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

Highlights of the week

Zeplin lets designers focus on design, instead of prepping design files for the team - Use Flows to keep everyone on the same page and build user journeys with native connectors, flow groups, and text labels. - Zeplin  Sponsored

California Design System - The Design System makes it easy for state digital teams to build accessible, consistent, and performant services and products to meet Californians' needs. - California Office of Digital Innovation / filed under Design System

A UX designer walks into a Tesla Bar - About 5 minutes into the ride, the windshield started fogging up. I couldn't find the defroster on the large control screen Teslas are so famous for. - Scott Jenson / filed under UX Design

Product design

First principles thinking - In all honesty, every design thinker, every chef out there, ought to use first principles to solve problems. It is impossible to unleash creative possibilities otherwise. - Karthi Subbaraman / filed under Product Design

The alchemy of prototyping - Design is not magic. It's a method, a rigorous process of exploration, iteration, and validation until you reach your outcome that feels like magic to end-users. - David Hoang / filed under Prototyping

Settings are not a design failure - The systematic thinking in our industry is that settings are the result of design failure. - Adrien Griveau / filed under Product Design

Design engineering

Fluid type sizes and spacing - I've been using a fluid type and spacing system on the most recent builds I've completed. Here's why I use it, and how I approach it. - Piper Haywood / filed under HTML & CSS, Typography

Tools and resources

Figma plugin: Beautiful Shadows - The plugin allows you to create beautiful shadows by simply dragging a light source which casts a shadow on selected elements. - Alexander Widua / filed under Figma

Icônes - Icon explorer with instant searching, powered by Iconify. - Anthony Fu / filed under Icon Set

Inspiration and creativity

Notes against note-taking systems - Getting lost in your knowledge management system is a fantastic way to avoid creating things. - Sasha Chapin / filed under Creativity

Habits vs. Goals: A look at the benefits of a systematic approach to life - Nothing will change your future trajectory like your habits. - Shane Parrish / filed under Productivity

Last but not least

Making the web better. With blocks - Until now, every app that wants blocks has to implement them from scratch. - Joel Spolsky / filed under Technology


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