Cool Things of the Week (Web Design Edition #8)

Fun fact in history this week: Phyllis Pearsall was born on the 25th of September, 1906 in London. She is a British painter and writer best known for funding the Geographers’ A-Z Map Company. The featured image is a seascape painting by her called “Sailing boat watercolour”.

Here are the news and updates for this week, 2018:

  • Lyft has shared their learnings about working with color, and open-sourced their color algorithm. They have also created a nifty tool called Color Box so you can easily use their algorithm if you want to.


  • Hopper has open-sourced its design on Figma. This is a new kind of action and a very welcomed one! Their design is simple and beautiful and looking over their structure could help you with your own design hierarchy.


Photo from the article.
  • This medium story describes the struggles of being a developer without a house, a car or the means to support yourself.
Photo from the article.
  • If you are wondering how much you should sacrifice for your career, it is worth reading about other’s people experience. This article talks about choosing happiness over other goals.
  • This website for Genesis, a London restaurant is definitely worth checking out. It features a black and white design with bizarre illustrations and a cursor that acts as a flashlight.



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Cristina Conacel

Cristina is a web developer and the owner of BootstrapBay. She likes foxes, clean design, writing blog posts and creating themes that are useful to other developers.