Things I want to note down and remember for later, or sharing what I’ve learnt. I find it’s always better working in the open.
Trend: Huge Headlines
Huge headlines are full-width titles on a website. They go edge-to-edge, and throw anything Dieter Rams has said (about how to introduce your brand) out the window.
Lessons: Creating 3 Design Systems
Thousands of design tokens explored, hundreds of components built and rebuilt and countless refactors as I've learned the best ways to do things. As I prepare for my 4th system, I reflect on what works because sometimes time really is money.
Brief History: Web Fonts
Before the web font era, designers showed great caution in using fonts in print thoughtfully to provide a consistent voice, tone and distinction that sets their clients’ work above the clamour of competing works. This level of care now spills into web design, bringing fonts to the masses online.