Monday, January 30, 2012

The Future of Web Typography

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

The Shrinking Power of the Raster File

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

SOPA and PIPA online protest (January 18th, 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.

Great Breakdown of the bill:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"An Important Time for Designers"

This article provides a great goal looking forward and reminds us of the power designers have to shape our world. 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Web Design and Social Media: Insights for 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 - A great source for inspiration.

This site offers a wide variety of different art/design/photography work all of which are well selected and cataloged. The Daily Inspiration posts are especially note worthy.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HTML5's Power, Threatening Apps

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 - iPad

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

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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