fallen, snow on snow. Security is often synonymous with poor usability. We assume that in order for something to be secure,...

Sun Dec 22, 2019 02:25
Flexible Captioned Slanted Images

Eric Meyer gift wraps the most awkwardly shaped of boxes using nothing but CSS, HTML and a little curl of ribbon. No matter how well you plan and how much paper you have at your disposal, sometimes you just need to slant the gift to the side. We have a lot of new layout tools at our disposal these days—flexbox is finally stable and interoperable,...

Sat Dec 21, 2019 02:22
There Is No Design System

Jina Anne silences the night to talk about how we talk about Design Systems. Can the language we use impact the effectiveness of the solution? Fear not, if mighty dread has seized your troubled mind. Design systems of great joy we bring to you and all mankind. Ooh, clickbaity title. Why on earth would I, a self-proclaimed “design systems...

Fri Dec 20, 2019 02:37
A Modern Typographic Scale

Rob Weychert reaches for the top notes to sing us a song of typographic scale. A little attention to scale and to the mathematics will help you to hit a high note with your designs this Christmas and beyond. I’ve been studying music theory this year. While some of its core concepts were already familiar to me, much of their specifics were...

Thu Dec 19, 2019 02:31

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