Pixels of the Week – December 11, 2015

Pixels of the Week – December 11, 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: really interesting CSS ressources and tutorials (vertical-align, blend-mode, performance, etc.), a little bit of UX design, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, tips on using transparent backgrounds and great general design advice, web performance but also typography ressources.

TL;DNR the one you should not miss


A comprehensive, well considered list of things designers simply can’t do -> we should send this to some clients / managers I guess


Interesting article


Good Design – “You know you have a good design when you show it to people and they say, “oh, yeah, of course,” like the solution was obvious.”


#CSS #Performance

An Introduction to Hardware Acceleration with CSS Animations



Holding Off on High Fidelity – How sketching can improve your design process


#Design #UX

How to maintain product UX consistency? (using atomic design)




How to Do a UX Review



Online Manipulation: All The Ways You’re Currently Being Deceived, an analysis with a few examples of dark patterns in webdesign



Get Expressive with Your Typography



How to effectively use transparent backgrounds in graphic design with very nice examples



How Your Brain Decides Without You, an article on neuroscience




Caring about OpenType Features


Cognitive Psychology for UX: The Principle of Least Effort,


The secrets to effective card-based design

Designer news


CSS font-display property is now available in Chrome Canary! \o/


Inspiration and Great ideas


Pantone unveils two colors of the year for 2016



10 of the Best Christmas Gifts for UX Designers (I want the stencils ^^)



A Type of Advent Calendar, for my typography nerd friends 🙂



Starbnb.co,  looking for a place to stay for a weekend on Tatooine ?



Animation in Responsive Design <3




Animation pannel in FirefoxDevTool

#Blend Mode

Love those kind of articles trying to explain blend modes with maths since I’m just “used to how it will look” as a designer


#CSS #Performance

The “Blur Up” Technique for Loading Background Images – I’m wondering how actual users perceive those blurry images


The vertical-align Property explained 🙂

Fun, games, experiments and demos


Want a taste of the old web today?  oldweb.today



Look mum, I’m not a cyber criminal, just a designer, ok ?



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