Victor Loux Bookmarks

A feed of interesting articles and websites I have recently read. Please feel free to browse and send me suggestions of sites to look at — I’m curious about a lot of things!

Oh God, It's Raining Newsletters — by Craig Mod

craigmod.com/essays/newsletters/
On the rise of newsletter production, consumption, and monetization, and how email is one of the most powerful and resilient publishing platforms.

Paint the Picture, Not the Frame: How Browsers Provide Everything Users Need · An A List Apart Article

alistapart.com/article/paint-the-picture-not-the-frame
Designer Eric Bailey makes a case for leaving key accessibility features to the browser to ensure the most accessible experience.

Carbon Design System

carbondesignsystem.com/
Carbon is the design system for IBM web and product. It is a series of individual styles, components, and guidelines used for creating unified UI.

‘When my world fell apart my friends became my family’ | Life and style | The Guardian

theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/13/ella-risbridger-john-underwood-friendship-life-new-family
The death of her partner at the age of 25 was a devastating loss for Ella Risbridger. But she was never alone. For one thing, her mates would never have allowed that…

Don’t Blame the Tool – UX of User Onboarding

ux.useronboard.com/dont-blame-the-tool-aadbe3465dc4
A/B testing is not a panacea, but it is fantastic at what it’s supposed to do. Some people have provided very valid criticisms about particular parts of it, but I fear that some of the poorer…

Power Thesaurus

powerthesaurus.org/
Power Thesaurus is a free, fast, comprehensive and easy-to-follow online thesaurus for writers.

Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work? - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2019/01/26/business/against-hustle-culture-rise-and-grind-tgim.html
I saw the greatest minds of my generation log 18-hour days — and then boast about #hustle on Instagram. When did performative workaholism become a lifestyle?

Why Gen Z Loves Closed Captioning – The Upgrade – Medium

medium.com/s/the-upgrade/why-gen-z-loves-closed-captioning-ec4e44b8d02f
These were the words from my college-aged daughter when I caught her lounging on our couch, streaming Friends with 24-point closed captioning on. She has no hearing impairment, and I wanted to know…