Another week done and dusted. We're eying some wine at the end of it, but let's point our dry humour towards the digital terroir looking for new vintage.
- When Ezra Kline speaks, we tend to listen. Here's his skeptical take on AI.
Design of the week
- Noma succeeded with 1.0. and 2.0, and are thus closing down the latter in anticipation of 3.0. Meanwhile, it's worth pointing out that the announcement page is no different from any other site, be it tech or otherwise, except the content.
- Sneaking in a little tech reference here. Bjango shares data on how your GPU performance impacts apps like Figma. Worth knowing before your next computational hire.
- Just a shout out to Inka Bell, the Helsinki based artist working in printmaking. Her work in it self is astonishing, and a sweet purpose built site is dotting the i for us.
- Johanna Lundberg, a designer and art director from Stockholm, has blessed the internet with a beautiful site that kind of reminds us of poster walls around the city. That is, if those walls was blasted with neat design. Why make it responsive when you can simply duplicate the site horizontally?
- This one's more about the work than the site. Other Means out of Brooklyn is a design agency based on wordplay. Narrowing down on a niche has long been the elusive dream for many of us. Some say you can say things a million different ways in English, so why the heck not.
Tech of the week
- Ladies and gentlemen, sit back relax and don't fret. We've got you. This section is mostly comprised of three things: AI, Next.js and tools that dramatically reduce time spent working. Starting out with how Vercel helps you build a fast, animated image gallery with Next.js.
- Mason's AI Assistant is designed to revolutionize data analytics. It'll let you work "faster than ever". Kudos on not quantifying the time saved though, but we'll count two of our subjects covered here.
- A summary of the best practices when optimising Core Web Vitals, from the Chrome DevRel team.
- Tricorder alert on this new portable projector. Nice.
- Get the State of JS t-shirt here and read up on the matter while you're at it.