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Designer & Partner @tailwindlabs. Co-author of Refactoring UI. Creator of Heroicons.
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Mar 11, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
💡 An experiment you can try on your next web/app project to get a more interesting color palette is color grading your design.

🧵 [1/6] To try this, it will be easier to experiment if your design is finalized with your color palette defined up front.

I’m using @tailwindcss colors here but we talk about building a color palette in this Refactoring UI chapter:

refactoringui.com/previews/build…
Mar 4, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Designing for dark mode as an afterthought can be really tricky. Here are a few things you can try that might help you be more successful 🧵 It’s a popular opinion that you simply just need to invert the colors.

Instead, try using the same visual cues as the light version — close elements should still be lighter and distant elements should still be darker.
Feb 12, 2021 13 tweets 5 min read
How to make a "Briefcase" icon in @figmadesign.

🧵 thread 👇 In a 24 x 24 pixel artboard, use the rectangle tool (R) to draw a 18 x 10 pixel rectangle positioned horizontally centered and 6 pixels from the top of the artboard.
Feb 10, 2021 15 tweets 6 min read
How to make a "Megaphone" icon in @figmadesign.

🧵 thread 👇 In a 24 x 24 pixel artboard, use the rectangle tool (R) to draw a 13 x 18 pixel rectangle.
Feb 8, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
How to make a “Question Mark” icon in @figmadesign.

🧵 thread 👇 Image In a 24 x 24 pixel artboard, use the ellipse tool (O) to draw a 18 x 18 pixel circle with a centered stroke.