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Articles by Benjie Moss

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...
One of the more ambitious conferences on the circuit, Reasons to be Creative was held this year on September the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Whilst most conferences focus on a single discipline, or audience type, ReasonsTo seeks to inspire creative change...
Print's a tricky business. Just because the dimensions are set in stone, we tend to think that everything will come out just the way we designed it. Oh, and it turns out the dimensions aren't set in stone… The reality is that print is as device...
/ / Sep 3, 2013
Dreamweaver has long been a curious beast, loved and loathed in equal measure. For many it is the very best WYSIWYG editor available, for others it is still just a WYSIWYG. Most developers have a passing infatuation with Dreamweaver before...
Fifty years ago today, one of the greatest orators of modern times delivered his most impassioned plea. At the march on Washington, August 28th 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Rev. King spoke of his vision...
There's a good chance you're intimately acquainted with the work of Steve Matteson, it's probably right in front of you for much of the day. Arguably one of the most influential designers of the 21st century; his most famous achievement is the...
/ / Aug 26, 2013
It's amazing how far we've come in the last 15 years; the web has developed at a rate it took print 150 years or more, to match. What's exciting is that we're still going, still exploring, still innovating. As designer's we're used to designing...