Squarespace Introduces LayoutEngine 2
The browser is a canvas of infinite potential; the ways in which content is delivered and consumed are just as numerous. LayoutEngine is one of the ways in which we attempt to tame that potential. Beyond the obvious usability improvements, LayoutEngine 2 is also touch-friendly – in fact, the very same component powers our recently released Blog app for iOS. Just as importantly, we’ve taken the time to solidify the underlying foundation of our core editing experience in anticipation of our future roadmap.
LayoutEngine is one of the most amazing features of Squarespace - it delivers very powerful control for the DIY publisher. Until now, I’ve noticed people who weren’t familiar with grids, columns and rows when it comes to laying out their content - and therefore weren’t using the system to its full potential. The simpler take and approach to these layout options found in LayoutEngine 2 will make it much easier to design your best page - whether you are familiar with layouts or not. Have a go, you’ll actually have fun publishing on your site again.
Iconic Designer Massimo Vignelli on Intellectual Elegance
"I would define intellectual elegance as a mind that is continually refining itself with education and knowledge. Intellectual elegance is the opposite of intellectual vulgarity." — Massimo Vignelli
Ira Glass on Storytelling
"The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work." — Ira Glass, ‘On Good Taste’ - CurrentTV
Evacuation Underway in City; Transit to Be Shutdown
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas in New York City and said the city’s school system would be closed Monday. Bus, subway and commuter rail service in the city will also be halted in advance of the massive storm expected to hit the eastern third of the United States.
The mayor called for a mandatory evacuation of residents living in Zone-A by 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Why Good Design Is Finally A Bottom Line Investment
"A mix of factors, ranging from commoditization to evaporating barriers to competition, are conspiring to push design to the fore of business thinking." — @fastcodesign
Designer Founders: Stories by designers who make tech-startups
A Kickstarter Project for a non-profit book of 35+ rare personal interviews with the founders of tech-startups who have various design backgrounds…
We hope these firsthand stories will inspire generations of designers to make tech startups whose successin business creates positive social impact. But we need your help to make this spark real and tangible. Backing us on Kickstarter will enable us to make our book and then give it away to students worldwide for free.
The Reading Edge™
The limitations of today’s screen-based media impose many restrictions on web typography. Even if a designer understands these limitations, the large majority of typefaces available for web use were not designed for that purpose. Crafted with the same level of care as the rest of Font Bureau’s library, the Reading Edge™ (RE) series is a collection of web fonts that helps alleviate this tension between refined typography and the screen.
Wanted: MacBook Pro with Retina Display
A Retina display with 5.1 million pixels. An all-flash architecture. Quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. In a design that’s just 0.71 inch thin and 4.46 pounds. It’s not just the most advanced notebook we’ve ever made, it’s the most advanced Mac we’ve ever made.
Type is Everywhere
Type is everywhere. Every print publication, website, movie, advertisement and public message involves the creation or selection of a fitting typeface. Online, a rich and artistic typographical culture exists, where typefaces are created and graphic design seeps in to every image.
PBS ‘Off Book’ Channel on YouTube
The Book Cover Archive
For the purpose of appreciation and categorization