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What To Do If People Hate Your Brand Mascot

by Suzanne Scacca

Does your website have a mascot that the audience isn’t responding well to or that outright hates it? Or maybe your new client has brought along a mascot that you’re unsure about? If a mascot’s design or messaging isn’t on point with an audience, …

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How To Create Maps With React And Leaflet

by Shajia Abidi

Leaflet is a very powerful tool, and we can create a lot of different kinds of maps. This tutorial will help you understand how to create an advanced map along with the help of React and Vanilla JS.

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Ethical Design Handbook:
Leaving Dark Patterns Behind.

With practical techniques & strategies to influence a positive change in your company. Help your business grow sustainably — without dark patterns — and comply with GDPR and CCPA.

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Amelia Wattenberger (@Wattenberger) is a front-end developer and designer with a background in neuroscientific research. Data visualization is one of her passions: Over the past ten years, she has been visualizing data, perfecting her method, and collecting helpful tricks — on her blog and in her book Fullstack D3 and Data Visualization. Her guides to the CSS Cascade and to scaling SVG elements are also beautiful examples of making something complex more intuitive and user-friendly. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Amelia!

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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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