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Hi Reader, these are my design and frontend picks this week.

Highlights of the week

There's a smarter way to map user journeys - That's why we built Flows in Zeplin. Easily connect published screens into a Flow, then add important actions, decisions, or branches using Shapes. - Zeplin  Sponsored

The anatomy of a Design System - A design system can unify different disciplines and lead to improved consistency, efficiency, and much more. - Ben Callahan / filed under Design System

Serif fonts in UI design - A discussion with José Scaglione about the predominance of sans-serif in user interfaces and screen design. - Oliver Schöndorfer / filed under Typography, UI Design

Product design

The “Dark Yellow Problem” in design system color palettes - Designers try to strike a balance between “yellow being yellow” and meeting the accessibility requirements. - Lodestar Design / filed under Coloring

11 steps to keep Figma clean - We all probably already know how it is to receive a project from someone else. Not everyone works the same way, it's what makes our field so varied. - Matthew Jedraszczyk / filed under Figma

Design engineering

All the user-facing states - User-facing state is what someone experiences when they interact with (or try to interact with) an element in some capacity. - Eric Bailey / filed under UI Design

You don’t need a UI framework - Developers often reach for UI frameworks like Bootstrap or Material UI, hoping that they'll save a bunch of time and quickly build a professional-looking app. - Josh Comeau / filed under Product Development

Tools and resources

Tabler Icons: Over 1950 vector icons for web design - Open source icons designed with attention to detail to make your design stand out. - Paweł Kuna / filed under Icon Set

Loaders - Loaders & spinners for your next project. Made with CSS, HTML and a splash of SVG. - Griffin Johnston / filed under HTML & CSS

Inspiration and creativity

103 bits of advice I wish I had known - I've jotted down bits of unsolicited advice each year and much to my surprise I have more to add this year. - Kevin Kelly / filed under Inspiration

Last but not least

How FedEx influenced the React logo - You rarely get fortunate to encounter a situation in which it sits front of you after a few minutes. The React logo was one of those lucky cases. - Maykel Loomans / filed under Logo Design


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