January 24, 2014

Show & discover great design in the new Behance app

Beautifully redesigned for iOS7, the Behance app for iPhone & iPad makes it easy to explore millions of projects by the world’s top creative talent—yours included. You can get inspiration from the various “Served” galleries (typography, fashion, etc.) and access your profile, collections, and statistics on your work.

What’s New in Version 3.0

  • Redesigned for iOS7- Updated visual design and added new simplified navigation.
  • Behance for iPad – Our app is now universal and optimized for both iPhone and iPad.
  • Project Publishing – Create new projects on your iOS device.
  • WIP Publishing Updates – Simplified publishing flow and new camera options.
  • Improved Notifications – All your notifications, in sync, in one place.
  • Improved Project View – Improved loading of images and added sharing of single images.
  • Follow Collections – Added the ability to follow collections.
  • Made performance improvements
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BBC News… via Instagram (?)

Hmm… It’ll be interesting to see whether this catches on, but count me as skeptical for now. Via DesignTaxi:

Instafax’ which debuted on 16 January, condenses complex news stories into brief and easily understood summaries for readers on the go. It will also direct them to the full stories on the BBC’s website. 

Yes, I could watch news videos on Instagram, in the same way I could drive my car from the back seat—if I really cared enough to do so. But apps are much like channels, and I flip over to the Instagram feed to get a peek into the lives of my friends & people whose visual chops I enjoy. I don’t go there for pre-chewed nuggets about beheadings & car bombs—serious events which seem trivialized by the shrinking & juxtaposition.

I’m also reminded of Wibbitz, an automated tool that turns traditional text-based news stories into videos, ostensibly to make them more consumable on mobile. I dunno; I can’t remember browsing stories on my phone & thinking, “Man, if only these made noise, loaded slower, and burned more of my data plan…”

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Photography: High speed, gone slow

Hypnotic footage from an NYC subway car from Adam Magyar:

[Vimeo] [Via Josh Ulm]

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