Full Stack Radio

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.



episode 124: 124: Leslie Cohn-Wein & Rafael Conde - Designing the User Interface at Netlify

In this episode, Adam talks to Leslie Cohn-Wein and Rafael Conde about designing and implementing new UI features at Netlify.

Topics include:

  • Creating pixel-perfect mockups in advance vs. designing and implementing in tandem
  • Working with existing JS libraries for interactive UI features vs. hand-rolling a custom implementation from scratch
  • How design systems play into the design process at Netlify, and how mockups aren't meant to implemented pixel-for-pixel
  • What tools Netlify uses to design new features and manage the design process
  • What technologies Netlify uses to keep their UI consistent
  • Using modern CSS features like CSS grid


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  • Netlify Analytics
  • Highcharts
  • Abstract
  • Sketch
  • PostCSS
  • postcss-nested
  • postcss-each


 2019-09-25  56m