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Designing A Perfect Responsive Configurator

by Vitaly Friedman

How would you design a responsive car configurator? How would you deal with accessibility, navigation, real-time previews, interaction and performance? Let’s figure it out. This article dives deep into the dos and don’ts of designing a …

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Learning Framer By Creating A Mobile App Prototype

by Greg Rog

Designing interactive prototypes is the best approach to expressing your ideas and explaining them to clients and stakeholders. Learn how to create a mobile app prototype with Framer while also learning some CoffeeScript code.

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Laura Kalbag, the person of the week

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Laura Kalbag is a designer who has been dedicating her work to keeping the web accessible, diverse and secure, while designing honest, ethical and sustainable experiences. She's been working at, a non-profit fighting for social justice in the digital age, and on the web privacy tool Better. Laura also writes and teaches, most recently publishing Accessibility for Everyone and contributing to the Ethical Design Manifesto. Thanks for making the web more honest and humane, Laura!

Nathan Yau

Visualizing The Uncertainty

Data is a representation of real life, but it’s also an abstraction, and as such, there’ll always be uncertainty in the numbers. How should you deal with this fact? Nathan Yau shares visualization options for the uncertainties in your data — each with its pros, cons, and examples.

Kornel Lesinski

A High-Quality GIF Encoder

You need to convert video frames to GIF? Then give Gifski a try. It uses pngquant’s fancy features for efficient cross-frame palettes and temporal dithering. The result are crisp and clear GIFs that use thousands of colors per frame.

Huijing Chen

When East Meets West

Thanks to CSS, the possibilities for typesetting on the web are huge, also when it comes to non-Latin writing systems. In her recent JSConf Asia talk, Huijing Chen dives deep into Eastern typography and how it can inspire.

Yangshun Tay

Front-End Interview Handbook

You need to prepare for a front-end job interview? Then Yangshun Tay’s Front-End Interview Handbook has got your back. The GitHub repository lists all kinds of questions (and answers, of course) on the intricate details of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Also great to test yourself.


28 Days Of The Web

To celebrate Black History Month, 28 Days Of The Web recognizes a different black designer, developer, and creative each day throughout February. A great way to discover and connect with talented minds you might not have heard of yet.

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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