Entries by sebmartin

Ice technicians are the secret stars of the Winter Olympics

The emphasis of this year’s two-week-long Winter Olympic Games has been placed squarely on the Olympians themselves. After all, the stated purpose of the international competition is to bring together the world’s greatest athletes in a nail-biting competition across fifteen different winter sports. But before the curlers, skiers, and skaters even arrived in Pyeongchang, South Korea, […]

Your Google Pixel 2 camera just got even better – here’s why

Google has switched on the Visual Core chipset in its Pixel 2 handsets, and it makes your social photos look oh so much better. Ever noticed your Android phone takes worse photos in social apps like WhatsApp than in the camera app? It’s because they don’t use the same shooting mode and post-processing. And no […]

The 3 Cs of User Interfaces: Color, Contrast, and Content

There’s an old business model that many business strategists live by—the 3 Cs. It’s a reminder to focus on the company, customers and competitors. Many small businesses and websites also use this model. But for designers, the three Cs are a little different. When creating user interfaces, you should focus on color, contrast, and content. These three elements are […]

What is bitcoin?

It’s inevitable: you’ll be sitting eating dinner in stony silence and will clear their throat and say: ‘What’s all the fuss about bitcoin?’ Ahh, bitcoin. Has there ever been a technology that is more talked about but less understood? It seems no one can quite work out whether bitcoin is the currency of the future […]

How (& Why) SVG Is Going to Take Over in 2018

2018 will be the year of SVG. The image file format has been growing in popularity and usage steadily over the last few years, but 2018 is when it will really break through. You have the combination of users with high-resolution displays and the need for a lightning fast load time to thank. And while […]

Set up a second screen for your computer

You may get along just fine with only one computer screen, but adding a second can give you much more room to work. This upgrade isn’t just for creative professionals or seasoned programmers—it lets anyone spread out their apps, edit documents side by side, and multitask like a pro. That, in turn, will boost your […]

40+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2018

When it comes to designing posters and banners, there’s one thing that matters the most: the font. A poster without a great, attention-grabbing title is simply not an effective poster. A great poster font has the power to turn even the most straightforward layout into a compelling design. As Irene Etzkorn once said, “There is […]

The man behind Google’s Pixel 2 on the future of smartphone design

For designers, smartphone screens are one of the most challenging elements. Google creative lead Alberto Villarreal explains his vision of creating the perfect phone. It’s been hard to avoid the Pixel 2. Google’s marketing machine has plastered it everywhere from pop-up digital adverts to expensive TV sports and giant posters. It even created a magazine to advertise […]

As shops ditch plastic packaging, seaweed will take over

Cheap, easy to grow and abundantly available, seaweed will become the packaging of choice. It has many advantages over plastic. Man has produced more than eight billion tonnes of plastic – and has consigned 6.3 billion tonnes of it to landfill or the ocean. Plastic pollutes and is resource-intensive. However, a group of startups is […]