Pick of The Week
The State of Developer Ecosystem in 2021
The development landscape in 2021.
We're no strangers to design and UX reports, but what about the dev world? Well, the folks at JetBrains share what's changing in the development industry and what isn't, to get you up to speed.
The Best of The Rest
5 bitter design manager’s lessons I wish I had learned earlier
"It's a whole new world"
After spending years doing design hands-on, a leadership role might seem like the next obvious choice, but there's more that meets the eye in management, and someone's who's learning in on the job shares some bitter lessons learnt so far.
Creating a Typography Motion Trail Effect with Three.js
The good kind of buffer.
Front-end developer at Codrops shares a pretty nifty WebGL trick using framebuffers with some mouse hover effect that will probably make you fiddle around longer than you'd expect. Interactive demo and source file included!
Absurd Design - Free Surrealist Illustrations and Vector Art
Lean into absurdity.
Clean, predictable illustrations might be the go-to for most design projects, but when ideas can be a little more abstract, you just gotta get weird, and these free illustration packs might just hit the mark.
UI & UX Micro-Tips: Volume Eight. | Marc Andrew
In his latest chapter, we yet again, see just how far little tweaks to copy, shadows and typography really go a long way. Dig in.
One More Thing
The worst volume control UI in the world
So bad, it's creative.
It takes great skill to design a universally accepted interaction, but it takes even greater creativity to reinvent it, even if it's technically worse. Feast your eyes on some horrendous volume sliders.