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July 6, 2018

Apple and Samsung’s truce is the end of an era for design

The seven-year-long smartphone patent battle between Apple and Samsung is finally over. It ended without ceremony, with a confidential settlement likely […]
July 6, 2018

Design is like a drug

The search for some concoction or contraption to improve our performance at work is nothing new. Lawyers, bankers, and other […]
July 6, 2018

How IBM and Airbus designed a floating robot head for the ISS

In wee hours of Friday morning, SpaceX launched its latest rocket into space, destined for the International Space Station. The […]
July 6, 2018

What it’s like to be one of America’s top fireworks designers

Jim Souza has blown a lot of things up in his day. He’s the patriarch and chief show designer of […]
July 6, 2018

How the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign got its powerful design

In the midst of what has been an incredibly upsetting week of news for many Americans, New Yorkers had a reason […]
July 6, 2018

Why tech’s favorite color is making us all miserable

When I was 14, I saved up money from my first web design job to trick out a really nice […]
July 6, 2018

This wearable compares your game to Ronaldo’s

It’s World Cup season, which means soccer fans around the globe will be rooting for their team–and perhaps dreaming about […]
July 6, 2018

This lovely print identifies hundreds of flowers found in the U.S.

Pop Chart Lab has obsessively visualized everything from beers to grammar over the years. But its latest poster, American Blooms, is aimed at […]
July 6, 2018

How Facebook makes it way too easy to share your data, visualized

In a post-GDPR world, opting out of data collection is supposed to be easier and clearer for the average person. […]
July 6, 2018

From Muji to Ikea: Why the best retailers think like UX designers

Imagine walking into a store and finding a fitting room full of outfits curated just for you–items you reserved online, […]
September 17, 2018

Loving & Hating the Hamburger Icon

I love the hamburger menu. I hate the hamburger menu. I am constantly contradicting myself about this tiny website element; […]
September 18, 2018

Smashing Book 6 Released

The hotly anticipated Smashing Book 6: New Frontiers in Web Design, is released today. Dedicated to some of the thorniest […]
September 19, 2018

How to Recover Abandoned ECommerce Carts


If WordPress is the world’s favorite blogging platform, then WooCommerce is surely the most popular e-commerce solution available. WooCommerce is […]
September 19, 2018

20 Freshest Web Designs, September 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with major updates) in the last four weeks. September […]
September 20, 2018

30 Tools and Services That Boost Productivity

The market is overcrowded with web tools and services, today it’s easy to launch your own product and everybody is […]
September 20, 2018

4 Web Design Principles Hollywood Reboots Can Teach Us

At least once every day, some designer somewhere in the world will look at something made months or years ago; […]
September 21, 2018

Uber Unveils Simple New Rebrand

A little less than three years ago, Uber rebranded as the cab-service of choice for dystopian sci-fi pac-man fans. It […]
September 21, 2018

Infographic: The Future of E-Commerce

Worldwide, retail e-commerce sales totaled $2.29 trillion last year. By the end of this year they’ll have reached $2.8 trillion. […]
September 21, 2018

6 Ways to Speed Up Slow Clients

Frustrated with your client? Beginning to wish you’d never taken this job on in the first place? Do you just […]
September 22, 2018

Hellboy writer accidentally confirms ‘Diablo’ Netflix series

Stay awhile … and listen. A few months back gaming juggernaut Blizzard updated its job openings page with some tantalizing […]