This week I read an article that since then is stuck in my head with these words: “When we develop a new application, when we post content on the Internet, whatever we do that people will have access to, we should consider just for a minute if our contribution will add up to the level of dumbness kids/teenagers are exposed to. If it does, we should refrain from going live.” The truth is, most of us, including me, don’t consider this before posting on the Internet. We create funny things, share funny pictures and try to get fame with silly posts. But in reality, we shape the society with this. Let’s try to provide more useful resources and make the consumption of this more enjoyable so young people can profit from our knowledge and not only view things we think are funny.
- Microsoft now also announced support for Variable Fonts is coming in EdgeHTML 17. With this, all major browser vendors are working on implementing variable fonts into their software.
- The latest Adobe XD Update brings a Photoshop and Sketch integration, so you can now open .psd and .sketch files, copy symbols between documents, and style grouped elements.
- Vivian Zhang explores the importance of designing for human working memory and shares reasons why our designs should reduce cognitive loads.
HTML & SVG
- Scott Jehl on swapping images with the
- Harris Schneiderman explains how to create an accessible list reordering component.
- Vox Media shared their accessibility guidelines which is a great interactive checklist we can use to confirm that we did out job correctly.
- Preethi Sam shares various tricks how to create knockout text effect in pure CSS. The interesting bit is how many various techniques we have nowadays to create such effect.
Work & Life
- Alex Duloz brings an important topic to our view: “We should always consider how teenagers will use what we release.”