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Pattern Library First: An Approach For Managing CSS

by Rachel Andrew

CSS can be hard to manage across a project, especially when you need to include media queries for various breakpoints and fallbacks for older browsers. In this article, we will take a look at using Fractal to manage components which use CSS Grid.

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What Is Redux: A Designer’s Guide

by Linton Ye

Do you know Redux’s real power is beyond managing the state? As designers, if we understand the advantages and downsides of Redux, we’ll be able to contribute to this decision making from the perspective of design.

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The hunt for shiny front-end & UX treasures has begun! Performance, PWA, Vue.js, Webpack to Design Workflow, DesignOps and Variable Fonts. With Monica Dinculescu, Dan Mall, Jason Grigsby, Sara Soueidan and many others.

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Hugo Giraudel, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Only a few people in our industry have been so generous with their code snippets and knowledge like Hugo Giraudel. Hugo is an accessibility and diversity advocate, author, speaker, and front-end developer. He’s been working on a number of open-source projects related to accessibility, JavaScript, and specifically Sass. Thanks for your remarkable work, dear Hugo, and for keeping the web accessible and diverse. The community wouldn’t be as strong without your efforts!

Jon Yablonski

Laws Of UX

A collection of the key maxims that designers can consider when building user interfaces. From Hick’s Law to the Law of Proximity, Jon has you covered with posters dedicated to each one along with further reading sources to keep you busy.

Katerina Limpitsouni

Copyright-Free Illustrations

Weekly packs of beautiful illustrations for unrestricted use! From navigation and reporting to GDPR, events and even electric cars — these artworks are perfect for landing pages, mobile apps, books, posters, t-shirts, or anything really.

Chris Coyier

Building Forms The Easy Way

Looking for a way to take the pain away from working with forms? Well, what if we told you that there is a little HTML and CSS boilerplate that is designed to be straightforward to implement. That’s right. Meet Boilerform.

Heydon Pickering

A New Kind Of JavaScript

As much as Heydon likes JavaScript, he doesn’t think it’s very well designed when it comes to styling tasks. We waste far too much time writing and maintaining styles with JavaScript, and it’s time for a change.

Maya Benari

Accessibility For Teams

Accessibility is hard: It comes across as a set of complex rules that are hard to follow. Maya shares guidelines to help teams create accessible products and services, so that we can all have a part to play in building accessible products.

Design Systems

Is your pattern library up to date today? Alla Kholmatova has just finished a fully fledged book on Design Systems and how to get them right. With common traps, gotchas and the lessons she learned. Hardcover, eBook. Just sayin'.

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