Articles by Benjie Moss

If the recent flat design trend has demonstrated anything, it's how incredibly limited web designers are when it comes to composition. Now that we're no longer distracted by bevels, gradients and gloss it's clear that web designers have one...
Everyone loves a good WordPress theme. Whether you use it straight out of the box, or as a starting point for your own design, themes are a great way of achieving results quickly and on a budget. And of course, it's even easier to stick to a budget...
If you have one workhorse display font that you rely on again and again, make sure it's a slab-serif. In recent times slab-serifs have become understandably popular; they've been used at display sizes for decades and their relatively small...
Google Fonts are a tremendous addition to any designer's arsenal, providing a basic library of typefaces that cover most requirements. But if you've ever tried to add them to a WordPress theme you'll know what kind of hacking is involved. Fortunately,...
Business can be a lot like an Olympic race; being world class isn't good enough, to be successful you have to out-perform your competitors. Nowhere is that more true than search engine optimization, when results are quite literally about your...
We're all looking for ways to insert some cool into our designs, and you'd have to go some way to be cooler than this week's deal from our sister-site MightyDeals.com; a great vintage typeface from Yellow design studio. The Veneer font is a lovingly...
Flat design is all the rage, and trend-conscious clients are beginning to ask for redesigns to meet the current fad for all things flat. Most commentators agree that ultimately, flat design will soften into something flatter than skeuomorphism,...
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...