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CodeImage – A tool for manage and beautify your code screenshots

CodeImage is a web application that allows you to manage your code snippets and beautify them quickly to share it everywhere. CodeImage is an open source side project born thanks to the SolidJS hackathon and it’s currently maintained

Design Systems 101: An Introductory Guide for UX/UI Designers

A design system is a collection of principles that govern the design of a brand’s digital experience. It provides a set of guidelines for how your brand should look and feel across all channels and devices. When done correctly, using a design system can have many benefits for your business or organization — from improved communication and efficiency to more consistent branding across all digital channels.

Optimizing Web Fonts in Next.js 13

Web fonts are an essential aspect of modern web design. They allow for beautiful typography on the web, unique to your product. However, using web fonts can also introduce challenges. If you’re a frequent internet user like most people reading this, chances are that you’ve come cross the following phenomenon…

What I learned at GitLab that I don’t want to forget

After a little over 5 years, I’m going to be leaving GitLab for my next adventure. It’s not surprise to those of you who have been following me that I have absolutely loved my time there. I’m so proud of what we built—and I’m still proud and awed by the remarkable people there. GitLab’s values are the gold standard for what it means to be a wonderful company—for the team-members,…

Predicting the Next Opportunities for WordPress Innovation

How will WordPress change? While we don’t have a crystal ball, we can see plenty of areas that are ripe for improvement. Some may be solved by updates to WordPress core, while the plugin and theme ecosystem could tackle others.

2023 visual design trends guide

The rise of motion design, parallax, immersion, contrasting UI styles, imitations and more

How to create a more effective homepage

Many (most?) websites, especially for early and growth-stage companies are ineffective. They don’t tell visitors who the product is for, what the product does, and why the product is better. When your homepage content and copy miss the mark, your conversion rate suffers, and all of your top of funnel efforts are wasteful.

Insights from reviewing my readers’ one hundred and thirty-eight UX portfolios

Out of the 138 portfolios submitted, 125 was screened. If you’re part of the 13 that I didn’t review, it’s because you’re a UX writer, UX engineer or a UX consultancy business. I do not have the expertise to review portfolios for writers and engineers, and reviewing UX businesses is something I would not do for free (sorry).

The State of CSS

We thought CSS had already evolved into a pretty formidable language thanks to advancements like Flexbox, Grid, and CSS Variables. But it turns out this wasn’t even its final form. Parent selector, native nesting, container queries, cascade layers… The list of absolutely game-changing features coming imminently is pretty shocking when you think about it.

What’s Good About the Arc Browser

I was actually skeptical because I’ve tried the ol’ “fork of popular browser, but with improved UI” browsers before, and they never stick with me. I’ve developed some doubts about how much value a skin over an existing browser engine can actually bring. Like, don’t build me a browser with a built-in crypto wallet or

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