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Issue #145 — 19 Oct '17

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Rebuilding slack.com

Clean, lean, responsive and inclusive. Slack went on a high-bar mission with their new website and here they explain some of the journey.

PERFORMANCE!

8-point grid: vertical rhythm

Got your head into 8pt Grids? Take another step in and consider typographic baselines and leading vs line height. Another difference to consider between native apps and the web browser.
GOT THE RHYTHM

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Robots and people interacting in a stylised internet space

The cult of conversational design and why forms aren’t dead yet

As conversational UI gets more attention and more capable, what of the noble old form?

FORM AN OPINION

Start with human experience: an audio essay from James Buckhouse

“You’re never just designing pixels, you’re designing complements to the human condition.”

STORYTELLER

One year designing at WhatsApp

After four years at Facebook, Charlie Deets has spent the last year working on WhatsApp. Deets shares some insight here on the different design processes and practices.

PRINCIPLES

7 things you need to know about designing a chatbot

The folks at Booking.com have gone deep this past year, working on the Booking Assistant chatbot. Great that they’re sharing their learnings.

PERSONALITY

From design patterns to category theory

"Abstraction is the elimination of the irrelevant and the amplification of the essential." Delving into technical design abstractions, wrap your brain around this one.

UNIVERSAL

Draggable

I’m loving tinkering with the examples in this lightweight drag & drop library. You might instead be tempted to try something more productive with it.

SOUND EFFECTS TOO

ATOMIC REPEAT!

A look at Atomic's new sketch plugin settings

Our Sketch plugin got a whole lot better! Sync Sketch artboards with Atomic and layers remain editable wherever possible. Also, layer-name prefixes let you customise the sync (includes SVG).

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