Pixels of the Week – April 22, 2018

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: scrolling attention and user experience, scrollbars & CSS, the history of scrolling and different implementation, swipe CSS snap points,  good and bad designers, button design, fonts for numbers, creating a Chinese font, hiding secret messages into Helvetica, UX dark patterns, strange free stock photos, avocode PSD to Sketch converter tool and a repository with women who give conferences.

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

Things I wrote

My interview for Pixelpioneers is online: “Speaker spotlight: perceived performance with Stéphanie Walter” perceived performance, collaboration with devs, mobile tricks, forms with special characters, a speaker tool and how I got into the industry 😀

TL;DNR the one you should not miss

#UX

So far my favorite article of the week: “Stop calling these Dark Design Patterns or Dark UX — these are simply a**hole designs” yes yes and YES

Interesting article

#UX and #UI

  • Scrolling and Attention, People scroll vertically more than they used to, but new eyetracking data shows that they will still look more above the page fold than below it.
  • 7 Basic Rules for Button Design – Interesting article but wtf is this “sign to my newsletter” pop up on mobile when you almost finished reading it that bring you back to the top of the article???
  • Back to the “Buttons shouldn’t have a hand cursor” debate, part 2 with some interacting arguments. What do you think? Anybody did some user research on the topic?

#Designer

#Typography

#CSS

#Speaker

Great tips to help you build slides. I would add “back them up on a USB stick, those cloud drives might fail big time” (happened to me twice already)

Ebooks

#FrontEnd

Front-end and aspiring front-ens friends and students, here’s an ebook you might like: Front-End Developer Handbook 2018

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

#Mail

A cool service if you don’t want to give your email address because you know they will spam you hostux.ninja

#Free Pictures

Artificial Intelligence and other free photos. You have to admit, those are fun in a creepy “I love dummies” kind of way

#Talks #Women

womentalkdesign.com, discover brilliant talks by diverse speakers, and invite them to your next event.

#PSD #Sketch

Avocode provides an online tool to convert PSD to Sketch files. Note that the smart objects are converted into rasterized images, same for linked smart objects. You can upload the linked smart objects one by one and recompose the file but it’s a little bit tedious I admit.

Are you looking for a UX or UI designer, for a site or mobile application? Do you want me to give a talk at your conference, or simply want to know more about me? You can take a look at my portfolio and contact me.

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