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New on Smashing TV

A channel where seasoned developers show how they design, build, work and play. Coming up next: Video Killed My Data Plan: Performant Video Delivery On The Web with Doug Sillars (Feb 25).

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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.

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

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Samantha Ming is a Front-End Engineer at GitLab who loves to learn and discover all things JavaScript, HTML, and CSS — and she loves to share her discoveries with fellow developers, too: Every week, Samantha posts a handy little code tidbit on her Twitter and Instagram, a “supplement you take to keep that programming brain sharp”, as she calls the bite-sized snippets. Samantha also created Flexbox30, a free course that helps you learn Flexbox in 30 days. Thank you for sharing and caring, dear Samantha!

Featured Smashing Book

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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Design Systems, a new Smashing book