If you’re a fan of typography or old-school printing machines, I highly recommend watching “Linotype: The Film”. Its about a quickly disappearing type-casting machine called the Linotype which has over the years been replaced with computers.
Ever notice how thumbnails of photos on Facebook always tend to be perfectly cropped? Turns out that this isn’t just coincidence and that the engineers at facebook have actually come up with a clever algorithm to figure this out.
It’s time for us to move beyond screen-based thinking. Because when we think in screens, we design based upon a model that is inherently unnatural, inhumane, and has diminishing returns.
A really good read on why we should be focusing on removing/simplifying elements from interfaces. I’ve found that this usually happens when you over-think and end up finding solution for problems that don’t even exist.
I know that some people make taking pictures of their food and posting it on Instagram look very easy, but the artist known as “@thexavius” walks us through the process of how he uses Instagram to make ordinary shots look magical.
Let me revert back to you on the same after I have done the needful. I will be out of station this weekend as my cousin niece is passing out from college. All her mugging and all the coaching classes paid off for her I guess. The ceremony is at a hill station. It will be good time pass. It is also my native place so all our near and dears will be there. Definitely worth using up all my casual leaves.
The continuation of this goldmine of a thread can be found on Quora.