January 25, 2011
In Issue No. 322 of A List Apart for people who make websites: Respect the doodle. Use the power of visual thinking to create and share ideas.
In The Miseducation of the Doodle, Sunni Brown shows how doodling sharpens concentration, increases retention, and enhances access to the problem solving unconscious. And in Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool, Mike Rohde outlines the creative and design-selling benefits of the humble loose sketch, surveys sketching tools, and shares ways to become confident with this method of brainstorming, regardless of your level of artistic ability.
January 11, 2011
Craig Mod (Flipboard, Art Space Tokyo) comes to grips with the challenges of designing great digital reading experiences and presents the initial release of Bibliotype, an HTML baseline typography library for tablet reading in A Simpler Page. And Cassie McDaniel shows how to let client criticism actually improve your design instead of just watering it [...]
January 10, 2011
After a few months of meticulous design and code wizardry, today we’re elated to announce the availability of our “Cogify” theme for Shopify. Brought to you by the all-star team at Happy Cog, the Cogify theme is as elegantly designed as it is powerful under the hood. Expertly coded with HTML5 and only the finest in web standards, Cogify comes with four gloriously unique presets: Concorde, Underground, Gazelle, and Flyer. Read more here,, at Shopify, and on Cognition.