A curated list of Web & Design news and artifacts, bits and pieces that made it in the fourth week of February 2016. Don’t be shy: leave your opinion in the Comments section!
The Spiral Downward — Problems have solutions. UX is eating the mobile world. Software is digesting everything. Some thoughts and advice at the frontier between B2B and B2C applications. \uxmag
Negative advice — Hey, Designer: here’s what you are doing wrong. Wait… what? \speckyboy
Logo Trends — Here are ten design trends to keep in mind when it comes to designing logos in 2016. In one word: flat. \elegantthemes
Brush your line — A beginner’s guide to using brushes in Photoshop. \tutsplus
Hard — If you think optimizing your CSS is hard, it’s only because you haven’t tried designing a space station. \fastcodesign
Mind blown! — Here’s a few bandwidth-busting, mind-blowing website that let you walk around places you’ll never go to. \designmodo
Abstract — Kandinsky, 1926. \youtube
Poster Size — A tutorial on using Illustrator to design a simple poster. \tutsplus
The Future Called — Get ready for truly, madly, deeply disruptive changes in the next two years: Experiences over products, on-demand economy, digital detox and 23 other equally disturbing trends hiding beneath the surface. \briansolis
The rise of the talking robots — The Conversational UI. Let Siri take over your buttons.\alistapart
Splash! — Icon animations with a bang… and Mo.js. \coptrops
Bad Ass — A collection of template object for designing logos for motorcycle-related logos. Born to wiaaaaiaaaald. \spoongraphics
Leaf Hacks — A security researcher was able to demonstrate that it was relatively easy to hack into the app that controls the Nissan Leaf and remotely operate some (but not all) of the car’s features, as well as retrieve precise data about the vehicle’s whereabouts. It’s all on video, too. Nissan since disabled the app. \fastcompany
Print! — A nice tutorial on designing and producing a brochure for the real world. \tutsplus
Will you Marry Me? — Just kidding. Here’s how to design a business proposal. \justcreative
The Orchestra Awakens — I can tell you’re into Star Wars by the sound of your violin. \youtube
On the Rocks — What can we say, except that someone finally managed a better bicycle design. Amazing. \yankodesign
Androidz — A collection of over 100 free mockups for popular Android devices. It could come in handy: not everyone uses an iPhone. \instashift
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