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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...
Last week, Adobe announced that there will be no further development of their Fireworks application. Security updates will be provided and bug fixes may arrive, but for all intents and purposes Fireworks CS6 is a dead man walking. The petitions...
Adobe has just announced that Creative Suite will cease to exist after CS6 (in name at least), and be replaced exclusively by Creative Cloud. On its most basic level, that means there won't be perpetual licenses for future Adobe products (though,...
The long, painful and drawn-out death of skeuomorphic design lurched forward another step this week with a redesign by the world’s biggest social media site, Facebook. The new look is spearheaded by a logomark that is a simplified version...
Hot on the heels of jQuery Mobile 1.3 comes jQuery 2.0, a brand new, full release version of the popular JavaScript library. The big news — that we've known for a while — is that jQuery 2.0 has dropped the library's support for Internet Explorer...
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