Things I found on the web this week (16th February)

Hamburger by Sacha on CodePen

This week is all about design. Gorgeous graphics, radiant gradients, inspiration from designers at Google, Airbnb, Slack and more, hamburgers and other menu designs and lots of lovely free resources for your projects.

Here are the things I found interesting on the web this week.

Happy reading!


How I started drawing CSS Images
How this front end developer started using Codepen to make beautiful drawings (click and explore — this is mesmerising).


Can You Code This UI? Seven creative UI concepts & their implementation in code
Literally seven brilliant user interface concepts with the code so you can steal it and use it yourself!

Web Gradients
Looking for a beautiful gradient for an app background, look no further! WebGradients is a free collection of 180 linear gradients that you can use as content backdrops in any part of your website.


Push for a point of view. What I learned from designers at Google, Airbnb, Slack, and more
Good design is all about having a clear purpose. It’s about having a strong point of view — even if you might ruffle some feathers along the way. Learning how the big guns do design.

Designing the new Flipboard
I love reading about how brilliant product designers do their work. Here’s how Flipboard approached their recent re-design and shows the level of detail they went to — “the final design is the result of over a year’s worth of sketching, prototyping, and testing”.


Familiar is Good
You don’t always have to reinvent the wheel. Often, choosing familiar design elements is best for your users.

Great Alternatives to Hamburger Menus
However, sometimes familiarity breeds contempt! As it says in the headline, here are some ‘great alternatives to hamburger menus’.


Free e-Course — Principle of UX Design
To those who’ve heard about UX and want to know what it is, why it’s so important, and how to become an advocate for it: this e-course is for you.


Design Principles Behind Great Products
“[The] Design Principles of your product … should focus on what makes your product distinct from others, how it feels and what is important for the business and your customers.” In other words — it’s really important to have some!

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