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Weekly Design News #1 | WDD

Louise North.

September 16, 2023

Weekly Design News #1.

Every Sunday we’re rounding up the best of the previous week’s stories from, and in this issue #1, we picked typography trends, creating a parallax slider with Anime.js, and some Figma plugins you probably didn’t know about, plus tons more. Let’s dive in!

Typography Trends

Typography Trends in Web Design 2023

In 2023, the web typography world has enjoyed an explosion of creativity. Richer typefaces, 3D styles, bold fonts, and various other interesting typography trends have taken over the world of web design.

Adobe Firefly

Adobe’s Firefly generative AI tools are now widely available

Firefly-powered features like Photoshop’s Generative Fill tool are now out of beta. Adobe is also introducing a new bonus scheme to pay its stock contributors for helping to train its AI models.

System Thinking

Redesign your System thinking

Research, design, build and release — a 4-part guide to create, document and maintain your design system components. As well as tips and tools to create the ultimate component library.

Google Fonts

Google Fonts redesign is a neat example of Material 3 on mobile web

The Google Fonts website has been thoroughly updated with a Material 3 redesign that serves as an interesting showcase of the design language on mobile web.

Circular Slider

Circular Slider with Anime.js

Rotating parallax sliders are a popular way to display content. They are most commonly positioned in the so-called Hero section and are tasked with presenting content in an interesting manner and capturing the visitors’ attention for the product you are selling at first glance.

Meaningful Outcomes

Design for meaningful outcomes

Aim for quality outcomes, not just outputs — that’s how we can drive customer and business value!

Japanese Web

6 web design styles that are uniquely Japan

When browsing for web design inspiration from Japan with the web design galleries that I previously introduced, I found a few design characteristics that are truly unique in Japan and not commonly seen in English-based websites. Without further ado, let’s dive into it.

Best Websites

20 Best New Websites, September 2023

Are you in need of design inspiration? Are you looking for the best websites designed in 2023 to pull ideas, techniques, and trends from? Do you just love web design and enjoy seeing what’s out there? Whatever your reason for being here, welcome!

US Web Design System

U.S. announces official web design system

The federal government now has its own design system, crafted to make government online services accessible, legible and consistent.

Grocery UX

Grocery UX: Dynamically Update the “Add to Cart” Button

During Baymard’s large-scale grocery testing, as participants explored different food categories and added products to the cart, they would sometimes lose track of what they had already added to the cart. As a result, users in the product list will be forced to visit the cart again and again…

Typography Tips

8 micro tips for remarkably better typography

Small details that will greatly improve the readability and aesthetics of your website.


DevHunt – Open source Product Hunt for dev tools

As a software developer, you’ve probably struggled to get your dev tool seen among a sea of unrelated products. That’s why we created DevHunt – a platform made specifically with developers in mind. It’s also Open Source.


B612 Font Family

B612 is an highly legible open source font family designed and tested to be used on aircraft cockpit screens.

Figma Plugins

10 Figma Plugins You Probably didn’t know about

Figma is becoming a more and more powerful UX designer tool with every update. In addition, the Figma community continues to create a lot of useful plugins to make our work easier.


vo: Generate UI with Simple Text Prompts

v0 is a generative user interface system by Vercel Labs powered by AI. It generates copy-and-paste friendly React code based on Shadcn UI and Tailwind CSS that people can use in their projects.

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Louise North

Louise is a staff writer for WebdesignerDepot. She lives in Colorado, is a mom to two dogs, and when she’s not writing she likes hiking and volunteering.

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