• The Death of Adobe Fireworks

    • Tom Kenny

    We all knew it was coming. Not much of a loss to me as I didn’t use it. I did try to use it once a few years ago because it did seem better suited for web design but I just couldn’t make the switch from Photoshop. I’ve been told a good alternative is Sketch […]

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  • Photoshop CC

    • Tom Kenny

    It’s good to see Adobe finally add the ability to edit rounded corners, even it it is years overdue but the biggest improvement I’m looking forward to is the font rendering. You can now match the font rendering of Mac and Windows operating systems. This will make designing for the web much much better. I […]

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  • Sync Typekit Fonts to the Desktop

    • Tom Kenny

    By syncing fonts from Typekit to desktop for use in apps like Photoshop (fonts are installed on an OS level, so you can use them in any app), Adobe are finally acknowledging Photoshop as web design tool. I’ll definitely be reactivating my Typekit account. This is a killer feature.

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  • Stop Drawing Dead Fish

    • Tom Kenny

    People are alive — they behave and respond. Creations within the computer can also live, behave, and respond… if they are allowed to. The message of this talk is that computer-based art tools should embrace both forms of life — artists behaving through real-time performance, and art behaving through real-time simulation. Everything we draw should […]

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  • News Kills Creativity

    • Tom Kenny

    Things we already know limit our creativity. This is one reason that mathematicians, novelists, composers and entrepreneurs often produce their most creative works at a young age. Their brains enjoy a wide, uninhabited space that emboldens them to come up with and pursue novel ideas. I don’t know a single truly creative mind who is […]

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  • Frank Chimero on Timeless Design

    • Tom Kenny

    I have a pet peeve when it comes to describing design (or any kind of creative work). The word “timeless” makes my skin crawl, like that scene in Indiana Jones where he has the snakes and creepy crawlies all over him and he’s all like “Oh God! Snakes!” but you totally saw it coming because […]

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  • shame.css

    • Tom Kenny

    On the surface, this seems like a neat little idea but since when is it a good idea to promote the idea of writing “nasty, hacky” CSS? Just because it happens whether we like to admit it or not, it doesn’t mean we should be actively advising it. All this seems to me is for […]

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