Pixels of the Week – August 28 , 2015

Pixels of the Week – August 28 , 2015

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Every week I post a lot of my daily readings about Web, UI and UX Design, mobile design, webdesign tools  and useful ressources, inspiration on twitter and other social networks.

This week’s selection: user exprience, cognifively biased designers, typography, touch and space optimisation for big screens, alternative navigation to burger menu, performance and font, body language, nice ampersands, some music, a CSS element() tutorial, SVG, CSS loaders and some fun demos and emails.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Ampersands

My Top 30 Fonts with the Sexiest Ampersands

My Top 30 Fonts with the Sexiest Ampersands

Interesting article

#Design

The Cognitively Biased Designer and how to overcome those

The Cognitively Biased Designer

 

#Typography

Nice morning read “Guidelines for Letterspacing Type

Guidelines for Letterspacing Type,

#Touch

Let’s not forget about big screens – Very Large Touchscreens: UX Design Differs From Mobile Screens

Very Large Touchscreens: UX Design Differs From Mobile Screens

#Manipulation

How I Increased Lonely Planet’s In-App Purchase Revenue By 30% (Case Study Inside), or how to “help” user to make a certain choice by introduction a third easily comparable option

How I Increased Lonely Planet’s In-App Purchase Revenue By 30% (Case Study Inside

#UX

How to fix a bad user interface

#Performance

The @font-face dilemma with a few solutions and fallbacks

#Performance

Experiments in Loading – How Long Will You Wait?, Viget tested different loading icons to see how long a user would be willing to wait depending on the loading animation

#Performance

Optimizing Markup and Styles (HTML, semantics, webfonts, cleaning CSS, gzip, etc.)

#Font

Love those kind of articles: Why the Wingdings font exists

Why the Wingdings font exists

#E-Commerce #Big Screens

Love the idea of taking advantage of big screens: Responsive Upscaling: 11 Ideas for Large-Screen E-Commerce Design

11 Ideas for Large-Screen E-Commerce Design

#Fun

Umlaut – The Uber of punctuation. Thänks.

#Design #Talk

Patterns of Card UI Design, on different UI cards patterns and how to use them in modern webdesign

 

#Mobile

Supporting Mobile Navigation in Spite of a Hamburger Menu – On providing alternate navigation ways through the site in case the user misses the burger menu

Inspiration and Great ideas

#Body Language

This is fascinating: “Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

#Pattern

Nope flat did not totally kill background patterns they are still some pretty cool ones (love some animated ones)

les sites avec des motifs de fond, voici une petite collection plutôt sympa

#Translation

Huhuhu, Google Translate vs. “La Bamba”

 

#Music

If you ever wondered what the *** was liquid funk, vintage reggae or necrogrind, now you can now: everynoise.com

everynoise.com

Designer news

#hangout

hangouts.google.com Google Hangout finally get its own webapp

Tutorials

#CSS

CSS element() function with some pretty cool demos

#SVG

Tight Fitting SVG Shapes, the Present and Future by Ana Tudor (drink a coffee before reading it has cosine in it)

Useful ressources, tools and plugins that will make your life easy

#CSS

A bunch of AJAXA loaders made in CSS, just in case: cssload.net and spinkit

CSS loading animation

#Image

A million of free images over 300 years released by the British Library

British Library

#JS #Color

React Color, some nice color pickers with 7 different styles

React Color

Fun, games, experiments and demos

#Canvas #JS

A fun canvas puppet

Un petit pantin en canvas

#Email

Muuaahu email craziness level 1000

super email

#Maths

Cycloid Drawing Machine

Cycle Drawing machine

#Cubes

Procrastination time with this little iso cubes demo

démo de cubes iso

#CSS

Morphing search input concept

search-form

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