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Articles by Benjie Moss

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...
There are no bad dogs, just bad owners; likewise there are no bad fonts, just bad designers. Well, that's not entirely true, fonts are regularly distributed with all kinds of flaws — inadequate hinting, poor consistency, a lack of optical...
The blogosphere exploded today at the news that .net magazine, the publication that many of us began our careers reading, has pulled the plug on its online offering. The print magazine will continue to publish, but netmagazine.com is no more....
Conventional wisdom states that body text benefits most from being set in a serif font because the serifs create a path for the eye to follow along a line and down to the next. Despite that, many web designers have for a number of years, argued for...
Browsing the Web is usually an endless round of clicks, taps and scrolling. That's changed with Annyang, an incredibly simple JavaScript library that enables voice commands for web sites. Maybe not the most user-friendly for brochure sites,...
These incredibly beautiful images by artist Christy Lee Rogers are created without the aid of Photoshop, with carefully lit models, in water, at night. Not the first to use the medium of water — the seminal video artist Bill Viola springs...
It seems like there's been a flurry of logo redesigns lately and Google is the latest to throw its hat into the ring. The new logo, currently only in Chrome on Android, has had its bevels and drop shadow removed to embrace the flat look. It's no secret...
When Google acquired YouTube back in 2006, most people expected to see a rebrand to pull the video sharing site closer to its parent company's corporate style. That anticipated rebrand may finally be on the cards 7 years later as YouTube rolled...
This morning 500,000 premium Creative Cloud subscribers will be waking up to an update alert for Adobe Photoshop. Adobe's flagship product has been revised for the first time since the switch to the subscription model back in June. The big...
Marissa Mayer is many things. A brand designer she is not. After 30 days of change and countless dollars thrown at R&D, Yahoo! have unveiled their new logo. The past month showcased some options — most of which were bad — and unfortunately...