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Understanding And Using REST APIs

by Zell Liew

If you want to be able to read API documentations and use them effectively, you’ll first need to understand everything about REST APIs. Let’s get started.

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Sarah Drasner, the person of the week

Person Of The Week

It's difficult to find a person who is as kind, generous, friendly and hard-working as Sarah Drasner. After tutoring a Byzantine Icon painter in Santorini, Greece, she's been working for 15 years as a web developer and designer, actively contributing to open source along the way. Sarah has been writing, teaching and releasing code snippets and tools for everybody to use. She goes by @sarah_edo on Twitter. Thanks for all your remarkable work, dear Sarah!

Jon Yablonski

Laws Of UX

Fitt’s Law, Hick’s Law, the Serial Position Effect. Do you know what’s behind the names? If not, Laws Of UX has got your back. The site explains the ten key maxims that designers should consider when building user interfaces. You can also print them out as posters and hang them on your office wall.

Marcy Sutton

Lint The Web Forward

A narwhal that helps you build better websites? Of course! Meet Sonarwhal, a new linting tool which integrates other tools and services, e.g. aXe for accessibility, SSL Server Test for certificate configuration, and more.

Jen Simmons

Easy Layouts With CSS Grid

Do you have difficulties grasping the difference between “implicit” and “explicit” in CSS Grid? Jen Simmons explains the concept and shows you how to do a common responsive image gallery in just two lines and with zero media queries.


Explore The World Of Configurators

Do you need to design a configurator? Well, then the Configurator Database has got you covered with inspiration. With more than 1200 web-based configurators listed, you certainly won’t run out of ideas to help your customers design exactly the product they want — no matter if it’s a pair of sneakers or a luxury car.

Design Systems

Is your pattern library up to date today? Alla Kholmatova has just finished a fully fledged book on Design Systems and how to get them right. With common traps, gotchas and the lessons she learned. Hardcover, eBook. Just sayin'.

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