The story behind a photograph — Art Gallery of...
I have always found it very interesting to learn how a photograph was made, how the photographer felt when taking it, what he (or she) intended to achieve and what challenges he was facing. In this mini series about photographs and the stories behind them I will try to describe some of the circumstances around making and post-processing some my own favourite photographs. The first one I would like...
Idris Elba as James Bond. We all on the same page... →
How McDonald's shoot photos of their burgers →
In this video McDonald’s marketing lady simply and calmly explains why you should not be disappointed that your burger looks nothing like that big, fresh and juicy thing you see on the posters above the counter. But don’t forget: It’s exactly the same burger. So stop whining and give them your money. It is the same burger!
Amazon's bad update to the Kindle app for iPad
Daily Exhaust: Having ample margins helps the eye flow over the text and makes it easier to move from one line to the next while reading. Making the margins smaller in the app hinders the ease with which the eye can move over the page, making the book harder to read, not easier. Also, it’s just ugly. I couldn’t agree more. It seems such a good idea to get rid of the margins and to fit...
Ampersand Conference 2012: How I saw it
Ampersand is a web typography conference. The first ever Ampersand conference last year was meant to be a one-off event. But the response from audience and type community as a whole was so great that it was decided to organise a second conference. Ampersand 2012 took place in Brighton on June 15 and I had the pleasure to be there. Here are my notes and thoughts. Prof. Phil Bains: Keynote The...
The world's worst password requirements list →
Sadly, such absurd and frequently outright “dangerous” requirements are way too common all over the web. Paradoxically, banks are among the worst offenders.
Ultrabooks beware: Apple receives broad patent on... →
This is just ridiculous. Patents this broad should never be granted. It is not good for anyone.