Here are a few things I thought were worth sharing this week.
Building a responsive card system #
Building a responsive card system was originally intended as an internal document to guide our dev team, but I decided to share the process on Medium as I figured it could be helpful for others. If you work with component libraries, your interested in rapid prototyping or good old Grid and Flexbox, then have a read, you might find it helpful.
Flawless Typography Checklist #
I took the plunge and bought Typewolf’s Flawless Typography Checklist. Be warned, it’s not cheap at $399 ($299 when I bought it on discount) but in my opinion, it’s money well spent. Design is typography after all. When I consider the amount I’ve learnt, for free, from Typewolf over the years, then it’s a no-brainer.
The Difference Between Kerning and Tracking #
The difference between Kerning and Tracking in typography by Tim Wright is a great little refresher on some of the intricacies of type.
Typography tool: Archetype #
Archetype looks like a promising tool for creating consistent web type. Check out the intro demo. The app uses modular scale to handle sizing and baseline grids for vertical rhythm. Your work can then be exported as CSS.
The End of the F***ing World #
Last night I started watching The End of the F***ing World, a new-ish Netflix original. Highly adictive stuff. The episodes are 20min long, perfect for those of us with commitment issues. Burn through a few and see what you think.