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Articles by Benjie Moss

In the web-era, major news sources aren’t restricted to local readership. Whilst a city paper may feature some local news, its sports, national and international news coverage is just as likely to be read by someone on a different continent....
For most brands, recognition is everything. Occasionally you'll encounter a company that seeks to create a air of exclusivity by shunning popular appeal, but for the large part companies need you to spot them immediately. Brand recognition...
There’s a concept in web design that is more important than responsive design, more important than mobile-first, more important than separating style and content; the most important concept in web design is backwards compatibility....
The web has grown rapidly in the last two decades and its omnipresence makes it easy to forget that just 20 years ago it was an unheard of concept for most people. While as designers and developers we feel fully engaged with the web, law makers are,...
If there's one thing every designer needs in their toolkit, it's a workhorse font. A workhorse font is the typeface you turn to again and again; it's your first stop; your default option. Your workhorse font is deeply entrenched in your personal...
When Marissa Mayer jumped ship at Google to take over the reigns at the web's second biggest name in search, no one doubted she had a job on her hands. Interest was sparked worldwide by the fact that not only had Yahoo! appointed a woman (gasp!)...
One of the most challenging briefs any designer can take on is to design for a cross-cultural organization that needs to appeal to disparate groups from diverse backgrounds. As designers we're frequently reliant on communication through...
Whilst the trend for online business continues to grow, there is a significant increase in the number of consumers choosing not to do business online. The most oft-quoted reason is privacy. Six months ago, several thousand euros were charged...
Not a lot keeps Mark Zuckerberg up at night. When he slips between his — presumably luxury — sheets, rests his head and closes his weary eyes, it's unlikely his sleep will be disturbed by worries over his cable bill or the cost of servicing...
At this time of year, there's no better way to start the day than opening up a new window on your advent calendar and munching on some chocolate goodness. Well, maybe one better way... In the spirit of the season for giving, Treehouse — the online...
Thumbnails are one of the purest pieces of usability the digital age has created. In essence a thumbnail is a preview, a promise of what you'll see if you click the link. A small glimpse with less data, faster to load and less greedy for screen...
As we reported two weeks ago, a closed-door meeting opened yesterday in Dubai that is debating control of the internet. For the next two weeks, members of the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union will debate a number of...
Going viral is the holy grail of advertising these days. Mom and Pop run businesses can become global names overnight with the right hashtag, video or promo. When Metro Trains — the metropolitan rail network for Melbourne, Australia —...
We're all sold on WordPress, it's a great solution for anybody who needs to easily manage their site's content in a user interface that even the least tech-savvy staff members are comfortable with. But WordPress comes with a price: customizing...