Monday, January 30, 2012
A great article on smashing about screen typography's potential through Font Face. As websites become more and more responsive, the typography will have adjust as well. Check It
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
With the advent of the HTML5 canvas element, it is possible to incorporate vector images into the web experience (A good article about the canvas element here). With that being said, basic task that could be done in photoshop or illustrator can simply be made through code while retaining a large amount of flexibility, something essential in responsive design. Photoshop and illustrator, while always important for more complicated components are loosing their usefulness for web application (similar to fireworks). It will be interesting to see how much the web will use codes such as the canvas elements to render visuals instead of through photoshop. When will Dreamweaver or a similar program incorporate a WYSIWYG editor for the canvas?
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
As you very well may know, today is that day in which several major sites, including Wikipedia and Google have protest the SOPA and PIPA bills. The bills aim to cut off websites that are providing primarily pirated content through government regulation. While piracy and copyright infringement are both something that should be removed, the definition of copyright infringement can be shaky. It would slow the inception of new ideas prevent important controversial topics from being brought up. Deviant Art provides a straightforward and distilled version to help people understand the bill and its repercussions.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Web design and social media especially have made huge jumps in 2011. Integration of responsive design, jQuery, and HTML5 have been the widespread trend (some of which is over-hyped). This article gives good insight on web, design, and social media in 2012.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
HTML5 is gaining strength and will slowly overtake applications on the IOS/Android market because it lives inside the browser (therefore making it easier to distribute) and can do much of what applications can do. This article explains it very well.
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Friday, January 6, 2012
Fontbook. 2.0 recently launched for the iPad. It features thousands of new cataloged typefaces and boasts the ability to search for and compare typefaces of a similar genres, time period, usage, and trends, all of which are upldated and curated through Over the Air Technology. There are no plans to launch for the Android/OSX, but a HTML version is in development.
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Layer Tennis is a Friday competition between two well known designers in which a file is handed back to the opposing designer every 15 minutes. Animation, type, photomanipulation, and illustration, are all tools that are used. The results are pretty crazy:
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