Social Media is not Web 2.0. Or Web 3.0.

No one talks about Web 2.0 anymore. This may be because we now talk about social media, and at first blush, we may assume the terms are interchangeable. Sure, Web 2.0 was a great term to use to describe the evolution of Websites: from ‘Web 1.0’, when we went online to read, and ‘Web 2.0’[…]

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Designing the Moment Book Review

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Google vs Microsoft: the Operating System Wars

Sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough.. Mark Scholl just tweeted: “Google now making an OS. Strategy of taking on Microsoft by becoming Microsoft?” That is absolutely the only information I have on the OS. But yes, I already have thoughts. My immediate response (but I have plenty more thoughts I’ll have to return to later,[…]

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5 suggestions for print designers moving to web

I’m not a web designer, by any means. Sure, I have a graphic design certificate, but my design skills pretty well peaked in 2003 when I completed the online program (although my portfolio is still featured on the site!) But as someone who’s been taking amazing designs and making them functional for close to[…]

Beyond Web-Safe Fonts

Have you ever wondered why most websites use the same handful of fonts? There are only a limited number of fonts that every computer ships with. These are known as “web-safe fonts“, and most developers stay within that selection to ensure a consistent experience for all site visitors. So how do you get beyond Verdana[…]