Pixels of the Week – August 4, 2017

Pixels of the Week – August 4, 2017

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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 resources, inspiration on twitter and other social networks.

This week’s selection: font tools, portfolio advice, some user experience methods, guerilla testing and tools, user research, mobile pop-ups, hybrid apps, performance, CSS Grid, clipping and puns, a nounproject plugin for Adobe softwares and some procrastination at the end of the list.

You can follow me on twitter to get a dose of links every days.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#Fonts

FontDrop – Streamlining your typography. The restore missing fonts of this tool will be truly helpful needs

Interesting article

#Portfolio

What is the real role of a design portfolio website? (mine has not been updated since 2014, few 😑)

#Organisation

Using mind mapping to clarify your job and bring order to task-switching chaos

#Performance

Speed Index Explained, “speed index metric gives you a general overview of your website’s perceived performance”

#UX #Guerilla

Carousell: a Guerilla UX Case Study – really interesting read with a few UX tools and methods

#Flexbox #Grid

Designer’s Guide to Flexbox and Grid

#Tooltips #Accessibility

Tooltips & Toggletips, on making them accessible for all users

#User Research

First steps for better UX research – really interesting article and processes

#Design

Send me problems, not wireframes.” Yes, so true, designers are here to help you find solutions to those 🙂

#Mobile #UX

Mobile UI Design: Basic Types of Screens. If you are new to Mobile Design, here is a comprehensive list of basic types of screens

#CSS #ForFun

Haven’t seen those in a while, here are a few CSS puns 🙂

#UX #Methods

Defining user personas, user stories, scenarios & storyboards, presentation of a few different methods

#Usability

Best Practices Homepage Links on websites

#Mobile #Popups

Mobile App Pop-Up Guidelines

#Design #Feature #UX

Feature Creep Isn’t the Real Problem: it’s not the root problem, but rather, a symptom

#UX #Kano

Choosing the Right Features with Kano Model – How to create products that will meet our users’ expectations?

#UX #Paiement Button

The Sad State of Payment Buttons – It’s a damn mess and I have some theories on why

#UX #Mobile #Hybrid

Making The Most Of It: Hybrid App UX Design

#UX Forms

It’s 2017 and creating passwords still suck. Here’s why

Inspiration and Great ideas

#Font #Typography

A Memory font game to print and play with

Webdesign news

#Sketch

Private Sharing in Sketch Cloud, Sync Shared Styles shortcuts and more in Sketch 46

Tutorials

#CSS

Introduction to Clipping Using clip-path in CSS

#Geolocation

Geolocation Emulation in Chrome (and others)

Talks

#CSS #Talk
The Power of CSS – by @Una at Front-Trends 2017

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

#Mentors

If you are looking for a Design Mentor to help you: desmentor.com

#Grid

GridBugs, a repository with grid layout known bugs

#Sketch #Workflow

A Sketch Plugin to organize symbols. Personally I would love to be able to create groups of symbols 🙃

#Design #Tool #Icons

Noun Project plug-in for or Photoshop Illustrator and Indesign

Fun, games, experiments and demos

And this if where productivity gets lost: traffic-simulation.de

#SVG #Filters

Motion blur effect using SVG filters, fun demo

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