I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It feels like a user’s browser history is an incredibly rich seam of valuable information just waiting to be presented in a more interesting way.
A handy Chrome extension to simulate different kinds of visual impairment.
Jon outlines his technique for keeping “the 30,000 foot” view when patterns are coalescing during a project.
See also: Andy P.’s experience of working with Jon this way.
Here, have some colour palettes.
My concern is that by encouraging the practice of doing UX design without touching the surface of a product, we get shitty designs. In a process where UX and UI are seen as separate things the risk is one comes before the other. The UX designer draws the wireframes, the UI designer gets to turn them into pretty pictures, with no back-and-forth between the two. An iterative process can mitigate some of the damage such an artificial division of labour produces, but I think we still start out on the wrong foot. I think a better practice might entail including visual considerations from the very beginning of the design process (as we are sketching).
A nice navigable timeline of historical events from Wikipedia.
What a lovely bit of progressive enhancement—styling data tables to display as charts.
This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth’s history using a 12 hour clock analogy.
A tool for getting instant visual feedback on your nth-child selectors. Considering that the way I figure out nth-child selectors is to try randomly changing numbers until it works, this should be quite useful for me.
This one-day workshop that Cennydd is running in London on July 22nd looks like it’s going to be really good.
I think the distinction between ‘how it works’ and ‘how it looks’ is blurrier than we think.
These are principles of visual design—hierarchy, rhythm, etc.—nicely explored and explained.
Curiosity’s journey so far, nicely visualised.
Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.
Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.
This visual approach to demonstrating how CSS selectors work is really handy.
Cleanup of Silicon Valley Superfund site takes environmental toll | The Center for Investigative Reporting
A terrific piece of well-illustrated data-driven journalism.