Popular Design News of the Week: April 8, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Cameron Chapman By Cameron Chapman  |  Apr. 14, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.


Water.css – Make your Tiny Static Websites Beautiful


How We Used WebAssembly to Speed up Our Web App by 20X


What Design Tools Get Wrong




New Logo for IKEA


How to Create Clipped, Blurred Background Images in CSS


Kickstarter Campaign – Gimli : VIsual Web Tools for Visual Studio Code


Hyper Editor – A Backend Agnostic Block-based WYSIWYG Editor


How to Build a Design System from Scratch


UI/UX Patterns You Literally Cannot Design


Find Color Names by HEX Value or Invent New Ones with this Twitter Bot


The Most Relaxing Colour in the World? Dark Blue Apparently


21 Pricing Page Design Secrets for More Conversions


Public Sans


The Five Areas of UX


Feeling Empty in Whitespace: My Love and Hate Relationship with Negative Space


Building a Front End with no JavaScript


The 12 Branding Archetypes of Successful Businesses




Color Accessibility: Tools and Resources to Help Design Inclusive Products


After Nearly Three Years of Development, Does Adobe XD Offer Enough of a Challenge for Designers to Consider a Change?


What do Potential Clients Want to See in your Portfolio?


If You’re not Uncomfortable Showing your Work, that Might Be a Bad Sign


Partners in Design — a Guide to Client Empathy


No Country for Old Devs: How to Solve Tech’s Ageism Problem


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