Inspirational User Interfaces

September 30, 2018

I draw inspiration from a lot of tools that I use. Here’s some things I think some other things do a good job of doing sic, but self-loathingly so].

VS Code Insiders

  • Snippets (from Sublime?)

  • Command Palette (from Sublime?)

  • Customizability

  • Extensibility

  • Observability (Dev Tools)


  • Subdividable UI views

  • Pane-sensitive keybindings


  • Click Wheel Shortcuts

  • Keyboard shortcuts

Chrome DevTools

  • Flame Charts

  • Live editability/observability

    • Console

    • CSS

    • DOM editing


  • Editing modes

The Web

  • Scrolling

    • Did scrolling exist before the internet? Yes of course. Take the scroll, for instance. 🤦‍♂️


  • Typing

The Cursor

  • Attention focus

The TouchPad

  • multi-finger gestures