While designers seem to like it, Google's new logo has been compared to Comic Sans in some quarters. Why are we seeing such a wide discrepancy in opinion?
The Facebook Friends icon was telling a story from another era – until designer Caitlin Winner stepped in.
Often it's the flaws in a technology – the brush strokes, the audio hiss – that we celebrate most. Khoi Vin celebrates the halftone in his latest design.
Cognitive dissonance is that feeling you get when a picture frame is 3 degrees off square. Learn to use it without getting used by it.
A banana can tell us when it's no longer good to eat without needing text or even and LED. Can we use this idea in our UI design?
What if you could make a working prototype just by sketching your app and then photographing it with your phone? Appseed does just that.
Steve Jobs liked simple design, but he wasn't simple-minded. Alex looks at U.S. Presidents and the important differences between dumb and simple.
Designers always know how they think the web should work. Userstyles are the best way to re-engineer your internet just the way you like it.
The ancient Sumerians were the first data nerds, and understood the beauty of tabular data. But how do we keep the power of HTML tables on small screens?
Dreamweaver's ability to work directly with PSDs is a new approach to bridging the gap between layouts and code. Alex takes it for a test-drive.
Crafting images that are as well-adapted to each device as our code is may be our next big challenge. It's a area of focus for Photoshop CC 2014 release.
From Monaco to New York to Chicago, type has often been linked to cities. Apple's newest typeface San Francisco, takes a big city into small places.
'Less is more' is a principle often applied to pure design problems, but you can even see it at work in the design of late 1700's maps.