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Kemie Guaida

Kemie Guaida

Sweden web designer, illustrator, type nerd Joined almost 6 years ago

  • 5 stories
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  • 414 upvotes
  • Posted to Ressources for font design?, Jan 20, 2020

    Designing type by karen Cheng

    How to create typefaces

    6 points
  • Posted to Question: Design System and Typography Limitations, Jan 08, 2020

    My general advice is: Start small and grow. Design the components you are currently using, in the cases you're currently using them with. It's good to think ahead to other cases where those components could be used, but don't sweat hypotheticals. You will be iterating on the design system constantly.

    20 fonts sound crazy. I'm guessing the developers of these kits use that many to provide options to users, not to have them use ALL. In my current design system I'm using 5, and they're variants of the same family (light, regular, italic, bold & bold italic of the same family). Focus on max 2 typefaces (display & text or one for both) and the minimum number of variations.

    About organizing your text styles, I do have variations. so I'll have h5, h5 inverse, h5 primary, for example. Just think carefully about when it makes sense to have a variation, when it's better to have an exception, and when you're better off using a completely different element/style altogether.

    2 points
  • Posted to Color Stacks - Color palette generator for design systems, Dec 18, 2019

    This is really nice! there's few palette generator geared towards ui work. this is super useful.

    1 point
  • Posted to Type Scaling, Nov 20, 2019

    I usually set sizes for headings, etc in ems, and then set body size for each breakpoint. So for example I have: h1=3em h2=2em h3=1.5 em

    desktop body size is 16px, so at desktop sizes: h1= 48px h2=32px h3=24px

    mobile body size is 12px so at mobile sizes: h1=36px h2=24px h3=18px

    So by just changing one value everything changes proportionally

    3 points
  • Posted to Sidebearings.com — New typography resource for designers, typographers & type nerds., Nov 06, 2019

    Oh, figured it out. It's not clear the books, article, etc is the menu, especially after you scroll down

    2 points
  • Posted to Sidebearings.com — New typography resource for designers, typographers & type nerds., Nov 06, 2019

    This is looking nice! But... I cannot get to the resources. Are there any?

    0 points
  • Posted to How are people Handing over Sketch Designs to Developers?, Sep 18, 2019

    We're quite happy with avocode

    0 points
  • Posted to FEEDBACK for my handy color tool, Sep 18, 2019

    Another thing that would be useful too would be to, instead of just generating dark-light progressions, blend between 2 colors

    2 points
  • Posted to FEEDBACK for my handy color tool, in reply to D. M. , Sep 18, 2019

    I've been designing for years and always use tools like this! ;) I generate color palettes when I start a design /UI project, and being able to quicky generate/test color ramps is very handy

    1 point
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