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Articles by Benjie Moss

An Australian entrepreneur, usually known for his restaurants, has stunned the design world by creating a ligature to replace the word 'the'. It could be a prank until you hear that Paul Mathis estimates spending anywhere between $34,000...
One of the best ways of adding personality to a website is with a typeface; and when you’re looking for a touch of luxury, one of the best solutions is a script. Unfortunately, most scripts are based on handwriting, which makes them largely...
With the increasingly geometric nature of website design, especially now that flat-design is all the rage, it's refreshing to see sites that replace the mechanical with an organic feeling alternative. This charming set of 46 hand-drawn...
This set of 12 flat SEO icons is perfect for adding a light-hearted and playful tone to sites. The flat aesthetic is set off beautifully by the modern color palette and the addition of the long shadow technique is a sophisticated touch. Playful...
Webfonts have been revolutionary on the web; they've changed the appearance of websites in a way that arguably no other web technology has. Yes, it's true that many webfonts aren't hinted correctly for Windows; yes, it's also true that many...
Whilst many designers embrace flat design wholeheartedly, it seems a growing number have already tired of its charms and are casting around for the next big thing. One contender, being championed by some, is "long shadow" design. Long shadow...
Ampersand 2013 — held today in Brighton, UK — was the third iteration of the popular web typography conference. Describing itself as "an affordable one-day event for knowledgeable web designers and type enthusiasts", the event is increasing...
/ / Jun 28, 2013
Web designers are expected to be masters of all trades; from responsive websites to email templates, animated banners to WordPress SEO techniques. It’s pretty hard to be great at everything. Take the obligatory Facebook page. It’s impossible...
One of the biggest problems designing websites in Photoshop is that time-consuming period after your design gets approval, when you have to work through it layer by layer, converting your design to CSS. There was a time when you could just slice...
Got a great idea for a site, but don't know how to create a WordPress theme? Maybe you've already built a site but your client wants a CMS and you're not sure where to start. Or perhaps you know exactly how to theme WordPress, but you don't have time...
This set of 25 Colorful Grunge Textures was designed by Florin Gorgan and is perfect for use as overlay textures on your photos. You can see more of Florin's work in his site or his Etsy shop. For best results, set the texture layer to Soft Light,...
Somewhere around 18% of the web is powered by WordPress. The humble blogging platform has grown into a web-titan of monster proportions. Substantially fewer sites are hosting on WordPress.com — Automattic’s free, hosted solution for...
The Secret Handshake is a fabulous project, aimed at helping young designers (18–25) find their way into the industry. You should always quantify the advice you take based on who's giving it to you, and The Secret Handshake — set up by...
A good cursive typeface is hard to come by; most have a tendency to look like either a hand-written note from the Marquis de Sade, or a grocery list written in haste by a particularly harassed doctor. Consequently, a script with both clarity and...