Design Business Links 10 April 2014

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  • Android Is For Poor People: Maps
    “The rich, it seems, use iPhones while the poor tweet from Androids.

  • Beautiful Typography Made Out of Cola

    “We’re currently in pop heaven over this cola typography from Irina Tischenko. It’s fresh, fun, and cool … as soda should be. Drink it up. ”

  • 9 Unique Ways to Use the Cloud for Business Big and Small

    “The cloud holds innovative solutions for nearly every business scenario, and I suspect that right this very second, developers are busily working on new applications and solutions to problems we haven’t even encountered yet.

  • Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Answer

    ““It can be very easy for interviewers to cross the line and ask questions that are inappropriate, and in many cases even illegal,” he says. “I believe that asking those questions in most cases [is] not done on purpose, but [rather] because of a lack of training and awareness, or even to break the ice and create a more friendly atmosphere.””

  • 16 Children And Their Bedrooms From Across The World. This Will Open Your Eyes.

    “Some kids grow up in poverty, lacking food and sanitation, while others are born in countries where basic necessities are taken for granted.  Photographer James Mollison came up with the project when he thought about his own childhood bedroom and how it reflected who he was. Where Children Sleep – a collection of stories about children from around the world told through portraits of their bedrooms – stemmed from his ideas.

  • Font-To-Width Script Fits Type to Containers for Web Design

    “Font‑To‑Width (FTW!) is a script by Nick Sherman and Chris Lewis that takes advantage of large type families to fit pieces of text snugly within their containers. Unlike other text-fitting tools like FitText.js, Font‑To‑Width does not scale the font-size (at least not by default). Instead, it chooses a width or weight variant according to what fits best, and then allows for letter- and word-spacing adjustments as needed.”

  • Why don’t designers take Android seriously?

    “If you’ve talked to me in the past few months, you’ll have heard me explain that I think Android is the dominant platform of the next decade. There are two main reasons.

  • Sitting is Killing You, So We Tried a Treadmill Desk
    “Some of my co-workers spent an entire day working on the treadmill desk. How hard is it to walk and work at the same time? Watch the video to find out.

  • Comic Neue … The Aesthete’s Comic Sans (and Free)

    I firmly believe that Comic Sans isn’t bad; it’s just drawn that way. Vincent Connaré had no idea that when he composed that font for use in Microsoft BOB that it would become the most levelling influence in the visual arts since Helvetica.

    No insult meant to either, there.

    But since then the world seems betimes swimming in inappropriate uses of Comic Sans. I’m sure, on some nuclear reactor nearing EOL somewhere, there’s a sign reading EMERGENCY REACTOR SCRAM written in Comic Sans – either through irony or simply lack-of-awareness, who can say … and really, does it matter?

  • The Z-Axis: Designing for the Future

    For years we’ve thought about the web as a two-dimensional space filled with pages that sit side by side on a flat, infinite plane. But as the devices we design for take on an increasingly diverse array of shapes and sizes, we should embrace new ways of designing up and down. By building interfaces using a system of layers, we solve tricky design problems, flexibly adapt to a variety of screens, and create new patterns that will point the way to future interactions.

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