Articles by Benjie Moss

Designers are increasingly in demand, as the sheer amount of stuff that needs designing grows. But too often, we’re so delighted with how we can solve a client’s problem, that we forget to ask whether we should. As an industry, we ignore...
Windows 10 is now available and it’s the final ever version of Windows. From this point on, Microsoft will cease major version releases and adopt the frequent update model — with new releases as often as several times per day — constantly...
Macaw is one of a new breed of web design tools. It’s one of the first design applications capable of generating clean code, and is endorsed by numerous industry figures. Now, building on the success of their first product, the team behind...
Last week, Serif launched its bitmap editor Affinity Photo, and the response from the design community has been resoundingly positive. The streamlined workflow, fine-tuned toolset, and hyper-responsive interface, make it an empowering...
Today, Serif launches Affinity Photo, the highly anticipated companion app to 2014’s Affinity Designer. Whilst Affinity Designer was aimed at vector artwork, Affinity Photo is a professional bitmap editor. The whole ethos around the...
Yesterday Google announced the release of Material Design Lite. Not, as the name might imply, a streamlined version of Material Design; rather, a framework for easily implementing Material Design on websites. In the year since Google unveiled...
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...