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Flexbox: How Big Is That Flexible Box?

by Rachel Andrew

In the last two articles, we have looked at what happens when we create a flex container, and also taken a look at alignment. This time we explore the often confusing issue of sizing in Flexbox. How does Flexbox decide how big things should be?

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Getting Started With Machine Learning

by Alvin Wan

What are the fundamentals of machine learning, and what are the necessary tools to evaluate risk and other concerns in a machine learning application? This article covers everything you need to get started.

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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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Person Of The Week

Hui Jing Chen (@hj_chen) is a self-taught designer, developer, author, and speaker based in Singapore. She’s passionate about CSS and reducing lines of code in her web projects makes her extremely happy. Hui Jing used to play basketball professionally — in fact, she launched her web career during downtime between training sessions. She’s also the co-organizer of Talk.CSS, a meetup around all things CSS. Thank you for your contributions, dear Hui Jing!

Lyft Design Team


A handy accessibility tool: The Lyft design team is open-sourcing ColorBox, the color algorithm they used to create their accessible color system.

Scott Vinkle

What Has Focus?

Scott Vinkle built a bookmarklet that helps determine which element currently has focus by logging it to the JavaScript console. Great for debugging accessibility issues.

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Inter UI

The typeface Inter UI is specially designed for user interfaces with a focus on high legibility of small and medium-sized text on screens.

Design Systems

Meet Design Systems, a recent Smashing book in which Alla Kholmatova explores how to set up an effective design system to create great digital products. With common traps, gotchas and lessons learned.

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