We're calling BS on the right/brain left brain thing. If you work on the web in any capacity, you should be able to understand (and master!) good design. 🙌
Yesterday, Refactoring UI: The Book — a resource for product people who want to up their design skills —launched on Product Hunt. The reviews (and over 1K upvotes) flurried in:
“Read this book in one go. It only took 1.5 hours, which is something other books should aspire to achieve. I don't know that I've ever consumed that much knowledge about a topic in such a short time. It's really packed full of actionable tips.” - Peter
“I usually dread the design aspect of building something, but with every section I find myself actually excited imagining how to implement these ideas on current projects.” - John
Makers Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger have been exploring ways developers can get better at designing their own projects for a while, and the new book packages all their knowledge into one biiiiig resource. 📖
They primarily focus on how actual tactics —like using fewer borders in your designs — can be learned and used by literally anyone.
The “book” itself is actually a PDF and costs $79, or $149 for the book, screencasts, a component gallery, an icon library and a few other goodies.
If you've decided to pivot to design after this, here's some #inspo to get you started (besides Dribbble) 😉
UI Movement is a site for daily UI design inspiration 💡
Panda is a chrome plugin that aggregates design news 🐼
UI Recipes are weekly 15 minute design lessons from the hottest apps 🔥
Sidebar gives you the 5 best design links of the day 🔗
Hustl will turn your design process into a time-lapse video 📹
Screely is the easiest way to turn screenshots into beautiful images 📸
Trailer makes it easy to create a marketing video for your next project 💯
PixelSnap is measuring tape for your computer 📏
LightBox is the spiritual successor to Flash 👀
Or fall down a design tool rabbit hole here.
In today's episode of Product Hunt Radio, Winnie co-founders Sara Mauskopf and Anne Halsall join us to chat about:
🔎 Finding founder/market fit from personal experience
🗞 Combating fake parenting news
🙌 The power of communities aligned around a single vertical
Listen now and big thanks to our sponsors GE Ventures, Rally Rd, and AngelList for their support. 😸