Articles by Benjie Moss

Today, Adobe has released a major overhaul to its flagship product, Photoshop. The new version, CC 2015.1, comes with a number of new features and a brand new look. It is substantially faster than the previous version, the UI is more coherent,...
You might have noticed in the last few days, that social share buttons on Webdesigner Depot, and across the Web, look a little different. Twitter has finally implemented its planned changes to both update the look of its buttons, and remove...
Google’s Material Design continues to be a popular approach to contemporary web design. An almost-flat style, the set of principles—originally designed as brand guidelines for Google—describe a layer-based approach to UI design....
The ugly duckling of the social media world, Google+, has just undergone a significant redesign. Far more than a simple facelift, the social network has been entirely refocused on interests, and in the process dropped several of its most used...
To mark its 101st birthday this month, and following on from a redesign of its print version this Summer, America’s oldest liberal political magazine, The New Republic has launched a redesigned website. TNR reaches over 7 million readers...
The big news at this year’s Adobe MAX conference was the announcement of Project Comet, Adobe’s new UX design tool. With just a few months until we expect to see a public release of the groundbreaking app, we sat down with Andrew Shorten—a...
Last month, when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey moved into his new office and set about broadening the platform’s appeal, little can he have anticipated the twitterstorm he would unleash with one tiny tweak. In updates that are rolling out across...
Last week, streaming media service Netflix unveiled its new identity. Designed by New York-based agency Gretel the rebrand aims to unify the company’s output across the 50 countries in which it now operates. Our challenge was to…create...
Adobe have announced that their award winning iPad app, Adobe Slate, is available from today, free of charge, as a web app. Slate is a simple tool for rapidly crafting beautiful stories, from images and text. Positioned somewhere between a...
The UI designer’s tool of choice, Sketch, has just received a significant update. The version 3.4 release from Bohemian Coding includes dozens of new features, and even more bug fixes. Sketch has never failed to impress with its minimal...
FontReach is a simple web app that scans the top 1,000,000 sites on the Web in order to rank font usage. Visit the site, enter the name of a typeface, and the site will tell you where it is in the rankings, how many of the top million sites are using...
500px is one of the best photo communities on the Web, a great place to post images, and download unique stock. And to celebrate their sixth birthday, they’ve rolled out a fantastic rebrand. There are two elements to the new brand identity:...