Articles by Benjie Moss

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...
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....