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Articles by Penina Finger

Craig Rozynski may have taken on the mother of all type design challenges with his creation Comic Neue; a revival of the world’s most hated typeface. His first type design project, Rozynski’s Comic Neue loses the pretence of unevenness...
Good design has strong ties to emotion: this is something designers do know and understand. Unfortunately, in a world driven by SEO and the never-ending evolution of web tech, it’s a very easy thing to forget. Emotion is at the core of a solid...
Yay! More free pictures! We can now use millions of Getty-owned photos for free on our websites, blogs and social media channels (as long as it’s not for commercial purposes). Getty’s new offering is promising at first glance. Their description...
What makes an infographic successful? As designers, we want it to achieve a balance of two main things: Did the reader get the message we wanted them to get? Was the message memorable? Doctoral student Michelle Borkin of Harvard's School of...
There's a trend right now, that wavers between irritating and inspired, for redesigning corporate logos in a hipster style. Certain that hipsters could take it as well as dish it out, and inspired by the nearly infamous hipster logo generator,...
It’s launched. It’s live. It works. You designed, built and tested it, grieved nixed ideas and celebrated solved quandaries. The gears are whirring on their axles and your final invoice is paid. Your project is done. Mostly. Before you...
Origami, developed by the Facebook design team, is one of the emerging next-generation tools for designers producing interactive, flexible websites and apps. It’s also free. Origami is not a standalone application, but is actually...
Templating; it’s a fantastic web design idea for pulling together a business’ online presence, and creating the appearance of consistency. It’s especially useful when there are multiple sites, product lines, and/or tons of content....
Before you first meet with project stakeholders for a website design or redesign, you’ll want to prepare yourself by researching the company the website represents and the nature of the audience it serves. You also need to familiarize yourself...
The developers behind UX Archive want you to build better mobile experiences. To that end, they find and present mobile’s most interesting user flows so you can “compare them, build your point of view, and be inspired.” Documenting...
The dust hasn’t settled on the new Target.com redesign: the Web (OK, well, the web design community and a few actual Target customers) are looking for answers: Why, Target? Why? Who is responsible? The first question may be a little easier...
Color watchers may be intrigued to see Pantone’s color of the year for 2014. The influencial team at the Pantone Color Institute have analyzed media, socio-political events, technological advances and other factors worldwide to pinpoint...
With yesterday’s announcement about the general availability of its Compute Engine, Google has rounded its service-rich computing Cloud Platform into a full-on competitor to the elite and powerful handful of existing providers. Behind...
Today, the California-based product design team at ZURB announce the release of Foundation 5, the responsive web design framework that’s been adopted by millions of designers and engineers. Designers have loved previous versions of...