Here’s an aggregator of components from multiple design systems.
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Friday, January 18th, 2019
This is an excellent case study!
The technical details are there if you want them, but far more important is consideration that went into every interaction. Every technical decision has a well thought out justification.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Back in December 1997, when Jessica and I were living in Freiburg, Dan came to visit. Together, we boarded a train east to Vienna. There we would ring in the new year to the sounds of the Salonorchester Alhambra, the band that Dan’s brother Andrew was playing in (and the band that would later be my first paying client when I made their website—I’ve still got the files lying around somewhere).
That was a fun New Year’s ball …although I remember my mortification when we went for gulash beforehand and I got a drop on the pristine tux that I had borrowed from Andrew.
My other memory of that trip was going to the Kunsthistorisches Museum to see the amazing Bruegel collection. It’s hard to imagine that ever being topped, but then this year, they put together a “once in a lifetime” collection, gathering even more Bruegel masterpieces together in Vienna.
Jessica got the crazy idea in her head that we could go there. In a day.
Looking at the flights, it turned out to be not such a crazy idea after all. Sure, it meant an early start, but it was doable. We booked our museum tickets, and then we booked plane tickets.
That’s how we ended up going to Vienna for the day this past Monday. It was maybe more time than I’d normally like to spend in airports in a 24 hour period, but it was fun. We landed, went into town for a wiener schnitzel, and then it was off to the museum for an afternoon of medieval masterpieces. Hunters in the Snow, the Tower of Babel, and a newly restored Triumph of Death sent from the Prado were just some of the highlights.
There’s a website to accompany the exhibition called Inside Bruegel. You can zoom on each painting to see the incredible detail. You can even compare the infrared and x-ray views. Dive in and explore the world of Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Brad always said that carousels were way to stop people beating each other up in meetings. I like the way Heydon puts it:
Carousels (or ‘content sliders’) are like men. They are not literally all bad — some are even helpful and considerate. But I don’t trust anyone unwilling to acknowledge a glaring pattern of awfulness. Also like men, I appreciate that many of you would rather just avoid dealing with carousels, but often don’t have the choice. Hence this article.
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
A gallery of empty UIs. It reminds me of those galleries of clever 404 pages. Next step: a gallery of witty offline pages.
Thursday, October 19th, 2017
The end result is really impressive but there’s still the drawback that the browser history will be updated every time you click on an image thumbnail (because the functionality relies on
ID attributes referenced via
:target). Depending on your use-case, that may or may not be desirable.
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
I should do this in the Clearleft kitchen.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Well, this is rather wonderful! A one-stop-shop for exploring UI patterns on CodePen …this is going to be time sink.
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Scenes from a future Sweden.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
‘Sfunny, I was talking about just this kind of thing at An Event Apart today.
Monday, January 24th, 2011
A curated collection of responsive web designs.
Monday, October 5th, 2009
A CSS gallery with a difference. This one highlights sites with good print stylesheets.
Monday, June 8th, 2009
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
An editorially managed collection of type-related goodies: "Think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage."
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
Weekly gallery of popular websites reconstructed by removing all words and images, replacing them with blocks.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
Collections of visual design patterns from web interfaces.
Monday, September 15th, 2008
A gallery of minimally designed websites. There are some lovely grid/type-based designs on view here.
Monday, April 14th, 2008
These are the guys that painted the walls across from the Clearleft office. Every day, at least 10 people take pictures of their work.
Sunday, January 20th, 2008
A wonderful series of black and white photographs documenting the growth of photographer Jack Radcliffe's daughter Alison from childhood to adulthood.
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
Official Website to Help Save William Morris Gallery & Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, Waltham Forest, London
The William Morris gallery is going to be shut down unless we can do something about it. Let's do something about it.