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  • The Future of Typography: An Introduction to Variable Fonts

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    Designers, imagine a world in which the number of fonts used on a website or app isn’t limited by load speed, or by the availability of styles in a font family. You’d no longer be limited to a few weights (light, regular, bold) and widths (condensed, regular, expanded). Instead, you could exercise a fine degree...

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  • A Designer’s Handbook to Not Wasting Anyone’s Time

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    Nobody likes to have their time wasted. When working in massive teams like Distillery, it’s particularly crucial to find ways to avoid wasting anyone’s time. This is also important for small teams, of course, but in large teams, wasted time can have an exponentially larger impact...

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  • Keeping Small Changes from Adding Up: A Guide to Working with Icons

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    Suffering for the sake of switching up icons. It’s a feeling that tends to overcome parties on both sides of the product development fence, because both designers and developers have come to dread dealing with these kinds of changes. First, let’s focus on why a fence exists at all...

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  • Device-Based Layout

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    With the advent of zeplin.io, turning a design into layout has become simple and easy — the created design can be easily viewed in detail. You no longer have to wonder which font, font size, thickness, letter spacing...

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