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Elements To Ditch Or Repurpose On Mobile

by Suzanne Scacca

There’s no need to master new design techniques in 2019; most of what was on trend this year is going to stay on trend next year. Instead, think about ways in which you can set a better standard for mobile-first design.

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What Is The Role Of Creativity In UX Design?

by Susan Weinschenk

Did you know that there are three brain networks that are involved in creativity? In this article, Susan Weinschenk explores what creativity is, the recent brain science on what is happening in your brain when you are being creative, and the role of …

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SmashingConf San Francisco 2019

Better estimates and pricing, applying psychology to UX, design workflow, refactoring, moving to a static site setup, CSS Grid techniques, performance and deployment patterns for HTTP/2.

Explore all speakers and topics → Welcome SmashingConf San Francisco 2019, with everything on naming conventions, security audit, front-end architecture, rendering performance, CSS Grid Layout, PWA, Vue.js, Webpack.

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Roger Johansson, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

Roger Johansson has been working with the web and other interactive media since 1994. He’s known for his site 456 Berea Street where he shares articles, tutorials, and comments on things he finds interesting: web standards, accessibility, and usability. His aim is to encourage people to design and develop accessible, usable, and interoperable websites. By day, Roger works as a front-end developer at NetRelations. You can find him on Twitter as @rogerjohansson. Thank you for reminding us of the things that matter, dear Roger!


If you need illustrations of people, Pablo Stanley’s Humaaans is for you. The design library lets you mix and match clothes, hairdos, and positions to create truly unique characters.

Laws Of UX

For Laws of UX Jon Yablonski summarized the key maxims and principles that designers can consider when building user interfaces. From the Aesthetic Usability Effect to the Zeigarnik Effect.

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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