Working in tech and design requires constantly keeping up with the latest techniques, tools, technologies, and industry news. Here are a few of the things our team found useful over the last week.
An excellent free illustration resource pack that introduces collections that are diverse, highly applicable to projects, and customizable. In situations where custom illustrations are too expensive to design, this list helps to see what’s already available!
— Adam P
A very detailed coverage of the differences between modern UI design practices and frameworks on iOS and Android. Worth a read for anyone working with mobile. Number one is also my first piece of advice to anyone getting started with app design.
This article summarizes various types of popups and when to use them. Surprisingly, there’re still many services that handle this badly. This article also proves that doing what others are doing is not always the right way to do it.
People tend to only care what users are doing on the site they created, but this article shows why it’s important to analyze the user’s thought process holistically not only about the user’s behavior on the site.
The Phoenix framework has been getting a lot of attention thanks to its LiveView system which allows you to build real-time features on the server-side rather than using a JS framework like React. Rails now has its own version of LiveView called StimulusReflex and you can see it in action in this short introductory video.
— Adam A
This is an older article and concept, but one I wasn’t familiar with. I’ve started implementing this in my own hobby projects and am finding it a much cleaner solution that also results in more predictability for my components—always a good thing!