Popular design news of the week: April 8, 2019 — April 142019

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April 14, 2019
Popular design news of the week: April 8, 2019 - April 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

Want more? No problem! Keep track of top design news from around the web with Webdesigner News.

Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman is a freelance writer and designer from New England. You can visit her site or follow her on Twitter.

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