I just published an essay about the recent design trends and skeuomorphism entitled “Flat Pixels“. Here’s some more info about why I decided to publish it and how I did it.
Writing is like fishes.
I’ve written a lot in the past year. Between this blog, my newsletter, my ebook, my other blog, and a few guest posts I probably spent more time writing than actually designing.
And one thing I’ve realized is that just like fishes’s growth (supposedly) adapts to their tank’s size, your writing will adapt to its context.
By that I mean that knowing who I’m writing for and in which context they’ll read it in has a huge influence on the text itself. So if I wrote about the exact same topic for my blog, my newsletter, and Smashing Magazine, I would produce three very different articles.
I wanted to see what’s possible when you remove the contraints of writing inside a blog, app, or site, and just let the words themselves shape their environment instead of being shaped by it.
I’d also like to thank The Verge for never getting back to me about publishing this essay on their site, which pushed me to publish it myself!