Around the Office: Steve Jobs’ Humility, Olympic Typography, Optical Illusions, and more

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. We were all interested in a recent blog post by naming expert and author Andris Pone, who wrote about Steve Jobs having the humility to trust his creative team and go ahead with a […]

Bad Design Sometimes Hits the Mark, But That’s No Excuse

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Sometimes bad design can be good. Ahem, sorry, let’s try this again: Bad design can meet the client’s objectives. But even though bad design sometimes hits the mark, we think there’s no excuse for bad design. And furthermore, you can incorporate whatever trickery that make horrible designs work into something that’s truly elegant and beautiful. […]

Around the Office: A Remote Orchestra, Getting Closer with Zoomy, Wes Bos Talks WordPress, more

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Eva was in the lab – Google’s Web Labs that is – making music by controlling a virtual orchestra. Google’s Universal Orchestra, which allows people to control instruments online, is […]

Automated Twitter Updates for WordPress: 5 Steps to Make Great Tweets with WP to Twitter

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When you publish new content to your blog, don’t wait for people to just stumble on it – tell your followers on Twitter and other social media channels about it! If you don’t have a lot of time, there are some great ways to automatically send out a Tweet the instant you publish a new […]

Around the Office: Gold-Medal Sites, Learning by Osmosis, Undersea Web Design, more

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. With only two weeks left until the London 2012 Olympics, we were reminded that athletes can benefit from having a great website. We think the sites for Miami Heat co-captain LeBron […]

Around the Office: Logos Take Shape, Google Maps More Interiors, and Digital Media Makes For Empty Shelves

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Our graphic designer, Eva, has seen logos take shape in front of her eyes, but she was happy to see other designers share their logo evolution through animated GIFs. Biten.me […]