Articles by Benjie Moss

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....
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...