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A website that helps you match typefaces

There are multiple resources that can be helpful when learning to match typefaces effectively. Google Fonts, for example, has their own system that shows four or five web font pairings. However, for designers looking to match typefaces and seeing how they would appear on a page…

Internet censorship: Where in the world can you see this?

Most people consider access to the internet to be a right, not a privilege. In fact, Canada has declared high-speed broadband internet access a “basic telecommunications service” that every citizen should be able to access. However, for many across the world, internet censorship means they are unable to fully communicate…

Infographic: Famous firsts on the Internet

Email is just one example of the kind of explosive growth experienced by the Internet—making sending a letter almost obsolete. Since the inception of the Internet in the late 20th century, it has quickly evolved into a necessity for our daily lives; providing may famous firsts.

Get 750 free icons released by Google

Here’s a freebie for all you designers out there. The Google Design team have released open-sourced icons as part of the Material Design system icons pack.

You’ll end up in a trance staring at these unique GIFs

If you’re looking for a distraction from work, then Texas-based visual artist Hayden Zezula has what you need. He’s created a series of unique, hypnotizing GIFs that you could end up putting you into a trance all day.

What happens on the Internet in real-time

What’s the most popular internet activity? Both social networking (37 minutes per day) and email (33 minutes) are at the top. But how much really happens in that time? By the time you finish reading this sentence, there will have been over 200,000 new Facebook posts, 22,000+…

Infographic: Crazy shit that people search for on Google

Have you ever started typing a legitimate search into Google, only to have a disturbing, funny, or crazy shit pop up as auto-complete suggestion? Why does this happen?