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Articles by Benjie Moss

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...
/ / Dec 4, 2012
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...
On December 3rd a closed-door meeting will take place in Dubai. In attendance will be members of the United Nation's International Telecommunications Union. On the agenda will be a proposal, tabled by Russia, for sweeping changes to how the...
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: our sister-site MightyDeals.com is 2 years old. Hard to believe, because it’s only been 2 years since probably the best resource on the net for deals on plugins, clip art, apps and all sort of goodies...
/ / Nov 21, 2012
Most web pros can't make it through a week without falling back on some else's work: you may be a great programmer, but can you illustrate? You may be a great icon designer, but do you understand type? We don't all have a studio of colleagues to pass...
We’ve all been in the situation: sat opposite a client, having delivered your best ‘gimme a job’ pitch. You’ve walked them through your folio, you’ve explained your client centered approach, you’ve even hinted at the strategies...
Our lives, particularly within the urban environment, are governed by light; half natural, half artificial. Light is enticing; promising excitement, safety, community. Light is also the most basic medium for all visual artists, the waves...
…now it looks as if it's here to stay. Having been introduced as part of the Windows 8 operating system launch last month, Internet Explorer 10 has just been released for Windows 7. Rapid uptake is expected; IE9 is a very good browser, its popularity...
Born in London, England in the early 1950s, Alan Meeks began his career as a trainee artist, typographer and typeface designer in 1970. He joined Letraset as senior designer and studio manager in 1975, where he was responsible for artistic...
It will come as no surprise to anyone, that slow buffering of a video is highly likely to see viewers give up, and go and do something less boring instead. Think about all the hours you've wasted staring at a progress bar. A few seconds here, a few...
It is a commonly held view that the minimalist approach to design is what lifted Google, in the early days of the web, above the arguably better search results of engines such as Alta Vista. The famous white page with the centered search box is...