During their startup, Askins learned an important lesson: you must often remove yourself from your work in order to discover core issues. For example, his team desired to quickly solve their own developer problems and build systems to solve those issues.

Input masks can make for a great feedback device on your input fields. The input mask drop freatures formatting instructions for your users without creating the clutter that placeholders can sometimes cause.

General sibling is a little known but very useful CSS selector. It allows the styling of an element that is a sibling of another. We’ll look at the syntax, a practical example and then a quick round up of the other child and sibling selectors in CSS.

In this episode of Draft we discuss Josh Clark’s talk “mind the gap” – which is about taking the spaces in between screens and UI elements into consideration for your experience design.

Samples of UI Pattern studies from the UXPin eBook. Good stuff in here. The Web UI Patterns 2014 eBook from UXPin looks at examples from today’s most forward-thinking companies such as Pinterest, Yelp, Twitter, Spotify, Virgin America, Behance, AirBnB and more to match UI patterns to user needs.

Medium is an amazing blogging platform with beautiful editor. We’ve featured the medium editor in this drop. As the user scrolls over content, they can easily declare headings, edit the style of paragraph text and everything in between.

:enabled and :disabled are pseudo classes that allow the styling of different states of form inputs, ones that are clickable or can have text entered into them (enabled) or those that can’t (disabled).