macOS button in Figma

Here's a great video where We Deserve Less painstakingly recreates the default buttons from macOS.

I love design like this. Buttons are such finicky little things: satisfying in some inexpressible way when they're done right; so flat and uninspired when they're done wrong. For a piece of UI that really only has 3 or 4 points of variation—padding, colour, border-radius, shadow, one or two others?—they're so fun to explore. The macOS buttons have a gradient shadow—who knew?



Web development baseline

The new baseline for web development from Line Engineering shows that we've still got a long way to go before websites are properly accessible and performant.


Going back to after an almost 10-year hiatus and I'm pleased to find it exactly as I left it.