Everybody say goodbye to Adobe Flash because Microsoft Windows will officially stop supporting the late video player come December 2020. And, In more pressing news, SEO professionals should be prepared to adapt when Google updates Googlebot's user-agent strings in December of this year! Lastly, a simple interview with design icon David Carson, who shares his take on grid-style layouts in design
David, as our most active RC participant, is back at it again with some interesting reads to finish off your workweek with! Featuring why the design community is so obsessed with "Liquid Metal", a new creative marketing initiative by Mastercard to add "taste" to their brand experience, and a podcast featuring David's college alumni Danny Rosin (now president of Brand Fuel) taking a look back at a T-shirt he designed back in the 90's that really captures the UNC college student experience.
As we enter the fall season we'd like to take a look back at some of the accomplishments we made over the summer.
Our staff shares of the week include articles on copyright law, bad SSL configurations, and a summary of how one popular piece of wearable tech was the key to sentencing a near-senile old man to prison for murder.
Discovering quirky software surprises, LogoLounge's recent 2019 logo design trend report, and Google's creation of two new link attributes.
David's first article dives into the science behind efficiently maintaining a balanced coffee buzz, his second features previous Apple chief designer Jony I've's historic design fails, and thirdly, he shares his take on a former Moz employee's visual break-down of Google's SEO & link valuation strategy.
AIGA Eye on Design is here to teach you why bad UX design CAN be good for business in their latest porn-inspired column. Then, a Quartz article that shares some of the funniest code projects found on GitHub. And finally, EMT Hillel Wayne breaks down just how exactly a quarter-second computer lag can mean life or death under certain circumstances.
Find out why you always plug your USB stick in upside down on the first try, learn more about the "vintage technology" keeping the NYC subway system alive, and check your design knowledge by seeing how many of these three AIGA branding lessons you already know.
Is it really worth it to submit patches to the WordPress team? What would HTTP Status codes look like if they weren't just numbers... but dogs instead? How can I keep up with these topics as well as other trends in web development? Find out the answers to these questions in Reader's Corner #103.
Staff article submissions will introduce you to the basic functioning of neural networks, have you questioning the industry practice of demanding free pitching for client projects, and catch you up with Adobe's new copyright regulations.