Articles by Benjie Moss

Yesterday, Christophe Tauziet, a product designer at Facebook, shared a shot of the new Facebook logo. Reportedly designed by Facebook’s in-house team in collaboration with Eric Olson — the designer of Klavika, on which the original...
Adobe have just rolled out a major update to their Creative Cloud suite of design tools. In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, all 15 primary apps have new features. Synonymous with design for decades, in recent...
Yesterday’s keynote at the Apple WWDC featured two new OS. The new MacOS is named El Capitan after a rock formation in Yosemite (which has been taken by most commentators to indicate that Apple sees its next OS as a minor, rather than major,...
Very few of the major players from the Web’s early days are still with us. Business models that thrived in the days of dial-up connections and web-safe color palettes tend not to suit the modern mobile web. One of the big names, still clinging...
Combining typefaces is one of the most challenging skills for a designer to master. Setting two fonts together in the same design brings out unexpected flavors in them both. What’s more, there’s rarely a right or wrong answer. There are...
2015 has inherited a lot of trends from previous years, there’s been a steady evolution of ideas — Flat Design into Material Design for example — but nothing as revolutionary as Responsive Design. However, we are starting to see trends...
This week Microsoft introduced its new browser, Edge, the project that had formerly been known as Project Spartan. Much has been made of its Hub feature, and the ability to add personal annotations to websites. However, these features are...
This week, the Web went giddy at the knees over the release of Monotype’s Neue Haas Unica. The typeface is a redesign of Haas Unica, itself an attempt to fuse the better qualities of Helvetica and Univers. Originally designed in the late ’70s...
In the last year there’s been an increasingly passionate debate over the possibility of a two-tier internet. However, research carried out by graduate students at MIT, suggests we’ve actually been running dual internets for almost...
It’s almost incomprehensible in 2015 to build a website that isn’t responsive. The technique has developed to the point that most designers no longer say, ‘responsive web design,’ we say, ‘web design,’ and mean exactly the same...
Consistency, we’re taught, is the hallmark of quality. Whether it’s in copywriting or color, layout or lettering, consistency feels deliberate and reinforces ideas. Nowhere is this more true than for branding, where the visual identity...
Selecting a typeface for a project is a defining moment. Occasionally you’ll be looking to add personality to a design, although that is usually best left to display type. For body text, most of the time, you’re aiming for legibility. Legibility...