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March 2020 • Shipping now

Ethical Design Handbook:
Leaving Dark Patterns Behind.

With practical techniques & strategies to make honest design work for digital products. Help your business grow sustainably — without dark patterns — and comply with GDPR and CCPA.

Learn more about the book → A Smashing Cat peeking behind the Ethical Design Handbook cover.

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Niels Leenheer has been fascinated by the web ever since he saw the very first web browser by Tim Berners-Lee. Today, he is a Mozilla Tech Speaker, Google Developer Expert, and chairman of the Fronteers Conference committee. Passionate about web standards and open source, Niels created and WhichBrowser. You can find him on Twitter as @html5test. Thank you for everything you do for the web community, dear Niels!

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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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