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Articles by Benjie Moss

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: our sister-site MightyDeals.com is 2 years old. Hard to believe, because it’s only been 2 years since probably the best resource on the net for deals on plugins, clip art, apps and all sort of goodies...
/ / Nov 21, 2012
Most web pros can't make it through a week without falling back on some else's work: you may be a great programmer, but can you illustrate? You may be a great icon designer, but do you understand type? We don't all have a studio of colleagues to pass...
We’ve all been in the situation: sat opposite a client, having delivered your best ‘gimme a job’ pitch. You’ve walked them through your folio, you’ve explained your client centered approach, you’ve even hinted at the strategies...
Our lives, particularly within the urban environment, are governed by light; half natural, half artificial. Light is enticing; promising excitement, safety, community. Light is also the most basic medium for all visual artists, the waves...
…now it looks as if it's here to stay. Having been introduced as part of the Windows 8 operating system launch last month, Internet Explorer 10 has just been released for Windows 7. Rapid uptake is expected; IE9 is a very good browser, its popularity...
Born in London, England in the early 1950s, Alan Meeks began his career as a trainee artist, typographer and typeface designer in 1970. He joined Letraset as senior designer and studio manager in 1975, where he was responsible for artistic...
It will come as no surprise to anyone, that slow buffering of a video is highly likely to see viewers give up, and go and do something less boring instead. Think about all the hours you've wasted staring at a progress bar. A few seconds here, a few...
It is a commonly held view that the minimalist approach to design is what lifted Google, in the early days of the web, above the arguably better search results of engines such as Alta Vista. The famous white page with the centered search box is...
There has been much cross-over between web development and application development in recent years. The biggest trend being the increase in web-based applications. Whilst many would argue that it’s the rise of the cloud, and of faster...
/ / Nov 7, 2012
In the U.S. election day is finally here. People across the country are heading out to vote, with many U.S. citizens resident abroad having already cast their ballots. Polls emerging in the U.S. suggest the race is tight in key states, but are...
Since the advent of the world wide web, people have been using it to bear witness to the events around them, some trivial, others world-shattering. While Hurricane Sandy was making its way up the Eastern sea board, Chris Ackermann and Peter...
Now the lights are coming back on in New York, a lot of our regular readers may be feeling a little nostalgic for cosy intimacy of the flashlights and candles. Lighting affects us like nothing else. Warm, orange colors seem to increase the temperature...
With Hurricane Sandy still lashing the North East of America, Google was forced to modify its launch event for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 products, yesterday. The superstorm has already claimed more than 40 lives in the Caribbean, and...
If there's one thing that drives me insane online, it's when input forms allow me to enter incorrect data, only to point out the mistake after I try and submit it. It seems like half the forms I submit have to be refilled and submitted over again...