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Articles by Benjie Moss

It's fair to say that blogs like this one have experienced a dip in comments of late. Social media shares remain high, emails still bulge in our inboxes, subscribers continue to sign up for newsletters, but the comment section of individual...
There was a time—it's hard to imagine now—when most businesses did not have a website. In the early days of the Web, almost every business that wanted to commission a website was taking its first steps into the online world. As time moves...
Last week Squarespace launched Squarespace Logo, a new addition to their service designed to provide individuals and small businesses with the means to create a professional logo. Within hours of the service launching, social media was...
Today, Adobe have both announced and shipped, new versions of its flagship Creative Cloud applications. In this update you'll find dozens of new features. Last year thousands of designers dropped Creative Suite/Cloud in search of cheaper,...
It's the time of year when every blogger on the Web pulls out a crystal ball, dusts off the tarot cards and spends hours staring pointedly into tea cups in an effort to predict the trends for the coming year. The resulting lists usually range in...
Just a few short years ago the majority of web designers wouldn't have been able to spell skeuomorphism, much less provide an accurate definition. Now, skeuomorphism is set up as the pantomime villain; the Wicked Witch of the East to flat design's...
Since the beta release, there have been countless complaints about the look and feel of iOS7. The community at large has been perplexed as to how Jony Ive — Apple's senior vice president of design, who was previously known for such sophistication...
Following months of anticipation the first public release of the Ghost blogging platform is finally live. Released three weeks ago to the 6000 smart Kickstarters who backed the project, Ghost 0.3.2 is now available to everyone. For anyone...
All creatives have great ideas, it's what we live for; that moment of inspiration at 4am that sees you leaping from bed and rushing to your desk is the excitement that makes life worthwhile. Sadly, by the cold light of day, the idea that seemed...
So, you think you're a good designer? You went to a good school? You've got a portfolio filled to the brim with cutting-edge design? Well, think again. Because buddy, you ain't got the chops if you can't beat a kitten. And no, obviously I don't...
At its very heart typography is about two things: legibility, which is concerned with how distinguishable letters, words and phrases are; and readability which deals with how easy it is for the brain to convert those elements into a coherent...
For the last few years millions of Americans have been asking her questions ranging from the intellectual, to the ridiculous; now thanks to CNN, we finally know the face behind the voice of Siri, the iPhone's virtual assistant. Her name is Susan...
Yesterday Google released the beta version of its newest project: Web Designer. Announced earlier this year, Web Designer is a visual tool for building HTML5 adverts; although one suspects Google's ambitions for the application are much...
Google, the omnipresent search engine, is celebrating its 15th birthday today. Which means it can now drive a car and thinks it knows everything. To celebrate this significant milestone, a new easter egg has been launched. If you search for...