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Building a UI Kit in Figma

This deep dive by Robin Rendle into Gusto’s UI Kit was an intriguing read. The work on a design system is often tedious, thankless, and unfortunately, invisible at times. …More

Slack Gets a New Logo

Lots of commotion over this redesign, and to a certain extent, it’s completely understandable. While I don’t find myself feeling “repulsed,” this new direction certainly feels like a regression. There was a lot…More

New Logo and Identity for Uber

Armin Vit in another great logo and identity redesign review on Brand New: I am guessing that this is not the negative review most people expected. I understand the gut reaction of seeing the new logo and…More

The Era of Newshammer

Uncle Dave redesigned his website and it’s looking great. I always find it fun to see how people approach building their personal sites. Often, we build these the way we wish we could build everything else.…More

Letter from the Wirecutter Team

The Wirecutter Team: Today we are relaunching our website to make it easier for our readers to find and buy the things they need. The new site is the result of months of research, design, coding,…More

Redbox Brand Gets Atrocious Redesign

Armin Vit on Brand New: The old logo was an expected, acceptable, and decent evolution of the original Redbox logo. It sill wasn’t a great logo but it was properly executed and it shed the start-up-y vibe…More

Senior vs. Junior Thinker

Helen Tran on how Senior Designers identify a problem differently from Junior Designers: When being described a problem, a Senior Designer will likely ask more questions than their Junior counterpart. This…More

Webfonts on the Prairie

Richard Fink on A List Apart: If you can only be certain of what’s under your control on your server, which would you rather have—the certainty of webfonts that are precisely what you and your users want…More

On Design Tests

Looking for a job is a stressful affair. Filtering through hundreds of job descriptions requires stellar skimming skills. After all, you want to minimize wasted time on ones that don’t meet your personal…More

The 10 Most Popular Web Fonts of 2015

Jeremiah Shoaf: Welcome to the third annual edition of the ten most popular web fonts of the year as featured on Typewolf. Based on font usage data from 365 websites featured over 2015, these are the ten…More

Drew Wilson on Design Titles

Drew Wilson: Currently in the software industry any title that has “Design” somewhere in it refers to someone that arranges pixels on a screen. I propose that any title with “Design” in it should be…More

Hamburger, Hamburger, Hamburger

Jeremy Keith gives the definitive answer on whether the hamburger icon is good or bad: The answer to the question “Is the hamburger icon good or bad?” is a resounding and clear “It depends.” Haha! That’s…More

The New Web Ahead Website

Have you listened to The Web Ahead? If you work on the web, and you haven’t, you’re monumentally missing out. The Web Ahead is a great show where Jen Simmons talks to some of the smartest people in our…More

Beyond Ink

My friend, Rachel Shillcock, launched her new podcast called Beyond Ink. She’s a natural in front of the microphone, and does a great first show with Simon Collison and Laura Kalbag. She’ll hopefully be on The…More

Geri Coady on Design Trends

Should we really be dropping buttons, even if it negatively affects intuitive interaction patterns or confuses people with cognitive disabilities? Should we really be using thin type to look “modern” at the…More

Google Web Designer

Interestingly, I see a tool like this from Google, and my whole opinion changes. I had some pretty harsh things to say about Macaw.1 Google—in many ways—is the reason I do my job the…More