Articles 2013

From the NA team and guest contributors.

Hello one last time

Simon Collison | January 2013

Yes, it's the last New Adventures in Web Design, but not necessarily our last adventure. More on that later. First, let's go back a few months.

Insomnia, cupcakes, and the importance of trilogies: The New Adventures story

Insites | January 2013

We approached Simon when we hosted Insites: The Tour in the summer of 2011, and his honest and remarkably frank interview had everyone in the room enthralled.

Bookmarking

Robin Rendle | January 2013

I swear I use no art at all is a secret, work-in-progress love letter to book design by the author Joost Grootens.

A shared future

Christopher Murphy | January 2013

The landscape of interactive design is one characterised by constant flux; it’s changing and evolving at a rate we have never experienced before. Few, if any, industries reinvent themselves yearly, monthly, weekly, etc. Ours is one of these industries.

Work ain't gonna do itself!

Geri Coady | January 2013

To coincide with her first visit to New Adventures, Canadian illustrator and designer, Geri Coady, created an eye-catching design for our newspaper and t-shirts.

Ten years of misadventures

Daniel Benneworth-Gray | January 2013

We gave Daniel free rein and he came back with a sort of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole — but for web designers, and mercifully shorter.

Creative flow and the state of discomfort

Sam Hampton-Smith | January 2013

I find myself once again, devoid of ideas. I sit and wrack my brain for a creative solution to a user interface problem posed by a client, and there’s nothing there; no suggestion of even an ounce of creativity flowing through me.

Cover by The Heads of State

The Heads of State | January 2013

We're huge fans of Jason and Dusty and finally met — in the back of a truck heading North through Minnesota. Following that epic trip, we commissioned them to illustrate the cover of our latest paper.