admin-ajax

Paul Ford’s Interaction: Elegy for the Text Box

In The New World of the Web, Thinking is Doing. We live in the last days of the text box. By which I mean the plain, four-cornered box that appears in your web browser and allows you to enter a …

Unknown

A Stan Mack Cartoon Chronicle of Revolutions Foretold

Stan Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” strip, created in the mid-1970s for the “Village Voice,” presaged the documentary comics of artists such as Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco. And now it appears that his Print feature from 17 years ago also …

A DIY Approach to Website Usability Testing

Laura Yoo is a content development manager at F+W Media, where she manages online education for HOW and Print. Here, she presents a Q & A with the host of an upcoming tutorial. In a recent interview, Print contributor Chris Butler …

Scott Dadich on Best Practices in Digital Magazine Publishing

Early last year, Scott Dadich hosted a webinar about magazine publishing on the iPad that provided an insider’s perspective on the rapidly evolving field. In the year and a half since that broadcast, a lot has changed in the digital-publishing …

Microsoft’s New Logo and Digital Authenticity

I was standing in line at Duane Reade recently, looking at its latest batch of store-branded products, thinking about how much of a throwback the simple, solid-color designs are.  This got me thinking about the general trend in logo design (and design …

Logical Extension: Base Design Rebrands Brussels

Earlier this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN—the nonprofit organization that controls the Internet’s domain-name system—announced that it was accepting applications for new domain-name extensions. For a mere $185,000 a pop, anyone could suggest alternatives …

WordPress Woes? Get Help with This Live Tutorial

Since its founding in 2003, WordPress has grown into an indispensable tool for bloggers and self-publishers of all stripes—and knowing how to navigate WordPress has become an essential skill for writers, editors, designers, developers, and pretty much anyone else tying to …

Your Ego Is a Bad Designer

If I were to ask, I’d bet that most people would anticipate that technical difficulties—such things as programming and server-level configuration—would be the greatest challenge of web development. Those things are certainly difficult, but they are rarely the greatest challenge. …

2012 New Visual Artist: George Michael Brower

“I make images, music and software,” the top of George Michael Brower’s website says. That’s as good an introduction as any to the 23-year-old designer’s body of work, which has been cross-disciplinary from the start. “My first act of graphic …