• First look: Apple's brand new MacBook Pro

    Steve Jobs doesn't like seams. I know this because the 15-in. MacBook Pro sitting in front of me is largely devoid of the seams common to earlier aluminium MacBook Pros.

  • First look: Adobe Bridge CS4

    Adobe Bridge is an organizational and image-browsing powerhouse that's been shipping with Photoshop since the inception of the creative suite. However, in previous versions it was sometimes painfully slow and the workspace wasn't friendly as it could have been. That's all changed in Photoshop CS4 -- Bridge got a makeover, a speed boost, and a new Review Mode that'll make photographers squeal with joy.

  • First look: Adobe Photoshop CS4

    Adobe made some pretty serious changes in Photoshop CS4, especially in the workspace. And while some of them will take some getting used to, they're changes that are long overdue.

  • Creatives submit claims for copyright payout

    Illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, artists and other visual creatives have just over a week remaining to submit their claims for a share in this year's Payback royalties from the Design and Artists Copyright Society.

  • Adobe InDesign CS4: beta preview

    InDesign CS4 includes many improvements that will appeal to its traditional user base of print designers, as well making things easier for those creating interactive projects.

  • Adobe Photoshop CS4: beta preview

    Not all new functions will appeal to all users – but Adobe has done a great job of boosting Photoshop CS4’s overall usability for everyone.

  • D&AD Global Awards winners announced

    The famed D&AD Global Awards were held London on last night – with the cream of the global creative design and advertising industry present to celebrate the Black and Yellow pencils winners.

  • Degree Show: Central Saint Martins

    One of the most anticipated design degree show, Central Saint Martins’ yearly event enjoys a reputation for showcasing the talents of a new generation of leading designers and artists.

  • D&AD Global Awards nominations

    The D&AD is sharpening its yellow pencils in anticipation of this year’s Awards ceremony, and has announced the nominees for 2006.

  • Microsoft eyes XAML to unite Web pros

    Bridging the gap between application developers and Web designers has always been a problem for companies building high-impact Web sites. Now Microsoft thinks it has the answer through its use of an XML-based language called XAML.

  • Microsoft takes aim at interface design

    Multimedia developer Jered Cuenco calls it the "gray box application" phenomenon: when a developer, befuddled by a graphic designer's computer-drawn mockups and unclear instructions, comes back with a prototype full of generic gray buttons, plain white backgrounds, oversize headlines in blinking Times New Roman text and other such crimes against user interfaces.

  • Poster design competition calls for entries

    “Protect Seals” is this year’s theme for Design Against Fur (DAF), the fourth annual international art poster design competition presented by the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), which includes the Animal Protection Institute (API), The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

  • European Logo Design Annual 2006 debuts

    EULDA, the European Logo Design Annual, is a new awards scheme aimed at graphic designers across Europe. The awards are decided by an innovative three-tiered structure that lets members of the general public decide on the overall winner.

  • Microsoft offers Web design tool betas

    Microsoft Tuesday released public beta versions of two of the three applications comprising its upcoming Expression suite of Web and content design software.

  • Microsoft targets Web designers

    With a new conference slated for March, Microsoft will attempt to woo a developer segment that's traditionally been a hard sell – creative types who build and design multimedia Web applications.

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