Yo! Podcast #013 – MDS
The latest Yo! Podcast with Matt D. Smith is a must for all UI designers and educators considering online courses. We go deep into course creation, the top 3 mistakes new UI designers are making, how he got his 3-letter Twitter handle and where we draw the line between copying a design and drawing inspiration.
The gang over at Spacecadet have put together all the 2020 recaps and 2021 trend reports doing the rounds.
Burger King Rebrand
Hot damn! I can’t remember when last I enjoyed a rebrand so much. This awesome “Flame brand” font family was designed by Colophon Foundry with three variants: bold, regular and sans.
Google Analytics maxed out at 769k concurrent users
Quite a fun Twitter thread by the team behind the UK gov site just after they announced new lockdown regulations. This was also the busiest hour ever in the history of Gov.uk with 17M page requests and only 21 5xx errors! Server respect.
How the mind of a copywriter works
Harry over at Marketing Examples has put together (and narrated) this brilliant little video. If you work online and not subscribed to Marketing Examples, it’s probably the most important thing you need to do today.
Equality impressive and frightening, DALL·E (a version of GPT-3) is trained to generate images from text descriptions. I’d imagine a few big stock image players aren’t sleeping too well. Fun fact on the name “We decided to name our model using a portmanteau of the artist Salvador Dalí and Pixar’s WALL·E.”
Top pens at Codepen in 2020
Packed with creative code ideas! Linked here is the top 10 but make sure you scroll all the way back to 100 if coding is your jam.
The State of CSS 2020
Sacha Greif and Raphaël Benitte have taken their annual State of CSS report to another level with a long-scrolling report format that animates as you scroll.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa
What a brilliant case-study on The Great Wave off Kanagawa. It’s so fascinating how this is actually from a series of 36 paintings of Mount Fuji (seen in the background here).
3D Candy Cane
Can’t get enough of this 3D Candy Cane overlaid on the Wannathis sale copy. The deal is ending soon but hopefully this GIF preserves enough for the inspiration reference.
Enjoyed these design and development finds?