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When I write about the black and white, crossword puzzle-like QR code, I feel like I'm talking about the stone age of human development. The few years of existence for the QR code in marketing efforts, seem like they were first experienced by...
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,...
It’s been some time since Facebook made any changes to its News Feed, and like Timeline feature launched in 2011 the News Feed redesign represents a major change to one of the site’s core services. In the press event announcing the change,...
Drupal 8 is due out later this year, and already speculation has begun to mount over what's going to be included in the new release. One of the key features everybody is looking forward to is the level of mobile and device compatibility that the...
Adobe has just announced new features in their Muse web design app. Muse launched just nine months ago, and in that time has had a few fairly substantial updates which make it a significantly more useful tool for professional designers. Muse,...
Mobile web traffic almost doubled in 2012, but that growth slowed dramatically in 2013 and mobile has even lost market share in February. Are we seeing the beginning of the end of mobile growth on the web or is this just a short hiccup in the inevitable...
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!)...
Recently, I had the 'joy' of attempting to book tickets with Ticketmaster.co.uk and, I knew exactly what I was in for — pages to trawl through, lengthy reservation queues and a security enigma that wouldn't be out of place on 'Mastermind'....
Fonts can become synonymous with brands. Picture, for example, "Yahoo", "Disney", or the masthead for "The New York Times"; in each case, the brand and the typeface are virtually interchangeable. With this in mind, a team of designers isn’t...
The most recent WordPress release, 3.5, has passed the 6 million download mark. It brought us a renewed media experience and various improvements in the dashboard. But life moves on, and the scope of the upcoming version 3.6 release has already...
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...
Pantone recently released its chosen color of the year, emerald green. But ask the advertising duo behind the new beer guide Beertone, and you might think golden yellow, amber red, or chocolate brown is the color du jour. Perfect for the savvy...