The Smartest Website You Haven't Heard Of
tl;dr: "They sell nuts, bolts, bushings, bearings – pretty much anything an engineer needs to build stuff. I've purchased from them dozens of times over the past few years, both for personal and school projects. But what makes their website so great? And why should an industrial supply company have the best e-commerce site on the internet?"
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Bracket Pair Colorization 10,000x Faster
tl;dr: Bracket colorization was such a popular VS plugin that the team spent significant effort to improve its performance, reducing time taken for colorization to appear in large files from 10 seconds to less than a millisecond. This post discusses the algorithm and architectural behind the improvement.
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GitHub's New Notifications: A Case Of Regressive Design
tl;dr: A critique of GitHub's new UI, which is currently being rolled out. It has more of an emphasis on notifications and more buttons.
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Superhuman's Founder on How to Move Beyond Gamification
tl;dr: Rahul explains how he's applied game design to enterprise software.
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The Evolution Of Material Design’s Text Fields
tl;dr: The process Google underwent to optimize text field design. A comparison of how the first and final designs compared.
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How We Do Our Work Matters: Accessibility And Inclusive Design
tl;dr: Difference between accessibility and inclusive design. To design for inclusivity you must engage with those who have disabilities.
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The Story of Spotify Personas
Mady Torres De Souza
tl;dr: Outlines the development of personas by clustering Spotify listeners based on needs, attitudes, device habits, contexts and other variables, and then understanding the situations people listened to music together. The articles also outlines how these were shared across autonomous teams.
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