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For the average user there's little difference between products offered by Yahoo! and by market leader Google. Yahoo!'s position is largely dictated by brand; or rather by Google's superior brand. There has long been debate over Yahoo!'s...
For years premium design and development software has been the exclusive preserve of Adobe. Since they outmaneuvered Quark and purchased Macromedia, few tools have been able to compete with their products. However, for all the market dominance...
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...
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...
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...
The June edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript resources, Photoshop scripts, web development tools, color palette tools, image apps, video resources, coding resources, and some really...
There has been furious debate in the last twenty four hours on the merits and failings of Apple’s iOS7 update, and the most hotly debated subject is the new icons. They’ve been hailed as a daring, and radical move, and they’ve been condemned...
As expected, Apple used today's keynote presentation at their WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) to launch the latest version of their mobile operating system: iOS7. The launch has been greatly anticipated, not least because iOS7...
The growing dissatisfaction with Adobe’s exodus to the cloud and the accompanying subscription licensing model shows no sign of abating. Thousands of designers have been searching for alternatives to Creative Cloud products, but with...
The last great bastion of skeuomorphic design, Apple Inc., is rumored to be completely revamping its mobile OS, ahead of a relaunch at the Apple WDDC on June 10th. Speculation is that the next version of iOS, which powers Apple's mobile devices,...
Sometimes you need a fully-fledged CMS; something that lets you create any kind of website you want to create, with tons of bells and whistles. But other times you want a simple, elegant blogging platform. One that's open source. And maybe even...
On May 6th Adobe announced its latest updates to its creative software. Some of these updates have big implications on how users work with their tools. In this article, I'd like to review what Adobe has changed in Illustrator and specifically...