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I had the pleasure of bumping into Ken at PAX in Melbourne a couple years back and he came across as both a humble and curious person. I can see how this has carried over into the games he has made and the fact that he is two for two in Apple Design Awards. Can't wait to see what he comes up with next!
And there was me trying to find meaning in this comment, thinking Kroger had to do with the topic at hand...
Mate no-one is forcing you to use it. Also indie-developers have to eat.
This looks amazing!!!
Beautiful website. Great web design, communicates the product very clearly, have bookmarked for 'inspiration' ;)
I think the fact so many people need this is a worrying sign. The way to "solve clutter" isn't to put it all in an organised place but to eliminate all but the (two or three) most important things altogether. If you aren't using it every day multiple times a day, take it off your desk. If you have a total of 6 things on your desk, you're probably fine and don't need this.
I read this book a number of years ago and still apply its principles, highly recommend to all: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Less-Limiting-Yourself-Essential/dp/1401309704
Maybe stripe took their style from a smaller, obscure website we don't know about
Web design workflow? I'd start with learning about atomic CSS (and atomic design) and combine the two. My workflow is sketching on whiteboards followed by a 50/50 screen with emacs/browser using atomic CSS classes in html to rapidly design in the browser. Then, publishing to a static page (usually github pages) and handing over a URL to the devs (and actually working on implementing the designs in whatever tech the devs are using (react/angular etc).
That is so condensed its not funny. I'd love to write/screencast this.
I use "Atomic Design" via our CSS (atomic classes) however more often than not, designing a UI may require jumping straight to a "molecule" for it to make sense (e.g. a card UI).
Don't make the conversation about atoms or molecules. Make it about the problem you are solving for your users. The hyper focus on "design systems" lately is putting way too much emphasis on UI and consistency. Yes, those things are important, but the MOST important thing a designer can do is solve problems for users.
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