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GUEST EDITOR 💫 BLOBS 🅾️ PICASSO IN 3D 👨🎨
It's an exciting week for this humble newsletter because we've got Chris Coyier jumping in the captain's chair.
Did you know that one antonym for 'blob' is 'suspicion'? The algorithm nailed that one.
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I was admiring the design of this podcast site the other day. So nice.
⭐ Chris Coyier's Corner
Blobs! Blobs are in! Blobs are, ahem, a bit bizarre. I’ll bask in a design like this annual report cover by Matt Pamer all day. I enjoy watching a design trend like this manifest itself in design tooling and implantation in lots of different ways.
You could start with <svg>. You could draw your own. The Pen Tool in pretty much every vector design tool is highly capable of it.
I’m a cheater though, I’d probably check The Noun Project for some example blogs and steal the SVG from there quick. But sadly there isn’t much there, thank god for THE BLOBMAKER.
After you have a blob, it’s just begging to be moved around.
Monica Dinculescu shows how you can do just that with CSS alone and liberal use of various CSS transforms in a keyframe animation.
Just like Heartbeat has done with KUTE.js.
This Pen uses Greensock, but adds in some native SVG filters so that the blobs squish into each other satisfyingly.
We could call it the gooey effect.
We’ve only looked at SVG so far, but don’t rule out <canvas>! Liam Egan has made this canvas-based blob downright jiggly.
Hakim El Hattab got it done here.
You might get a kick out of Peeke Kueper's article "Simulating Blobs of Fluid."
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The poetics of constructing a perfectly fun, non-gendered, incredibly filthy, insult.
I lost a lot of games but managed to put my fist through the monitor, so I guess I won the war.
Blobs are the best web trend of the year, and it's only February.
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I'll be back next week,