The Red Reveal: Illusions on the Web

In part one of a series of posts about optical illusions on the web, Dan Wilson looks at how to create the “Red Reveal” that he happens to describe like this:

Growing up, my family played a lot of board games. Several games such as Outburst, Password, and Clue Jr. included something that amazed me at the time — a red lens and cards with some light blue text that was obscured by a myriad of red lines. When you …

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Link: https://danielcwilson.com/blog/2018/02/optical-fun-red-reveal/

Shipping system fonts to GitHub.com

System font stacks got hot about a year ago, no doubt influenced by Mark Otto’s work putting them live on GitHub.
The why, to me, feels like (1) yay performance and (2) the site looks like the rest of the operating system. But to Mark:
Helvetica was created in 1957 when the personal computer was a pipe dream. Arial was created in 1982 and is available on 95% of computers across the web. Millions, if not billions, of web …

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Link: http://markdotto.com/2018/02/07/github-system-fonts/

Your Sketch library is not a design system redux

I really like this post by Brad Frost about what is and isn’t a design system, particularly when he de-emphasizes the importance of tools when it comes to that sort of work :
…components living inside static design tools like Sketch isn’t itself a design system. Pardon my clickbait. Perhaps a better title would have been “Your Sketch library is not a(n entire) design system.”
No doubt tools like Sketch are super valuable, and having a set of reusable components …

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Link: http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/your-sketch-library-is-not-a-design-system-redux/

​Wix.com: Make the Web Your Playground

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CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2

The second iteration of CSS Grid is already in the works and the public editor’s draft was released last week! While it is by no means the final W3C recommendation, this draft is the start of discussions around big concepts many of us have been wanting to see since the first level was released, including subgrids:
In some cases it might be necessary for the contents of multiple grid items to align to each other. A grid container that …

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Link: https://drafts.csswg.org/css-grid-2/

Observable

Observable launched a couple of weeks ago. As far as I understand, it’s sort of like a mix between CodePen and Medium where you create “notebooks" for exploring data, making nifty visualizations.

Check out this collection of visualizations using map integrations as an example. The entries are not only nice demos of the libraries or technology being used (i.e. D3, Google Maps, Leaflet, etc.), but also make for some interesting infographics in themselves.
In a note about this interesting new …

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Link: https://beta.observablehq.com/@mbostock/five-minute-introduction

Web Animation Workshops Dates for 2018 Announced

“I’m getting a raise!"
This was my favorite quote from last year’s Web Animation Workshops, as Val and I covered performance, tooling, and creating animations for SVG, CSS, JS and React.
Now we’re gearing up for another round of Web Animation Workshops in 2018! But we’re only offering two workshops this time since both of us have moved away from full-time consulting.

The aim of these workshops is to level up your animation skills in just two days and …

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Link: https://webanimationworkshops.com/

Stimulus

A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have.
This will appeal to anyone who is apprehensive about JavaScript being required to generate HTML, yet wants a modern framework to help with modern problems, like state management.
I wonder if this would be a good answer for things like WordPress or CraftCMS themes that are designed to be server side but, like any site, could benefit from client-side JavaScript enhancements. Stimulus isn’t really built to handle SPAs, but …

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Link: https://stimulusjs.org/

Wufoo Forms Integrate With Everything

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