SiloMag #53

The last issue of the year of SiloMag comes. as always, loaded with resources on graphic design, web design and WordPress. First of all, from the team of SiloCreativo we want to thank you for the welcome that this section has, and we hope it will grow during the new year.

No more waiting, let’s see what we have this week:

Graphic Design

Optician Sans

optician font exmple

A free font based on the historical eye charts and optotypes used by opticians world wide.

Bringing Design Profession To Dakar

talk dakar event

In this interview with Ayomidotun Freeborn, a Design Lead at Edacy, we take a closer look at the tech job market in Dakar, Senegal, discussing the main challenges local companies face and how these could be solved. What’s the impact of Edacy’s actions there? How are they designing for the change?

Inspirational quotes for the depressed graphic designer

asmr microphone video

Still upset about the Avatar logo? Did a co-worker ask you for “just one more change”? Set down your stylus, pop in those EarPods, and enjoy a couple minutes of power quotes for graphic designers that will fill your empty Helvetica-loving soul… for today, at least. Lucidpress brought to you from your favorite ASMR Parody star.

Web Design

In Space We Trust

space timeline website

A web project dedicated to all those pioneers and space explorers. Through a timeline, we can review all the milestones of humanity in the space race. All done with a wonderful aesthetic taste.

Data Color Picker

chart color example

Creating visually equidistant palettes is basically impossible to do by hand, yet hugely important for data visualizations. Why? When colors are not visually equidistant, it’s harder to tell them apart in the chart, and compare the chart to the key.

The State of UX in 2019

trends design 2019

UX Trends annual report is a holistic analysis of UX Design as a discipline: the tools we use, the methods we apply every day, the technologies we design around, the career challenges we experience, and how our community is responsible for what’s happening in the world around us — the one that we, consciously or not, have helped design.


WordPress Designers Explore Ideas for Moving Navigation to a Block Interface

new interface blocks gutenberg

Creating a block for navigation menus is one of the nine projects Matt Mullenweg identified for 2019 that will make a big impact for WordPress users. It’s also one of the most challenging from a UI perspective. At WordCamp US’ contributor day, the design team explored ideas for what a navigation block might look like in the new editor.

Gutenberg Phase 2

gutenberg blocks layout

The next phase of Gutenberg will take the ease of use that was introduced with block-based editing and extend that capability to the Customizer, starting with widgets, to make it easier for users to customize the rest of their sites.

WordPress 5.0 PHP 7.2 vs PHP 7.3 Performance and Speed Benchmark

php speed table

Is PHP 7.3 faster than PHP 7.2? Should I use PHP 7.3 for my WordPress site? Serverbolt have done their own performance testing for WordPress running with WooCommerce and benchmarked PHP 7.2 against PHP 7.3.

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