An Unhealthy Lust for Design

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The All New Homescreen.me

I have waited a really long time to write this. Six years ago, we introduced you to Homescreen.me — the third website on the iXyr Media network. We started off with Smoking Apples, the now defunct Apple blog in 2007 and then in 2009, we went on to launch Beautiful Pixels — this very site that you’re reading this on. Following that, we announced...

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Silk 2 — Interactive Generative Art

Back in 2011, we told you about Silk — an experimental project in generative art by Yuri Vishnevsky. It was a stunning example of what could be achieved using HTML5’s <canvas> element and back then, as I stood in awe, I always wondered what could be achieved had this been implemented natively on iOS. Unfortunately, I somehow lost track of the project up until...

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The All New Google Fonts Website

Google has just announced an all new look and feel for the Google Fonts website. The new design offers a much more streamlined and refreshing look at the 804 font families that Google currently offers for Free. On the new design, you can see a grid of font previews, so it’s very easy to preview and compare fonts now. You can easily choose categories...