The reality is that the Web isn’t “the Web” in the traditional sense anymore. E-commerce, CMS software, CRM, AI, publishing, social media, digital products and services, SaaS – none of these are static in the way that Web design once was. By and large, the Web is now a gigantic global software platform. And by extension, modern Web design is no longer Web design; it’s product design.

Source:Why Modern Web Design Is No More: The New Era of ‘Product Design’

An upcoming film called Kedi. The film, which takes its name from the Turkish word for cat, is a documentary about the myriad stray cats that live on the streets of Istanbul. Director Ceyda Torun mixes beautiful location shots with close-in footage of these fascinating animals going about their daily routines, capturing both the life of a city and the life of the creatures that share its streets with humans.

Although Twitter is the social network credited for launching the hashtag as we know it today, nearly every social network has begun supporting its functionality. This provides brands with robust marketing opportunities, as they can use hashtags to increase visibility and boost participation for branded social campaigns. The challenge, however, is finding the right hashtags to leverage for a brand’s social initiatives.

5 Steps for Better Hashtag Marketing – Website Magazine

The web is fluid and mercurial. Our processes for working with it—and our clients—need to reflect that. It’s time for us to shed the vestigial mindsets we’ve inherited from the advertising world—the closed communications and drama of the “big reveal”—and build new systems based on honesty, inclusion, and genuine communication. We can bring our clients into the process right away, letting them see all the flaws and bumps along the way. Through this relationship they will become true partners—rather than confused, anxious bystanders—as we learn to better navigate this strange, evolving digital universe together.

Client Relationships and the Multi-Device Web · An A List Apart Article

Pinterest has become that rarest of specimens, at least in the consumer/social world: an independent, massively scaling service that not only bestows the “cool” factor that every large company seems to crave but, in Pinterest’s case, offers a huge opportunity to turn its “things I want to buy” essence into an e-commerce cash machine. It is the last of its kind.

With Tumblr Gone, the Last Great Prize Is Pinterest |

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Dustheads painting set a new auction record for his work.
Dustheads sold for $48.8 million on Wednesday at a Christie’s auction.


Try to explain any philosophical “ism” to your friend or colleague. Unless you’re both scholars, you probably can’t do so easily. London-based graphic designer Genís Carreras wants to make it easier for us to talk philosophy, so he’s removing words all together and replacing them with pictures in his postcard and book project Philographics.

Explaining Complicated Philosophies With Gorgeously Simple Postcards |

The biggest news in web development in 2013 is WebRTC.


The RTC in WebRTC stands for Real-Time Communications, technology that enables audio/video streaming and data sharing between browser clients (peers). As a set of standards, WebRTC provides any browser with the ability to share application data and perform teleconferencing peer to peer, without the need to install plug-ins or third-party software.