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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...

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 powerful productivity improvements to entire...

An Introduction To 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 order of rule sets...

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 to serve a very short-lived...

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 lot of actions: define useState...

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, we break each one of them down into 2.5h-long sessions across...

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 start. There...

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...

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 share some pointers that helped me grow and become a better...

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 how to build a code editor will give you ideas on how to...

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