07/01/2020  • link

There’s a lot you can do with React that would be difficult with a traditional design application. This course teaches designers how to get started with React.


UX tools in 2021

For the past few years, creative professionals have had access to a wide variety of powerful UX design tools. And each year, as the UX design process matures, the tools that help facilitate our daily work also mature.

04/07/2020  • link

JetBrains Mono is a free, open-source monospace typeface made specifically for developers. It features increased height for better reading and includes 138 code-specific ligatures. With four weights (and matching italics), your code will never look better.

04/06/2020  • link

How many times have you found yourself committing to a meeting, a project, or an event simply because you didn’t know how to say “no”? If you struggle with this, these templates from How to say no can help you say no succinctly and definitively. A personal favorite template of mine is, “How to say no to doing free work“.

03/05/2020  • link

Email has always been tricky, and with the addition of Dark Mode in macOS and iOS, we now have to account for two contrasting interfaces. This article shows you how to support both Light and Dark Mode to ensure your emails look great no matter what.


Is the iPad Pro worth it?

When Apple showed off the new iPad Pro design in late 2018, I took notice. It had been years since I owned an iPad and was looking to integrate it back into my workflow. But the price tag was hefty and I had a hard time justifying the expense. I kept asking myself—is the iPad Pro worth it?

02/26/2020  • link

RoomFifty sells affordable, museum-quality prints by 50 of the best illustrators and designers in the world. Their standard prints start at £20 and are printed on premium heavyweight art paper. They give 50% of the profit back to the artists and they ship internationally—not too shabby.

08/20/2019  • link

In people with normal vision (or corrected-to-normal vision), visual performance tends to be better with light mode, whereas some people with cataract and related disorders may perform better with dark mode. On the flip side, long-term reading in light mode may be associated with myopia.


My design philosophy

I’ve come up with five points that should serve as a launching point for more reflection in the future. My thinking on the matter will likely evolve more over time, but for now, here are the top-level ideas that make up my personal design philosophy.