A collection of links we've found useful and informative. A good mixture of current affairs regarding tech, design, and relevant articles.
- Why not get your intro to Graph databases using a Dungeons and Dragons world as an example?
- This article written by Oliver Meakings, explains why and how he's been roasting landing pages during the last year. Each roast was a personalised 20-minute video review of a landing page, identifying fixes to convert more visitors into customers. That's 200 roasts and 200 videos!
- Have you heard about Google's FloC? While the cookie is dying and people's privacy is taken more seriously, Google launched FloC in our Chrome browsers by default. Read what it is and how it could impact your privacy.
- Someone hacking into your server, encrypts everything and ransom you to get the key to decrypt it? That's what happened to the company Colonial Pipeline and why they had to pay 5 million dollars in ransom.
Design of the week
- Check out the episodes of Grafill's "Women in Design" where Thea Urdal chats with Ane Knutsen and Lea S., Silvia B. and Claudia S!
- This lovely podcast episode from The Cut, where the indie musician Michelle Zauner opens up about the loss of her mother and how she uses Korean food to feel closer to her.
- A different take on the website builder tool; Alpha mmm. We haven't tested it yet, but we like the randomness and responsiveness. It encourages messiness and we're here for it.
- Rishi Mody has written a great article about building a fluid user interface and even though we're not sure the product exist anymore, we really like the design and responsiveness of the article!
Tech of the week
- Some Google Workspace updates: Google Docs are moving to canvas- based rendering. Worked well for Figma, so why not.
- Stripe launched an invoice solution, which means companies can bill clients online, just like traditional payment services. Heck, we could move our entire business to Stripe.
- Houdini offers a glimpse into the future of CSS with a set of low-level APIs that exposes parts of the CSS engine, which makes it possible for the developers to extend CSS by hooking into the styling and layout process of a browser's rendering engine.