Web Design Weekly #389

June 12, 2020 - Jake Bresnehan

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Headlines

Mental models for designers

Curious about product design at Dropbox? Here’s a look at tools they use for solving problems, making decisions, and communicating ideas.

Be + Elementor ❤ The tools you love now in 1 package. Build websites YOUR way

Articles

Global CSS options with custom properties

Mark Otto, Principal Design & Brand Architect at GitHub shares some ideas for how to use custom properties for global settings in a project.

Grid Tricks for Your Blog

Ana Tudor explains how she found a solution to a long-running problem using a modern CSS grid technique that, in the process, gave her an even cooler results than she originally imagined.

Tips to quickly improve your UIs

A collection of small and easy to put into practice tips to improve your designs by Marc Andrew.

Five common mistakes writing react components

The list of common mistakes Lorenz Weiss has found whilst writing react components.

Tools / Resources

Which tools have made you a much better programmer?

A pretty sound Hacker News post that lists a good collection of tools to keep you busy exploring for a few hours.

Journey Mapping for Remote Teams

This article provides a simple spreadsheet template for virtual customer-journey mapping. You can also use this template as a first step for digitizing the output from an in-person journey-mapping workshop.

Colors in CSS

In this article, Ahmad Shadeed explains color types, specific keywords, and when to use which along with use-cases and examples.

ScrollTrigger

ScrollTrigger creates jaw-dropping scroll-based animations with minimal code.

Which UI design tool should I use in 2020?

A look at the state of UI design tools mid-2020

Brave Browser

Secure, Fast & Private Web Browser with Adblocker

2020 Stack Overflow Developer Survey

Babel - 7.10 released

Inspiration

Headless CMS Break Down & Roundup

GitHub Etiquette

Last but not least…

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