This is a really nice round-up of the Edge Web Summit from Kit Kelly. And no, I didn’t pay him for the nice things he said about my talk :-)
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Most of these tools you think you have to have are solving problems you don’t have NOR WILL YOU EVER HAVE.
This post is pure gold in terms of recommendations for tailoring your web forms for modern contexts. Read it, then go forth and improve your forms!
This is a great post from Jess on how it can be advantageous for UX-ers to pick up front-end coding skills.
Wow. Just wow. Be sure to watch the video. This is amazing!
Excellent post from Nathan Curtis. You need to read this:
A design system’s value is realized when products ship features using parts from the system.
We’ve run into similar issues with Pattern Lab’s enforced groupings on a large client project. Some just didn’t make sense, causing a little confusion for our team, but way more confusion for the client’s team. It added way more cognitive overhead than was really necessary for the project. The tool made testing components easy, but we eventually ended up leaving some buckets empty.
Thierry Koblentz’s simplified, modern float clearing solution.
Steve answers the question of whether
results in the desired outcome.
There is some excellent advice in this piece. In particular, #1—Calculate its ROI—is probably the most important.