2013 was a more amazing year than you think

If you go by the headlines, the iPhone 5S was the big technology stories of 2013, and Twitter’s IPO was the event of the year. But look again at the stories we missed. So much happened that we have set the stage for the transformation of entire industries.

The 10 best design trends of 2013

This year, while we’re totally barfing over a small group of standout horror shows, we’re largely impressed. Designers took the best of last year’s trends — full-bleed images, truly excellent typography, magazine-worthy interfaces — and extrapolated them to new heights.