#101 - Design thinking habits

Hey everyone,

Here’s this weeks roundup of what’s new in design, code and typography.

Thought provoking #

How I started existing on the internet is an interesting read from Ryland G about the approach he used to build an online following from nothing.

Designer Kate Nafisi on morning routines and making the transition from user experience designer at Facebook to a bespoke furniture maker in the UK.

Design and Code #

Five habits of design thinking. Christina Wodtke explains why Design Thinking isn’t the fastest way to innovate but it is the most effective way.

The craft of prototyping. Caitlin Kalinowski shares six valuable principles of prototyping.

Netlify’s CEO, Matt Biilmann announces (and deploys) Netlify Analytics live on stage at JAMstack_conf_london.

CSS :focus-within. David Walsh shares a useful technique you can use to solve accessibility challenges created by the :hover selector.

Typography #

Zach Leatherman on Developing a robust font loading strategy for CSS Tricks.

Getting bent: the current state of Italics in variable font support from Jason Pamental.

Cherry by Nico Walker. Cover designer Janet Hansen taps into Lettera, a once common alternative source of letterforms.

Galien is a modern serif typeface from Black Foundry inspired by the typography of the French Renaissance that started in the 15th century and lasted for more than a hundred years.

Something to watch #

Could Your Phone Hurt You? Electricity is all around us, all the time. It makes our lives easier, safer, more fun and most of us never think about it. But is there such a thing as too much electricity? Kurzgesagt provide some answers.

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