Articles by Benjie Moss

A little over a decade ago, British competitive cycling was nowhere. With a couple of notable exceptions — Tom Simpson in the ‘60s and Chris Boardman in the ‘90s — no British cyclist had made a significant impact on a sport dominated...
Design patterns are common solutions to common problems. When you add a slider to a homepage you’re employing a design pattern. When someone asks: “Why reinvent the wheel?” they’re advocating the adoption of a design pattern. On...
This time last year I made 7 predictions for web design in 2014, with mixed results (I’m looking at you SVG). This year, I’ve sought out 10 web design trends that will be big in 2015, and what you need to survive them. I’ve omitted predictions...
Unless you’ve developed the enviable skill of ignoring adverts on Twitter, you can’t have failed to notice The Grid, a new service promising “AI websites that design themselves.” The Grid “is not another do-it-yourself website...
Apple’s cool factor has been on the wane in the last couple of years. Successive iPhones have failed to advance as significantly as the first few generations; iOS7 was ugly and iOS8 hasn’t rectified that; analysts are even predicting a...
If you’re a front-end coder, you may well have been stunned yesterday, by Adobe’s latest release: Brackets. Stunned that is, because you’ve probably been using it for a year or more. The version you had been using was the beta release...
Just three short weeks since The New Yorker unveiled its brand new, responsive site, there have already been a slew of updates. Whilst it's not unusual for issues to come to light after a launch, the current online version of the classic American...
Unless you've been abstaining from social media this week, it can hardly have escaped your notice that Airbnb, the global accommodation finder, has undergone a rebrand, including a brand new logo. The official name for the logo mark is Bélo,...
Today Adobe are releasing a major update to Creative Cloud. It will see significant updates to all 14 major applications, and there’s more exciting news about the product range. Since the announcement of Creative Cloud, and more specifically...
Bic—internationally renowned maker of ballpoint pens, lighters, and razors—has a fantastic record for imaginative self-promotion. Their latest project is the Universal Typeface Experiment, a collaborative Web project designed...
There are some tasks that are so tedious to complete online that we always put them off until the last minute: whether you’re filing your taxes or buying groceries, the number of “required field”s is always too high. One process that’s...
At Apple’s WWDC today, the company debuted some pretty ‘meh’ changes to iOS7; iOS8, which will be available to download in the Autumn of this year, might have more appropriately been named iOS7.1. Amongst the multi-threaded workflow...