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Building A Component Library Using Figma

by Emiliano Cicero

Figma has become a very popular tool for web and product designers, mainly because of its focus on design teams and team libraries. This article aims to help you avoid mistakes and assist you with the building of your own Figma component library.

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Styling In Modern Web Apps

by Ajay NS

In this article, we welcome you to take a detailed dive into the different ways of organizing styling in modern applications which often have complex interfaces and design patterns.

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Web Accessibility In Context

by Be Birchall

In this article, Be Birchall explains why it’s so important to prioritize accessibility among teams and why there needs to be more awareness raised among developers.

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With a strong background in human interface and user-centered design, Tantek Çelik has been advocating for open web standards for over 20 years. He is Web Standards Lead at Mozilla, founder of and community leader at Indie Webcamp and Microformats, and a member of the W3C CSS Working Group where he is one of the principal editors of several CSS specifications. Tantek wrote HTML5 Now and shares his thoughts and news on You can find him as @t on Twitter. Thank you for helping shape the web, dear Tantek!


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