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Universal Principles Of User Experience Design

by Christopher Murphy

(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) In an ever-changing discipline, it can be hard to keep abreast of everything as a user experience designer. Christopher Murphy provides an overview of universal principles of UX design, ensuring your …

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Sarah Drasner, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

It's difficult to find a person who is as kind, generous, friendly and hard-working as Sarah Drasner. After tutoring a Byzantine Icon painter in Santorini, Greece, she's been working for 15 years as a web developer and designer, actively contributing to open source along the way. Sarah has been writing, teaching and releasing code snippets and tools for everybody to use. She goes by @sarah_edo on Twitter. Thanks for all your remarkable work, dear Sarah!


Explore The World Of Configurators

Do you need to design a configurator? Well, then the Configurator Database has got you covered with inspiration. With more than 1200 web-based configurators listed, you certainly won’t run out of ideas to help your customers design exactly the product they want — no matter if it’s a pair of sneakers or a luxury car.

Eric Bidelman

Browser Bug Searcher

You want to get an overview over browser bugs and their status? Eric Bidelman’s Browser Bug Searcher is here to help. It lets you search for bugs across all major browser vendors: Just enter what you’re looking for, and it will show you open, assigned, and fixed bugs.

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What's New In HTML 5.2?

Less than a month ago, HTML 5.2 became an official W3C Recommendation (REC). Ire Aderinokun now summarized what’s new and what she thinks will impact web development most. From using styles in the <body> to newly valid practices like having multiple <main> elements in the markup.

Design Systems

Is your pattern library up to date today? Alla Kholmatova has just finished a fully fledged book on Design Systems and how to get them right. With common traps, gotchas and the lessons she learned. Hardcover, eBook. Just sayin'.

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