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Issue #148 — 10 Nov '17

Flexbox and Grids, your layout’s best friends

Put aside the notion of Flexbox vs Grids, they work together rather than compete. Eva Ferreira busts myths and lays out the path of togetherness. 10 points.

LAYOUT BUDDIES

Looking After Number One-forty

Dealing with a platform that is all about brief messages while considering the effects of alphabet density. Nice one. Josh Wilburne at Twitter takes us through some of the process.

STILL TWITTERY

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The right way to respond to feature requests

While helping unravel how to best respond to customers, this also covers a host of listening and responding issues which designers and product teams should be across.

ACT ON IT

A closer look at Google Calendar’s new design

Google did a thing or two with their Calendar recently, and it’s worth checking in on some of their lessons on transitions and Material Design.

GOING?  YES  NO  MAYBE

Web Typography: Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At

We spend a lot of time considering typographic principles in our work, but more often than not tables are overlooked. Richard Rutter here rightly asks that we give them the attention they deserve.

TABULAR

People Don’t Want Something Truly New, They Want the Familiar Done Differently.

Weaving a fine tale of how customers and users can be led down new paths … with food (and other design means).

ROLL ON

How AI has started to impact our work as designers

Don’t get burned out or dismissive about the onset of AI, but don’t fear it either. Embrace it as a powerful tool.

INTELLIGENCE

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Prototype at scale with the new team library

The Library makes it easy to reuse design and prototyping assets across your entire team, and across any number of projects. It’ll help you work faster and keep your design language consistent.

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