Articles by Benjie Moss

With the amazing apps available for Mac these days, Windows users must get sick of hearing about "the latest must-have app" that they can't use. Fortunately there are still a few gems available, designed and build exclusively for Windows,...
For the average user there's little difference between products offered by Yahoo! and by market leader Google. Yahoo!'s position is largely dictated by brand; or rather by Google's superior brand. There has long been debate over Yahoo!'s...
The flat design juggernaut continues to roll on, crushing everything in its path. With an emphasis on simplicity, it's easy to manage basic design principles when you're working flat. Essential to any flat design is a consistent set of icons,...
Patterns have graced our designs for thousands of years. The texture, color and life added by patterns have enhanced design the world over. The love of pattern reached new heights with the advert of the web and our ability to easily tile graphics....
One of the very best frameworks to build new sites on is Twitter Bootstrap. Mobile-first, lightweight and powerful; it's a great starting point. The only issues with Bootstrap are that it's both easily recognized due to extensive use, and...
It's clear that the mobile web is on the rise. Taking a look at the stats, it's hard to see how desktop browsing can survive the onslaught. People use smartphones for almost everything. 91% of US citizens own a smart phone, and with the relatively...
For years premium design and development software has been the exclusive preserve of Adobe. Since they outmaneuvered Quark and purchased Macromedia, few tools have been able to compete with their products. However, for all the market dominance...
Microlancer is a brand new site from the Envato network, designed to simplify outsourcing small design jobs. Everything from websites to logos can be ordered from professional suppliers worldwide. Freelancers who would like to offer...
Button states saved as images and toggled by CSS are so out of date it’s painful. We should all be using CSS3 to create buttons. We all know why: they’re easily editable, cross-platform, lightweight, accessible; the list of benefits...
The web is full of advice on different aspects of UI design, but what no one ever seems to offer is a complete start to finish, blank page to finished app, step by step guide. Until now of course, because our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has set...
We all love a good satire. It’s one of the highest forms of political wit and frequently bites at targets that would otherwise be unassailable. Case in point: Maentis’ Universal Unbranding project, an amusing reworking of famous logos...
This lovingly honed set, of 200 vector icons is fantastic for use on all manner of sites. With subjects ranging from science to entertaining, the vast scope of the icons means that you're bound to find something useful. There are some really...